The Division of Imaging Science and Technology researches 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.
- Professor Sir Alfred Cuschieri (Surgical Technology and Robotics group)
- Professor Andrew Evans (Clinical breast imaging)
- Professor Graeme Houston (Director for Clinical Research Imaging Facility, Biomedical Cluster Lead))
- Professor Andreas Melzer (MR focused ultrasound Surgery)