The Division of Imaging Sciences at King's College London was developed from the United Medical & Dental Schools (UMDS) Division of Radiological Sciences in 2000.
The Division then expanded their offices and laboratory space in the Rayne Institute at St. Thomas' Hospital in 2007. This space contains a full setup for preclinical research, clinical research and clinical MR and PET services, providing a unique setup for translational research.
In 2010, after further expansion in Biomedical Engineering, the Division was split into four Departments – Cardiovascular Imaging, Cancer Imaging, Imaging Chemistry and Biology, and Biomedical Engineering. The Perinatal Imaging and Health Department was established in 2012.
The Division continues to expand its group of high-profile scientists ranging from physicists, biologists, mathematicians, computer scientists and chemists to clinicians in many areas such as cardiology, cancer, vascular surgery, paediatrics, nuclear medicine and radiology. This interdisciplinary group encourages the generation of projects, far beyond classic research, by combining the skills and equipment of basic scientists with those of clinical researchers.