EPSRC Image Guided Therapies UK Network+

 

The next-generation of surgical treatments

Research in the field of image-guided therapies aims to develop new and improved technologies specifically designed for modern surgical interventions. By using smart devices which interact with patient-specific pre-surgical data, it is hoped we can increase safety levels, reduce recovery times and advance the treatment options available to patients. This field of research combines advances in medical imaging, sensor technology, computer modelling, robotics and visualisation to enable greater surgical precision.

Supporting specialist research collaborations

Our national network is made up of specialist academics, early career researchers, clinicians, and industry partners who are supported by a series of events and exclusive collaboration opportunities. Our aim is to increase the impact of image guided therapy research by identifying synergies and complimentary research specialisms from across our membership to increase clinical translation. 

300 members from 24 Universities

4 key research themes

National networking events

Exclusive funding opportunities

Latest News

MARKET READY IN LESS THAN 2 YEARS: ACTIVE NEEDLE’S STORY

What has been the journey of Active Needle’s precision needle technology and what is its current commercialisation status?

The concept of precision needle technology was conceived to address the unmet clinical need for accurate needle placement in anaesthesia application and was set out by Prof Graeme McLeod (Consultant Anaesthetist, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School).

LIVERMULTISCAN: GOING QUICKLY AND LEARNING FAST

LiverMultiScan is a diagnostic aid for the liver which is now FDA cleared and CE marked. What can you tell us about the bench to bedside journey of this technology?

The idea spun out from the DPhil project of Perspectum Diagnostics’ CEO, Dr Rajarshi Banerjee (Banjo), who at that time was on a cardiology track at the University of Oxford. He thought of deploying one of the tools used to characterize cardiac tissue, MRI T1, to other areas, particularly to the non-invasive assessment of chronic liver disease, in order to address a significant unmet medical need.

Final Agenda uploaded for Meeting at University of Dundee

The final agenda for the Tri-Annual EPSRC Image-Guided-Therapy Network+ meeting taking place at the University of Dundee has now been announced, and includes: Tours of The Clinical Research Centre (3T MRI, PET/CT scanner, a state-of-the-art surgical suite, patient...