- 2008 RAE Result: 75 per cent of research activity in the Division was rated as world leading or internationally excellent.
- Research income: The expansion of the Division's research capacity over the last 5 years is reflected in the growth of competitively won research income which has increased to over £40m in 2011/12. This is primarily due to the award of a number of strategic grants, and the creation of two new research departments in Biomedical Engineering and Perinatal Imaging and Health.
- Current number of academic staff: 70.
- Current number of research students: 100.
- Recent publications: Papers have been published in the Lancet, Nature Medicine, Magnetic Resonance Medicine, Journal of Bone & Mineral Research, Medical Image Analysis, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Circulation, Dalton Transactions.
- Current research projects:
- Wellcome/EPSRC- Medical Engineering Centre
- CRUK/EPSRC Comprehensive Cancer Imaging Centre
- Grand Challenges: Translating Biomedical Modelling into the Heart of the Clinic
- euHEART: Personalised & Integrated Cardiac Care: Patient-specific Cardiovascular Modelling and Simulation for In Silico Disease Understanding & Management and for Medical Device Evaluation & Optimization
- HYPERImage: Hybrid PET-MR system for concurrent ultra-sensitive imaging
- Virtual Anatomy Trainer for Minimal Access Surgery (VATMAS)
- Magnetic Resonance Guided Therapy of Cardiac Arrhythmia (MaRGiTA)
- NCRI: PET Research Network
- Quantitative assessment of with intravascular contrast agents
- Small animal pet imaging for translational biomedical research
- Electrophysiology Platform for Image-Guided Arrhythmia Management (EPIGRAM)
- Time resolved whole-heart cardiac imaging using highly parallel magnetic resonance.
- Electro-anatomical fusion for guiding EP procedures and patient-specific modelling and electrophysiology platform for image-guided arrhythmia management
- New fluorine chemistry for PET (F-18) and MRI (F-19) imaging
- Copper radionuclide complexes for PET imaging of hypoxia
- PET Imaging of Thyroid Cancer with F-18 Labelled Tetrafluoroborate
- MRI as an interventional tool in children with heart disease.
- Partner organisations:
- Philips Healthcare
- Bayer Schering Pharma
- Berlin Heart GmbH
- Bristol-Myers Squibb
- Covidien Petten (Netherlands)
- GE Healthcare, Milwaukee, USA
- GE Imanet
- GE Uppsala
- German Cancer Research Center
- Hansen Medical
- HemoLab BV
- IXICO (Derek Hill)
- Lantheus Medical Imaging
- Miltenyi Biotec
- Nordic NeuroLabs, Bergen, Norway
- Pfizer Central Research, Grotton, New York, USA
- PolyDimensions GmbH
- St. Jude Medical
- Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Osaka Japan
- Volcano Europe SA/NV
- Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam (Jos Spaan)
- Aarhus, Denmark (Th. S. Sorensen)
- Barts/Queen Mary
- Cleveland Clinic (Scott Flamm)
- Fremantle Australia (Re-188 therapy)
- German Heart Institute Berlin (Titus Kühne, Inga Grünwald)
- Harvard Medical School (Reza Nezafat, Warren Manning)
- Hospital Clínico San Carlos de Madrid Insalud
- Imperial College London (D. Rueckert, J. Hajnal)
- INRIA, Nice (Nicolas Ayache)
- INSERM, Rennes (Jean-Louis Coatrieux)
- Institut für Herzinfarktforschung, Ludwigshafen (Jochen Senges)
- Institute for Biomedical Engineering University and ETH Zurich (Sebastian Kozerke and Peter Boesiger)
- Johns Hopkins (Nael Osman, Matthias Stuber)
- Mannheim University of Applied Sciences (Ivo Wolf)
- Mayo Clinic (Erik Ritman)
- Medical College Wisconsin (Dan Beard)
- Mediso, Budapest
- Mie University (Hajime Sakuma)
- NIBIB, NIH, Bethesda (Rod Pettigrew, Robert Lederman)
- Oxford University (Nic Smith)
- Santiago de Chile (P. Irarrázaval)
- Skejby University Hospital, Aarhus (Yong Kim, T Sangild)
- Technische Universität München (Markus Schwaiger)
- The University of Sheffield (Rod Hose)
- TU-Munich (M. Schwaiger)
- University College London (Dave Hawkes), UCL Cancer Imaging centre
- University of Auckland (Peter Hunter)
- University of Bordeaux (Chrit Moonen)
- University of Kent
- University of Hull
- University of Leeds (Sven Plein)
- University of Leiden (Albert de Roos)
- University Sao Paolo, Brazil
- University of Sarawak, Malaysia (Annuar Rapaee)
- University of Washington, Seattle (Chun Yuan)
- Universitaet Karlsruhe (O. Doessel)
- Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (A. Frangi)
- Washington University in St Louis (Sam Wickline, M Welsh).
Students go onto have a wide and varied career in academia, NHS and in industry.
