There are many ways that you can find out more or support imaging research:
Engaging with research means learning more about topics that are of interest to you. Please see our Events Calendar to find out about upcoming events.
This means sharing your perspectives as a patient or member of the public to help shape research ideas and research delivery. This helps to ensure that research questions are important to patients and will have impact.
We are currently setting up a new PPI panel which will provide you with a great opportunity to work with researchers to share your opinions, gain insights into imaging, meet the researchers, and see research from a different perspective. If you are interested in becoming a PPI panel member, please see PPIE Advert, Role description, Terms of reference for more information. To apply to become a panel member please complete the contact form
Participating in research studies might include being a healthy volunteer or being recruited to a specific study investigating a particular disease or imaging technique. Participants are usually identified by the clinical team involved in patient care, but occasionally advertisements are used to target specific patient groups.
Radiology & the Cambridge Biomedical Campus
The academic department of Radiology, University of Cambridge, brings together clinical academics (radiologists) and scientists across medical physics and image processing.
We work with the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) team, whose work encompasses the whole Cambridge Biomedical Campus. For general information on PPI in Cambridge please see: https://cambridgebrc.nihr.ac.uk/public/
Most people will undergo some form of imaging investigation during their lifetime, ranging from radiographs (x-rays) to scans like CT, MRI, ultrasound, or nuclear medicine. We would like to represent the diversity of patients who use radiology services within our PPI endeavours. Please explore the Radiology website for information on current imaging research: https://radiology.medschl.cam.ac.uk/research/research-themes/
We are working on a series of events to increase engagement in radiology research. These will include: showcase of short presentations on research that has been completed or is currently underway, open days and participation in local or regional events such as the Cambridge Science Festival. Please see the Events Calendar.
Dr Karen Eley is an academic radiologist specifically interested in head and neck imaging, and is the PPI lead for Radiology