Welcome to the University of Oxford Centre for Clinical Magnetic Resonance Research (OCMR)

OCMR is part of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Radcliffe Department of Medicine, University of Oxford.  We are based in the John Radcliffe Hospital

The members of the OCMR use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) to study the heart, brain and other organs. In addition to a comprehensive research programme, we provide a specialist clinical service for cardiac MRI. 

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If you have questions or comments about our website, contact Kathryn Lacey, OCMR Operations Manager and Website Manager.



Latest News

Dr. Rohan Wijesurendra - Winner of ESC Congress 2016 Young Investigator Award (Clinical Science)

Dr. Rohan Wijesurendra - Clinical Lecturer in Cardiovascular Medicine - is the winner of the Young Investigator Award in Clinical Science at the European Society Congress (ESC) 2016, which took place in Rome, Italy. He won this competitive title, along with a prize of 2000 €,  based on his work titled "Atrial fibrillation is associated with impaired left ventricular energetics that persist despite successful catheter ablation ". A fantastic achievement!

Dr Oliver Rider awarded a BHF Intermediate Clinical Research Fellowship

Many congratulations to Dr Oliver Rider, who has been awarded a BHF Intermediate Clinical Research Fellowship (amount £789,056, duration 4 years). Oliver will carry out his research “Comparing the effects of bariatric surgery on the cardiovascular system” in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine.  Oliver will continue to develop his research programme at the Oxford Centre for Clinical Magnetic Resonance Research with this very prestigious and highly competitive fellowship.

Three OCMR staff members have been awarded Associate Professorships

Vanessa Ferreira – Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Chris Rodgers – Associate Professor of Biomedical Imaging

Stefan Piechnik – Associate Professor of Biomedical Imaging

Congratulations and well done to all

A full list of OCMR investigator awards can be found here



Researchers at OCMR conduct research on the heart, brain and other organs. 
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Information for visitors

Many patients and volunteers visit OCMR for clinical or research scans.
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