€10m ERC Synergy grant win to develop revolutionary cancer treatment robot

Posted on October 26, 2023

Professor Sebastien Ourselin, Head of the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences, is part of a research group that has been awarded a highly competitive €10m European Research Council (ERC) Synergy grant. Synergy Grants fund groups of two to four Principal Investigators to jointly address ambitious and complex research problems that could not be…

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Dr Anna Barnes appointed first woman president of IPEM

Posted on October 12, 2023

Dr Anna Barnes has been appointed to the role of President of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) September 2023-2025. Dr Barnes is the first woman to become president since the organisation changed its name in 1997 and only the second woman since the creation of the Institute of Physical Sciences in…

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New study finds novel method for early and accurate calcification detection

Posted on October 10, 2023

Researchers from King’s College London have studied the comparative efficacy of two types of radiotracers to detect extraosseous calcification (EC) via PET imaging. Extraosseous calcification (EC) is the process by which calcium deposits in the body find their way into soft tissue instead of being inserted into the bones. EC lesions are linked to serious…

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UK launches first national Total-Body PET platform for drug discovery

Posted on October 5, 2023

The National PET Imaging Platform (NPIP) will bring together data from two state-of-the-art total-body PET imaging scanners located at St Thomas’ Hospital, London (jointly managed by King’s College London and Imperial College London), and The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (jointly managed by the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow), and make it accessible to academics, industry…

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Heartificial Intelligence

Posted on August 22, 2023

Can AI “see” a patient as a person rather than data? Heartificial Intelligence is an installation at Science Gallery London that investigates the role that technology and community play in the healthcare journey of patients. This interactive installation emerged from a collaboration between TripleDotMakers, Evelina Children’s Heart Organisation Teens (ECHO) – a group of nine…

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