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We have 31 Radiology PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

A PhD in Radiology is a highly specialised degree, giving you the chance to lead your own research project that will further our current understanding of imaging to diagnose and treat diseases. Whether you are researching improved breast imaging to detect early cancer signs, pushing the boundaries of MRI and its application to biomedical research, or assessing novel imaging biomarkers in brain tumours, you will be aiming to improve the lives of millions of people around the globe.

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.

PhD in Radiology entry requirements

The entry requirements for a typical PhD in Radiology usually involves a Bachelors and a Masters degree in a related subject. You will also need to submit a compelling research proposal detailing your study plans. You may also need some professional experience in Radiology, depending on the programme. 

PhD in Radiology funding options

In the UK, PhDs in Radiology are funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) or Medical Research Council (MRC) who provide a tuition fee waiver and a living cost stipend. Depending on the programme, you may submit your own research proposal before being considered for funding or apply for a project that already has funding attached.  

It is also possible to apply for a PhD loan to help with the costs of a doctorate in Radiology (although this cannot be combined with Research Council funding). Other options for financial support include university scholarships, graduate teaching assistantships and charities.

If you are considering a part-time PhD in Radiology, it may also be worth asking your employer if they are happy to sponsor you.   

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Synergistic theragnostic PET and SPECT image reconstruction for molecular radiotherapy of prostate cancer

Aims of the Project. The project aims to utilise PET and SPECT imaging in order to improve the spatial resolution and noise properties of SPECT by guiding SPECT image reconstruction by the higher spatial resolution PET images in a theragnostics setting e.g. Read more

Detecting subtle but clinically significant cognitive change in an ageing population

A major challenge facing dementia research is identifying the earliest indicators of clinically-significant cognitive decline. This research project will be linked to the newly established Memory Assessment & Cognitive Ageing Research Unit (MACARU), led by the primary supervisor. Read more

Process and Economic Evaluation of Hyperfine Swoop™ MRI Scanner technology adoption and use in Lower and Middle Income Countries

This PhD project will involve the process and economic evaluation of the use of the first portable, point-of-care MRI device in the treatment and monitoring of a range of different health conditions and communicable diseases (e.g., Malnutrition, Ischaemia, Stroke, HIV, Anaemia). Read more

PhD in Developing and Validating Micro-CT for Human Trauma Analysis

Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) at the University of Warwick is pleased to announce the availability of a three-year fully funded PhD research programme in collaboration with West Midlands Police in micro-CT imaging. Read more

Reducing scan time and radioactive exposure in nuclear imaging using swarm intelligence

This scholarship will support the PhD candidate to carry out frontier research in swarm led Tomographic Reconstruction (TR), which is the process of inferring the internal structure of an object from the projected images cast by penetrating radiation. Read more

Computational Studies of Haemodynamic Properties in Arteriovenous Fistula and Peripheral Arteries

Understanding the haemodynamic properties in coronary artery and renal dialysis venous access (DVA) in patients will help to improve the performance and longevity of renal DVA and coronary stent which underpins the life supporting haemodialysis techniques. Read more

Robust Deep Learning for Medical Image Reconstruction

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Dundee is inviting applications for a self-funded PhD research project under the supervision of Dr Alessandro Perelli. Read more

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