Imperial College London

Professor Paul M. Matthews

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Brain Sciences

Edmond and Lily Safra Chair. Head of Department



+44 (0)20 7594 2855p.matthews




Ms Siobhan Dillon +44 (0)20 7594 2855




E502Burlington DanesHammersmith Campus






BibTex format

author = {Petersen, SE and Matthews, PM and Francis, JM and Robson, MD and Zemrak, F and Boubertakh, R and Young, AA and Hudson, S and Weale, P and Garratt, S and Collins, R and Piechnik, S and Neubauer, S},
doi = {10.1186/s12968-016-0227-4},
journal = {Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance},
title = {UK Biobank's cardiovascular magnetic resonance protocol.},
url = {},
volume = {18},
year = {2016}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - BACKGROUND: UK Biobank's ambitious aim is to perform cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) in 100,000 people previously recruited into this prospective cohort study of half a million 40-69 year-olds. METHODS/DESIGN: We describe the CMR protocol applied in UK Biobank's pilot phase, which will be extended into the main phase with three centres using the same equipment and protocols. The CMR protocol includes white blood CMR (sagittal anatomy, coronary and transverse anatomy), cine CMR (long axis cines, short axis cines of the ventricles, coronal LVOT cine), strain CMR (tagging), flow CMR (aortic valve flow) and parametric CMR (native T1 map). DISCUSSION: This report will serve as a reference to researchers intending to use the UK Biobank resource or to replicate the UK Biobank cardiovascular magnetic resonance protocol in different settings.
AU - Petersen,SE
AU - Matthews,PM
AU - Francis,JM
AU - Robson,MD
AU - Zemrak,F
AU - Boubertakh,R
AU - Young,AA
AU - Hudson,S
AU - Weale,P
AU - Garratt,S
AU - Collins,R
AU - Piechnik,S
AU - Neubauer,S
DO - 10.1186/s12968-016-0227-4
PY - 2016///
SN - 1532-429X
TI - UK Biobank's cardiovascular magnetic resonance protocol.
T2 - Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
UR -
UR -
VL - 18
ER -