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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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Prof. Clare Elwell

UCL Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering

Medical Phys and Bioengineering, UCL
Malet Place Engineering Building, Gower St

Tel: 020 7679 0270

Fax: 020 7679 0255



Our work encompasses theoretical modelling of both light transport in tissue and cerebral physiology, instrument design and construction and the development of novel tissue-like phantoms for laboratory based testing. This work is in varying stages of clinical trials and is currently funded by a range of EPSRC, MRC and Wellcome Trust grants and industrial collaborations with Hamamatsu Photonics and Hitachi Medical Systems. Importantly we have a strong record of transferring laboratory-based research into the clinic. Our NIRS systems are currently being used to monitor adult brain injured patients on the Neurocritical Care Unit at the National Hospital for Neurology andNeurosurgery where we are investigating their role as part of a multi modal monitoring strategy which includes invasive brain tissue oxygen tension, intracranial pressure and cerebral microdialysis measures.

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