The Trust hosts excellent facilities for clinical research into heart and lung disease.
These are available to Trust researchers and their academic and industrial collaborators
Clinical research facility
The Trust has a dedicated clinical research facility that includes paediatric and adult inpatient-bed and outpatient-consulting rooms. There is also a dedicated research centre for interventional cardiology studies which included a catheter laboratory which is linked to a 3T MRI scanner.
The Trust’s biobank allows both access to retrospective biological specimens as well as the infrastructure for prospective collection. The biobank is a vital facility for both the cardiovascular and the respiratory BRU.
State-of-the-art, high-throughput sequencing research facility.
The Trust hosts state-of-the-art imaging facilities including a 1.5T and 3T Magnetic Resonance Imagers (MRI). Situated in the basement of the Royal Brompton Hospital, the Trust has a Siemens Skyra 3T scanner specifically for research. A team of MR physicists, radiographers and nurses support the facility.
In addition, the Trust has a research echocardiography facility co-located in our interventional cardiology research centre.