Head of Research (NCCPM)

Title: Head of Research (NCCPM)
Email: ken.young@nhs.net
Phone: 01494223344 (+4567)
Section: NCCPM

Posts Held

Ken Young has been the Consultant Physicist in charge of the National Coordinating Centre for the Physics of Mammography since 1990, and Visiting Professor of Medical Physics at the University of Surrey since 2006. From 2007 to 2014 he was also the Director of Research at the Royal Surrey County Hospital . He has played a leading role in developing the technical standards for mammography in the UK and the rest of Europe and has published widely on the physics of breast cancer imaging with X-rays.

Research Interests

Specific Research interests include:
  • The measurement of radiation doses in mammography
  • Risk and benefit analysis for mammographic screening
  • Optimisation of mammographic image quality and radiation dose
  • Measurements of breast composition
  • Standards and performance of digital mammography systems
  • Objective assessment and clinical relevance of image quality
  • Simulation of the mammographic imaging process
  • Digital breast tomosynthesis