Centre for Medical Imaging


Professor Margaret Hall-Craggs

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. 

Research summary

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

PositionProject TitleFunderDuration (months)Start YearGreant award
PIImproving the management and outcome of JIA: Development of quantitaive mangetic resonance imaging for assessing disease. Activity and drug response.Action Medical Reseeach362018£196,088
Co-IThe effect of therapeutic interventions used in the treatment of obesity on organ and total body fat measured using MRIUCLH BRC482018£89,946
PIQuantitative MRI to measure bone marrow oedema in SpA: further validation of the DyNAMISM studyNovartis242018£20,000
PIAutomated skeletal segmentation and biomarker extraction to optimize the clinical use of quantitative MRI in inflammatory arthritisRosetrees Foundation242018£56,000
Co-IQuantitative Imaging Biomarkers of Skeletal Inflammation: Biological Validation and Response PredictionUCLH Biomedical Research Centre182018£95,820
PIThe Barbara Ansell National Network for Adolescent Rheumatology (BANNAR)BANNAR Research Project Pilot Grant362016£43,000


Development, Validation and Clinical Implementation of Novel MRI Biomarkers of Inflammation in Enthesitis-Related ArthritisArthritis Research UK Clinical Research Fellowship242016£115,696

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Current Research ProjectsCompleted Research Grants