Brain scans


Neuroimaging comprises techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging [MRI], Positron emission tomography [PET] and EEG.

In our Neuroimaging theme we investigate brain structure, function, physiology and metabolism across the breadth of psychiatric and neurological disorders.

The overall aim is the continued development and implementation of neuroimaging for better diagnosis, improved understanding of the biological mechanisms behind disorders, enhanced prediction of which patients respond differently and clearer grouping of patients for translational and clinical studies.

Throuhh our technological innovations, we are extending our palette of measurable biological markers so that we can study relevant metabolic and physiological events that have previously been unavailable; e.g. studying glymphatics, the brain’s “drainage system”.

We are developing novel image acquisition and analysis techniques to improve access to brain imaging techniques and to visualise previously unattainable brain function. In this we are creating tools and infrastructure to support continued access to our neuroimaging data for the open science community. 

Through the development of techniques such as silent MRI and portable MRI we plan to improve accessibility, reduce costs and improve the scanning environment for some of our most unwell and under-represented patients.  

Professor Federico Turkheimer

Theme Co-Lead

Professor in Neuroimaging (Analysis & Statistics), King's IoPPN
Dr Fernando Zelaya

Theme Co-Lead

Reader in Physiological Neuroimaging, King's IoPPN
Professor Rob Leech

Deputy Theme Lead

Professor of Neuroimaging Analytics, King's IoPPN
Research and news

Neuroimaging news

Read about our latest research, news stories and blogs in this theme.


Stories of Research

Discover how our research is making a difference to people’s lives, today and tomorrow.


Stories of Research

Neuroimaging to target treatment in psychosis

Developing the use of PET scanning to predict treatment response and improve recovery time
Stories of Research

A step towards a quieter future for MRI

We have developed new MRI techniques to dramatically reduce noise levels during scanning.
Stories of Research

Low-cost and portable imaging

We are developing novel, low-cost MR imaging technology for use in low and middle income countries.
Stories of Research

Taking video-EEG from hospital to home

Using video-EEG for adults and children which can be used at home to better monitor epilepsy.