Dr Charalampos Tsoumpas

Dr Charalampos Tsoumpas

Lecturer in Medical Imaging

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Summary: Lead for Enterprise & Innovation - Lecturer in Medical Imaging - Visiting Assistant Professor, Mount Sinai, NY

Location: 6.36 LIGHT Labs

Teaching Commitments:
School of Medicine:
Radionuclide Imaging (MEDP5317M & MEDP3517, Module Leader);
MSc Research Projects (MEDP5330M, Module Leader);
Core Skills (MEDP3519 & MEDP3319);
BSc Research Projects;
Medical Imaging & Cancer (MEDP2001)

School of Mechanical Engineering:
Medical Engineering Design (MECH3225);
Cross Disciplinary Laboratory Placement (MECH5002M);
Industrial Research Project (MECH5003M);
Systematic Review (MECH5007M);
Research Project Proposal (MECH5009M);

School of Physics:
Research Project (PHYS5014M)

Organised External Teaching Courses:
Educational workshop in PET-MRI image reconstruction, Leeds, September 2016.
One-day short course in Image Reconstruction: Theory & Practice. 2015 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium & Medical Imaging Conference, San Diego, CA, USA.
Delivered the PET-CT module for the e-learning project e-IRMER developed by Health Education England’s e-Learning for Healthcare programme in partnership with the Institute of Physics in Engineering & Medicine, April 2015.
2nd International Training school on PET-MR engineering, Leeds, 27-30 April, 2015.
One-day short course in Image Reconstruction: Theory & Practice. 2014 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium & Medical Imaging Conference, Seattle, WA, USA.
International Training school on PET-MR engineering, Athens, 13-16 May 2014.

Dissemination & Outreach Activities in 2017:
UK Radiological Congress, Manchester (June)

Positron emission tomography in the new era of big data: Recent developments & prospects towards translation into the clinic, University of Tohoku, Japan (May)

Positron emission tomography in the new era of big clinical data, University of Surrey, Guildford (January)

Dissemination & Outreach Activities in 2016:

Positron emission tomography: Recent developments & prospects towards translation into clinical practice, Annual Scientific and Networking Meeting: Up and Coming Techniques in Medical Physics Translated into Clinical Practice, Institute of Physics, Medical Physics Group, London (December)

STIR Users’ & Developers’ Meeting, Strasbourg, France (November)

Motion Correction for PET/MR. British Chapter of ISMRM, Leeds (September)

Advanced Image Reconstruction for Dedicated Brain PET Imagers. Wuhan, Hubei, China (June)

Advanced Image Reconstruction for PET and PET-MR devices. ETH Zurich, Switzerland (June)

Imaging Positrons Inside the Human Body. University of Sussex, Brighton (May)

Fast Advanced Scintillator Timing - COST Action TD1401. Mediterranean Thematic Workshop on Advanced Molecular Imaging, Corsica, France (May)

Quantitative Image Reconstruction for Positron Emission Tomography: Present & Prospective Challenges. Novosibirsk, Russia (April)

Strategies in Partial Volume Correction & Motion Correction in PET/CT & PET/MR. Odense, Denmark (April)

Advances on STIR Library: Current Update and Steps Forward. Marseille, France (April)

PET Image Reconstruction. Keynote Lecture & Mentor at the Workshop on Brazil/UK scientific collaboration: The future of molecular imaging, Recife, Brazil (March)

Imaging Positrons Inside the Human Body. Café Scientifique, New Headingley Club, Leeds (January)



PhD DIC MSc MPhys FHEA, Senior Member IEEE

Research Area

Dr Charalampos (Harry) Tsoumpas has studied and worked in the field of human molecular imaging since 2002. He obtained his PhD from Imperial College London in 2008. His interests revolve around the research methodology for quantitative Positron Emission Tomography (PET). He is passionate in pioneering the development of human molecular imaging with PET for the creation of disruptive and cutting edge technologies that will significantly evolve clinical research and healthcare in several fields of Biomedicine (e.g. Cardiovascular Medicine, Neuroscience and Oncology).

Citations of research outcomes

Research expertise & professional network

Research output & research network

Recent Projects

STIR: Software for Tomographic Image Reconstruction: This is the most widely used open access software for PET image reconstruction. Dr Tsoumpas is co-administrator and member of the development team. He co-organises an annual User's meeting during the IEEE Medical Imaging Conference.

Cardiovascular PET-MR Imaging: This is an area of research led by Professor Zahi A. Fayad, Director of the Translational & Molecular Imaging Institute, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, which Dr Tsoumpas recently joined as visiting academic on PET-MR quantification and consultant on a 5-years NIH grant.

CCP-PET-MR: Dr Tsoumpas is a Working Group Member of this collaborative computational project which aims at developing a platform for synergistic PET-MR reconstruction. He co-organises Training Schools and Workshops on this theme. The project is led by Dr Kris Thielemans (UCL) and funded by EPSRC.

FAST TD1401 COST Action: FAST aims to establish an interdisciplinary network that brings together experts from different fields of interest in order to develop photon instrumentation with an unparalleled timing precision of less than 100 ps. Dr Tsoumpas is the UK member of the Management Committee and of the Core Group as coordinator of the dissemination and outreach activities.

Crystal Clear: An active international academic research collaboration initiated and managed at CERN. Among many research areas it is involved in the research and development of novel materials for medical imaging. Dr Tsoumpas joined as PET reconstruction expert.

Completed Projects

SUBLIMA FP7 EU & HYPERimage FP7 EU: Dr Tsoumpas worked on the development of novel correction methods for non rigid patient motion during PET-MR scanning. His was the first to demonstrate correction for non-rigid motion of PET images using motion field estimations derived from simultaneously acquired MR images. His software developments have been incorporated in STIR library.

PET-MRI TD1007 COST Action: Dr Tsoumpas was the UK representative and the co-chair of the corresponding software workgroup. He has hosted six short-term scientific missions of early stage researchers.

Widening Participation Activities

STEMnet Ambassador: Actively promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at Primary and Secondary Education.

Social Mobility Foundation: Providing internship experience to academically-talented disadvantaged students in order to achieve their potential via a structured program.

Scientists for Global Responsibility: Dr Tsoumpas is active member of the national coordinating committed of an independent UK-based membership organisation that carries out research, education, and advocacy work in order to promote ethical science, design and technology, based on the principles of openness, accountability, peace, social justice, and environmental sustainability.