Prof Stuart Taylor

Dr Stuart TaylorTel: 020 3447 9070
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University College Hospital

Intestinal Failure Service, Radiology (imaging)

Professional background

Professor Stuart Taylor was awarded one of the highly prestigious and competitive 5 year HEFCE senior lecturer posts (one of only 32 awarded in the UK and the sole Radiologist) and was previous recipient of inaugural Royal College of Radiologist (RCR) Research fellowship. He is local academic lead for academic clinical fellows and academic clinical lecturer programme (D of H integrated academic pathway scheme and heads the development of functional MRI at UCLH in oncology, and Gastrointestinal diseases. Current research interests include the use of MRI and ultrasound in the prediction of histological markers of disease activity in Crohns disease. He sits on the research committees of the RCR, BSGAR and ESGAR and advised the NICE committee developing guidelines for the investigation of faecal incontinence. He collaborates widely with researchers in statistical methodology, health economics, modelling, and health behaviour and is the current Royal College of Radiologists Roentgen Professor.

Research interests

  • Gastrointestinal Imaging-inflammatory and oncology 
  • Functional MRI



Stoker J,.Taylor,S.,DeLancey,J (2008), Imaging Pelvic floor disorders,Stoker J,.Taylor,S., DeLancey,J (ed.) Medical Radiology series. Series edited by AL Beart. Berlin: Springer. ISBN: 978-3-540-71966-3.

Book chapter

Taylor,S.A., Greenhalgh,R. (Forthcoming). Imaging of the Gastrointestinal Tract. in Aids to Radiological Differential Diagnosis. Series edited by Chapman,S., Nakeilny,R.. Saunders

Taylor,S.A., Greenhalgh,R. (Forthcoming). Imaging of the Liver , Biliary tree and pancreas. in Chapman,S., Nakielny,R. (ed.) Aids to Radiological Diganosis. Saunders

Taylor,S.A., Robinson,C (Forthcoming). Distending the colon. in Cadi,M (ed.) Atlas of CT colonography.

Taylor,S., Halligan,S (2008). Evacuation Proctography and Dynamic Cystoproctography. Chapter 4.1 in Stoker,J., Taylor,S., DeLancey,J (ed.) Imaging pelvic floor disorders. Medical Radiology series. Series edited by A Beart. Berlin: Springer, 2nd edition, 61-75

 Bartram,C., Taylor.S.A. (2006). Imaging the large bowel. Chapter 33 in Adam,A., Dixon,A., Grainger,R., Allison,D. (ed.) GRAINGER & ALLISON'S DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGY. , 5th edition. ISBN: 978-0-443-10163-2

Taylor,S,A. (2006). Defecographic study of rectal evacuation in constipated patients. in Santoro,A., Di Falco,G. (ed.) Benign anorectal disease. Springer, 231-242

Burling,D., Taylor,S.A., Halligan,S. (2005). Optimising colonic distension prior to CT colonography. in Lefere,P (ed.) CT colonography. Springer-Verlag

Taylor,S. (2005). Cross-Sectional Imaging in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Chapter 8 in Jewell,D., Mortensen,N., Hillary Steinhart,A., Pemberton,J., Warren,B,. (ed.) Challenges in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Blackwell, 2nd edition. ISBN: 9781405122344

Taylor,S.A..Halligan S (2004). The Gastrointestinal System. in Medical Imaging: An Illustrated Colour Text. Series edited by Renton,P.. Elsevier, Churchill Livingstone, 51-77. ISBN: 0 443 07030 X

Interview (TV/Radio)

Taylor,S. (2005), Gut Reaction Radio 4.

