Sofia Michopoulou
Imaging (human)
Principal Clinical Scientist

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Sofia is a principal clinical scientist, one of the medical physics experts (MPE) for nuclear medicine and the deputy lead for nuclear medicine physics. She supports the general nuclear medicine, SPECT/CT and PET/CT services at UHS and leads the introduction of new diagnostic and therapeutic techniques.

Sofia teaches medical imaging at BSc and MSc level at the University of Southampton and University of Surrey, and delivers part of the Fellows of Royal College of Radiology (FRCR) physics module.

Sofia’s research interests focus on the development of imaging biomarkers for disease characterisation in neurology and oncology.


Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

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BRAIN AI: Biomarker Research Assessing Inflammation in Neurodegeneration using Artificial Intelligence

Dementia diagnosis is complex and subjective, especially in the early stages of the disease. It takes on average over 2 years from symptom onset to diagnosis. Inflammation is seen as a driver leading to accelerated …

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