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Dr Martin Fry

Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering (MSc)

020 7679 0274 (Ext.30274)

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Dr Martin Fry has substantial experience in developing Medical Electronic Instrumentation and has co-authored over 50 research publications. He has expertise in numerous applications of electronics to medicine including MRI, electrical stimulation of muscles and near infra-red optical tomography – three areas in which the Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering at UCL undertakes world-class research. For his doctorate he developed a relatively low-cost (£80k) MRI scanner targeted to imaging finger joints, and in particular visualising the cartilage. This scanner produced images of 100 micron resolution, which at the time, were the highest resolution MR images achieved of living human subjects. The concept of a low-cost MRI scanner was commercialised by Surrey Medical Imaging Systems Limited and enabled many groups around the world to undertake affordable MRI research. He has developed computer-controlled instrumentation to compensate for the effects of eddy currents in MRI systems. This instrumentation was subsequently marketed by Magnex Scientific Limited, Oxford, one of the world’s leading suppliers of MRI magnets. In recognition of “Work in the field of research and development in Medical Engineering”, he was awarded the first J A Lodge Award by the Institution of Electrical Engineers. He has also undertaken research into medical, teaching and environmental monitoring applications of small, low-cost, web-enabled microcontrollers for the implementation of web-controlled instrumentation.

He has expertise in numerous applications of electronics to medicine including MRI, electrical stimulation of muscles and near infra-red optical tomography – three areas in which the Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering at UCL undertakes world-class research. For his doctorate he developed a relatively low-cost (£80k) MRI scanner targeted to imaging finger joints, and in particular visualising the cartilage. This scanner produced images of 100 micron resolution, which at the time, were the highest resolution MR images achieved of living human subjects. The concept of a low-cost MRI scanner was commercialised by Surrey Medical Imaging Systems Limited and enabled many groups around the world to undertake affordable MRI research. He has developed computer-controlled instrumentation to compensate for the effects of eddy currents in MRI systems. This instrumentation was subsequently marketed by Magnex Scientific Limited, Oxford, one of the world’s leading suppliers of MRI magnets. In recognition of “Work in the field of research and development in Medical Engineering”, he was awarded the first J A Lodge Award by the Institution of Electrical Engineers. He has also undertaken research into medical, teaching and environmental monitoring applications of small, low-cost, web-enabled microcontrollers for the implementation of web-controlled instrumentation.

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