J Graeme Houston

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Professor

Biography

Professor Graeme Houston qualified in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University in 1983 before studying Anatomy at King’s College, London. He then went on to study Clinical Medicine at St Thomas’s Hospital London gaining MB Bchir in 1987. His junior hospital posts were in the Western Infirmary in Glasgow, where he developed an interest in the expanding field of Radiology and Image Guided Therapy in the emerging specialty of Interventional Radiology. Following a fellowship in Vancouver, Canada he was appointed NHS Consultant Radiologist in Dundee in 1995. He developed the clinical MRI and Interventional Radiology services in Tayside (1995-2015) and, increasingly active in research, he was appointed SINAPSE Professor of Clinical Imaging in the University of Dundee in 2009. Nationally, he has served on NHS Scotland Advisory Groups (SIGN Guidelines, Imaging Strategy, National Procurement, Scottish Radiological Society), Medical Research Council EME Board and Prioritisation Groups, Royal College of Radiology Scottish Standing Committee and Research Committee, and is a Fellow of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe.

He is currently Co-Director of the Clinical Research Imaging Facility, a University of Dundee and NHS Tayside collaboration delivering clinical imaging for both research and NHS service. The facilities comprise 2 MRI scanners (1.5 and 3T), a digital PET CT, Interventional Fluoroscopy and ultrasound in the Clinical Research Centre and Institute for Medical Science and Technology. He runs a wide range of clinical and basic research projects based on clinical imaging with established multi-centred clinical and commercial collaborations as well as active basic science and translational imaging research in engineering, computer science and anatomy. He has supervised 20 MD/PhDs. His basic research is focussed on developing and applying new imaging and image guided therapeutic techniques and medical devices into clinical practice. His major clinical research interests are the improvement of non-invasive methods of assessing patient risk factors for disease, the development of new minimal invasive treatments, and the use of imaging techniques to improve understanding of the pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease.

In total he has led or jointly held over £17m in 50 research grants (British Heart Foundation, CSO, MRC, EU, Wellcome Trust). He has published 250 papers, holds over 30 patents comprising 12 patent families, 11 design patents. He is a Founder and Director of an NHS spinout company Vascular Flow Technologies Ltd.

Research

 

Dec 2009 – May 2016

Chair of Clinical Imaging & Intervention

University of Dundee, Division of Metabolisms and Clinical Medicine, Dundee, United Kingdom

Dec 2009 – May 2016

Chair of Clinical Imaging & Intervention

University of Dundee, Division of Cardiovascular & Diabetes Medicine, Dundee, United Kingdom

Dec 2009 – Jan 2016

Chair of Clinical Imaging

University of Dundee, Division of Cardiovascular & Diabetes Medicine, Dundee, United Kingdom

Sep 1995 – Nov 2009

Consultant Radiologist

NHS Tayside, Clinical Radiology, Dundee, United Kingdom

Citations 1152

 

 

My main research interests are imaging and intervention in Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes, working with colleagues in the University of Dundee, NHS Tayside and more widely through the Tayside Medical Science Centre (TASC). My current research activities are aligned with the main medical school clinical research themes:

Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke and Diabetes

My major research interests are the improvement of non-invasive methods of assessing patient risk factors for disease, the assessment of presence, site and severity of disease using MRI or CT, and the use of imaging techniques to improve understanding of pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease. Current work is in vulnerable plaque, haemodynamic analysis and overall atheroma burden using MRI.

Heart Disease

We have used MRI in the assessment of drug effectiveness in heart failure and hypertension (BHF,CSO, MRC, Chest Heart and Stroke), in particular Left Ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is a strong independent CV risk factor. We have used MRI to explore novel approaches such as reducing oxidative stress (allopurinol) or achieving lower than normal target BPs. In addition we have undertaken a major MRI study, the TASCFORCE Project (Souter Charitable Foundation, Tenovus), which assesses cardiovascular risk in a large population based study (40,000 patients) using 3T MRI. Additional work is researching the effect of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on the heart and major blood vessels (Wellcome Trust) and large arterial stiffness (MRC).

Stroke

Initially the work led to an improved understanding of how stroke affects the muscles of respiration. Recent work has assessed the use of CT Angiography compared to Doppler Ultrasound in the assessment of risk of further stroke and correlation of carotid arterial plaque with MRI and Trans-cranial Doppler in patients with Transient Ischaemic Attacks (TMRI). Future work will examine the link between stroke and cardiac disease (BHF) using MRI.

Renal Disease

This work has improved the understanding of MRI blood flow patterns, perfusion, assessment of renal damage and the link to tests of renal function (CSO funded). Current funded work examines the link between kidney disease and cardiac function (BHF), and a large collaborative EU research examining haemodynamics in renal vascular access (ReDVA , www.redva.eu) to improve the outcome for patients with kidnay failure.

Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)

Recent work has focused on blood flow haemodynamics in atheromatous disease and treatments of PVD using arterial 3-d geometries and haemodynamic wall stress predictions using computerised fluid dynamics (SE, DTI). Current work is looking at imaging and biomarker predictors of PVD progression.

Whole Body Atheroma Burden

A programme of grant funded research is underway (TMRC, IMI EU,CSO, MRS) to evaluate biomarkers and MR imaging markers for whole body atheroma burden assessment as a means of determining those patients at most risk for rapid disease progression, optimising patients treatments using imaging to stratify patients to appropriate interventions. This work focuses on advanced MR image acquisition and analysis techniques with collaborations internally with computing and externally with Guerbet and Toshiba Medical Visualization Europe Ltd.

Endovascular Therapy Techniques

We have developed the applications of blood haemodynamics to cardiovascular disease, particularly in relation to long term effectiveness of vascular graft, stent grafts, and stents (CSO, Edwards Lifesciences, Cordis, Vascular Flow Technologies).

Interventional Radiology Technique Development

We have a particular interest in the development of interventional radiological techniques, having worked on vascular embolisation, tumour ablation, and gene therapy delivery techniques (EU, Tenovus), working closely with the Institute of Medical Science and Technology (IMSAT), acting as advisor and PhD supervisor on cardiovascular implants and imaging and seeking to replace animal testing in this field with cadaveric models (Hadwen Trust).

Community/Public Health in Cardiovascular Disease

This work is aimed at improving patients understanding of clinical investigations and disease. This collaborative work with the School of Arts, Media and Imaging at Duncan University uses state of the art computer, graphics and display facilities. Displayed at the British Institute of Radiology, this work allows wide collaborative research potential in the Medical School, Dental School, the School of Life Sciences and Mathematics, with projects predominantly in cardiovascular disease (MRC, Sangster Foundation, AHRB, NESTA), stroke and diabetes. These techniques enhance patients understanding of clinical imaging, disease processes, assist in medical student and postgraduate training, and assist treatment planning and responses to therapy. By working closely with Community Health Partnerships and general practitioners, this has the potential to significantly improve the patient’s experience of “the patient journey” and their disease.

PhD supervision

Houston PhD’s and MD Projects

2017-2020 - Ping Tie - Evaluation of the clinical efficacy of texture analysis in myocardial quantification

2017-2020 - Amad Alzahrani - Cardiovascular CT Angiography acquisition and image analysis optimisation

2017-2020 - Claire Fitton - Anatomic and Physiologic modelling in cardiovascular disease

2016 - 2019 – Helen McLeod – The Development of Cardiovascular Applications of the Thiel Cadaveric Model.

2015 - 2018 – Shaween Al-Talabany – Epicardial Adipose Tissue: Relationship with Cardiovascular Disease and the Impact of Therapeutic Intervention.

2015 - 2018 – Conor MacDonald – Pre-Operative Factors Relating to AVF Outcome.

2015 - 2018 – Laura Young – Investigating the Safety and Efficacy of Gadolinium Based Contrast Agents.

2013 - 2018 – Manal Alnaas – CT Scan Ischaemic Changes in Thrombolytic Acute Stroke Patients – Opportunities to Improve Outcomes.

2013 - 2017 – Jonathan Weir-McCall – Pulmonary Arterial Haemodynamics Imaging.

2013 - 2016 – Matt Lambert MD

2012 - 2017 – Lynne McCormick – Whole Body MRA Quantitative Analysis.

