I am a clinical cardiothoracic radiologist with experience in lung, cardiovascular and oncologic imaging. I am interested in multidisciplinary research approaches with the application of novel imaging techniques and advanced quantitative software tools to provide better analysis of disease states and wish to develop imaging as a biomarker. In addition to the relatively traditional single organ system approach, I am interested in the interactions of these systems within the larger groups of diseases, including COPD, asthma, atherosclerosis and cancer. Towards this end, I intend to develop programs that will appeal to multiple specialities that may not currently be working together within a single group of researchers. Apart from these ideas and interests, I am trained in Clinical Epidemiology and am interested in developing Evidence Based Radiology into clinical practice and build this within the registrar training scheme. It is my firm belief that this will aid in developing an academic career pathway within Radiology. My current role is that of director of the clinical research imaging centre, which houses 3T MRI, 128 PET-CT and 320 detector row CT. This is supported by a GE cyclotron with a fully functional MHRA inspected GMP radiochemistry facility as well as a research laboratory, allowing clinical/research production as well as development of novel radiotracers. An integrated advanced image analysis laboratory completes the centre.
Respiratory Medicine Imaging Cardiovascular Imaging (both systemic and pulmonary circulation) Molecular and Oncologic Imaging
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Harm Tiddens (Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands) International
Graham Barr (Columbia University, New York, NY) International
Kevin Flaherty (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI) International
Matthijs Oudkerk (State University Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands) International
Hans-Ulrich Kauczor (University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany) International
Eric Hoffman (University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA) International
Jim Wild (University of Sheffield) United Kingdom
David Kiely (University of Sheffield) United Kingdom
David Lynch (National Jewish Hospital, Denver, CO) International
James Crapo (National Jewish Hospital, Denver, CO) International
Bill MacNee (University of Edinburgh) Scotland
David Newby (University of Edinburgh) Scotland
John Murchison (Lothian University Health Trust) Scotland
Yoshi Ohno (Kobe University, Kobe, Japan) International
Saeed Mirsadraee (University of Edinburgh) Scotland
The list is much longer and I apologise if I forgot to mention anyone !