Professor Bruno Morgan

Professor of Cancer Imaging and Radiology

Prof. Bruno Morgan

Level 2 Windsor Building, Radiology Dept. Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester LE1 5WW

Tel: +44 (0)116 223 3332


Personal details

  • BA (hons) (1986) Oxford University
  • BM BCh (1989) Oxford University
  • PhD (Medical Imaging) (2006) University of Leicester
  • PGCert Management (2001) De Monfort University
  • MRCP (UK) (1992) Royal College of Physicians
  • FRCR (UK) (1995) Royal College of Radiologists
  • CCT Specialist Register Radiology 1998

University Hospitals of Leicester, Clinical interventional and diagnostic radiology: I manage the use of imaging in research.

University of Leicester: I research and teach relating to oncology and forensic imaging.



I teach medical students, doctors and the pharmaceutical industry imaging applications of cancer and cancer research, including being a faculty member for five years on the ECCO ‘Methods in Clinical Cancer Research’ workshop in Flims, Switzerland.

I also give talks at numerous pharmaceutical company events, to Cancer Research UK, and the European School of Oncology ‘Programme for Oncology Leaders’.

I have also taught on postmortem imaging to coroner's continuation training courses and the Leicester postmortem imaging course.

  • Opportunities and pitfalls of cancer imaging in clinical trials. Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology (2011:8(9); 517-527)
  • Evaluating vascular function for early stage clinical trials using dynamic contrast enhanced MRI (Consensus statement for the use of DCE-MRI in clinical trials). Leach MO, Morgan B, Tofts PS, et al. Eur Radiol. 2012 Jul;22(7):1451-64).
  • Postmortem Computed Tomography (PMCT) Scanning with Angiography (PMCTA): A Description of Three Distinct Methods. Morgan B, Sakamoto N, Shiotani S, Grabherr S  in pp 1-21 Essentials of Autopsy Practice (2014) ed Rutty GN, Springer London
  • Targeted Coronary Post-Mortem Computed Tomography Angiography. Morgan B., Robinson C, Rutty GN. Chapter 8 in Atlas of Postmortem Angiography (in press 2015, Springer) ed. Grabherr S, Grimm J, Heinemann A (Springer)


To view a selection of my publications, please use the link below:


Identification and development of imaging biomarkers for treatment efficacy

  • Imaging applications to monitor drug therapy. This has involved the study of novel drug therapies and more recently natural chemo-preventative agents.
  • I also manage the use of all imaging in cancer research at University Hospital Leicester providing oversight for all scans performed for clinical trials including CT, MRI, Ultrasound and PET-CT.

Forensic imaging

Post mortem imaging, particularly related to CT scanning, with the East Midlands Forensic Pathology team, led by Professor Guy Rutty.

  • Scanned over 600 consented research post-mortem cases in the last five years, all with autopsy correlation
    • 270 of them with targeted coronary angiography
    • 50 with ‘whole-body’ angiography in collaboration with Lausanne (Swz) and several European centres
  • We have published over 25 papers on the subject in the last five years and have
    • helped pioneer the concept of mobile CT in temporary mortuaries for mass fatalities, a process now being adopted around the world
    • advised the home office, department of health and Interpol on post mortem imaging issues

Other research interests

I also provide assistance to imaging aspects of research into body composition analysis studies, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.

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Sam Khan
Rebecca Allchin
Constantinos Alexandrou
Nabil Jaunbocus


Well done to Rachel Norman who was awarded a travel grant whilst at the Human Proteome Organization Conference in Florida, US.


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