Head of group/division
Professor Reza Razavi
Expected to be three years FT or up to six years PT. Registration normally October, although students may commence at any time. Some special studentships are four years FT.
Guy's, St Thomas', Waterloo and Strand campuses.
Year of entry 2013
School of Medicine
Named studentships will have a closing date stipulated on the advertisement. Self-funded students should apply at least three months before your proposed starting date.
No set number.
Dr Steve Keevil
The Division brings together physicists, chemists, biologists, mathematicians, IT specialists and clinicians working in medical imaging and image-guided therapy into 4 Departments: Cardiovascular, Cancer, Biomedical Engineering and Chemistry/Biology. We are keen to recruit PhD students from all these disciplines.
All imaging modalities are studied including MR, X-ray, CT, ultrasound, PET and SPECT as well as therapeutic nuclear medicine. Ongoing projects range from the development of new imaging agents and technology and computational image analysis and modelling, through to the clinical assessment of new imaging methods.
We have a wide range of work from studies of the basic science of imaging to research of specific clinical problems such as cardiology, neuropsychiatry, oncology, radiotherapy and surgery. Our work is carried out in close collaboration with other groups within the Medical School and associated hospitals.
Staff interests associated with the research programme and its research groups
ACADEMIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
General entry advice
A first class or 2:1 first degree in an appropriate subject, or the overseas equivalent is normally required, although an exception may be made if the applicant has a good MSc with a merit or above.
APPLYING TO KING'S
To apply for graduate study at King's you will need to complete our graduate online application form. Applying online makes applying easier and quicker for you, and means we can receive your application faster and more securely.
King's does not normally accept paper copies of the graduate application form as applications must be made online. However, if you are unable to access the online graduate application form, please contact the relevant admissions/School Office at King's for advice.
Studentships will be advertised in New Scientist Study
, Nature Jobs
, the College’s Health Schools Studentships website
or on www.jobs.ac.uk
Short-listed applicants will be interviewed by at least two academics. Proposed research projects must be approved by the School Postgraduate Research Committee before an offer can be made.
PERSONAL STATEMENT & SUPPORTING INFORMATION
Please provide information on the general area or specific research project you wish to study, information about your research experience and, for self-funded applicants, details of how you plan to fund yourself.
A small number of studentships for specific named projects, funded by external funding agencies such as the research councils (MRC, EPSRC), or charitable bodies are usually available (advertised on the College's website, in the New Scientist or Nature journals, or on http://www.jobs.ac.uk
). These usually provide a stipend and the payment of tuition fees at the home/EU rate.
Other than this, applicants will be expected to be self-funded through a personal scholarship or private means.
Imaging Sciences & Biomedical Engineering (Research Division) MPhil/PhD
When I decided to do my MSc in Medical Engineering & Physics, King's was the most appealing choice for me. Being ranked in the top 30 universities worldwide and with the MSc linked with the Division of Imaging Science at Guy's, King's & St Thomas' Hospitals meant offering a world-class teaching and research experience.
After finishing my MSc with distinction, I was awarded the King's Overseas Research Studentship which helped me to fulfill my greatest ambition of doing my PhD at the Division of Imaging Science at St Thomas' Hospital.
What really fascinates me about my study now is being able to work with some of the brightest brains in my field which provides an excellent research environment where you feel most supported and encouraged. Moreover, the division is extremely well resourced and facilitated with cutting-edge clinical imaging equipment which includes two PET/CT scanners, several SPECT and SPECT/CT scanners, and dedicated 1.5T and 3T MRI scanners alongside X-ray cardiac catheterisation laboratories.
After I complete my PhD I would really like to carry on my career as a clinical scientist involving in the imaging sciences research, ideally at King's.
Imaging Sciences & Biomedical Engineering (Research Division) MPhil/PhD
In April 2006, I took up the post of Philip Harris Professor of Imaging Sciences as one of the first appointees of a new interdisciplinary research group. Since then the group has grown to over 80 scientists and graduate students with a background in mathematics, computer science, engineering, physics, chemistry, biology and medicine. We work together at St Thomas’ Campus using first class experimental and clinical imaging equipment.
The major direction of my research is the investigation of new MR-acquisition and reconstruction techniques for cardiovascular, interventional and molecular imaging applications. I have published several book chapters, 50 peer-reviewed papers, over 200 conference abstracts and 25 international patents. I am the principal investigator of a number of research projects funded by EPSRC, TSB and the European Framework FP7. Many of these projects are carried out in collaboration with industrial partners allowing faster translation of research results into clinical practice.
From the start of my academic career I had strong interest in interdisciplinary research. I studied electrical engineering in Berlin and did my PhD in the Division of Bio-Chemistry at University Bremen in 1996, where I worked on the medical application of Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging. Afterwards, I worked for 10 years at the Philips Research Laboratories in Hamburg, where I carried out research in close collaboration with luminary clinical sites.