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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Cardiac MRI at higher magnetic field strength to assess heart function

Trial categories: Heart

Sponsoring organisation: University of Oxford

Cardiovascular assessments with Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy at 7-Tesla – Comparisons with 3-Tesla or 1.5-Tesla (CMR at 7T)

We are looking for healthy individuals over the age of 18 who would be suitable for MRI scanning - who do not have any metal in their head or body.

Our research

We are running a cardiac MRI project aimed at measuring how cardiac pH (acidity) and energy handling alters in healthy individuals during the transition from rest, to exercise (increased cardiac work). We hope to see how energy stores vary in healthy individuals, before we begin to study those with diseases and other conditions such as coronary artery disease. Here in oxford we are able to use a high strength magnetic field MRI scanner allowing us to make such measurements.

How much time to I have to give up?

Our research is not too time consuming for you. We conduct only a single research visit lasting in the order of two and a half hours. You will be reimbursed for travel and refreshments.

Please get in touch!

We really need your help - if you've any questions or to discuss your interest further, please get in touch:

  • Dr Andrew Apps
  • Oxford Centre for Magnetic Resonance (OCMR), Level 0, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU
  • Tel: 01865 234587
  • Email:

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