Medical imaging technology goes under the lens

A PhD student examining how space technology can be used in healthcare has been interviewed about her work.

Layal Jambi, who is studying in our Department of Physics and Astronomy, spoke to UK Bilrabi about her work on the new Hybrid Gamma Camera (HGC), designed and developed at our Space Research Centre in collaboration with the University of Nottingham.

Nuclear diagnostic imaging is an area of radiology that allows physicians to see from the outside how the body is working inside. Nuclear medicine enables physicians to detect gamma radiation coming from inside a patient’s body after the injection or oral administration of radiolabelled material. They can then determine the cause of medical problems based on organ function. The development of portable gamma cameras offers new applications for intraoperative imaging.

The HGC is currently under clinical evaluation by investigating and imaging a number of clinical patients in the Nuclear Medicine Department at Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. This novel technology is aiming to be an invaluable tool for the health care providers, particularly for surgeons, to locate tumours that need to be removed during intraoperative procedures.

Watch Layal's interview:

UK Bilarabi is an interactive Arabic media platform and interviews Arab students who have a scholarship to study abroad, especially in the UK, and give them the chance to talk about their research to general audience. They aim to encourage and inspire others whether in the same field of study or not, and by talking about the experience that they have gained while studying abroad. Layal came to their attention after tweeting her submission for the University’s Images of Research.