2012 - 2016 – Enrico Pellegrini – Widefield Optical Imaging in Cardiovascular Disease.

2011 - 2015 – Deirdre Cassidy – Magnetic Resonance Assessment of Aortic Stiffness in Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease.

2011 - 2015 – Efstratios Kokkalis – Fluid Dynamic Assessments of Spiral Flow Induced by Vascular Grafts.

2010 - 2014 – Fabiola Guitierrez – Computer Simulation of Image Guided Procedure Workflow.

2010 - 2014 – Martin Rube – Devices for MR Guided Interventions.

2008 - 2012 – Shona Matthew – The Development and Assessment of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging for the Detection of Age- and Disease-Related Changes in the Human Heart.

2008 - 2011 – Christophe Sarran – Predictors of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Rupture.

2005 - 2008 – John McGhee – 3D Visualisation of Cardiovascular Disease.

MSc/MPhys/BSc Projects

2016

Grace Thompson – Improving the Calibration of MED Testers (BSc)

Kimberley Timmins – A Dosimetry Review of Daylight Photodynamic Therapy (MPhys)

Catherine Brearley (BSc)

Aaron Daubney (BSc)

2015

Conor MacDonald – A Computational Validation of MRI as a Surveillance Tool for Vascular Access in End-Stage Renal Disease (MPhys)

Laura Young – Computed Tomography: Dose Audits, Image Quality and Optimisation Techniques (MPhys)

Amy Gallacher – Phantom Testing and Quality Assurance of Cardiac MRI Spectroscopy (BSc)

 

Group members

  • Dr. Manal M Alnaas
  • Mr. Conor J MacDonald
  • Dr. Shona Matthew
  • Mrs. Helen M McLeod
  • Miss Rachel A Stewart
  • Miss Jennifer A Summersgill
  • Mrs. Ping Tie
  • Dr. Jonathan R Weir-McCall
  • Miss Laura Young

Group alumni

John McGhee funded AHRC, Sangster Award – “3d Visualisation in Medical Imaging” - start date August 2005, submitted March 2009. – Senior Lecturer, University of New South Wales, Australia.

Lectures and conferences

Connor V. Cunnane, Leonard D Brown Stephen P Broderick, Craig Dunlop, Graeme J Houston, Michael T Walsh: A preliminary study to determine if arteriovenous fistula configuration generates helical flow and if helical flow is a suffogate marker of exposure to disturbed. Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference., Maryland USA; 07/2016

Zi Tew, Kirsty McNeil, Kirsty Butt, Conor MacDonald, Laura Young, Shona Matthew, Deirdre Cassidy, Graeme Houston: Gadolinium-based contrast causing hypersignals in human brain: A systematic review. UKRC 2016, ACC Liverpool; 06/2016

R Murdoch, S Gandy, R Nicholas, G Houston, P Martin, J Muir, S Matthew, P Guntur-Ramkumar, Ian Cavin: Investigating strategies for optimal 31P MRS clinical cardiac at 3T: Initial Results.. EuroCMR, Florence, Italy; 05/2016

John Graeme Houston: A qualitative assessment of first-pass perfusion bolus timings in the assessment of myocardial ischemia: A magnetic resonance study.. EuroCMR, Florence, Italy; 05/2016

Weir-McCall JR, Khan F, Houston JG: Atheroma burden, cardiac remodelling and epicardial fat: A comparison betewen healthy South Asian and European adults using Whole Body Cardiovascular MR. EuroCMR, Florence, Italy; 05/2016

Helen Mcleod, B F Cox, J Robertson, R Duncan, R Eisma, T Wilkinson, S Matthew, A Barclay, R Bhat, A Melzer, G Houston: Novel Endovascular Simulation Training With Perfused Thiel Embalmed Human Cadavers. 6th National Scottish Medical Education Conference, Edinburgh; 05/2016

Gavin Robertson, Tunde Peto, Michelle Williams, Baljean Dhillon, Graeme Houston, David Newby, Edwin J van Beek, Emanuele Trucco, Alan Fleming, Jano van Hemert: Ultra-Widefield Ophthalmic Imaging for Biomarker Discovery in Hypertension. ARVO 2016; 05/2016

Sven Rothlübbers, Julia Schwaab, Christine Tanner, Senay Mihcin, Graeme Houston, Matthias Günther, Jürgen W. Jenne: US AND MR BASED MOTION TRACKING FOR HIFU AND FUS. ISTU 2016, Tel Aviv, Israel; 03/2016

Lynne McCormick, Joathan Weir-McCall, Richard White, Stephern Gandy, Emanuele Trucco, Alison McNeil, Andrew McNeil, Graeme Houston: Automated arterial identification and the development of algorithms for vascular analysis in whole-body magnetic resonance angiography.. University of Dundee Research Symposium, Crieff Scotland; 02/2016

Weir-McCall JR, Yeap PM, Cassidy DB, White RD, Sudarshan TAP, Zealley IA, Budak MJ, Houston JG: Beyond Stenosis: Assessment of Arterial Functional Status.. RSNA, Chicago USA; 11/2015

P. Maniam, J. R. Weir-McCall, D. B. Cassidy, S. Al-Talabany, H. M. Colhoun, J. G. Houston: EPICARDIAL FAT IN DIABETES MELLITUS AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE MEASURED USING CARDIAC MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING: A SUMMIT SUBSTUDY. Autumn Meeting of the British-Society-for-Cardiovascular-Research -; 11/2015, DOI:10.1136/heartjnl-2015-308734.15

L.D.Brown, S.P. Broderick, S. Morley, E Kokkalis, N Aristokleous, J.G. Houston, M.T. Walsh: Curvature, tortuosity and shear stress: Establishing the physiological range of the brachial artery and cephalic vein.. Annaul Meeting of the Vascular Access Society of Britain and Ireland., Manchester, England; 09/2015

E Kokkalis, S.P. Broderick, L.D. Browne, N. Aristokleous, M.T. Walsh, J.G.Houston: Haemodynamic advantages of a spiral arteriovenous graft; a computational study.. Annual Meeting of the Vascular Access Society of Britain and Ireland, Manchester, England; 09/2015

McCormick l, Weir-McCall JR, Gandy SJ, White RD, Trucco E, Houston JG: The impact of intensive training in inexperienced observers on analysis of stenosis and global atheroma burden in whole-body magnetic resonance angiography.. 27th MRWG Annual International Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; 09/2015

C. MacDonald, N Aristokleous, S Matthew, S Gandy, M Dunn, J.G. Houstopn: Arm postiion alters the geometry of the Brachial Artery and the Basilic Vein.. 27th MRWG Annual International Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; 09/2015

Matthew S, Weir-McCall J, Gandy SJ, Milne WG, Houston JG: A qualitative assessment of first-pass perfusion bolus timings in the assessment of myocardial ischemia: A magnetic resonance study. MRA 2015, Cincinnati; 09/2015

Conor MacDonald, N Aristokleous, S Matthew, M Dunn, JG Houston: Arm Position Alters the Geometry of the Brachial Artery and Basillic Vein. Magnetic Resonance Angiography 27th Annual International Conference (Sep. 2015); 09/2015

Lynne McCormick, Jonathan Weir-McCall, Gandy J, Richard White, McNeill A, J. Graeme Houston: Mapping of arterial location for the design of automated identification and analysis algorithms in whole body MRA. Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.; 08/2015, DOI:10.1109/EMBC.2015.7320230

H McLeod, J Robertson, B Cox, R Eisma, A Melzer, G Houston, S Matthew: Functionalised Human Thiel embalmed cadavers-the optimum training model?. 5th National Scottish Medical Education Conference, Edinburgh Scotland; 04/2015

JR Weir-McCall, RD White, SJ Gandy, PG Ramkumar, JJF Belch, AD Struthers, JG Houston: 30 Whole body contrast enhanced MRA can quantify and monitor atherosclerosis progression. Heart; 04/2015, DOI:10.1136/heartjnl-2015-307845.30

LD Brwone, K Bashar, S Broderick, P Griffin, E Kavanagh, G Houston, MT Walsh: Investigating the influence of haemodynamics on vascular remodelling of an arteriovenous fistula using computational fluid dynamics.. Vascular Access Society, Barcelona; 04/2015

