The Centre combines fundamental research in engineering, physics, mathematics, computing, and chemistry with medicine and biomedical research.

The Centre is one of the largest centres for medical imaging research in Europe and is funded by the Wellcome Trust & Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. We are based within the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences at the St Thomas’ Hospital campus and also include the Department of Neuroimaging (IOPPN).

The 400 inter-disciplinary scientists in the Centre are transforming the diagnosis and treatment of patients, to improve outcomes for patients with:

Neurological and psychiatric disorders



We have established links with industrial partners, access to cutting-edge research facilities, and are located within a major NHS teaching hospital in Central London, creating an exciting, synergistic environment where the most challenging research questions can be addressed to improve the care and outcomes of patients. 

Computational Science using artificial intelligence, machine & deep learning and computer modelling to  improve diagnostics, patient stratification and outcome prediction

Physics and Engineering to improve the image acquisition, reconstruction and hardware associated with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Interventional Engineering expanding our translational research capabilities by developing robotic systems for surgery and medical interventions

Imaging Chemistry with Metallo-radiochemistry, Translational Carbon and Fluorine PET Chemistry and Cell Tracking  to develop new PET tracers and cell‐based therapies