Division of Imaging Science and Technology

Researching the co-creation of innovative and cutting-edge knowledge through a multi-disciplinary approach in Imaging Science and Healthcare Technologies

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The Institute for Medical Science and Technology (IMSaT) within the division brings Engineers, Physicists, and Life Scientists together with Clinicians and merges research at the interface between the biomedical and physical sciences. The Institute houses state of art laboratories for MR guided focused ultrasound technologies, including InMotion robotics, an Image Guided Therapy Facility (IGTF) using Thiel embalmed cadavers, surgical technology laboratory and Biophotonic labs.

Ninewells Hospital houses an Ultrasound laboratory (with facilities to design, fabricate and test ultrasonic transducers using phantoms) and a Photonic Imaging Facility equipped with a multifunctional laser and employing optical coherence tomography/elastography technology. The Clinical Imaging and Research Facility (CRIF) located in Ninewells Hospital houses a 3T MRI, interventional suite equipped with 128 CT scanner and digital PET CT scanner.

We are working with colleagues within the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Cluster at the School of Science and Engineering in areas such as surface coating of catheter materials and development of nanoparticles for addressing complex healthcare challenges. We are also establishing various degree courses in Biomedical Engineering.

The Division is extremely successful in long-term academia-industrial partnerships such as Surgical Technology Group working with Storz Limited, Germany. An approved Quality Management System with ISO- ISO13485:2012 ensures that products developed through our research are CE marked facilitating further commercialisation.

Teaching in the Division

The division of imaging Sciences and Technology offers the following programmes:

Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering

The faculty members of the division are closely involved in teaching of undergraduate biomedical engineers including research led teaching. The project work involves application of Engineering to patient and healthcare.

Masters in Biomedical Engineering

The faculty in the division supervises masters students and ensures excellent exposure of engineering students to clinical environment incuding implementation of technology.

Masters in Imaging

The division provides excellent exposure to clinical and basic imaging research to students with backgrounds in both in Medicine and Engineering. The projects range from radiomics to machine learning and application of artificial intelligence.

Masters in minimal access robotics surgery

Dundee has been pioneer in minimal access surgery with international reputation. With recent introduction of robotics, we have started offering masters by research in minimally access robotics surgery programme. Prospective students are encouraged to get in touch with faculty members to discuss further.

Postgraduate research

Explore PhD and Masters study at the School of Medicine
PhD opportunities Masters by Research Professional Doctorate

Key staff

Professor Ghulam Nabi

Professor Douglas Steele

Deputy Head of Division

Professor Steele's profile

Principal Investigators

Emeritus Professors

  • Professor Sir Alfred Cuschieri