The Healthcare Engineering and Imaging (HE&I) theme aims to revolutionise patient care by delivering world-class technologies to address key unmet needs across clinical specialities.
This is a strongly collaborative theme which is applied by clinicians and researchers to all the clinical research themes of the BRC.
By combining the world-leading expertise of UCL and UCLH in image acquisition, image reconstruction, image processing, computational modelling and image-guided surgery this theme will work towards improving diagnostics, personalising therapies and providing image-guided therapeutic interventions across clinical research.
We deliver research aligned to four sub themes:
- enabling personalised medicine through more sensitive/specific imaging, accessibility and early-detection through imaging technologies for community-deployment especially areas of greatest disease burden
- to underpin accurate, robust, and consistent end-points in imaging trials and clinical support systems. This expedites new treatments that address patient need and democratizes specialist knowledge/capability by enabling deployment to areas with the greatest disease burden
- will deliver cost-effective digital/medical technologies for timely detection/diagnostics/intervention addressing key challenges in the NHS Long Term Plan (e.g. healthy ageing, alleviating primary/community care burden) informed by community, clinical and patient engagement
- for improving surgical precision, performance, capability, and outcomes; reducing trauma/recovery time, while increasing availability of interventional treatment
To read more about our long-term strategies visit the below sub pages.