Journal (whole issue)

Taylor,S., McHugh,K. (2001). Role of the 3D CT in children. Radiology Now, 18, 14-18

Journal article

Mavranezouli,I,.East, JE,.Taylor,S. (Forthcoming). CT colonography and cost-effectiveness. European Radiology . ISSN: 0938-7994 

Taylor,S.A., Punwani,S., Rodriguez-Justo,M., Bainbridge,A., Greenhalgh,R., De Vita,E., Forbes,A., Cohen,R., Windsor,A., Obichere,A., Hansmann,A., Rajan,J., Novelli,M., Halligan,S. (Forthcoming). Dynamic contrast enhanced MRI of mural Crohn’s disease: Correlation with histological angiogenesis and inflammation-a pilot study. Radiology . ISSN: 0033-8419

Burling,D., Moore,A., Gupta,A., East,J., Tam,E., Pickhardt, PJ., Marshall,M., Taylor,S. (2008). Effect of visualization display colour on polyp conspicuity at virtualcolonoscopy. Clinical Radiology 63(9), 979-985. ISSN: 0009-9260 

Burling,D., Moore,A., Marshall,M., Weldon,J., Gillen,C., Baldwin,R., Smith,K., Pickhardt,P.J., Honeyfield,L., Taylor,S. (2008). Virtual colonoscopy: effect of computer-assisted detection (CAD) on radiographer performance. Clinical Radiology 63(5), 549-556. ISSN: 0009-9260 

Burling,D., Moore,A., Taylor,S., La Porte,S., Marshall,M. (2008). Virtual colonoscopy training and accreditation: a national survey of radiologist experience and attitudes in the UK. Clinical Radiology 62(7), 651-659. ISSN: 0009-9260 

East,J.E,. Saunders,B.P., Boone,D., Burling,D., Halligan,S., Taylor,S. (2008). Uni- and bidirectional wide angle CT colonography: effect on missed areas,surface visualization, viewing time and polyp conspicuity. European Radiology 18(9), 1910-1917. ISSN: 0938-7994 

Frudinger,A., Ballon,M., Taylor,S., Halligan,S. (2008). The natural history of clinically unrecognized anal sphincter tears over 10 yearsafter first vaginal delivery. Obstet Gynecol 111(5), 1058-1064. ISSN: 0029-7844

Greenhalgh,R., Cohen,C.R., Burling,D., Taylor,S. (2008). Investigating perianal pain of uncertain cause. BMJ 336(7640), 387-389. ISSN: 0959-8138 

Greenhalgh,R., Punwani,S., Taylor,S. (2008). Is MRI routinely indicated in pregnant patients with suspected appendicitis afterequivocal ultrasound examination? Abdom Imaging 33(1), 21-25. ISSN: 0942-8925 

Punwani,S., Halligan,S., Irving,P., Bloom,S., Bungay,A., Greenhalgh,R., Godbold,J., Taylor,S.A., Altman,D.G. (2008). Measurement of colonic polyps by radiologists and endoscopists: who is mostaccurate? European Radiology 18(5), 874-881. ISSN: 0938-7994 

Robinson,C., Halligan,S., Taylor,S.A., Mallett,S., Altman,D.G. (2008). CT colonography: a systematic review of standard of reporting for studies ofcomputer-aided detection. Radiology 246(2), 426-433. ISSN: 0033-8419 

Taylor,S., Burling,D., Roddie,M., Honeyfield,L., McQuillan,J., Bassett,P., Halligan,S. (2008). Computer-aided detection for CT colonography: incremental benefit of observertraining. Br J Radiol 81(963), 180-186. ISSN: 0007-1285 

Taylor,S., Greenhalgh,R., Ilangovan,R., Tam,E., Sahni,V.A., Burling,D., Zhang,J., Bassett,P., Pickhardt,P.J., Halligan,S. (2008). CT colonography and computer-aided detection: effect of false-positive results onreader specificity and reading efficiency in a low-prevalence screeningpopulation. Radiology 247(1), 133-140. ISSN: 0033-8419 

Taylor,S., Iinuma,G., Saito,Y., Zhang,J., Halligan,S. (2008). CT colonography: computer-aided detection of morphologically flat T1 coloniccarcinoma. European Radiology 18(8), 1666-1673. ISSN: 0938-7994 

Taylor,S.A., Charman,S.C., Lefere,P., McFarland,E.G., Paulson,E.K., Yee,J., Aslam,R., Barlow,J.M., Gupta,A., Kim,D.H., Miller,C.M., Halligan,S. (2008). CT colonography: investigation of the optimum reader paradigm by usingcomputer-aided detection software. Radiology 246(2), 463-471. ISSN: 0033-8419 

