2021 Crues-Kressel Award

The Crues-Kressel Award is for Outstanding Contributions to the Education of Magnetic Resonance Technologists.

The recipient of this year’s award is:

Martin J. Graves, Ph.D. CSci MIET MRCR(Hon) FHEA FIPEM FISMRM FBIR

Martin Graves is a consultant clinical scientist at Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) and affiliated lecturer at the University of Cambridge Clinical School. He has over thirty-five years’ experience in both clinical and research aspects of MRI. He received his Bachelor of Science in medical physics and Master of Science in medical electronics from the University of London and his doctorate in interactive MRI from the University of Cambridge. He is a senior fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), the UK Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), and the Higher Education Academy (HEA). His awards include Honorary Membership of the UK Royal College of Radiologists (RCR), the 2018 IPEM Academic Gold Medal, and fellowship of the British Institute of Radiology (BIR). Earlier this year, he was appointed to the American Board of MR Safety (ABMRS). His research interests are in MRI methods development, particularly pulse sequence programming, for a range of application in oncology, body, and cardiovascular imaging. He has co-authored over 220 peer-reviewed publications as well as several textbooks including MRI: From Picture to Proton (CUP 2003, 2007 and 2016), Physics MCQs for the Part 1 FRCR (CUP, 2011), The Physics and Mathematics of MRI (Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2016), and Fast Quantitative MRI (Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2020). He is passionate about MR education and has received ISMRM outstanding teacher awards in 2006 and 2011. He recently delivered the first SMRT Masterclass on the “Essentials of MR Physics” and particularly enjoyed the audience participation sessions. He is very honoured every time he is invited to speak at a local, national, or international MR technologist/radiographer event and is hugely appreciative of being nominated for the Crues-Kressel award.