Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Honorary Lecturer



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Dr Rashed Karim received his BSc from the University of Toronto and his MSc with Distinction from Queen Mary, University of London. He obtained a PhD in medical image analysis from the Department of Computing at Imperial College London. He is an Honorary Lecturer at Imperial College London. 

He currently specialises in software for knowledge discovery from high resolution medical imaging data (CT, MRI, X-Ray) using cutting-edge algorithms from computer vision, image processing and visualisation.

His major works include visualising atrial fibrosis in MRI datasets, algorithm evaluation for left atrial wall thickness and measuring myocardial infarction.  He has also proposed methods for creating 2D maps of the heart from CMR images. 



Williams S, Harrison J, Chubb H, et al., The Effect of Contact Force in Atrial Radiofrequency Ablation : Electroanatomical, Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, and Histological Assessment in a Chronic Porcine Model, Jacc: Clinical Electrophysiology

Ataollahi A, Karim R, Fallah AS, et al., 2016, Three-Degree-of-Freedom MR-Compatible Multisegment Cardiac Catheter Steering Mechanism, Ieee Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Vol:63, ISSN:0018-9294, Pages:2425-2435

Karim R, Bhagirath P, Claus P, et al., 2016, Evaluation of state-of-the-art segmentation algorithms for left ventricle infarct from late Gadolinium enhancement MR images, Medical Image Analysis, Vol:30, ISSN:1361-8415, Pages:95-107

Arujuna A, Karim R, Zarinabad N, et al., 2015, A randomized prospective mechanistic cardiac magnetic resonance study correlating catheter stability, late gadolinium enhancement and 3 year clinical outcomes in robotically assisted vs. standard catheter ablation., Europace, Vol:17, Pages:1241-1250

Bhagirath P, van der Graaf M, Karim R, et al., 2015, Interventional cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in electrophysiology: advances toward clinical translation., Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol, Vol:8, Pages:203-211

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