Training the next generation of medical imaging experts

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

Latest News

Applying to the CDT – Advice by Current Students
Applying to the CDT – Advice by Current Students

Are you interested in applying for a world-class, multidisciplinary PhD at the Centre for Doctoral Training in Smart Medical Imaging? In the lead-up to our first application deadline on 18 January, we asked current students to share their top tips and advice about two...

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Join us at our Open Event on 26 November
Join us at our Open Event on 26 November

Join us for an online information session to find out about the PhD opportunities on offer from September 2021 at the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences, King's College London, with a particular focus on studentships at our CDT and the Centre for...

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CDT Industry – Supervisor Networking Event 2020
CDT Industry – Supervisor Networking Event 2020

We held our first virtual Industry-Supervisor Event on 13 July, kicking off the new call for CDT projects for our 2021 Cohort – Cohort 8. Following an introduction by CDT in Smart Medical Imaging Directors Professor Julia Schnabel and Professor Nick Long,...

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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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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

How to find us

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