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Advanced MRI of neurovascular disease and epilepsy using parallel-transmit technology at 7 tesla


   College of Medicine, Veterinary and Life Sciences

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  Dr Shajan Gunamony, Prof D Porter  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)

Glasgow United Kingdom Neuroscience

About the Project

Supervisors:

Dr Shajan Gunamony

Prof David Porter 

PhD Project Summary:

We are looking for a physicist or engineer to participate in a major initiative to develop the Living Laboratory at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow. This will integrate medical research across a range of disciplines, including technology development for clinical MRI, based in the Imaging Centre of Excellence (ICE), which houses one of the first 7-tesla (7T) MRI scanners in a clinical setting. The PhD project will involve a close collaboration with partners in the NHS, Siemens Healthcare, and MR CoilTech, a local company with expertise in developing radiofrequency (RF) coils for MRI.

The project will use 7T MRI to develop an advanced imaging capability for the diagnosis of neurovascular disease and epilepsy. Compared to standard MRI at 1.5T or 3T, the higher signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) at this field strength improves the visualisation of smaller vessels using magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) and the measurement of tissue perfusion using arterial spin labelling (ASL). The successful candidate will be involved in the design and implementation of new imaging methods using parallel-transmit techniques and dedicated RF hardware that is currently in development at ICE. The candidate will also contribute to a clinical study to assess the benefits of the new technology.


Funding Notes

The studentship provides funding for tuition fees, a stipend and laboratory expenses for Home (UK) applicants only.
The MVLS/EPSRC grant provides tuition fees and stipend of at least £15,285 (UKRI rate 2020/21).
Please view application information here: https://www.gla.ac.uk/colleges/mvls/graduateschool/mvlsepsrcstudentships/
Once you have all the required application documentation, please apply here: https://www.gla.ac.uk/study/applyonline/?CAREER=PGR&PLAN_CODES=ZY38-7316