The University of Birmingham is strongly involved in translational research, that is research which seeks to take promising fundamental research from laboratory to the patient. This work is aided by the close integration between the University and the Birmingham hospitals, some of which share not only research staff but also the research facilities. Examples of collaborative projects in the area of clinical medical imaging include:
Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy (MRIS)
For the diagnosis and treatment of children’s brain tumours. This research makes use of the UK's first 900 MHz Magnetic Spectrometer housed in the University's new Henry Wellcome Building for Biomolecular Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and functional MRI (fMRI).
Dr Andrew Peet, Department of Paediatrics & Child Health, Birmingham Childhood Cancer Research Group
Tel: 0121 333 8711
Multispectral imaging for early detection of colorectal cancer
Using the state-of-the-art narrow-band endoscopy in the The Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham; and hyperspectral image analysis in collaboration with the School of Computer Science.
Mr Tariq Ismail, University Hospital Birmingham
Including functional MRI, for the study of traumatic brain injury, Down’s syndrome, dementia and psychiatric illness in learning disability.
Professor Shoumitro Deb, Neuroscience, Clinical Professor of Neuropsychiatry and Intellectual Disability
Tel: 0121 678 2353
Optical and multispectral imaging
And image interpretation for the early diagnosis of gynaecological cancers.
Professor David Luesley, Gynaecological Oncology, Birmingham Women's Hospital
Tel: 0121 237 6838