Stephen P Broderick, Stephen J Gandy, Leonard D Browne, Efstratios Kokkalis, J Graeme Houston, Michael T Walsh: The effect of position on arterial and venous geometry in the arm: a single case observational study. Vascular Access Society, Barcelona; 04/2015

Rose Ross, John Nagy, Stuart Suttie, Graeme Houston, Gareth Griffiths: The significance of an ultrasound detected stenosis on arteriovenous radiocephalic fistulae.. Vascular Access Society, Barcelona; 04/2015

matthew A lambert, Jill JF Belch, Jonathan Weir-McCall, Stephern Gandy, Roberta Littleford, Allan Struthers, Frank Sullivan, J Graeme Houston: Screening for asymptomatic cardiovascular disease with contrast enhanced MRI: association of left ventricular mass with whole body atheroma burden, cardiovascular risk and B type natriuretic peptide.. ESR 2015, Vienna Austria; 03/2015

Fitzgerald K, Weir-McCall JR, Papagiorcopulo C, Lambert M, White RD, Gandy SJ, Matthew SZ, Colvin I, MacFarlane J, Sullivan FM, Belch JJ, Struthers AD, Houston JG: An investigation into the underlying rate of silent myocardial infarction in a low-intermediate risk asymptomatic cohort.. ESR 2015, Vienna Austria; 03/2015

H McLeod, B Cox, R Eisma, J Robertson, A Melzer, G Houston: Human Thiel cadaveric aortic flow model for training aortic endovascular interventional techniques.. ESR 2015, Vienna Austria; 03/2015

J W McCall, RD White, J Belch, AD Struthers, JG Houston, Prasad Guntur Ramkumar: Follow-up of atheroma burden with sequential whole body contrast enhanced MR angiography: a longitudinal cohort study. ECR 2015; 03/2015

Senay Mihcin, Helen McLeod, Christine Tanner, Giora Sat, Ioannis Karakitsios, Xu Xiao, Graeme Houston, Andreas Melzer: MRI Scans of Healthy Volunteers for Planning of Tumour Treatment Using FUS for the Organs Effected by Breathing Motion in the Abdominal Area. CISRE 2015; 01/2015

Zi Yi Tew, Shona Matthew, Efstratios Kokkalis, J Graeme Houston: Improving blood flow parameters in vascular disease: Flow-rig simulations.. SHARP Annual Scientific Meeting, Dunkeld Scotland; 12/2014

L McCormick, J Weir-McCall, RD Whtie, JJ Belch, SJ Gandy, AD STruthers, F Sullivan, R Littleford, JG Houston: Mapping of arterial landmarks in contrast-enhanced whole body MRA.. SHARP Annual Scientific Meeting, Dunkeld Scotland; 12/2014

H McLeod, B Cox, R Eisma, J Robertson, A Melzer, G Houston: Teaching Advanced Interventional Skills to treat cardiovascular disease using Extracorporeal Perfused Thiel Cadaveric Models. SHARP Annual Scientific Meeting, Dunkeld Scotland; 11/2014

McLeod H, Ciox B, Eisma R, Immel E, robertson J, Melzer A, Houston G.: Thiel Embalmed Human Cadaver: Venous Modelling. 26th Society for Medical Innovation and Technology, Shanghai, China; 09/2014

McLeod H, Cox B, Eisma R, Immel E, Pendleton M, Melzer A, Houston G.: Thiel Embalmed Human Cadaver: Extracorporeal Central Arterial Circulatory Model Development.. 26th Society for Medical Innovation and Technology, Shanghai, China; 09/2014

Kokkalis E, Hoskins PR, Valluri P, Corner GA, Duce SL, Houston JG: Computational comparison of spiral and non-spiral peripheral bypass grafts.. 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston USA; 07/2014

G Robertson, E Pellegrini, T Peto, C Gray, MC Williams, R Littleford, JJF Belch, D Newby, G Houston, B Dhillon, E Trucco, EJR van Beek, T MacGillivray: Retinal imaging for biomarker discovery in coronary heart disease. SINAPSE Annual Scientific Meeting, Edinburgh, UK; 06/2014

E Pelligrini, E Trucco, G Robertson, T MacGillivray, E van Beek, T Peto, J van Hemert, JJ Belch, AS Struthers, F Sullivan, r Littleford, M Lambert, JG Houston: Automated measurement of blood vessel features in ultra-wide retinal fundus images as biomarkers for cardiovascular disease.. CMDN Symposium, Dundee; 06/2014

Alison O'Neil, Erin Beveridge, Graeme Houston, Lynne McCormick, Ian Poole: Arterial Tree Tracking from Anatomical Landmarks in Magnetic Resonance Angiography scans. SPIE Medical Imaging; 03/2014, DOI:10.1117/12.2043264

Weir-McCall J, Dawson A, Fitzgerald K, papgiocopulo C, Lamber M, White RD, Gandy S, Matthew S, Sullivan FM, Belch JJ, Struthers AD, Houston JG: Left Ventricular Non-compaction: Pathalogical or normal variant?. ECR, Vienna Austria; 03/2014

McLeod H, Cox B, Eisma R, Matthew S, Melzer A, Houston G.: Thiel Embalmed Human Cadaver: Vascular Model Development for Teaching and Training.. College Research Symposium, University of Dundee, Crieff Scotland; 02/2014

DB Cassidy, SJ Gandy, S Duce, S matthew, P Martin, J Weir-McCall, JG Houston: Aortic Pulse Wave Velocity as an Indicator of Cardiovascular Risk in Type - 2 Diabetes.. Scottish Heart and Arterial Risk Prevention, Dunkeld Scotland; 11/2013

Fabiola Fernández Gutiérrez, Martínez S, Rube MA, Cox BF, Fatahi M, Scott-Brown KC, Houston GJ, McLeod H, White RD, French K, Gueorguieva M, Immel E, Melzer A: An operational comparison of MRI and X-Ray for vascular interventions. Case of study: Task and user experience analysis for iliac angioplasty.. 25th Conference of the Society for Medical Innovation and Technology, SMIT 2013, Baden-Baden, Germany; 09/2013

DB Cassidy, SJ Gandy, RS Nicholas, P Martin, JG Houston: The Fatty Heart: CMRI Study of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease.. ICMP Interantional Conference on medical Physics, Brighton England; 09/2013

DB Cassidy, SJ Gandy, S Duce, F Khan, P Martin, RS Nicholas, JG Houston: Investigation the Role of Epicardial Fate as an Imaging Biomarker in Type 2 Diabetes.. International Union of Physiological Sciences, Birmingham, England; 07/2013

Fabiola Fernández Gutiérrez, John Ferrut, Jouke Smink, John G. Houston, Andreas Melzer: Ergonomics for MRI guided procedures: case of study: postural analysis for MRI scanners. CARS 2013: Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery - Proceedings of the 27th International Congress and Exhibition; 06/2013, DOI:10.1007/s11548-013-0844-4

E Kokkalis, PR Hoskins, GA Corner, JG Houston: A new vascular prosthesis design taking into account the dynamics of blood flow.. SUPA Inspire and Health Science Scotland Meeting, Edinburgh, Scotland; 06/2013

McCormick L, Weir-mcCall J, white RD, Belch JJ, Gandy, SJ, Struthers AD, Sullivan F, Littleford R, Houston JG: Inter- and intra-observer reproducibility in whole-body contrast-enhamced MRI stenosis grading ans systemic atheroma scoring.. UK Rakdiology Congress, Liverpool, England; 05/2013

Crow E, Martin P, Stretton R, Dhanraj P, Lucocq S, Wallace K, McNab K, Muir J, Cavin I, Gandy SJ, Macfarlane J, Nicholas RS, Waugh S, Lerski RA, Kirkcaldy D, Younesi M, Doull R, Leggat G, Erdtel M, Bidaut L, Vinnicombe, Houston JG, Kanodia A, Sudarshan TAP, McCall JW, Abboud R, Cormack G, Wilson P, Potter D, Steele D, Stephen A, Vishwanath D, Astell A.: Overview of Clinical Research Studies Carried Out at the 3T MRI Clinical Research Imaging Facility.. SINAPSE Annual Scientific Meeting, Aberdeen Scotland; 05/2013

