King’s College London

The Imaging Sciences Intercalated BSc is a stand-alone study course designed to give you an in-depth understanding of the science and technology behind modern medical imaging techniques and an introduction to their clinical applications.

Medical Imaging is one of the most important clinical tools of modern medicine, offering an opportunity to see internal structures, organ function and even cell and molecular processes related to disease. The School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences at King’s College London is at the forefront of research, development, education and training in all aspects of medical imaging. The School has an international reputation and with Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s Health Trust, provides access to a wide selection of modern imaging and measurement systems for teaching and research.

The Imaging Sciences iBSc degree is a one-year study course that comprises modules totalling 120 credits. As part of your study pathway, you will undertake a supervised individual experimental project on one of the main aspects of medical imaging. Many of our students have obtained a form of publication as a result of their project work.

We offer supporting bursaries for students to attend conferences where they present posters or give podium presentations. Previous published research projects have included:

• Assessing the stability of functional network measures in the developing brain.

• Quantification of myocardial perfusion with MRI in response to cold and exercise stress in patients with coronary artery disease.

• Relationship between 18F-PET regional bone formation parameters vs CT-derived bone mineral density.

• Assessment of the effect of iterative reconstruction on quantification of perfusion CT parameters in primary colorectal cancer.

• Assessing neurite morphology in the developing preterm brain using diffusion magnetic resonance imaging.

• Improving early imaging biomarkers for neonatal hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy.

• Do novel quantitative parameters from 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose PET scanning predict treatment response and prognosis in oesophageal cancer?

• The relationship between bone, adiposity and vascular calcification: a cross-sectional study of healthy postmenopausal women.

• Electrophysiological modelling of pacemaker cells in the pulmonary veins.

• Quantitative assessment of intra-testicular vascular pattern on high frequency colour doppler ultrasound examination.

• Does brain volume and structure at term predict early neurodevelopmental performance in infants who were born preterm?

• Assessment of the effect of iterative reconstruction on the quantification of texture heterogeneity parameters reflecting derived from contrast enhanced CT images of primary colorectal cancer.

Key benefits

· The course aims to provide you with knowledge of the scope and complexities of modern medical imaging.

· You will explore current trends and cutting- edge research working alongside international experts at a leading research institution.

· Taught by internationally renowned scientists and researchers.

· Graduates have been published as a result of their BSc project and some have gone on to present their research at conferences.

Find out more information on our Intercalated BSc pages

Entry requirements

External students must have first time passes for years 1 and 2 and all SSCs.

For more information please visit the Kings College London’s intercalation page:

https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/subject-areas/intercalated/entry-requirements

Closing date

TBC March 2022