Taylor,S.A., Slater,A., Burling,D.N., Tam,E., Greenhalgh,R., Gartner,L., Scarth,J., Pearce,R., Bassett,P., Halligan,S. (2008). CT colonography: optimisation, diagnostic performance and patient acceptabilityof reduced-laxative regimens using barium-based faecal tagging. European Radiology 18(1), 32-42. ISSN: 0938-7994 

Burling,D., East,J.E., Taylor,S. (2007). Investigating rectal bleeding. BMJ 335(7632), 1260-1262. ISSN: 0959-8138 

Burling,D., Halligan,S., Atchley,J., Dhingsar,R., Guest,P., Hayward,S., Higginson,A., Jobling,C., Kay,C., Lilford,R., Maskell,G., McCafferty,I., McGregor,J., Morton,D., Kumar Neelala,M., Noakes,M., Philips,A., Riley,P., Taylor,A., Bassett,P., Wardle,J., Atkin,W.,

Taylor,S.A. (2007). CT colonography: interpretative performance in a non-academic environment. Clinical Radiology 62(5), 424-429. ISSN: 0009-9260 

Burling,D., Halligan,S., Taylor,S.A., Honeyfield,L., Roddie,M.E. (2007). CT colonography: automatic measurement of polyp diameter compared with manualassessment - an in-vivo study. Clinical Radiology 62(2), 145-151. ISSN: 00099260

Dehmeshki,J., Halligan,S., Taylor,S.A., Roddie,M.E., McQuillan,J., Honeyfield,L., Amin,H. (2007). Computer assisted detection software for CT colonography: effect of sphericityfilter on performance characteristics for patients with and without fecal tagging. European Radiology 17(3), 662-668. ISSN: 0938-7994 

East,J.E., Saunders,B.P., Burling,D., Boone,D., Halligan,S., Taylor,S. (2007). Surface visualization at CT colonography simulated colonoscopy: effect of varyingfield of view and retrograde view. American Journal of Gastroenterology 102(11), 2529-2535. ISSN: 0002-9270 

Goh,V., Halligan,S., Taylor,S.A., Burling,D., Bassett,P., Bartram,C.I. (2007). Differentiation between diverticulitis and colorectal cancer: quantitative CTperfusion measurements versus morphologic criteria--initial experience. Radiology 242(2), 456-462. ISSN: 0033-8419 

Kamm,M.A., Jordan,C.C., Leaker,B.R., Nicholson,F.B., Murray,C.D., Taylor,S., Marshall,M., Gibbs,A., Carter,E.G., Emmanuel,A.V. (2007). Pharmacological modulation of gut mucosal and large vessel blood flow. Aliment Pharmacol Ther 25(6), 693-702. ISSN: 0269-2813 

Taylor,A., Slater,A., Mapstone,N., Taylor,S., Halligan,S. (2007). Staging rectal cancer: MRI compared to MDCT. Abdom Imaging 32(3), 323-327. ISSN: 0942-8925 

Taylor,S.A., Laghi,A., Lefere,P., Halligan,S., Stoker J (2007). European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR): consensusstatement on CT colonography. European Radiology 17(2), 575-579. ISSN: 0938-7994 

Taylor,S.A., Slater,A., Halligan,S., Honeyfield,L., Roddie,M.E., Demeshski,J., Amin,H., Burling,D. (2007). CT colonography: automated measurement of colonic polyps compared with manualtechniques--human in vitro study. Radiology 242(1), 120-128. ISSN: 0033-8419 

Burling,D., Halligan,S., Altman,D.G., Atkin,W., Bartram,C., Fenlon,H., Laghi,A., Stoker,J., Taylor,S. (2006). CT colonography interpretation times: effect of reader experience, fatigue, and scan findings in a multi-centre setting. European Radiology 16(8), 1745-1749. ISSN: 0938-7994 

Burling,D., Halligan,S., Altman,D.G., Atkin,W., Bartram,C., Fenlon,H., Laghi.A, Stoker,J., Taylor,S (2006). Polyp measurement and size categorisation by CT colonography: effect of observer experience in a multi-centre setting. European Radiology 16(8), 1737-1744. ISSN: 0938-7994 

