Magnetic Resonance Imaging Group
The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) group is interested in developing MRItechniques to increase image contrast and resolution by exploiting new contrast mechanisms. The current goal of my research programme is to characterise frequency and susceptibility contrasts and to develop and translate MRI techniques exploiting these mechanisms to improve disease diagnosis and monitoring of therapies.
Conventional MRI uses only the signal magnitude, but utilising the frequency (or phase) of the MRI signal has dramatically improved visualisation of tissue structure and can reveal tissue composition. During my previous post at the USA National Institutes of Health, I developed new methods to calculate tissue magnetic susceptibility maps from MRI frequency images. MRI tissue Susceptibility Mapping is an exciting technique and a rapidly growing research area. Together with my research group and collaborators, I now aim to unlock the potential of these MRI frequency and susceptibility methods to generate clinical MRI biomarkers of disease.
Past MSc project students:
- Rosie Goodburn - Oct 2014-Aug 2015 - Rosie had an e-poster titled "Characterising and Modelling Susceptibility Artifacts in the Mouse Brain at 9.4 T" at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the ISMRM in Singapore
- James Breen-Norris - Oct 2013-Aug 2014 - James won the 2014 IPEM Prize for the best MSc project in the Department
- Tom Durnall - Oct 2012-Aug 2013
- Alim Yucel-Finn - Oct 2012-Aug 2013
Past undergraduate project and summer students:
- David Adams - Oct 2015-Apr 2016
- James Kerrison - Oct 2014-Apr 2015
- Esther Uwannah - Jun 2014-Apr 2015 - Esther won the UCL Faculty of Engineering Undergraduate Research Opportunities Scheme bursary and runner-up prize
- Adam Tyson - Sept 2012-May 2013
- Amy Johnson - Jun 2012-Aug 2012 - Amy was awarded a Nuffield Foundation Undergraduate Research Bursary