D Cassidy, SJ Gandy, F Khan, P Martin, RS Nicholas, JG Houston: Can Magnetic Resonance Pulse Wave Velocity Measurements Characterise Aortic Cardiovascular Disease?. ISMRM, Salt Lake City USA; 04/2013

Matthew S, Cassidy D, Gandy SJ, Houston JG: High Variability in Signal Intensity during CMRI First Pass Perfusion Imaging when a Standard Dose of Contrast Agent is Used- Blood Pool & Myocardium. ISMRM, Salt Lake City USA; 04/2013

McCormick L, Weir-McCall J, White RD, Belch JJ, Gandy SJ, Struthers AD, Sullivan F, Littleford R, Houston JG: Inter- and Intra-observer variablitiy in whole-body contrast-enhanced MRA cardiovascular analysis.. ISMRM, Salt Lake City USA; 04/2013

Matthew S, Cassidy D, Gandy SJ, Houston JG: High variability in signal intensity and contrast dynamics during CMRI first pass perfusion imaging when a standard dose of contrast agent is used-tansit times of bolus & peak signal intensity in the blood pool.. ISMRM, Salt Lake City USA; 04/2013

E Kokkalis, PR Hoskins, GA Corner, JG Houston: How vascular prosthetic design affects haemodynamics. College of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing Annual Symposium, Dundee, Scotland; 03/2013

Kokkalis E, Hoskins PR, Corner GA, Doull AJ, Stonebridge PA, Houston JG: "Comparing the haemodynamic differences in the outflow of peripheral vascular prostheses.". CMDN Research Symposium, Crieff, Scotland; 02/2013

Cassidy DB, Gandy SJ, Martin P, Weir-McCall J, Nicholas RS, Houston JG: Myocardial fat in vascular disease; A Diabetic Perspective.. 16th Scottish Cardiovascular Forum, Glasgow, Scotland; 02/2013

Matthew S, GandySJ, Houston JG: High variability in peak signal intensity and contrast dynamics during first pass perfusion imaging: a CMRI study.. 16th Scottish Cardiovascular Forum, London,England; 02/2013

Cassidy D, Gandy SJ, Duce S, Khan F, Martin P, Nicholas RS, Houston JG: Diabetes and myocardial fat in the Paradigm of Cardiovascular Disease.. SINAPSE Annual Scientific Meeting, Aberdeen Scotland; 01/2013

Weir-McCall J, White RD, Guntur Ramkumar P, Martin P, Gandy S, Houston JG: Whole body contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography: Artefacts, limitations and diagnostic challenges.. SINAPSE Annual Scientific Meeting; 01/2013

Gavin Robertson, Enrico Pellegrini, Calum D Gray, Michelle C Williams, David E Newby, Graeme Houston, Baljean Dhillon, Emanuele Trucco, Edwin J Beek, Thomas J Macgillivray: Is there something in your eye? ldots your risk of cardiovascular disease. NRS (NHS Research Scotland) Conference; 01/2013

Gavin Robertson, Enrico Pellegrini, Calum D Gray, Michelle C Williams, David E Newby, Graeme Houston, Emanuele Trucco, Edwin J Beek, Thomas J MacGillivray: Wide-field Ophthalmic Imaging for Biomarker Discovery in Coronary Heart Disease. Centre for In Vivo Imaging Science (CIVIS) Annual Scientific Meeting; 01/2013

Fabiola Fernández-Gutiérrez, Avril Barclay, Graeme Houston, Andreas Melzer: Workflow simulation applied to image-guided procedures. Understanding the present and looking to the future.. Winter Simulation Conference; 12/2012

Kokkalis E Hoskins PR, Corner GA, Stonebridge PA, Doull AJ, Houston JG: Vector Doppler maps and helical flow in the outlfow of vascular prostheses.. British Medical Ultrasound Society, Telford, England; 12/2012

Weir-McCall, White, Budak, Martin, Gandy, Houston, Belch, Khan, Guntur Ramkumar: Setting Up a Whole Body Contrast-enhanced Magnetic Resonance Angiography Service. RSNA 2012; 11/2012

whit RD, Weir-McCall J, Guntur Ramkumar P, Kahn F, Belch JJF, Houston JG: Interpretative Errors and Interobserver Variability in Whole Body Contrast-enhanced MR Angiography in Patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease. BSIR, Birmingham, England; 11/2012

Cassidy D, Gandy SJ, Martin P, Nicholas RS, Weir-McCall J, Houston JG: Preliminary investigation into the Benefits of Imaging Myocardial Fat.. Scottish Heart and Arterial Risk Prevention, Dunkeld; 10/2012

E Kokkalis, PR Hoskins, GA Corner, PA Stonebridge, AJ Doull, A Melzer, JG Houston: Vector Doppler Imaging and Secorndary flow Patterns in Vascular Prostheses.. IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium, Dresden, Germany; 10/2012

E. Kokkalis, P.R. Hoskins, G.A. Corner, P.A. Stonebridge, A.J. Doull, A. Melzer, G.J. Houston: Vector Doppler Imaging and Secondary Flow Patterns in Vascular Prostheses. Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS), 2012 IEEE International; 10/2012, DOI:10.1109/ULTSYM.2012.0475

Kokkalis E, Hoskins PR, Corner GA, Stonebridge PA, Doull AJ, Melzer A, Houston JG: Secondary flow motions in spiral and non-spiral vascular prostheses using ultrasound flow phantoms.. IPEM MPEC Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, Oxford, England; 09/2012

Kokkalis E, Hoskins PR, Corner GA, Stonebridge PA, Houston JG: Reintroduction of Natural Blood gflow Using Vascular Prostheses.. Scottish Ultrasound Meeting, Glasgow, Scotland; 09/2012

Weir-McCall j, Adamson CL, Belch JJ, Struthers AD, Morris AD, Gandy S, Guntur P, Houston JG: Carotid intima media thickness as a reflection of global atherosclerotic disease: correlation with whole body magnetic resonance angiography in patients with peripheral arterial disease.. Cardiovascular adn Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) Annual Congress, Lisbon, Portugal; 09/2012

Matthew S, Dunn MH, Houston JG: The challenges of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.. Scottish Untiversities and Stanford University Collaboration (SU2P) Imaging and Sensing in Medicine and the Life Sciences Workshop, Glasgow, Scotland; 06/2012

Cassidy D, Gandy SJ, Martin P, Nicholas RS, Houston JG: Investigation of Magnetic Resonance Pulse Wave Velocity Measurements: Can it characterise Aortic Cardiovascular Disease?. UKRC, Manchester, England; 06/2012

Kokkalis E, Hoskins PR, CornerGA, Stonebridge PA< Melzer A, Houston JG: Secondary flow motions after vascular graft implantation.. Scottish Imaging Network, A Platform for Scientific Excellence (SINAPSE), Annual Scientific Meeting, Glasgow, Scotland; 05/2012

matthew S, Gandy SJ, Nicholas RS, Lerski RA, Dunn MH, Houston JG: Assessment of the Clinical Differences at 1.5T between Quantitative Righ and Left Ventricular Volumes and Ejection Fractions using MRI.. Scottish Imaging Network, A Platform for Scientific Excellence (SINAPSE), Annual Scientific Meeting, Glasgow, Scotland; 05/2012

Teaching

The main teaching roles have been to assist or co-ordinate aspects of the undergraduate, postgraduate and radiology training programmes in our Medical school as well as being involved on a national basis in other teaching activities.

Medical Undergraduate Training, Dundee University

The radiology department has a continuous interaction with the undergraduate programme on a weekly basis. The recent development of a dedicated imaging teaching facility within Radiology offers a unique facility for teaching imaging to undergraduates and junior doctors as well as developing imaging as part of anatomical teaching. Providing student support as a lecturer, mentor, tutor and final final examiner!

Postgraduate Training

Assisting in the training of FRCR candidates, and I have worked with Strathclyde University in relation to MRI radiographic training based in the School of Radiography and more recently taught on the MSC in Radiography course in Dundee.

In addition I act as supervisor to PhD, MD MPhil and MSc students with university supervisors from the Faculty of Medicine, Civil Engineering and Duncan of Jordanstone.