Burling,D., Halligan,S., Slater,A., Noakes,M.J., Taylor,S.A. (2006). Potentially serious adverse events at CT colonography in symptomatic patients:national survey of the United Kingdom. Radiology 239(2), 464-471. ISSN: 0033-8419 

Burling,D., Halligan,S., Taylor,S., Brennand,D.J., Altman,D.G., Bassett,P., Atkin,W,Bartram CI. (2006). Polyp measurement using CT colonography: agreement with colonoscopy and effect ofviewing conditions on interobserver and intraobserver agreement. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 186(6), 1597-1604. ISSN: 0960-9822

Burling,D., Taylor,S.A., Halligan,S., Gartner,L., Paliwalla,M., Peiris,C., Singh,L., Bassett,P., Bartram,C. (2006). Automated Insufflation of Carbon Dioxide for MDCT Colonography: Distension and Patient Experience Compared with Manual Insufflation. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 186(1), 96-103. ISSN: 0960-9822 [Online]

Halligan,S., Altman,D.G., Mallett,S., Taylor,S.A.,Burling,D., Roddie,M., Honeyfield,L., McQuillan,J., Amin,H., Dehmeshki.J. (2006). CT colonography: Assessment ofradiologist performance with and withoutcomputer-aided detection. Gastroenterology 131(6), 1690-1699. ISSN: 0016-5085 [DOI link]

Halligan,S., Taylor,S.A., Dehmeshki,J., Amin,H., Ye,X., Tsang,J., Roddie,M.E. (2006). Computer-assisted detection for CT colonography: external validation. Clinical Radiology 61(9), 758-763. ISSN: 0009-9260 

Slater,A., Halligan,S., Taylor,S.A., Marshall,M. (2006). Distance between the rectal wall and mesorectal fascia measured by MRI: Effect ofrectal distension and implications for preoperative prediction of a tumour-freecircumferential resection margin. Clinical Radiology 61(1), 65-70. ISSN: 0009-9260 

Slater,A., Taylor,S.A., Tam,E., Gartner,L., Scarth,J., Peiris,C., Gupta,A., Marshall,M., Burling,D., Halligan,S. (2006). Reader error during CT colonography: causes and implications for training. European Radiology 16(10), 2275-2283. ISSN: 0938-7994 

Slater,S.A., Taylor,S., Burling,D., Gartner,L., Scarth,J., Halligan,S. (2006). Colonic polyps: effect of attenuation of tagged fluid and viewing window on conspicuity and measurement--in vitro experiment with porcine colonic specimen. Radiology 240(1), 101-109. ISSN: 0033-8419 [DOI link]

Taylor,S., Halligan,S., Burling,D., Roddie,M.E., Honeyfield,L., McQuillan,J., Amin,H., Dehmeshki,J. (2006). Computer-assisted reader software versus expert reviewers for polyp detection on CT colonography. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 186(3), 696-702. ISSN: 0960-9822 

Taylor,S., Slater,A., Honeyfield,L., Burling,D., Halligan,S. (2006). CT colonography: effect of colonic distension on polyp measurement accuracy andagreement-in vitro study. Acad Radiol 13(7), 850-859 

Taylor,S.A., Halligan,S., Slater,A., Goh,V., Burling,D., Roddie,M., Honeyfield,L., McQuillan,J., Amin,H., Dehmeshki,J. (2006). Polyp detection using CT colonography: comparison of primary 3D endoluminal analysis with primary 2D axial read supplemented by computer assisted reader (CAR) software. Radiology 239(3), 759-767. ISSN: 0033-8419  [DOI link]

Taylor,S.A., Halligan,S., Slater,A., Marshall,M., Bartram,C.I. (2006). Comparison of radiologists' confidence in excluding significant colorectalneoplasia with multidetector-row CT colonography compared with double contrast barium enema. Br J Radiol 79(939), 208-215. ISSN: 0007-1285 

Burling,D., Halligan,S., Roddie,M.E., McQuillan,J., Honeyfield,L., Amin,H., Dehmeshki,J., Taylor,S.A., McFarland,E.G. (2005). Computed tomography colonography: automated diameter and volume measurement ofcolonic polyps compared with a manual technique--in vitro study. J Comput Assist Tomogr 29(3), 387-393 

