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
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.
- Staff contact, Ghulam Nabi: email@example.com
- Professor Iris Grunwald (Professor, Clinical)
- Professor Graeme Houston (Director for Clinical Research Imaging Facility, Biomedical Cluster Lead))
- Professor Andreas Melzer (MR focused ultrasound Surgery)
- Dr Luigi Manfredi (Endorobotics and Medical Devices)
- Dr Sarah Savaridas
- Dr Benjie Tang
- Professor Sir Alfred Cuschieri