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Dr Calum Gray

Research Fellow

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Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Edinburgh
Bachelor of Music, University of Edinburgh

Professional Qualifications

Chartered Scientist, CSci
Member of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, MIPEM

Current Research Interests

I provide a full range of image analysis support in Clinical Research Studies, from general image processing tasks to custom software development.  My major areas of research have focussed on:

  • Development of non-invasive imaging-based biomarkers of disease (encompassing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, fetal imaging, novel MRI contrast agents, and quantitative assessment of muscle and adipose tissue)
  • Development of new/novel post-processing and analysis techniques on data from medical imaging modalities - including MRI, CT, PET, ultrasound, microscopy, and photography (conventional and retinal)
  • Application of image processing, manipulation and quantification techniques (e.g. registration, segmentation, region of interest analysis, volumetric analysis, image enhancement, and 3D visualisation)

Why is it important?
Non-invasive imaging techniques are essential diagnostic tools in modern medicine, allowing the study of disease or the effect of a drug in vivo, over a period of time.  In clinical research, non-invasive imaging can assist in the discovery and assessment of biomarkers (a measureable characteristic or indicator reflecting the severity or presence of a disease state).  Biomarkers will aid the path to personalised medicine, where treatments are individually tailored to specific patients to allow highly efficient intervention in disease processes.  However, modern non-invasive imaging modalities such as computerised tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET), and ultrasound can yield huge volumes of data, and therefore require sophisticated data/image processing techniques to handle and make sense of all the information.

Research activities & awards

  1. Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Update

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventProfessional Development and Training

  2. Overcoming Unconscious Bias

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventProfessional Development and Training

  3. Hosting high school student

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic Engagement – Schools engagement

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