Halligan,S., Altman,D.G., Taylor,S.A., Mallett,S., Deeks,J.J., Bartram,C.I., Atkin,W. (2005). CT colonography in the detection of colorectal polyps and cancer: systematicreview, meta-analysis, and proposed minimum data set for study level reporting. Radiology 237(3), 893-904. ISSN: 0033-8419 

Halligan,S., Altman,D.G., Taylor,S.A., Mallett,S., Deeks,J.J., Bartram,C.I., Atkin,W. (2005). CT colonography in the detection of colorectal polyps and cancer: systematic review, meta-analysis, and proposed minimum data set for study level reporting. Radiology 237(3), 893-904. ISSN: 0033-8419 [Online] [DOI link]

Murray,C.D., Martin,N.M., Patterson,M., Taylor,S.A., Ghatei,M.A., Kamm,M.A., Johnston,C., Bloom,S.R., Emmanuel,A.V. (2005). Ghrelin enhances gastric emptying in diabetic gastroparesis: a double blind,placebo controlled, crossover study. Gut 54(12), 1693-1698. ISSN: 0017-5749 

Taylor,S.A., Halligan,S., Burling,D., Bassett,P., Bartram,C.I. (2005). Intra-individual comparison of patient acceptability of multidetector-row CTcolonography and double-contrast barium enema. Clinical Radiology 60(2), 207-214. ISSN: 0009-9260 

Buchanan,G.N., Halligan,S., Taylor,S., Williams,A., Cohen,R., Bartram,C. (2004). MRI of fistula in ano: inter- and intraobserver agreement and effects of directededucation. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 183(1), 135-140. ISSN: 0960-9822 

Burling,D., Halligan,S., Taylor,S.A., Usiskin,S., Bartram,C.I. (2004). CT colonography practice in the UK: a national survey. Clinical Radiology 59(1), 39-43. ISSN: 0009-9260 

Taylor,S.A., Halligan,S., Burling,D., Morley,S., Bassett,P., AtkinW., Bartram,C.I. (2004). CT colonography: effect of experience and training on reader performance. European Radiology 14(6), 1025-1033. ISSN: 0938-7994 

Taylor,S.A., Halligan,S., Moore,L., Saunders,B.P., Gallagher,M., Phillips,R.K., Bartram,C.I. (2004). Multidetector-row CT duodenography in familial adenomatous polyposis: a pilotstudy. Clinical Radiology 59(10), 939-945. ISSN: 0009-9260 

Halligan,S., Marshall,M., Taylor,S., Bartram,C., Bassett,P., Cardwell,C., Atkin,W. (2003). Observer variation in the detection of colorectal neoplasia on double-contrastbarium enema: implications for colorectal cancer screening and training. Clinical Radiology 58(12), 948-954. ISSN: 0009-9260 

Taylor,S., Halligan,S.,O'Donnell,C., Morley,S., Mistry,H., Saunders,B., Vance,M., Bassett,P., Windsor,A., Stern,Y., Bethel,H., Atkin,W., Bartram,C. (2003). Cardiovascular effects at multi-detector row CT colonography compared withthose at conventional endoscopy of the colon. Radiology 229(3), 782-790. ISSN: 0033-8419 

Taylor,S.A., Halligan,S., Bartram,C., Morgan,P., Talbot,I., Fry,N., Saunders,B., Khosraviani,K., Atkin,W. (2003). Multi-detector row CT colonography: effect of collimation, pitch, andorientation on polyp detection in a human colectomy specimen. Radiology 229(1), 109-118. ISSN: 0033-8419  [DOI link]

Taylor,S.A., Halligan,S., Bartram,C.I. (2003). Pilonidal sinus disease: MR imaging distinction from fistula in ano. Radiology Mar;226(3), 662-667. ISSN: 0033-8419 [Online]

Taylor,S.A., Halligan,S., Goh,V., Morley,S., Atkin,W., Bartram,C.I. (2003). Optimizing bowel preparation for multidetector row CT colonography: effect ofCitramag and Picolax. Clinical Radiology 58(9), 723-732. ISSN: 0009-9260 

