Heart / cardiovascular
Cardiovascular disease is a major health problem & our research focuses on myocardial infarction, myopathies & inflammation, coronary heart disease, arterial thrombosis, peripheral artery disease, stroke & angina, plus underlying causes such as arthrosclerosis.
Advanced non-invasive imaging techniques (CT, MR, PET-CT, PET-MR) now allow detailed investigation of the cardiovascular system providing information with respect to anatomy, tissue composition, function, flow & disease activity. This allows us to answer a wide range of clinical research questions, using the optimal imaging modality for the research question at hand. This ranges from detailed questions regarding cardiovascular pathophysiology, to multi-centre randomised controlled trials investigating whether novel imaging techniques can improve patient care & clinical outcomes (e.g SCOTHEART, EVOLVED).
For further details please visit the Centre for Cardiovascular Research
Edinburgh Imaging Staff with a focus on Cardiovascular Research
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)
Carotid artery imaging
Coronary artery disease
Myopathies & inflammation
Relevant Edinburgh Imaging publications