Professor Penny Gowland

Professor Penny Gowland

Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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Professor of Physics

Developing quantitative MRI for biomedical applications. I am particularly interested in exploiting the capabilities of functional and anatomical ultra-high field MRI in neuroscience, in using the increased contrast to noise ratio available at ultrahigh field to study ‘single trial’ fMRI of brain function, and in developing techniques to probe the origin of the BOLD effect which is responsible for fMRI. I am also the physics lead on a unique interdisciplinary project which has developed MRI methods to study many aspects of gastrointestinal (GI) function; this could revolutionize the diagnostic pathway for patients with GI problems. I have a strong interest in apply quantitative imaging methods to studying human development particularly in the fetus. Finally in recent years I have taken a particular interest in studying the safety of MRI.

Publications
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A comparison of phase imaging and quantitative susceptibility mapping in the imaging of multiple scl
Comparison of pulsed three-dimensional CEST acquisition schemes at 7 tesla: steady state versus pseu
Imaging gray matter with concomitant null point imaging from the phase sensitive inversion recovery
Brain Regions Related to Impulsivity Mediate the Effects of Early Adversity on Antisocial Behavior
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Methods for the Study of Gastrointestinal Transit
Increased liver fat and glycogen stores after consumption of high versus low glycaemic index food: A
Development and validation of a large, modular test meal with liquid and solid components for assess
Investigating the effects of an Oral Fructose Challenge on Hepatic ATP Reserves in Healthy Volunteer
A study of T1 relaxation time as a measure of liver fibrosis and the influence of confounding histol
Investigating the effects of an oral fructose challenge on hepatic ATP reserves in healthy volunteer
Magnetic resonance imaging biomarkers of gastrointestinal motor function and fluid distribution
Colon Hypersensitivity to Distension, Rather Than Excessive Gas Production, Produces Carbohydrate-re
Distinct Abnormalities of Small Bowel and Regional Colonic Volumes in Subtypes of Irritable Bowel Sy
Distinct Abnormalities of Small Bowel and Regional Colonic Volumes in Subtypes of Irritable Bowel Sy
Corticotropin-releasing factor increases ascending colon volume after a fructose test meal in health
Colon wall motility: comparison of novel quantitative semi-automatic measurements using cine MRI
Anticipation of thermal pain in diverticular disease