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:

Imaging Methodology  

  • enabling personalised medicine through more sensitive/specific imaging, accessibility and early-detection through imaging technologies for community-deployment especially areas of greatest disease burden 

Imaging Biomarkers  

  • 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 

Healthcare Engineering  

  • 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 

Minimally-invasive Interventions  

  • 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.

More about our work

Professor Danny Alexander
Professor Danny Alexander
Healthcare Engineering & Imaging Theme Director
Dr Ruth Jamieson
Operations Manager, Cancer, Oral and Dental Medicine, Healthcare Imaging and Engineering