Prof Stavros Stivaros BSc (Hons) MBChB FRCR PhD

Director of Imaging

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Research interests

I believe that my research must have translation across the whole of the NHS such that all children may benefit from the imaging advances we develop.  For this reason not only does my work focus on developing paediatric brain imaging, but also on decision support systems so that this advanced imaging can be employed across the whole NHS no matter what the local level of expertise.  My NIHR funded work tasks me to develop techniques to better assess hydrocephalus (water on the brain) in children before and after treatment and to facilitate such techniques being applied on all scanners within the NHS.  This maximises capital expenditure by using these machines to undertake advanced imaging on patients at their local hospital.  This saves the child having to attend the local supra-regional paediatric neurosurgery centre and have five days of inpatient admission (with invasive brain pressure monitoring,) by replacing such with a 20 minute brain scan.  In financial terms this represents a 2 million pound saving to the NHS in the assessment of treatment failure alone.  My cross domain work has been recognised nationally by the British Society of Neuroradiologists having been awarded the Burrows prize in 2009 and 2011 and internationally being shortlisted for the American Society of Neuroradiologists Cornelius Dyke Award in 2011.     


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