Award win for Innovative Image Sharing Platform

An image sharing system that is radically changing how clinical images are accessed won Digital or Artificial Intelligence Innovation of the Year at the recent West Midlands Academic Health Science Network Celebration of Innovation Awards. The West Midlands Regional Image Sharing Platform (RISP) has been developed by a core team at founder member University Hospitals … Continue reading “Award win for Innovative Image Sharing Platform”

Ground-breaking study tests whether rejected livers can be made viable for transplantation

When a liver is deemed unsuitable for transplantation, can anything be done to make it viable? Researchers at the University of Birmingham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham are collaborating on a major study to investigate the use of a liver perfusion machine to increase the number of available viable organs – reducing transplant waiting lists … Continue reading “Ground-breaking study tests whether rejected livers can be made viable for transplantation”

New study explores link between kidney transplants and heart health

Can kidney transplantation¬†reverse the heart and blood circulation damage that is often caused by chronic kidney disease? BHP researchers have been awarded ¬£272,481 in British Heart Foundation (BHF) funding to lead a clinical trial to discover more. When kidneys become impaired, the heart also suffers as it has to increase its workload to pump blood … Continue reading “New study explores link between kidney transplants and heart health”