Cross-Institutional Collaboration

King’s College London and Imperial College London have complementary strengths in basic physical sciences, engineering and clinical translation. Our CDT brings together these two leading research- and educational-focused universities in close partnership.
King's College London
Imperial College London

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Students and staff get together for a residential retreat
Students and staff get together for a residential retreat

On 19 - 20 May 2022, the CDT community got together for a residential retreat in the illustrious surroundings of Wotton House Country Estate in Dorking, Surrey. The event provided a chance for students to share their research, learn from renowned speakers at a talk...

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“The world is my oyster” – Alumni career stories
“The world is my oyster” – Alumni career stories

Whether you are currently considering applying to the CDT in Smart Medical Imaging, or are already part-way through your studies with us, you are likely to be thinking about where the programme can take you professionally. What key skills do you learn as a student and...

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A Day in the Life of a PhD Student
A Day in the Life of a PhD Student

My name is Faysal and I am a second year PhD student at the Centre for Doctoral Training in Smart Medical Imaging at King’s College London and Imperial College London. The aim of my PhD project, supervised by Prof Mark Green (King’s College London) and Dr James Wilton-Ely (Imperial College London), is to develop nanomaterials for use as imaging probes, which can be detected outside of the body to aid with disease diagnoses, thereby preventing the need to undergo surgery.

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Join our Application Clinic on 30 March!
Join our Application Clinic on 30 March!

Having reopened our recruitment for the 2021/22 academic year, we are pleased to announce that we are holding a virtual application clinic between 4pm-5pm GMT on 30 March, where CDT staff and students will be on hand to answer prospective applicants’ questions about the application process, including those concerning filling out the application form.

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Unique PhD Opportunities

Cohort Approach

Our students enter their programme as a cohort and maintain contact with each other throughout their research projects. They come from a variety of academic backgrounds, including engineering, chemistry, biology, mathematics, computer science, biochemistry and physics.


Through our research, we look to build smart new technologies into the entire medical imaging process. PhD projects are directed towards at least one our smart medical imaging themes: AI-enabled imaging, Smart imaging probes, Emerging imaging and Affordable imaging.


Our CDT was designed and is managed with the help of our industry partners. There are many ways for companies to engage with us, including research project sponsorship, Industrial Board membership, student placement opportunities, mentoring provision and more.

About Us

Students per cohort from a range of STEM backgrounds

academic supervisors from 19 departments

clinical champions supervising students



Industry Funding committed

Research Opportunities

AI-Enabled Imaging

AI-Enabled Imaging E

Smart Imaging Probes

Smart Imaging Probes E

Emerging Imaging

Emerging Imaging E

Affordable Imaging

Affordable Imaging E

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Public Engagement

Our Industry Partners

Lightpoint Medical
Siemens Healthineers
Biotronics 3D Analyze - Collaborate - Discover
MIRADA The Imaging Software People
Perspectum Diagnostics
my pulses
Catapult Medicines Discovery
NanoMab Technology Limited
Xtronics X-ray Imaging Robotics

Industry Co-funded Projects at the CDT

How to find us

King’s College London,
5th floor, Becket House,
1 Lambeth Palace Road,
London SE1 7EU