Margaret Hall-Craggs is Professor of Medical Imaging UCL, and consultant radiologist UCLH. Her medical training was undertaken at the University of Cambridge (Medical Sciences/Physiology), and University College Hospital. She trained as a radiologist at The Middlesex Hospital. Following 3 years as an Action Research clinical research fellow at Great Ormond Street Hospital, where she completed her MD, she was appointed as a Consultant Radiologist specialising in MRI at The Middlesex Hospital, (subsequently merged with University College Hospital). She has been an active member of the international MR community, recently completing 6 years as Secretary to the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, and was the Chair of the ISMRM Annual Meeting Program Committee 2007-2010. She is currently a clinical radiologist with 20% research time funded by the UCLH Biomedical Research Centre. She is a Fellow of the ISMRM.
Margaret has over 240 publications and her current research interest is centred on the imaging and quantitative assessment of bone health in inflammatory arthritis, myeloma and obesity. She works with a multidisciplinary group of radiologists, rheumatologists, physicists and engineers across the UK. Her research career has spanned the imaging of childhood tumours, HIV disease, breast MRI, and Disorders of Sex Development. She was first author of the first clinical paper on MRCP, and worked extensively on breast MR and MR assessment of the axilla in breast cancer. She has supervised MD and PhD students in imaging of HIV disease, inflammatory arthritis, breast MR, bone and obesity.
Summary of current research projects
|Position||Project Title||Funder||Duration (months)||Start Year||Greant award|
|PI||Improving the management and outcome of JIA: Development of quantitaive mangetic resonance imaging for assessing disease. Activity and drug response.||Action Medical Reseeach||36||2018||£196,088|
|Co-I||The effect of therapeutic interventions used in the treatment of obesity on organ and total body fat measured using MRI||UCLH BRC||48||2018||£89,946|
|PI||Quantitative MRI to measure bone marrow oedema in SpA: further validation of the DyNAMISM study||Novartis||24||2018||£20,000|
|PI||Automated skeletal segmentation and biomarker extraction to optimize the clinical use of quantitative MRI in inflammatory arthritis||Rosetrees Foundation||24||2018||£56,000|
|Co-I||Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers of Skeletal Inflammation: Biological Validation and Response Prediction||UCLH Biomedical Research Centre||18||2018||£95,820|
|PI||The Barbara Ansell National Network for Adolescent Rheumatology (BANNAR)||BANNAR Research Project Pilot Grant||36||2016||£43,000|
|Development, Validation and Clinical Implementation of Novel MRI Biomarkers of Inflammation in Enthesitis-Related Arthritis||Arthritis Research UK Clinical Research Fellowship||24||2016||£115,696|
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