East of Scotland Radiology Training Programme

This programme has been accredited for training by the Royal College of Radiologists and now consists of 14 trainees. I sit on the Postgraduate Education Subcommittee supervising this programme, and act as subspecialty trainer and as a tutor in Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Interventional Radiology. I have been on the faculty of numerous training courses including the Edinburgh FRCR II training course and Scottish MRI Course.

Postgraduate Radiology Training

Scottish MRI Seminar – In 1998 we setup this bi-annual national forum for MRI updates and training. Open to clinicians, medical physicists, radiologists and radiographers, it delivers interactive workshops and lectures from international and national lecturers It is now an established part of Scottish Radiology training, providing regular continuous professional development opportunities in MRI.

Interventional Radiology Training Unit for Scotland. This initially consisted of an audiovisual network based on the Minimal Access Training Unit for Scotland model in the Surgical Skills Unit, allowing interaction between Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow on a regular basis to provide live cases and conference call discussion. This has formed an essential part of the audiovisual links for the Scottish Interventional Radiology Course and the UK Live Interventional Radiology Course as well as more recently allowing Study Days directed at specific areas of Interventional Radiology. This initiative has been redeveloped in line with the national NES and Royal College of Radiology strategic aims and objectives in relation to clinical skills training based on the European IR syllabus of (Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society Europe (CIRSE).

Member of faculty on interventional radiology and MRI meetings such as the UK Live Interventional Radiology Course, and the British Society of Interventional Radiologists.

Publications

Weir-McCall, J., Kamalasanan, A., Cassidy, D. B., Struthers, A., Lipworth, B. & Houston, JG. Assessment of proximal pulmonary arterial stiffness using magnetic resonance imaging: effects of technique, age and exercise. BMJ Open Respiratory Research. 2016 3, 1, p. 1-10

Weir-McCall, J., Khan, F., Cassidy, D., Thakur, A., Summersgill, J., Matthew, S., Adams, F., Dove, F., Gandy, S., Colhoun, H., Belch, J. & Houston, J.Effects of inaccuracies in arterial path length measurement on differences in MRI and tonometry measured pulse wave velocity. BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2017 May 10;17(1):118.

Rutherford, E., Stewart, G., Houston, J., Jardine, A. G., Mark, P. B. & A. Struthers. An open label dose finding study of allopurinol to target defined reduction in urate levels in hemodialysis patients. 14 Apr 2017 In : Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

Weir-McCall JR, Yeap PM, Papagiorcopulo C, Fitzgerald K, Gandy SJ, Lambert M, Belch JJF, Cavin I, Littleford R, Macfarlane JA, Matthew SZ, Nicholas RS, Struthers AD, Sullivan F, Henderson SA, White RD, Houston JG. The Enigma of Left Ventricular Non-Compaction. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 May 16;69(19):2470-2471.

McLeod H, Cox BF, Robertson J, Duncan R, Matthew S, Bhat R, Barclay A, Anwar J, Wilkinson T, Melzer A, Houston JG. Human Thiel-Embalmed Cadaveric Aortic Model with Perfusion for Endovascular Intervention Training and Medical Device Evaluation. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2017 Apr 27

Murphy EA, Ross RA, Jones RG, Gandy SJ, Aristokleous N, Salsano M, Weir-McCall JR, Matthew S, Houston JG. Imaging in Vascular Access. Cardiovasc Eng Technol. 2017 Jul 13. doi: 10.1007/s13239-017-0317-y. [Epub ahead of print]

Drost S, Alam N, Houston JG, Newport D. Review of Experimental Modelling in Vascular Access for Hemodialysis. Cardiovasc Eng Technol. 2017 May 31. doi: 10.1007/s13239-017-0311-4.

Williams MC, Hunter A, Shah A, Assi V, Lewis S, Mangion K, Berry C, Boon NA, Clark E, Flather M, Forbes J, McLean S, Roditi G, van Beek EJ, Timmis AD, Newby DE; Scottish COmputed Tomography of the HEART (SCOT-HEART) Trial Investigators.Symptoms and quality of life in patients with suspected angina undergoing CT coronary angiography: a randomised controlled trial Heart. 2017 Jul;103(13):995-1001. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2016-310129.

Pellegrini, E., Robertson, G., MacGillivray, T., van Hemert, J., Houston, J. & Trucco, E. A Graph Cut Approach to Artery/Vein Classification in Ultra-Widefield Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscopy. 8 Oct 2017 In : IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging.

Jagdeep S. S. Singh, Amir Fathi, Keeran Vickneson, Ify Mordi, Mohapradeep Mohan, J. Graeme Houston, Ewan R. Pearson, Allan D. Struthers, Chim C. Lang: Research into the effect Of SGLT2 inhibition on left ventricular remodelling in patients with heart failure and diabetes mellitus (REFORM) trial rationale and design. Cardiovascular Diabetology 12/2016; 15(1)., DOI:10.1186/s12933-016-0419-0

Jonathan R. Weir-McCall, Phey Ming Yeap, Carla Papagiorcopulo, Kerrie Fitzgerald, Stephen J. Gandy, Matthew Lambert, Jill J.F. Belch, Ian Cavin, Roberta Littleford, Jennifer A. Macfarlane, Shona Z. Matthew, R. Stephen Nicholas, Allan D. Struthers, Frank Sullivan, Shelley A. Waugh, Richard D. White, J. Graeme Houston: Left Ventricular Noncompaction. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 11/2016; 68(20)., DOI:10.1016/j.jacc.2016.08.054

Jonathan R Weir-McCall, Anu Kamalasanan, Deidre B Cassidy, Allan D Struthers, Brian J Lipworth, J Graeme Houston: Assessment of proximal pulmonary arterial stiffness using magnetic resonance imaging: effects of technique, age and exercise. 10/2016; 3(1)., DOI:10.1136/bmjresp-2016-000149

Fabiola Fernández-Gutiérrez, Malgorzata Wolska-Krawczyk, Arno Buecker, J Graeme Houston, Andreas Melzer: Workflow optimisation for multimodal imaging procedures: a case of combined X-ray and MRI-guided TACE. Minimally invasive therapy & allied technologies: MITAT: official journal of the Society for Minimally Invasive Therapy 08/2016;, DOI:10.1080/13645706.2016.1217887

Jonathan R Weir-Mccall, Kerrie Fitzgerald, Carla J Papagiorcopulo, Stephen J Gandy, Matthew Lambert, Jill J F Belch, Ian Cavin, Roberta Littleford, Jennifer A Macfarlane, Shona Z Matthew, R Stephen Nicholas, Allan D Struthers, Frank M Sullivan, Shelley A Waugh, Richard D White, J Graeme Houston: Prevalence of unrecognized myocardial infarction in a low–intermediate risk asymptomatic cohort and its relation to systemic atherosclerosis. European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Imaging 08/2016;, DOI:10.1093/ehjci/jew155

Jonathan R Weir-McCall, Deirdre B Cassidy, Jill JF Belch, Stephen J Gandy, J Graeme Houston, Matthew A Lambert, Roberta C Littleford, Janice Rowland, Allan D Struthers, Faisel Khan: Whole body cardiovascular MRI for the comparison of atherosclerotic burden and cardiac remodelling in healthy South Asian and European adults. British Journal of Radiology 06/2016; 89(1065)., DOI:10.1259/bjr.20160342

James Ritchie, Darren Green, Tina Chrysochou, Janet Hegarty, Kelly Handley, Natalie Ives, Keith Wheatley, Graeme Houston, Julian Wright, Ludwig Neyses, Nicholas Chalmers, Patrick Mark, Rajan Patel, Jon Moss, Giles Roditi, David Eadington, Elena Lukaschuk, John Cleland, Philip A. Kalra: Effect of renal artery revascularization upon cardiac structure and function in atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis: cardiac magnetic resonance sub-study of the ASTRAL trial. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation 06/2016;, DOI:10.1093/ndt/gfw107

Stephen J Gandy, Matthew Lambert, Jill Belch, Ian Cavin, Elena Crowe, Roberta Littleford, Jennifer A MacFarlane, Shona Z Matthew, Patricia Martin, R Stephen Nicholas, Allan Struthers, Frank Sullivan, Shelley A Waugh, Richard D White, Jonathan R Weir-McCall, J Graeme Houston: 3T MRI investigation of cardiac left ventricular structure and function in a UK population: The tayside screening for the prevention of cardiac events (TASCFORCE) study. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 05/2016; 44(5)., DOI:10.1002/jmri.25267

