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03 Nov 20. Job - PhD Studentship at UCL

Siemens-EPSRC funded PhD Studentship at UCL: Attenuation Estimation of MRI hardware in high resolution PET-MRI

DEADLINE: 30 November 2020
DIRECT APPLICATIONS TO: Prof Kris Thielemans
PROJECT TITLE: Attenuation Estimation of MRI hardware in high resolution PET-MRI
DEPARTMENT: Institute of Nuclear Medicine
SUPERVISORS: Prof Kris Thielemans & Prof David Atkinson (UCL), Dr Paul Schleyer (Siemens).
ENQUIRIES: Prof Kris Thielemans

 

PROJECT

The primary aim of this project is to improve PET quantification by developing & evaluating PET attenuation correction methods that account for MRI hardware that is not visible in standard acquisition protocols or has uncertain location.

Methods to be investigated include advanced PET image reconstruction methods that incorporate estimation of attenuation, advanced MRI sequences, MRI coil sensitivity estimates, shape & deformation modelling of flexible body coils, optical cameras to monitor location.

The intention is to develop methods that are clinically practical & robust, & can be used with a range of available PET tracers. The method will build on previous work completed at UCL related to attenuation estimation for the head & lung, using advanced inverse problem techniques & deep learning.

This project is a collaboration between the Institute of Nuclear Medicine (INM), the Centre for Medical Imaging, & Siemens Healthineers. The student will be part of the i4health CDT & benefit from a wide range of activities & opportunities.

 

DEADLINE: 30 November 2020

DIRECT APPLICATIONS TO: Prof Kris Thielemans

 

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