My MD thesis concerned CT colonography, then in its infancy. Many of the resulting publications were the first descriptions of technical optimisation worldwide and provided the first insights into physician training and patient experience.
To date I am in the top 3 most published authors on CT colonography in the world. I was first author on the pan European consensus statement on CT colonography, and provided advice to the Chinese government on implementation. I am asked to speak on the subject both nationally and internationally (for example Japan, China, USA as well as Europe). I lead the new 3T MRI research facility at UCLH and am building research programs in pelvic floor imaging, imaging inflammatory bowel disease and functional MRI in the assessment of inflammation and perfusion.
In particular I am developing a translational research program into functional MRI techniques with applications in many clinical areas, for example, oncology (eg paediatric lymphoma), thoracic medicine (characterization of mediastinal lymphadenopathy), hepatology and bowel (particularly in inflammatory bowel disease). For example we have recently demonstrated for the first time that MRI perfusion measurements can predict angiogenesis in crohns disease, and have received a CRUK BIDD award to investigate the use of MRI in staging lymphoma. I am also part of a consortium developing a computer model of the GI tract with reference to MRI in Crohns disease, awarded 3M Euros from the EU FP7 scheme. I am the academic lead for the Walport ACF scheme in clinical radiology at UCL.