Ben is an MR Physicist specialising in Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and the clinical translation of MR techniques for improving patient outcomes. His main focus over the past five years has been using Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) to provide diagnosis and prognosis information to clinicians for aid in childhood brain tumour management. This involved understanding both the basic science and clinical need aspect of the application and bridging the gap to maximise the translational potential of the technique. His role in the NIHR Nottingham BRC will be to develop MRS protocols utilising different spectroscopy techniques to enhance the methodological capabilities of experimental medicine studies and early clinical trials.
Additionally he will investigate neuroscience applications using advanced MRS techniques to probe the metabolism of mental health disorders, chronic pain and hearing loss associated altered brain connectivity. Ben will work in the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre at the Queen’s Medical Centre ensuring spectroscopy techniques will always aim to meet the clinical need.
For further details: Ben Babourina-Brooks