MEDICAL imaging in Scotland is to receive a major boost thanks to a new research partnership between the University of Dundee and NeuroLogica. 

The university’s Tayside Innovation MedTech Ecosystem (TIME) neuro team will work alongside the Samsung Electronics subsidiary using cutting-edge technology which could transform global approaches to stroke, trauma and cancer care.  

Professor Iris Grunwald, chair of neuroradiology at the university, said: “With NeuroLogica’s new, emerging technologies, we are currently witnessing the biggest innovation in imaging in the last decade. 

“By utilising this state-of-the-art equipment and Dundee’s unique research and clinical expertise, we can work together to modernise the future of patient care.” 

Professor Grunwald previously worked with NeuroLogica to improve pre-hospital imaging on Mobile Stroke Unit ambulances, and the new partnership will strengthen their existing relationship. 

NeuroLogica’s Photon Counting Detector (PCD) CT imaging technology will be used for the first time in Europe to study differences in tissue characteristics. 

The team will also use the technology to enhance the quality and resolution of current imaging practices. 

Helen-Donald Simpson, manager of TIME, added: “It is exciting to be a part of this new partnership which will bring patient diagnostics to the next level. 

“This additional collaboration represents a quantum leap in healthcare, allowing us to stay at the forefront in imaging and research internationally. 

“Ultimately, our research will directly impact patient outcomes and increase the quality of life for our Scottish patients.”