Taylor,S.A., Halligan,S., GohV., Morley,S., Bassett,P., Atkin,W., Bartram,C.I. (2003). Optimizing colonic distention for multi-detector row CT colonography: effect ofhyoscine butylbromide and rectal balloon catheter. Radiology 229(1), 99-108. ISSN: 0033-8419 

Taylor,S.A., Halligan,S., Saunders,B.P., Bassett,P., Vance,M., Bartram,C.I. (2003). Acceptance by patients of multidetector CT colonography compared with bariumenema examinations, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and colonoscopy. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 181(4), 913-921. ISSN: 0960-9822 

Taylor,S.A., Halligan,S., Saunders,B.P., Morley,S., Riesewyk,C., Atkin,W., Bartram,C.I. (2003). Use of multidetector-row CT colonography for detection of colorectal neoplasia inpatients referred via the Department of Health "2-Week-wait" initiative. Clinical Radiology 58(11), 855-861. ISSN: 0009-9260 

Taylor,S.A., Halligan,S., Vance,M., Windsor,A., Atkin,W., Bartram,C.I. (2003). Use of multidetector-row computed tomographic colonography before flexible sigmoidoscopy in the investigation of rectal bleeding. Br J Surg 90(9), 1163-1164. ISSN: 0007-1323 


Taylor,S. (Forthcoming). Imaging pelvic floor dysfunction. Best Practice & Research Clinical Gastroenterology

Taylor,S., Suzuki,N., Beddoe,G., Halligan,S. (Forthcoming). Flat neoplasia of the colon: CT colonography with CAD. Abdominal Imaging

Halligan,S., Taylor,S. (2008). Is CT colonography superior to colonoscopy for the detection of advancedneoplasia. Nat Clin Pract Gastroenterol Hepatol 5(5), 248-249 

Chatoor,D.R., Taylor,S.A., Cohen,C.R., Emmanuel,A.V. (2007). Faecal incontinence. Br J Surg 94(2), 134-144. ISSN: 0007-1323 

Halligan,S., Taylor,S. (2007). CT colonography: results and limitations. Eur J Radiol 61(3), 400-408 

Tolan,D.J., Armstrong,E.M., Burling,D., Taylor,S. (2007). Optimization of CT colonography technique: a practical guide. Clinical Radiology 62(9), 819-827. ISSN: 0009-9260 

Burling,D., Taylor,S.A., Halligan,S. (2005). Virtual colonoscopy: current status and future directions. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am 15(4), 773-795 

Nicholson,F.B., Barro,J.L., Bartram,C.I., Dehmeshki,J., Halligan,S., Taylor,S., Kamm,M.A. (2005). The role of CT colonography in colorectal cancer screening. American Journal of Gastroenterology 100(10), 2315-2323. ISSN: 0002-9270 

Nicholson,F.B., Taylor,S., Halligan,S., Kamm,M.A. (2005). Recent developments in CT colonography. Clinical Radiology 60(1), 1-7. ISSN: 0009-9260 

Burling,D., Taylor,S., Halligan,S. (2004). Computerized tomography colonography. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther 4(4), 615-625 

Taylor,S.A., Halligan,S., Bartram,C.I. (2003). CT colonography: methods, pathology and pitfalls. Clinical Radiology 58(3), 179-190. ISSN: 0009-9260 

Harvey,C.J., Renfrew,I., Taylor,S., Gillams,A.R., Lees,W.R. (2001). Spiral CT pneumocolon: applications, status and limitations. European Radiology 11(9), 1612-1625. ISSN: 0938-7994 [Online]


Taylor,S. (2003), CT optimisation, Acceptability and Clinical performance of CT Colonography. University of London

East, JE., Saunders, BP., Burling,D., Boone,D., Halligan,S., Taylor,S. (Forthcoming), New Colonoscopic Technology or Back-to-Basic Techniques? ISBN/ISSN: 0002-9270 

East,J.E., Saunders,B.P., Boone,D., Halligan,S., Taylor,S.A. (2007), Comprehensive mucosal visualization at optical colonoscopy: Technique remains thekey. ISBN/ISSN: 0016-5085 

Burling,D.N., Halligan,S., Taylor,S. (2004), Potential role for CT colonography in screening for aortic aneurysms. BMJ online

Halligan,S., Taylor,S., Burling,D. (2004), Virtual colonoscopy.

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