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Clinical Radiology

Radiologists and radiographer icon with red stethoscope and text Radiologists / Radiographers

Academic Lead(s):
Professor Vicky Goh

Guy’s and St Thomas’ (GSTT) Radiology is a sought after training programme, providing 35 trainees with first class training. At GSTT, interventional radiology, cardiothoracic, cancer imaging and the PET Centre are world renowned. There are 60 NHS Consultants who teach on National and International training programmes and courses. The imaging asset base including 11 MRIs at 1.5T, 3T and 7T; 8 CTs with 4 dual-source scanners, 3 PET/CTs and 1 PET/MRI, ensures trainees receive state-of-the-art training on the latest equipment.

The Clinical Radiology integrated academic training programme is embedded within the KCL School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences (BMEIS) at St Thomas’ Hospital with 400+ academics. We are one of the largest academic imaging departments in the UK. Co-location with the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, NIHR clinical imaging research facility, UKRI London Medical Imaging and Artificial Intelligence Centre, Wellcome Trust/EPSRC Centre for Medical Engineering, British Heart Foundation Centre of Excellence and Institute of Surgical Engineering enhances the translational research opportunities available to academic trainees.

Academic Radiology is led by 4 KCL professors, 2 senior lecturers and 4 clinical lecturers. Our research programme has three priorities: 1) to develop new imaging techniques to improve diagnosis, staging & response assessment; 2) to translate novel imaging biomarkers into clinical practice; 3) to assess the clinical impact of novel imaging via NHS multicentre clinical trials. Imaging research is also well supported by the clinical research team including a research nurse, research practitioner, radiographer, and trial co-ordinator.

Academic Clinical Fellows

The ACF rotates through the 2-4 monthly training attachments to achieve core training and the Fellowship examinations. The ACF participates fully in all clinical training activities (daily teaching rounds, weekly case conferences, monthly/bimonthly academic programmes).

The trainee is co-mentored by a clinical academic (Professorial level) and a research-active clinical supervisor. The ACF in Clinical Radiology has a personalised academic training plan with protected and dedicated research block(s) that can be taken at any stage, depending on the candidate’s needs, as well as dedicated research training and direct support for training fellowship/grant applications.

The ACF benefits from access to the wide research portfolio available including translational, platform science and artificial intelligence research.


About the IAT programme

About the IAT programme

The King's College London NIHR-funded Integrated Academic Training programme allows medical and…