Centre for Cardiovascular Science

Carmel Moran Research Group

Information on the research interests, projects, and members of Carmel Moran's Research Group.

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Professor Carmel Moran

Personal Chair of Preclinical Ultrasound


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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Research Group Members

Name (sorted in ascending order) Role Email
Adrian Thomson Preclinical Imaging Research Associate adrian.thomson@ed.ac.uk

Other Research Group Members

Ms Marion Bacou PhD Student, IGMM M.Bacou@sms.ed.ac.uk
Mr Harry Carstairs MPhys Student, School of Physics s1332488@sms.ed.ac.uk
Mr Adeel Shafi PhD Student, School of Engineering A.Shafi@ed.ac.uk