Jonathan Weir-McCall, Deirdre B Cassidy, Jill JF Belch, Stephen J Gandy, J Graeme Houston, Matthew A Lambert, Roberta Littleford, Janice Rowland, Allan D Struthers, Faisel Khan: 014 Patterns of early atherosclerosis formation and cardiac remodelling in healthy adults of south asian and european descent. Heart (British Cardiac Society) 05/2016; 102(Suppl 5)., DOI:10.1136/heartjnl-2016-309680.14

Jonathan R Weir-McCall, Kerrie Fitzgerald, C Papagiorcopulo, Stephen J Gandy, Matthew Lambert, Jill JF Belch, Ian Cavin, Roberta Littleford, Jennifer A MacFarlane, Shona Z Matthew, R Stephen Nicholas, Allan D Struthers, Frank Sullivan, Shelley A Waugh, Richard D White, J Graeme Houston: 015 Prevalence, pattern and significance of late gadolinium enhancement in a healthy asymptomatic cohort. Heart (British Cardiac Society) 05/2016; 102(Suppl 5)., DOI:10.1136/heartjnl-2016-309680.15

JR Weir-McCall, A Kamalasanan, DB Cassidy, AD Struthers, BJ Lipworth, JG Houston: 24 Assessment of the effects of technique on pulmonary arterial pulse wave velocity measurement. Heart (British Cardiac Society) 05/2016; 102(Suppl 3)., DOI:10.1136/heartjnl-2016-309668.24

C Tanner, Y Zur, K French, G Samei, J Strehlow, G Sat, H McLeod, G Houston, S Kozerke, G Székely, A Melzer, T Preusser: In vivo validation of spatio-temporal liver motion prediction from motion tracked on MR thermometry images. International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery 04/2016;, DOI:10.1007/s11548-016-1405-4

Elaine Rutherford, Jonathan R. Weir-Mccall, Rajan K. Patel, J. Graeme Houston, Giles Roditi, Allan D. Struthers, Alan G. Jardine, Patrick B. Mark: Research cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in end stage renal disease - incidence, significance and implications of unexpected incidental findings. European Radiology 04/2016; 27(1)., DOI:10.1007/s00330-016-4288-4

Jonathan R. Weir-McCall, Allan D. Struthers, Brian J. Lipworth, J. Graeme Houston: Letter to the editor: Comparing pace and speed in the pulmonary circulation?. AJP Heart and Circulatory Physiology 04/2016; 310(7)., DOI:10.1152/ajpheart.00065.2016

Shaween Al-Talabany, Faisel Khan, Graeme Houston, Helen Colhoun, Jonathan Weir-McCall, Daniel Leven, Fiona Dove, Deirdre Cassidy, Helen Looker, Chim Lang: EPICARDIAL ADIPOSE TISSUE IS RELATED TO ARTERIAL STIFFNESS IN PATIENTS WITH CARDIO-METABOLIC DISEASE. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 04/2016; 67(13)., DOI:10.1016/S0735-1097(16)31833-2

Jonathan R Weir-McCall, Suzanne L Duce, Stephen J Gandy, Shona Z Matthew, Patricia Martin, Deirdre B Cassidy, Lynne McCormick, Jill J F Belch, Allan D Struthers, Helen M Colhoun, J Graeme Houston: Whole body cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging to stratify symptomatic and asymptomatic atherosclerotic burden in patients with isolated cardiovascular disease. BMC Medical Imaging 02/2016; 16(1)., DOI:10.1186/s12880-016-0121-4

Stephen J Gandy, Shona Matthew, Sushma Rekhraj, Benjamin Szwejkowski, Elena Crowe, Allan D Struthers, J Graeme Houston: MRI of the left atrium at 3T: Evaluation of measurement reproducibility in healthy volunteers and patients with cardiovascular disease. Acta Radiologica 02/2016; 57(12)., DOI:10.1177/0284185115627386

Jonathan R. Weir-McCall, Richard D. White, Prasad G. Ramkumar, Stephen J. Gandy, Faisel Khan, Jill J. F. Belch, Allan D. Struthers, J. Graeme Houston: Follow-up of atheroma burden with sequential whole body contrast enhanced MR angiography: a feasibility study. The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging 01/2016; 32(5)., DOI:10.1007/s10554-016-0842-z

Julien Al Shakarchi, Aurangzaib Khawaja, Deirdre Cassidy, J Graeme Houston, Nicholas Inston: Efficacy of the Ulnar-Basilic Arteriovenous Fistula for Hemodialysis: A Systematic Review. Annals of Vascular Surgery 01/2016;, DOI:10.1016/j.avsg.2015.09.027

Andrew S. P. Sharp, Justin E. Davies, Melvin D. Lobo, Clare L. Bent, Patrick B. Mark, Amy E. Burchell, Simon D. Thackray, Una Martin, William S. McKane, Robert T. Gerber, James R. Wilkinson, Tarek F. Antonios, Timothy W. Doulton, Tiffany Patterson, Piers C. Clifford, Alistair Lindsay, Graeme J. Houston, Jonathan Freedman, Neelan Das, Anna M. Belli, Mohamad Faris, Trevor J. Cleveland, Angus K. Nightingale, Awais Hameed, Kalaivani Mahadevan, Judith A. Finegold, Adam N. Mather, Terry Levy, Richard D’Souza, Peter Riley, Jonathan G. Moss, Carlo Di Mario, Simon R. Redwood, Andreas Baumbach, Mark J. Caulfield, Indranil Dasgupta: Renal artery sympathetic denervation: observations from the UK experience. Clinical Research in Cardiology 01/2016; 105(6)., DOI:10.1007/s00392-015-0959-4

Efstratios Kokkalis, Nicolas Aristokleous, J Graeme Houston: Haemodynamics and Flow Modification Stents for Peripheral Arterial Disease: A Review. Annals of Biomedical Engineering 10/2015; 44(2)., DOI:10.1007/s10439-015-1483-4

Fabiola Fernández-Gutiérrez, Santiago Martínez, Martin A Rube, Benjamin F Cox, Mahsa Fatahi, Kenneth C Scott-Brown, J Graeme Houston, Helen McLeod, Richard D White, Karen French, Mariana Gueorguieva, Erwin Immel, Andreas Melzer: Comparative ergonomic workflow and user experience analysis of MRI versus fluoroscopy-guided vascular interventions: an iliac angioplasty exemplar case study. International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery 10/2015; 10(10)., DOI:10.1007/s11548-015-1152-y

Suzanne L Duce, Jonathan R Weir-McCall, Stephen J Gandy, Shona Z Matthew, Deirdre B Cassidy, Lynne McCormick, Petra Rauchhaus, Helen Looker, Helen M Colhoun, J Graeme Houston: Cohort comparison study of cardiac disease and atherosclerotic burden in type 2 diabetic adults using whole body cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging. Cardiovascular Diabetology 09/2015; 14(1)., DOI:10.1186/s12933-015-0284-2

Julien Al Shakarchi, Jan Stolba, J Graeme Houston, Nicholas Inston: Surgical techniques for haemodialysis access-induced distal ischaemia. The journal of vascular access 09/2015;, DOI:10.5301/jva.5000467

Stephen P Broderick, J Graeme Houston, Michael T Walsh: The influence of the instabilities in modelling arteriovenous junction haemodynamics. Journal of Biomechanics 08/2015; 48(13)., DOI:10.1016/j.jbiomech.2015.07.038

Jonathan R. Weir-McCall, Allan D. Struthers, Brian J. Lipworth, J Graeme Houston: The role of pulmonary arterial stiffness in COPD. Respiratory medicine 06/2015; 54(11)., DOI:10.1016/j.rmed.2015.06.005

Julien Al Shakarchi, Graeme Houston, Nicholas Inston: Early cannulation grafts for haemodialysis: A systematic review. The journal of vascular access 06/2015;, DOI:10.5301/jva.5000412

