Professor of Magnetic Resonance Physics
University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine.
Email: mjg40 at cam.ac.uk
Honorary Consultant Clinical Scientist
Head of MR Physics and Imaging IT, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Email: martin.graves at nhs.net Tel.: +44 (0)1223 256417
Martin Graves graduated in Physics with Medical Applications from the University of London in 1984. His first post was as a Medical Physicist working in the Department of Medical Electronics at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London, where he developed electronic systems for both a 0.08 T vertical field MRI system (M&D 800) and a dedicated NMR relaxometry system. Whilst at Barts he obtained his MSc in Medical Electronics and Physics. In 1987 he moved to the Department of Radiological Sciences at Guy’s Hospital where he worked on methods for the visualisation and quantification of blood flow using a 1.5T Philips MRI system. In 1989, he was appointed as a Senior Physicist in Medical Computing within the Department of Clinical Physics and Bioengineering at Guy’s where he continued his research into MRI as well as supporting the departmental computing infrastructure. In 1992 he moved to St. George’s Hospital in South London as Principal Physicist in MRI, primarily supporting cardiovascular imaging on a 1.5T GE system. In 1996, he moved to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge where he leads the MRI Physics group as well as acting as the Information Technology lead for the Department of Imaging. He obtained his PhD in 2010 from the University of Cambridge. In 2021 he was appointed to an ad hominem Professorship in MR Physics in the University of Cambridge. He continues to support the NHS as an Honorary Consultant Clinical Scientist.
Professor Graves is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA); fellow of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM); honorary member of the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR); senior fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (ISMRM); and fellow of the British Institute of Radiology (BIR). In 2018 he was awarded the IPEM academic gold medal. He is currently active on several international national committees and working parties including: the American Board of MR Safety (ABMRS); the joint RCR/IPEM/CoR Clinical Imaging Board; and the BIR MR Special Interest Group. He has co-authored over 200 publications as well as several textbooks including: the award-winning MRI: from Picture to Proton; Physics MCQs for the Part 1 FRCR; The Physics and Mathematics of MRI; and Fast Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging. He has also co-edited Carotid Disease: The Role of Imaging in Diagnosis. He teaches on many MRI courses, both nationally and internationally, and has received ISMRM Outstanding Teacher awards in 2006 and 2011. In 2021 he received the Society of Magnetic resonance Radiographers and Technologists (SMRT) Crues Kressel award. His current research interests are in the development of MR imaging, reconstruction, and analysis methods for morphological and functional body imaging, including cardiovascular and oncology applications.
British Institute of Radiology MR Special Interest Group
Orcid ID: 0000-0003-4327-3052
Last 5 Publications
- Woitek R, McLean MA, Ursprung S, Rueda OM, Manzano Garcia R, Locke MJ, et al. Hyperpolarized carbon-13 MRI for early response assessment of neoadjuvant chemotherapy in breast cancer patients. Cancer Res. 2021 doi:10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-21-1499.
- Li H, Wang S, Graves MJ, Lomas DJ, Priest AN. Subtractive NCE-MRA: Improved background suppression using robust regression-based weighted subtraction. Magn Reson Med. 2021;85(2):694-708. doi:10.1002/mrm.28443.
- Li H, Graves MJ, Shaida N, Prashar A, Lomas DJ, Priest AN. Highly accelerated subtractive femoral non-contrast-enhanced MRA using compressed sensing with k-space subtraction, phase and intensity correction. Magn Reson Med. 2021;86(1):320-34. doi:10.1002/mrm.28736.
- Graves MJ. 3 T: the good, the bad and the ugly. Br J Radiol. 2021:20210708. doi:10.1259/bjr.20210708.
- Baxter GC, Patterson AJ, Woitek R, Allajbeu I, Graves MJ, Gilbert F. Improving the image quality of DWI in breast cancer: comparison of multi-shot DWI using multiplexed sensitivity encoding to conventional single-shot echo-planar imaging DWI. Br J Radiol. 2021;94(1119):20200427. doi:10.1259/bjr.20200427.
Top 5 Publications
- Trivedi RA, U-King-Im JM, Graves MJ, Cross JJ, Horsley J, Goddard MJ, et al. In vivo detection of macrophages in human carotid atheroma: Temporal dependence of ultrasmall superparamagnetic particles of iron oxide-enhanced MRI. Stroke. 2004;35(7):1631–5. doi:10.1161/01.STR.0000131268.50418.b7. [282 Citations]
- Trivedi RA, Mallawarachi C, U-King-Im JM, Graves MJ, Horsley J, Goddard MJ, et al. Identifying inflamed carotid plaques using in vivo USPIO-enhanced MR imaging to label plaque macrophages. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. 2006;26(7):1601–6. doi:10.1161/01.ATV.0000222920.59760.df. [251 Citations]
- Davies JR, Rudd JHF, Fryer TD, Graves MJ, Clark JC, Kirkpatrick PJ, et al. Identification of culprit lesions after transient ischemic attack by combined 18F fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography and high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging. Stroke. 2005;36(12):2642–7. doi:10.1161/01.STR.0000190896.67743.b1. [245 Citations]
- Tang TY, Howarth SPS, Miller SR, Graves MJ, Patterson AJ, U-King-Im JM, et al. The ATHEROMA (Atorvastatin Therapy: Effects on Reduction of Macrophage Activity) Study. Evaluation Using Ultrasmall Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Carotid Disease. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2009;53(22):2039–50. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2009.03.018. [199 Citations]
- Li ZY, Howarth S, Trivedi RA, U-King-Im JM, Graves MJ, Brown A, et al. Stress analysis of carotid plaque rupture based on in vivo high resolution MRI. Journal of Biomechanics. 2006;39(14):2611–22. doi:10.1016/j.jbiomech.2005.08.022. [164 Citations]
- Buonincontri G, Kaggie J, Graves M. Fast Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Morgan & Claypool Publishers; 2020.
- McRobbie DW, Moore EA, Graves MJ. MRI from picture to proton: Cambridge University Press; 2017.
- Ansorge R, Graves M. The Physics and Mathematics of MRI: Morgan & Claypool Publishers; 2016.
- Ilyas S, Matys T, Sheikh-Bahaei N, Yamamoto AK, Graves MJ. Physics MCQs for the part 1 FRCR: Cambridge University Press; 2011. 1–149-1– p.
- McRobbie DW, Moore EA, Graves MJ, Prince MR. MRI from picture to proton: Cambridge University Press; 2007.
- Gillard JH, Graves MJ, Hatsukami T, Yuan C. Carotid disease: the role of imaging in diagnosis and management: Cambridge University Press; 2007.
- McRobbie DW, Moore EA, Graves MJ, Prince MR. MRI from picture to proton: Cambridge University Press; 2003.
- Clinical Imaging Board. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment, operations and planning in the NHS. April 2017