Dr Emma Chung

Lecturer (University of Leicester, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences)

Ultrasound Quality Control Lead (UHL NHS Trust)

Academic Lead (Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering, UHL NHS Trust)

Emma Chung

MPhys (Hons), PhD (Physics), PGDip (Med Stats), FHEA, FInstP, MIPEM

Registered Clinical Scientist

Department of Cardiovascular Sciences
University of Leicester
Level 4, Robert Kilpatrick Clinical Sciences Building (Rm 226)
Leicester Royal Infirmary
Leicester, LE1 5WW

Tel: +44 (0)116 252 5839

Email: emlc1@le.ac.uk, emma.chung@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

Personal details

  • MPhys (Physics), First Class, 1999, University of Kent
  • PhD (Physics), 2003, University of Warwick
  • PGDip (Medical Statistics), 2016, University of Leicester

Honorary positions

  • Ultrasound Quality Assurance and Academic Lead - Medical Physics Department, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
  • Ethics Officer - Department of Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Member of the Cerebral Haemodynamics in Ageing and Stroke Medicine (CHIASM) Cardiovascular Sciences Research Group
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Ambassador
  • Associate Editor, and former Editor in Chief, of Ultrasound
  • University and Colleges Union (UCU) representative for the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Midlands Medical Imaging Network Committee Member

Membership of societies



  • Applied Physics: 'Introduction to Medical Physics' (3rd year Physics, PA3601)
  • Author: Department of Health (DoH) e-learning for Healthcare module: 'Introduction to Vascular Ultrasound'
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR) - Part 1 exam


  • Patel N, Banahan C, Janus J, Horsfield M, Cox A, Li X, Cappellugola, Colman J, Egan V, Garrard P, Chung EML. Perioperative cerebral microbleeds after adult cardiac surgery. Stroke. 2019; 50:336-343.

  • Patel N, Horsfield MA, Banahan C, Thomas AG, Nath J, Ambrosi PB, and Chung EML. Detection of focal longitudinal changes in the brain by subtraction of MR images. American Journal of Neuroradiology 2017 38(5) 923-927 10.3174/ajnr.A5165

  • Patel N, Horsfield MA, Banahan C, Janus J, Masters K, Morlese J, Egan V, Chung EML Impact of perioperative infarcts after cardiac surgery Stroke. 2015 46:680-686

  • Keelan J, Chung EML, Hague JP. Simulated annealing approach to vascular structure with application to the coronary arteries. Royal Society Open Science. 10 February 2016.DOI: 10.1098/rsos.150431

  • Plessers M, Van Herzeele I, Hemelsoet D, Patel N, Chung EML, Vingerhoets G, Vermassen Transcervical carotid stenting with dynamic flow reversal shows embolization rates comparable to carotid endarterectomy Journal of Endovascular Therapy Jan 21, 2016 (DOI: 10.1177/1526602815626561)


I lead a small research group investigating the following topics:

  • Novel applications of Doppler ultrasound
  • Imaging of brain injury
  • Cerebrovascular physiology
  • Laboratory and computational vascular models of brain blood flow
  • Clinical translational research involving medical devices


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