Dr Scott Semple

University of Edinburgh

Scott has worked in Magnetic Resonance Imaging research since 1996, awarded a PhD in cardiac MRI in 2001 at the University of Aberdeen. Scott continued to design, implement and manage novel imaging research in cardiac and oncology imaging in Aberdeen before returning to the University of Edinburgh in 2008 to set up the cardiac MRI research group in the Clinical Research Imaging Centre where he is the Deputy Director of the facility. Now part of the Edinburgh Imaging group, Scott continues to specialise in novel clinical imaging research using a combination of MRI, PET and CT scanning, and has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles in this field. A particular interest in novel MRI contrast agents has led Scott to develop new clinical applications in cardiovascular inflammation and viability.

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging of myocardial viability

Use of manganese-based contrast agents in cardiac magnetic resonance imaging allows direct visualisation of myocardial viability in a range of cardiomyopathies. Uptake of these agents in the heart is mediated by voltage-gated calcium channels. This seminar will describe the application of these agents in cardiac imaging in patients and potential use in assessing heart failure progression and potential for use in the development of novel therapies.


  • Mrs Simerjit Rai: Speaking at the Medical Imaging Convention

    Mrs Simerjit Rai
    Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust

    Patient initiated follow-up and surveillance (story so far)

  • Rachel Watt: Speaking at the Medical Imaging Convention

    Rachel Watt
    British Association of MR Radiographers (BAMRR)

    BAMRR- 30 years on....

  • Professor Xujiong Ye: Speaking at the Medical Imaging Convention

    Professor Xujiong Ye
    University of Lincoln

    Medical Image Analysis using Artificial Intelligence

  • Dr Raj Jena: Speaking at the Medical Imaging Convention

    Dr Raj Jena
    Microsoft Research Cambridge & University of Cambridge Department of Oncology

    Building AI workflows for segmentation and analysis of medical imaging

  • Dr Katy Szczepura: Speaking at the Medical Imaging Convention

    Dr Katy Szczepura
    University of Salford

    Conspicuity Index – a novel method for assessing lesion visibility in DICOM images