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UPDATE: We are delighted to announce that EPSRC have funded our CDT for five more years under the new name EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Intelligent Integrated Imaging in Healthcare (i4health).

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Dr Dean Barratt

UCL Centre for Medical Image Computing

Department of Medical Physics
Floor 2, Malet Place Engineering Building

Tel: 0207 6790201 / “IRIS profile”:


Dean focuses on developing deformable registration techniques for aligning diagnostic-quality MR images of the prostate to transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) images obtained during ablative interventions and needle biopsy procedures. The aim of this research is to provide high-accuracy surgical guidance technology to enable MR-targeted biopsy and minimally-invasive treatments for prostate cancer. The group has developed an automatic registration technique for this purpose which combines biomechanical tissue modelling and stastical techniques. Other areas of research activity include multifunctional MR imaging of prostate cancer, automatic segmentation of MR images, and computer simulation of biopsy protocols to maximise tumour detection and localisation accuracy.