Smart Medical Imaging

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training

Available Projects

CDT Projects for 2019/20 entry

This page lists potential PhD projects available for 2019/20 entry.

Details of each project are available through the hyperlinks.

Please select three projects and list them in order of preference in the statement form that you will need to upload via our online submission system.

Only projects starting with prefix 2019_XXX are offered for October 2019 start.

Project 2019_001 - Explaining the predictions of deep learning models in cardiology

Project 2019_003- Multifunctional Molecular Probes for Integrin-αvβ6 Expressing Carcinoma PET Imaging and Fluorescence

Project 2019_004 - One-step, site-specific labelling of His-tagged proteins with technetium-99m and rhenium-188

Project 2019_005 - 3D Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting with Deep Learning

Project 2019_007 - Pushing the Limits of Spatial Resolution for Whole-heart Cardiac MR Angiography: Let’s get ready for Prime Time

Project 2019_008 - The repair of damaged tissue by mitochondrial transplantation

Project 2019_009 - Bidentate diphosphine and dithiocarbamate chelators for radionuclide imaging with 99mTc

Project 2019_010 - Automated 4D Function of the Heart

Project 2019_011 - Non-invasive early detection of cancer metastasis in lymph nodes using 3D ultrafast and super-resolution ultrasound

Project 2019_012 - AI enabled ultrahigh field body MRI: application to bone marrow cancer imaging

Project 2019_014 - Building sensitive models of cognition using interpretable Deep Learning

Project 2019_015 - Development of computational dosimetry models for radiobiological assessment in molecular radiotherapy and imaging

Project 2019_017 - Investigating the development of the brain and its microstructure using diffusion MRI

Project 2019_018 - A smart, multi-radionuclide imaging approach for improved personalised targeted radionuclide therapy

Project 2019_019 - Synergistic joint variational neural networks for PET-MR image reconstruction with generative modelling priors

Project 2019_020 - Multiplexed 4D PET optimisation and reconstruction for multi-molecular imaging

Project 2019_021 - Quantitative MRI­ using deep learning of multi-contrast MR signals – towards a ‘virtual biopsy’ for prostate cancer patients

Project 2019_022 - An ultrasound technology for delivering smart imaging probes to the brain

Project 2019_024 - Imaging the Warburg Effect with 23Na MRI and 82Rb Positron Emission Tomography

Project 2019_026 - Resolving the cortex with ultra-high resolution MRI to detect epileptic lesions

Project 2019_027 - Advanced cardiac MR-thermometry for real-time MRI-guided radiofrequency ablation of cardiac arrhythmias

Project 2019_029 - Motion-robust metabolite quantification in the fetal brain with MR spectroscopy

Project 2019_032 - Radionuclide particle tracking for biomedical applications

Project 2019_033 - Development of acquisition and analysis methods enabling clinical use of Arterial Spin Labelling perfusion MRI in neurological patients

Project 2019_037 - A generative model of the diseased human brain

Project 2019_038 - Advancing intraoperative Optical Coherence Tomography (iOCT) capabilities for precise delivery of retinal therapeutics

Project 2019_040 - Choosing Who Not To Die: AI-enhanced risk stratification for implanted defibrillators

Project 2019_041 - Non-invasive and quantitative imaging of fibrosis in deep vein thrombosis by MRI

Project 2019_044 - Application of Deep Learning to Predict Optimal Ablation Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation from Imaging Data

Project 2019_045 - Smart multimodal theranostic conjugated polymer nanoparticles for MR/near-IR imaging and photothermal/photodynamic therapy

Project 2019_046 - Detecting Heart Failure with Point-of-Care Ultrasound Imaging

Project 2019_047 - Optimising neuroimaging in the management of brain tumours using artificial intelligence

Project 2019_048 - Photoacoustic imaging in the neonate

Project 2019_050 - Imaging cancer response and resistance to therapy using the chick CAM and isolated perfused tumour

Project 2019_053 - Active acquisition: Real-time optimisation of multi-modal MRI brain data collection

Project 2019_054 - Engineering high quality simultaneous EEG/MRI 7T to study patients with epilepsy 

Project 2019_055 - Low-cost instrumentation for histopathology of kidney disease

Project 2019_057 - Longitudinal data harmonization for fetal and neonatal microstructure imaging

Project 2019_058 - Echocardiographic pressure mapping technology

Project 2019_061 - Machine Learning for Automated Heart Strain and Motion from DENSE

Project 2019_063 - Robust estimation of elasticity maps for magnetic resonance elasticity imaging

Project 2019_064 - Simultaneous oxygen and perfusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and deep learning for precision radiotherapy planning in rectal cancer

Project 2019_065 - ‘Pro-Radiotracers Unmasked on the Far Side of the Blood-Brain-Barrier’: A New Concept in Brain Molecular Imaging Using a Pro-drug Approach

Project 2019_066 - Monitoring blood glucose levels with imaging photoplethysmography

Project 2019_067 - Developing an fMRI-diagnostic framework for characterising cognitive control impairments based on machine learning analyses of dynamic network states


DTP Projects

The EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership projects do not include the MRes. They are 3.5 year PhD programs.

  • DTP studentships come with a £16,777 stipend per year and a generous consumables budget.
  • Only home UK or EU candidates fulfilling the 3-year UK residency requirement are eligible for the EPSRC DTP studentships. EU students are only eligible for a full studentship if they have lived, worked or studied within the UK for 3 years prior to the funding commencing.

We are currently accepting applications for DTP projects to start in October 2019. 

View available DTP Projects here

Application information is available here