Dr Richard Hodgson - 2005 RCR Research Fellow
Can MRI at 3T predict the response to anti-TNF alpha therapy in rheumatoid arthritis?
Senior Lecturer in MRI / Honorary Consultant Radiologist,
Leeds NIHR Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit
Personal statement I Publications
The RCR fellowship allowed me to dedicate one year to full- time research, studying the response of rheumatoid arthritis to biologic treatment using dynamic contrast enhanced MRI. This provided me with a unique opportunity to combine my radiology training with experience of MR physics, to develop skills in quantitative MRI, which have been important in my subsequent research. The fellowship was instrumental in enabling me to obtain my current position of Senior Lecturer in MRI and Honorary Consultant in Musculoskeletal Radiology at the University of Leeds. I am Head of MRI at the newly formed NIHR Leeds Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit where I am involved in setting up a programme of translational research into quantitative MRI of arthritis, including work based on my RCR fellowship.