J. Al Shakarchi, J.G. Houston, R.G. Jones, N. Inston: A Review on the Hemodialysis Reliable Outflow (HeRO) Graft for Haemodialysis Vascular Access. European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery: the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery 05/2015; 50(1)., DOI:10.1016/j.ejvs.2015.03.059

Efstratios Kokkalis, Andrew N. Cookson, Peter A. Stonebridge, George A. Corner, J. Graeme Houston, Peter R. Hoskins: Comparison of Vortical Structures Induced by Arteriovenous Grafts Using Vector Doppler Ultrasound. Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology 03/2015; 41(3)., DOI:10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2014.10.012

S.J. Gandy, M. Lambert, J.J.F. Belch, I.D. Cavin, E. Crowe, R. Littleford, J.A. Macfarlane, S.Z. Matthew, P. Martin, R.S. Nicholas, A.D. Struthers, F. Sullivan, S.A. Waugh, R.D. White, J.R. Weir-McCall, J.G. Houston: Technical assessment of whole body angiography and cardiac function within a single MRI examination. Clinical Radiology 03/2015; 10(6)., DOI:10.1016/j.crad.2015.02.003

David Newby, Michelle Williams, Amanda Hunter, Tania Pawade, Anoop Shah, Andrew Flapan, John Forbes, Allister Hargreaves, Stephen Leslie, Steff Lewis, Graham Mckillop, Scott Mclean, John Reid, James Spratt, Neal Uren, Trial Steering, Adam Timmis, Colin Berry, Nicholas Boon, Liz Clark, Peter Craig, Tom Barlow, Marcus Flather, Chiara Mccormack, Giles Roditi, Edwin van Beek, Susan Shepherd, Marise Bucukoglu, Valentina Assi, Richard Parker, Ashma Krishan, Fiona Wee, Anthony Wackett, Allan Walker, Lynsey Milne, Kat Oatey, Melrose Paul Neary, Gillian Donaldson, Terry Fairbairn, Marlene Fotheringham, Fiona Hall, Stephen Glen, Sarah Perkins, Fiona Taylor, Louisa Cram, Catherine Beveridge, Avril Cairns, Frances Dougherty, Hany Eteiba, Alan Rae, Kate Robb, Wenda Crawford, Patricia Clarkin, Elisabeth Lennon, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee Graeme Houston, Stuart Pringle, Prasad Guntur Ramkumar, Thiru Sudarshan, Yvonne Fogarty, Dawn Barrie, Kim Bissett, Adelle Dawson, Scott Dundas, Deborah Letham, Linda O'Neill, Valerie Ritchie, Jonathan Weir-Mccall, Hamish Dougall, Faheem Ahmed, Alistair Cormack, Iain Findlay, Stuart Hood, Clare Murphy, Eileen Peat, Lynne Mccabe, Margaret Mccubbin, Edinburgh Barbara Allen, Miles Behan, Danielle Bertram, David Brian, Amy Cowan, Nicholas Cruden, Martin Denvir, Marc Dweck, Laura Flint, Samantha Fyfe, Neil Grubb, Collette Keanie, Chris Lang, Tom Macgillivray, David Maclachlan, Margaret Macleod, Saeed Mirsadraee, Avril Morrison, Nicholas Mills, David Northridge, Alyson Phillips, Laura Queripel, Nicholas Weir, Ashok Jacob, Fiona Bett, Frances Divers, Katie Fairley, Edith Keegan, Tricia White, Julia Fowler, Ayr John Gemmill, James Mcgowan, Margo Henry, Mark Francis, Dennis Sandeman, Lorraine Dinnel, Peter Bloomfield, Peter Henriksen, Donald Macleod, Kenneth Mangion, Ify Mordi, Nikolaos Tzemos, Eugene Connolly, Heather Boylan, Ammani Brown, Lesley Farrell, Alison Frood, Caroline Glover, Janet Johnstone, Kirsten Lanaghan, Deborah Mcglynn, Lorraine Mcgregor, Evonne Mclennan, Laura Murdoch, Victoria Paterson, Fiona Teyhan, Marion Teenan, Rosie Woodward, Tracey Steedman: CT coronary angiography in patients with suspected angina due to coronary heart disease (SCOT-HEART): an open-label, parallel-group, multicentre trial. The Lancet 03/2015; 385(9985)., DOI:10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60291-4

Enrico Pellegrini, Gavin Robertson, Emanuele Trucco, Tom J. MacGillivray, Carmen Lupascu, Jano van Hemert, Michelle C. Williams, David E. Newby, Edwin J. R. van Beek, Graeme Houston: Blood vessel segmentation and width estimation in ultra-wide field scanning laser ophthalmoscopy. Biomedical Optics Express 12/2014; 5., DOI:10.1364/BOE.5.004329

M. Adnan Nadir, Stephen Gandy, Sheila Ireland, Tom MacDonald, Ellie Dow, Graeme Houston, Chim Lang, Allan Struthers: An Increased B-Type Natriuretic Peptide in the Absence of a Cardiac Abnormality Identifies Those Whose Left Ventricular Mass Will Increase Over Time. JACC: Heart Failure 11/2014; 3(1)., DOI:10.1016/j.jchf.2014.07.012

Martin A Rube, Fabiola Fernandez-Gutierrez, Benjamin F Cox, Andrew B Holbrook, J Graeme Houston, Richard D White, Helen McLeod, Mahsa Fatahi, Andreas Melzer: Preclinical feasibility of a technology framework for MRI-guided iliac angioplasty. International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery 08/2014; 10(5)., DOI:10.1007/s11548-014-1102-0

Tom MacGillivray, Manuel Trucco, James Cameron, Baljean Dhillon, Graeme Houston, Edwin van Beek: Retinal Imaging as a Source of Biomarkers for Diagnosis, Characterisation and Prognosis of Chronic Illness or Long-Term Conditions.. British Journal of Radiology 06/2014; 87(1040)., DOI:10.1259/bjr.20130832

Jonathan R Weir-McCall, Faisel Khan, Matthew A Lambert, Carly L Adamson, Michael Gardner, Stephen J Gandy, Prasad Guntur Ramkumar, Jill J F Belch, Allan D Struthers, Petra Rauchhaus, Andrew D Morris, J Graeme Houston: Common Carotid Intima Media Thickness and Ankle-Brachial Pressure Index Correlate with Local but Not Global Atheroma Burden: A Cross Sectional Study Using Whole Body Magnetic Resonance Angiography. PLoS ONE 06/2014; 9(6)., DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0099190

Claudine G Jennings, John G Houston, Alison Severn, Samira Bell, Isla S Mackenzie, Thomas M Macdonald: Renal Artery Stenosis—When To Screen, What To Stent?. Current Atherosclerosis Reports 06/2014; 16(6)., DOI:10.1007/s11883-014-0416-2

Adnan Nadir, Stephen Gandy, Eleanor Dow, Graeme Houston, Thomas MacDonald, Chim Lang, Allan Struthers: BNP PREDICTS FUTURE INCREASES IN LEFT VENTRICULAR MASS IN A PRIMARY PREVENTION POPULATION. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 04/2014; 63(12)., DOI:10.1016/S0735-1097(14)61333-4

Martin Alexander Rube, Andrew Bruce Holbrook, Benjamin Forbes Cox, John Graeme Houston, Andreas Melzer: Wireless MR Tracking of Interventional Devices Using Phase-Field Dithering and Projection Reconstruction. Magnetic Resonance Imaging 03/2014;, DOI:10.1016/j.mri.2014.03.007

Miles D Witham, Sheila Ireland, J Graeme Houston, Stephen J Gandy, Shelley Waugh, Thomas M Macdonald, Isla S Mackenzie, Allan D Struthers: Vitamin D Therapy to Reduce Blood Pressure and Left Ventricular Hypertrophy in Resistant Hypertension Randomized, Controlled Trial. Hypertension 01/2014; 63(4)., DOI:10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.113.02177

Daniel Gassull, Duane Schulthess, Stuart Suttie, Graeme Houston: Whole-Body Magnetic Resonance Angiography (WBMRA) as a tool for driving efficiency in the cost and treatment of Claudication Co-morbities. Health Policy and Technology 12/2013; 2(4)., DOI:10.1016/j.hlpt.2013.08.003

