Paul S. Morgan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology
After graduating with a B.S. in physics in 1990 (University of Kent at Canterbury, UK), Dr. Morgan trained as a medical physicist and obtained his certification in Radiotherapy in 1994 while working at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, UK. He then specialized in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) at the University of Nottingham, UK, where he completed his Ph.D. on the topic of Spatial Distortion in MRI with Application to Stereotactic Neurosurgery. His research career developed in the Academic Radiology division of the University of Nottingham (1997-2008).
In 2008, Dr. Morgan joined MUSC as the South Carolina Center of Economic Excellence Endowed Chair in Imaging Science, as well as the Director of the Center for Advanced Imaging Research (CAIR), and Associate Professor of Radiology.
Dr. Morgan's interests are focused on application of advanced MRI techniques to translational research, both clinically oriented and in the field of neurosciences. In particular, he is investigating relevant quantitative MRI techniques to better characterize subtle changes in the brain, especially using a combination of diffusion parameters, perfusion and relaxometry. Current collaborative projects involve modeling and assessment of traumatic brain injury, improved prediction of outcome after epilepsy surgery, real-time fMRI feedback, lesion mapping in stroke patients using multimodal imaging, high resolution imaging of dementia, characterization of complex plaque in the head and neck, as well as ongoing international collaboration with projects involving diffusion and Multiple Sclerosis on the 7T whole body MRI unit at the Sir Peter Mansfield MR Centre at the University of Nottingham, UK.