Department of Radiology, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine.
Tel.: 01223 (7)46574
Nikita received his Medical Doctor’s degree from Sechenov University in Moscow, Russia. During the fourth year of his undergraduate studies, he developed an interest in uroradiology and undertook two consecutive summer research studentships at the Department under the supervision of Dr Tristan Barrett. Having come back to the Department as a PhD student, Nikita is working on facilitating clinical translation of novel metabolic and quantitative imaging techniques to improve detection, risk-stratification, and treatment response assessment in prostate cancer. Supervised by Dr Tristan Barrett and Professor Ferdia Gallagher, Nikita’s research is centred on hyperpolarised 13C-pyruvate imaging, magnetic resonance fingerprinting, luminal water imaging, and texture analysis, alongside a range of molecular and histological techniques to underpin the observed imaging findings.
In addition to his research activities, Nikita has been working closely with the Russian branch of the UK Science & Innovation Network on developing a comprehensive strategy of UK-Russia research and educational collaboration in healthcare & life sciences. Between 2018 and 2020, he was the driving force behind the establishment and coordination of an unprecedented bilateral medical exchange scheme, through which more than 80 clinical and research exchange visits between medical students, junior doctors, and early career researchers of the two countries were arranged, resulting in a number of new collaborations and high-scale networking events.
Nikita has secured his PhD funding through the Gates Cambridge Trust, having become the first medically qualified Gates Scholar from Russia.
|Degree||Awarding Institution||Field of Study|
|Doctor of Medicine (MD)||Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University||General Medicine|
Nikita is currently supervised by Dr Tristan Barrett. His research is focussed on facilitating clinical translation of novel molecular and quantitative imaging techniques to improve differentiation of aggressive vs indolent prostate tumours.
- Caglic I, Sushentsev N, Gnanapragasam VJ, Sala E, Shaida N, Koo B, et al. MRI-derived PRECISE scores for predicting pathologically-confirmed radiological progression in prostate cancer patients on active surveillance. Eur Radiol. 2020 (Article in Press)
- Sushentsev N, Caglic I, Sala E, Shaida N, Slough RA, Carmo B, et al. The effect of capped biparametric magnetic resonance imaging slots on weekly prostate cancer imaging workload. Br J Radiol. 2020;93(1108).
- Barrett T, Slough R, Sushentsev N, Shaida N, Koo BC, Caglic I, et al. Three-year experience of a dedicated prostate mpMRI pre-biopsy programme and effect on timed cancer diagnostic pathways. Clin Radiol. 2019;74(11).
- Sushentsev N, Martin H, Rimmer Y, Barrett T. Added value of diffusion-weighted MRI for nodal radiotherapy planning in pelvic malignancies. Clin Transl Oncol. 2019;21(10).
- Sushentsev N, Tanner J, Slough RA, Kozlov V, Gill AB, Barrett T. The Effect of Different Drinking and Voiding Preparations on Magnetic Resonance Imaging Bladder Distention in Normal Volunteers and Patients. Can Assoc Radiol J. 2018;69(4).