"Imaging cancer with MRI - how engineering can make a difference"
evening seminar – clinical
Tue 4 November 2014
Speaker: Dr Shonit Punwani (Consultant Radiologist, UCLH)
Abstract: Approximately a third of us will develop cancer and require imaging. Imaging plays a pivotal role in establishing disease extent and evaluating therapeutic response. Yet, there are significant limitations and persistent clinical challenges presented by the use of conventional techniques. Recent advances in magnetic resonance imaging technology have enabled application of MRI for evaluation of cancers. Illustrated through a series of clinical and research examples from work conducted at UCL/H, this talk will highlight the potential for MRI advances to enhance and impact on care of patient with cancer.
Bio: Dr Shonit Punwani completed an intercalated BSc in Medical Physics at UCL. He then went on to undertake a PhD, within the same department, in MRI Physics under the supervision of Prof. Roger Ordidge. He subsequently graduated in Medicine from University of London and specialised in cancer radiology. He is an honorary consultant radiologist at University College London Hospital, London. His research programme includes developing multi-parametric MRI applications for cancer and inflammatory disease, using whole-body MRI for cancer staging, and MRI metabolic imaging. A particular research focus has been the use of multi-parametric MRI to change the paradigm of care for patients with prostate cancer and whole-body MRI for staging paediatric lymphoma.