Efstratios Kokkalis, Peter R Hoskins, George A Corner, Peter A Stonebridge, Anthony J Doull, J Graeme Houston: Secondary Flow in Peripheral Vascular Prosthetic Grafts Using Vector Doppler Imaging. Ultrasound in medicine & biology 10/2013; 39(12)., DOI:10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2013.07.014

Benjamin Robert Szwejkowski, Stephen J Gandy, Sushma Rekhraj, John G Houston, Chim C Lang, Andrew D Morris, Jacob George, Allan D Struthers: Allopurinol Reduces Left Ventricular Mass In Patients With Type 2 Diabetes And Left Ventricular Hypertrophy.. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 08/2013; 62(24)., DOI:10.1016/j.jacc.2013.07.074

B. R. Szwejkowski, S. J. Gandy, S. J. Rekhraj, G. Houston, C. C. Lang, A. D. Morris, J. George, A. D. Struthers: Allopurinol regresses left ventricular hypertrophy especially in those with highest left ventricular mass. European Heart Journal 08/2013; 34(suppl 1)., DOI:10.1093/eurheartj/eht309.P3892

Ellen Marie Freel, Richard Stephen Nicholas, Thiru Sudarshan, Lukasz Priba, Stephen J Gandy, Nigel McMillan, John Graeme Houston, John M Connell: Assessment of the accuracy and reproducibility of adrenal volume measurements using MRI and its relationship with corticosteroid phenotype: A normal volunteer pilot study. Clinical Endocrinology 03/2013; 79(4)., DOI:10.1111/cen.12193

Sushma Rekhraj, Stephen J Gandy, Benjamin R Szwejkowski, M Adnan Nadir, Awsan Noman, J Graeme Houston, Chim C Lang, Jacob George, Allan D Struthers: High-Dose Allopurinol Reduces Left Ventricular Mass in Patients With Ischemic Heart Disease. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 03/2013; 61(9)., DOI:10.1016/j.jacc.2012.09.066

Fabiola Fernández-Gutiérrez, Iain Barnett, Bruce Taylor, Graeme Houston, Andreas Melzer: Framework for detailed workflow analysis and modelling for simulation of multi-modal image-guided interventions. Journal of Enterprise Information Management 02/2013; 26(1/2)., DOI:10.1108/17410391311289550

Kokkalis E, Hoslkins PR, Croner GA, Doull AJ, Stonebridge PA, Houston JG: Haemodynamic differences in the outflow of access vascular grafts. The journal of vascular access 01/2013; 14(1).

David E Newby, Michelle C Williams, Andrew D Flappan, John F Forbes, Allister D Hargreaves, Stephen J Leslie, Steff C Lewis, Graham McKillop, Scott McLean, John H Reid, James C Spratt, Neal G Uren, Edwin J van Beek, Nicholas A Boon, Liz Clark, Peter Craig, Marcus D Flather, Chiara McCormack, Giles Roditi, Adam D Timmis, Ashma Krishan, Gillian Donaldson, Marlene Fotheringham, Fiona J Hall, Paul Neary, Louisa Cram, Sarah Perkins, Fiona Taylor, Hany Eteiba, Alan P Rae, Kate Robb, Dawn Barrie, Kim Bissett, Adelle Dawson, Scot Dundas, Yvonne Fogarty, Prasad Guntur Ramkumar, Graeme J Houston, Deborah Letham, Linda O'Neill, Stuart D Pringle, Valerie Ritchie, Thiru Sudarshan, Jonathan Weir-McCall, Alistair Cormack, Iain N Findlay, Stuart Hood, Clare Murphy, Eileen Peat, Barbara Allen, Danielle Bertram, David Brian, Amy Cowan, Nicholas L Cruden, Marc R Dweck, Laura Flint, Samantha Fyfe, Collette Harding, Tom J Macgillivray, David S Maclachlan, Margaret Macleod, Saeed Misadraee, Avril Morrison, Nicholas L Mills, Alyson Phillips, Laura J Queripel, Nicholas W Weir, Fiona Bett, Frances Divers, Katie Fairley, Ashok J Jacob, Edith Keegan, Tricia White, John Gemmil, Margo Henry, James McGowan, Lorraine Dinnel, Marc C Francis, Dennis Sandeman, Ajay Yerramasu, Colin Berry, Heather Boylan, Ammani Brown, Karen Duffy, Alison Frood, Janet Johnstone, Kirsten Langhan, Ross Macduff, Martin Macleod, Deborah McGlynn, Nigel McMillan, Laura Murdoch, Colin Noble, Victoria Paterson, Tracey Steedman, Nikolaos Tzemos, Andrew Baird, Fiona C Minns: Role of multidetector computed tomography in the diagnosis and management of patients attending the rapid access chest pain clinic, The Scottish computed tomography of the heart (SCOT-HEART) trial: Study protocol for randomized controlled trial. Trials 10/2012; 13(1)., DOI:10.1186/1745-6215-13-184

F Fernandez-Gutierrez, A Barclay, T Martin, O J Elle, G Houston, A Melzer: Workflow for image-guided interventions: Characterisation and Validation. Towards the Integrated Imaging Operating Room of the future.. Biomedizinische Technik/Biomedical Engineering 08/2012; 57(SI-1 Track-C)., DOI:10.1515/bmt-2012-4453

S Matthew, S J Gandy, R S Nicholas, S A Waugh, E A Crowe, R A Lerski, M H Dunn, J G Houston: Quantitative analysis of cardiac left ventricular variables obtained by MRI at 3 T: A pre- and post-contrast comparison. The British journal of radiology 07/2012; 85(1015)., DOI:10.1259/bjr/62891785

Peter A Stonebridge, Frank Vermassen, John Dick, Jill J.F. Belch, Graeme Houston: Spiral Laminar Flow Prosthetic Bypass Graft: Medium-Term Results From a First-In-Man Structured Registry Study. Annals of Vascular Surgery 06/2012; 26(8)., DOI:10.1016/j.avsg.2012.02.001

Adria Perez-Rovira, Emanuele Trucco, Jonathan Weir-Mccall, Mbchb, Graeme Houston, Frcr Ebir: GroBa: Growing balloons for calibre measurement on stenotic lumens. Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems 06/2012;, DOI:10.1109/CBMS.2012.6266305

J. Graeme Houston, David Anderson, John Mills, Anthony Harrold: Fluoroscopically guided transcervical fallopian tube recanalization of post-sterilization reversal mid-tubal obstructions. CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology 04/2012; 23(3)., DOI:10.1007/s002700010038

F. Fernández-Gutiérrez, B. Taylor, G. Houston, A. Melzer: Building a framework for detailed workflow description for simulation of multi-modal image-guided interventions.

Michelle P Kao, Donald S Ang, Stephen J Gandy, M Adnan Nadir, J Graeme Houston, Chim C Lang, Allan D Struthers: Allopurinol Benefits Left Ventricular Mass and Endothelial Dysfunction in Chronic Kidney Disease. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 06/2011; 22(7)., DOI:10.1681/ASN.2010111185

Abdelkarime K Jahrome, Imo Hoefer, Frans L Moll, Graeme J Houston, Peter A Stonebridge, Peter J Blankestijn, Gert J de Borst: An animal paired crossover ePTFE arteriovenous graft model. Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 11/2010; 4(1)., DOI:10.1186/1750-1164-4-7

Ommid Kh Jahrome, Imo Hoefer, Graeme J Houston, Peter A Stonebridge, Peter J Blankestijn, Frans L Moll, Gert J de Borst: Hemodynamic effects of spiral ePTFE prosthesis compared with standard arteriovenous graft in a carotid to jugular vein porcine model. The journal of vascular access 11/2010; 12(3)., DOI:10.5301/JVA.2010.6097

Simpson HJ, Gandy SJ, Houston JG, Struthers AD: Blood pressure, left ventricular hypertrophy and cardiovascular disease.. Heart 07/2010; 96(13).

H J Simpson, S J Gandy, J G Houston, A D Struthers: The Authors' reply.. Heart (British Cardiac Society) 05/2010; 96(13)., DOI:10.1136/hrt.2010.197269

H J Simpson, S J Gandy, J G Houston, A D Struthers: The Authors' response.. Heart (British Cardiac Society) 05/2010; 96(13)., DOI:10.1136/hrt.2010.195867

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