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Prof Carmel Moran

Personal Chair of Preclinical Ultrasound

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Phone: + 44 131 242 6319

Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of London
The Physical Basis for Ultrasonic Investigation of Human Skin
Master of Science, University of Aberdeen
Some Aspects of Telediaphanography
Bachelor of Science, Queen's University Belfast


I am currently a reader in Medical Physics in Centre for Cardiovascular Science and have been involved in both clinical and preclinical ultrasound studies over the past 20 years.

I run the Biomedical Imaging theme in the MSc by Research in Biomedical Sciences and also the preclinical imaging theme in the online Imaging MSc

I am currently President of the British  Medical Ultrasound Society

My research in a nutshell


The primary focus of my research is  high frequency ultrasound and ultrasonic contrast agents.  In 2008, with Wellcome Trust funding (£516K), I established the preclinical ultrasound imaging facility at the University of Edinburgh and have recently been part of a successful application to the Wellcome Trust to establish a preclinical large animal imaging facility.  Using ultrasound imaging, we can image adult, neonates and embryonic hearts, livers and kidneys and study their structure and blood flow dynamics in real-time.  Additionally using in-house and commerically available ultrasonic contrast agents, we can study the perfusion of organs.  In collaboration with NHS colleagues, I am developing novel high resolution test phantoms for performance assessment of preclincial imaging techniques.







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