What’s it like to study a PhD in Radiology?
Doing a PhD in Radiology, you will become proficient in the skills necessary to contribute to a research portfolio which spans all areas of imaging. You will work with your supervisor, university and NHS specialists in their research area and learn how to use MRI, CT and mammography machines and broaden your understanding of radiological physics.
Some typical research topics in Radiology include:
- imaging in oncology
- breast imaging and neuroradiology
- medical image reconstruction
- designing deep learning algorithms for inverse problems in imaging
Typical Radiology PhD research projects take between three and four years to complete. As well as undertaking research training within your department, you will also attend external meetings and conferences and may be submitting research posters as your research develops. You will be expected to attend lectures, help with patient trials, and even do foundational procedures such as sampling if you have the required training.
To be awarded your PhD, you must submit a thesis of about 60,000 words and defend it during your viva exam.