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Institute of Medical Imaging and Visualisation staff

Find out more about the people who work at the Institute of Medical Imaging and Visualisation.

Jamie Franklin 

MA (Cantab.) MB BS FRCR DPhil (Oxon.)

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Dr Jamie Franklin is a Consultant Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreaticobiliary Radiologist at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, and Head of the Institute of Medical Imaging and Visualisation. 

He studied Medicine at Cambridge University and Imperial College London before undertaking an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship in Oxford, where he completed specialist training in Radiology. Subsequently, he undertook DPhil at the University of Oxford, as part of the CRUK/EPSRC-funded Oxford Cancer Imaging Centre, studying oligometastatic colorectal cancer. His research has predominantly focused on using MRI and other advanced imaging techniques to stage cancer and assess tumour biology. He has collaborated across multiple clinical and academic disciplines, from genetics and histopathology to engineering and surgery, and remains passionate about cross-disciplinary working. He is currently local PI on the Sunflower and MOTILITY multicentre imaging studies. 

He currently serves on the British Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (BSGAR) Committee, and is the radiology representative on the National Oesophagogastric Cancer Audit (NOGCA). He is a regular invited speaker at the Royal College of Radiologists, British Institute of Radiology and BSGAR Annual Meetings. 

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Theo Akudjedu

Theo Akudjedu

BSc, MSc, PhD.

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Dr Theo Akudjedu is a senior lecturer in medical imaging and MRI radiography at the Institute of Medical Imaging and Visualisation. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Ghana (BSc Diagnostic Radiography) and postgraduate degrees from King's College London (MSc Neuroimaging) and the National University of Ireland, Galway (PhD Medicine). He investigated the progression of neuroanatomical abnormalities in psychosis using magnetic resonance imaging for his postgraduate training.

As a registered diagnostic radiographer with the HCPC, Theo is interested in clinical imaging, radiography and healthcare research, neuroimaging/clinical neuroscience and recently abdominal imaging. Theo is committed to research-led teaching and role extension of imaging professionals and thus, he uses his experience and expertise to inspire the next generation of radiographers. He is interested in multidisciplinary research and happy to discuss the possibility for collaborative research.

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Dr John Totman

John Totman

DCR(R), MSc, PhD.

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Dr John Totman is the MRI Business and Operations Manager at the Institute of Medical Imaging and Visualisation.  He has over 30 years' experience covering a broad range of clinical and research imaging across all body areas, predominantly in MRI. This includes 8 years of general radiography covering trauma, paediatrics, angiography, mobiles and theatres.  It also includes 8 years' experience on both PET/CT and PET/MRI: one year working with Professor Paul Marsden on one of the world’s first PET/MRI insert systems, and 7 years working with Professor David Townsend, co-inventor of PET/CT. The remaining time was spent in MRI clinical and research work during which John gained a Masters in Magnetic Resonance Technology from the University of Queensland and a PhD in Physics from the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre at the University of Nottingham. Over the last 12 years, he has taught a broad range of courses at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level to students from diverse social and cultural backgrounds.

John's primary research expertise is in Magnetic Resonance Imaging and its application in novel areas.

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