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Cambridge Cardiovascular



We develop techniques for morphological and functional body imaging, including cardiovascular applications.


Key publications: 

Optimization of improved motion-sensitized driven-equilibrium (iMSDE) blood suppression for carotid artery wall imaging. Zhu C, Graves MJ, Yuan J, Sadat U, Gillard JH, Patterson AJ. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2014 Aug 9;16:61.

3D high-resolution contrast enhanced MRI of carotid atheroma--a technical update. Zhu C, Sadat U, Patterson AJ, Teng Z, Gillard JH, Graves MJ. Magn Reson Imaging. 2014 Jun;32(5):594-7.

The influence of computational strategy on prediction of mechanical stress in carotid atherosclerotic plaques: comparison of 2D structure-only, 3D structure-only, one-way and fully coupled fluid-structure interaction analyses. Huang Y, Teng Z, Sadat U, Graves MJ, Bennett MR, Gillard JH. J Biomech. 2014 Apr 11;47(6):1465-71.

Estimation of aortic pulse pressure using Fourier velocity encoded M-mode MR. Taviani V, Hickson SS, Hardy CJ, Patterson AJ, Young VE, McEniery CM, Wilkinson IB, Gillard JH, Graves MJ. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2014 Jan;39(1):85-93.

Improved artery-vein separation with acceleration-dependent preparation for non-contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography. Priest AN, Taviani V, Graves MJ, Lomas DJ. Magn Reson Med. 2014 Sep;72(3):699-706.

Carotid artery stiffness in patients with symptomatic carotid artery disease with contralateral asymptomatic carotid artery disease and in patients with bilateral asymptomatic carotid artery disease: a cine phase-contrast carotid MR study. Sadat U, Usman A, Howarth SP, Tang TY, Alam F, Graves MJ, Gillard JH. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2014 Apr;23(4):743-8.

Body MRI artifacts in clinical practice: a physicist's and radiologist's perspective. Graves MJ, Mitchell DG. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2013 Aug;38(2):269-87.

Intraplaque stretch in carotid atherosclerotic plaque--an effective biomechanical predictor for subsequent cerebrovascular ischemic events. Teng Z, Sadat U, Wang W, Bahaei NS, Chen S, Young VE, Graves MJ, Gillard JH. PLoS One. 2013 Apr 23;8(4):e61522.

In vivo MRI-based simulation of fatigue process: a possible trigger for human carotid atherosclerotic plaque rupture. Huang Y, Teng Z, Sadat U, He J, Graves MJ, Gillard JH. Biomed Eng Online. 2013 Apr 23;12:36.

Carotid stenosis assessment with multi-detector CT angiography: comparison between manual and automatic segmentation methods. Zhu C, Patterson AJ, Thomas OM, Sadat U, Graves MJ, Gillard JH. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Apr;29(4):899-905.

Head of MR Physics and Radiology IT
Affiliated Lecturer (NHS)
Dr Martin  Graves

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