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19 April 2011 Becquerel Medal presented to Professor Helmut Maecke

The Radiochemistry Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) presented the Becquerel Medal to Professor Helmut Maecke during a symposium held in his honour at St Thomas Hospital, London, on 4 April 2011. During his lengthy career at the University of Basel, Helmut’s work led to 68Ga DOTATOC and 90Y DOTATOC becoming widely used radiopharmaceuticals for diagnosis and therapy, respectively, of tumours which overexpress the somatostatin receptor.

Presentation of the medal coincided with the UNESCO/IUPAC International Year of Chemistry and the centenary of the award of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Marie Curie.

The symposium was hosted by Professor Phil Blower of King’s College London and Professor Steve Mather of Queen Mary University. 

 

13 April 2011 Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Technology and Application Course
King’s College London in collaboration with Imperial College London and University College London are hosting a three-day PET course at KCL’s Waterloo campus. The informal, interactive course will cover lectures, breakout sessions, and small group discussions on all aspects of PET, from molecule to man, along with the latest developments and research highlights from experts in the field. The course is aimed at researchers in the radiopharmaceutical and drug development industries, academic researchers, and scientists working in commercial, clinical or academic PET centres. Delegates will gain knowledge about the principles of PET imaging and an understanding of the opportunities within PET as an emerging enabling technology.

February

28 February 2011 New artery imaging technique
A team of scientists and clinicians across King’s Health Partners together with Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc. have developed an exciting non-invasive imaging technique which tracks the build up of plaque in arteries, the main cause of cardiovascular disease leading to heart attack and stroke.

14 February 2011 How to mend a broken heart
Cardiovascular MR nowadays allows us to depict the underlying fibre structure and global architecture of the heart for the first time in-vivo. Coupling an MR acquisition technique called Diffusion Tensor Imaging with advanced tensor interpolation procedures, this research opens up important applications in terms of myocardial function understanding, but also for preoperative planning and patient specific cardiac modeling.

Professors Reza Razavi and Nic Smith feature in the BBC Horizons programme discussing the use of personalized computational models to optimize heart surgery.

Centres of Excellence in Medical Engineering: content from Wellcome Trust

Prof Reza Razavi on new imaging technologies - Video

Medical Engineering - News story
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