We caught up with Richard Wilkes, Cobalt's new MRI Research Superintendent Radiographer at the Institute of Translational Medicine (ITM) Imaging centre.
My name is Richard I'm the new Research Superintendent at the ITM imaging centre. I have worked for Cobalt as a Senior MRI Radiographer for 5 years, working on mobile MRI scanners and recently taking an opportunity to help out at the ITM. This led to me applying and successfully interviewing for the Superintendent post.
The ITM Imaging centre is primarily a research scanner and we are currently involved in global and local research studies which involve cardiac scanning, liver elastography, functional and spectroscopy as well dementia brain imaging. We are partnered with the Institute of Translational Medicine and the University of Birmingham, as well as Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, who we also provide a clinical scanning service for around our research.
In my new role, I hope to continue the tremendous work that has already been done here by ensuring the ITM can explore new avenues of research, that we have the latest technology to allow us to do this and our fantastic staff have access to the training needed for us to grow and expand.
We are very proud of what we do here at the ITM and are always happy to talk about it, if anyone is interested please get in contact.