I graduated from St Andrews University in Theoretical Physics in 2009. Following this I completed an MSc in Medical Physics at Aberdeen University in 2011 where I am now undertaking a PhD in the FFC-MRI group.
The focus of my research is in the application of rapid MRI techniques to fast field-cycling MRI (FFC-MRI). Unlike in traditional MRI where the external field strength is held constant during image acquisition, in FFC-MRI the external field is varied during the pulse sequence. This allows NMR characteristics such as T1 to be measured as a function of magnetic field. This can be used as a new form of MRI contrast and has potential application in the detection of a range of disorders.
Contributions to Journals
Ross, P. J., Broche, M. L. & Lurie, D. J. Rapid Field-Cycling MRI using Fast Spin-Echo. Magn. Reson. Med. (in press)
Broche, L. M., Ross, P. J., Pine, K. J. & Lurie, D. J. Rapid multi-field T1 estimation algorithm for Fast Field-Cycling MRI. J. Magn. Reson. 238, 44–51 (2014).
Ross, P. J., Broche, M. L. & Lurie, D. J. 'Rapid Field-Cycling MRI using Fast Spin-Echo' in 22nd BC-ISMRM Postgraduate Symposium, London, UK (2013)
Ross, P. J., Broche, M. L. & Lurie, D. J. 'Rapid Field-Cycling MRI using Fast Spin-Echo' in ISMRM 2013 Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, US (2013)
Ross, P.J., Broche, L.M., Pine, K.J., Lurie, D.J. 'Fast Field-Cycled Fast Spin-Echo MRI' in AMPERE NMR School, Poznan, Poland (2012)
University of Aberdeen