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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Researchers at OCMR conduct research on the heart, brain and other organs. 
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Many patients and volunteers visit OCMR for clinical or research scans.
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Latest News

Many congratulations to Dr. Alexander Liu, who just won the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) 2017 Early Career Award - (Clinical) on his work, titled:

"CMR Perfusion Imaging Objectively Diagnoses Microvascular Ischaemia - Novel Validation against Invasive Index of Microvascular Resistance (IMR)"

Early Career Award finalists this year all presented very high quality research, and Dr Liu was selected as the winner of the category consisting of 7 finalists.

Supervisors for Dr. Liu are Prof. Vanessa Ferreira, Prof. Stefan Piechnik and Prof. Stefan Neubauer.

 A full list of OCMR investigator awards can be found here


OCMR is excited to take delivery of a new Siemens 3T Prisma MRI scanner.  This brings our total complement of MRI machines to three and will greatly increase our research capacity.  This scanner was funded with the assistance of  a £1M infrastructure grant from the British Heart Foundation.