First PET Scan using new tracer for prostate cancer diagnosis

Posted on May 15, 2023

For the first time in the UK, patients have been scanned in the King’s College London & Guy’s and St Thomas’ PET Centre using F18-DCFPyl, a new Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen (PSMA) PET tracer for the detection of prostate cancer. In recent years, PSMA PET has become the primary modality for staging high-risk prostate cancer or…

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UK first: baby brain images can reveal new insights into disease processes

Posted on May 2, 2023

This advance allows several new opportunities to gain important new information with neonatal imaging, such as the early identification of neurodevelopmental disorders and new insight into the underlying disease processes. The team from King’s is the second worldwide to have started scanning babies on an ultra-high field MRI scanner. Since opening in mid-2022 at Guy’s…

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Fetal brain scan research examines early indicators of autism

Posted on April 19, 2023

In a paper published in Nature, King’s researchers from Centre for the Developing Brain have  discovered evidence supporting an association between isolated ventriculomegaly and autism traits. The study followed two groups of children, one with a normal fetal brain MR assessment and those with an antenatal diagnosis of isolated ventriculomegaly, with a developmental follow up…

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Professor Steven Niederer appointed to co-director team for Turing Research and Innovation Cluster into digital twins technology

Posted on April 5, 2023

The Alan Turing Institute, the national institute for data science and artificial intelligence (AI), has launched a ground-breaking Turing Research and Innovation Cluster focusing on digital twins. The Research and Innovation Cluster, Digital Twins (TRIC-DT), aims to democratise access to emerging digital twin technology by providing open and reproducible computational and social tools for digital…

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World first 7T MRI scan under general anaesthesia

Posted on March 22, 2023

For the first time, a patient has been scanned under general anaesthesia in the highly powerful MAGNETOM Terra 7T MRI scanner from Siemens Healthineers. This new anaesthetic procedure will provide access to the 7T MRI scanner to patients who are unable to stay still in the scanner, such as young children. It could particularly help…

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