Professional background

Professor Stuart Taylor was awarded one of the highly prestigious and competitive five year HEFCE senior lecturer posts and was previous recipient of inaugural Royal College of Radiologist (RCR) research fellowship.

He is a past Royal College of Radiologists roentgen professor and currently a NIHR senior investigator. He chairs the national NIHR imaging group and is local academic lead for academic clinical fellows and academic clinical lecturer programme.

Current research interests include the use of MRI and ultrasound in the prediction of histological markers of disease activity in Crohn’s disease, and the utility of quantifying gut motility using MRI. He is currently present of the British Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (BSGAR) and sits on the executive committee on the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR).

He collaborates widely with researchers in statistical methodology, health economics, modelling, and health behaviour. His clinical expertise is in gastrointestinal and oncological imaging.

Research interests

Gastrointestinal Imaging-inflammatory and oncology Functional MRI


Most recent publications:
Fragkos, K. C., Bouroncle, M. C. P., Kumar, S., Caselton, L., Menys, A., Bainbridge, A., Mehta, S. (2020). Serum scoring and quantitative magnetic resonance imaging in intestinal failure-associated liver disease: A feasibility study. Nutrients, 12(7), 1-21. doi:10.3390/nu12072151

Wilkinson-Smith, V., Menys, A., Bradley, C., Corsetti, M., Marciani, L., Atkinson, D., Hoad, C. (2020). The MRI colonic function test: reproducibility of the Macrogol stimulus challenge. Neurogastroenterology and Motility. doi:10.1111/nmo.13942

Plumb, A., Nair, A., Foley, K., Robinson, G., & Taylor, S. A. (2020). Re: A national UK audit for diagnostic accuracy of preoperative CT chest in emergency and elective surgery during COVID-19 pandemic. CLINICAL RADIOLOGY, 75(9), 709. doi:10.1016/j.crad.2020.06.021

Bhatnagar, G., Rodriguez-Justo, M., Higginson, A., Bassett, P., Windsor, A., Cohen, R.,

Taylor, S. A. (2020). Inflammation and fibrosis in Crohn's disease: location-matched histological correlation of small bowel ultrasound features.. Abdom Radiol (NY). doi:10.1007/s00261-020-02603-6

Yeung, J., Ganeshan, B., Endozo, R., Hall, A., Wan, S., Groves, A., Bandula, S. (2020). Equilibrium CT Texture Analysis for the Evaluation of Hepatic Fibrosis: Preliminary Evaluation against Histopathology and Extracellular Volume Fraction.. J Pers Med, 10(2). doi:10.3390/jpm10020046

Miles, A., Evans, R. E., Halligan, S., Beare, S., Bridgewater, J., Goh, V., STREAMLINE investigators. (2020). Predictors of patient preference for either whole body magnetic resonance imaging (WB-MRI) or CT/ PET-CT for staging colorectal or lung cancer. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology. doi:10.1111/1754-9485.13038

Govender, R., Smith, C. H., Barratt, H., Gardner, B., & Taylor, S. A. (2020). SIP SMART: a parallel group randomised feasibility trial of a tailored pre-treatment swallowing intervention package compared with usual care for patients with head and neck cancer.. BMC Cancer, 20(1), 360. doi:10.1186/s12885-020-06877-3

Bhatnagar, G., Quinn, L., Higginson, A., Plumb, A., Halligan, S., Tolan, D., Taylor, S. A. (2020). Observer agreement for small bowel ultrasound in Crohn’s disease: results from the METRIC trial. Abdominal Radiology. doi:10.1007/s00261-020-02405-w

Boone, D., & Taylor, S. A. (2020). Magnetic Resonance of the Small Bowel: How to Do It. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America, 28(1), 17-30. doi:10.1016/j.mric.2019.08.002

Gandhi, N. S., Dillman, J. R., Grand, D. J., Huang, C., Fletcher, J. G., Al-Hawary, M. M., Yeh, B. (2020). Computed tomography and magnetic resonance enterography protocols and techniques: survey of the Society of Abdominal Radiology Crohn’s Disease Disease-Focused Panel. Abdominal Radiology. doi:10.1007/s00261-020-02407-8

Guglielmo, F. F., Anupindi, S. A., Fletcher, J. G., Al-Hawary, M. M., Dillman, J. R., Grand, D. J., . . . Baker, M. E. (2020). Small Bowel Crohn Disease at CT and MR Enterography: Imaging Atlas and Glossary of Terms.. Radiographics, 190091. doi:10.1148/rg.2020190091

Cococcioni, L., Fitzke, H., Menys, A., Gaunt, T., Kumar, S., Kiparissi, F.,  Watson, T. A. (2020). Quantitative assessment of terminal ileum motility on MR enterography in Crohn disease: a feasibility study in children. European Radiology. doi:10.1007/s00330-020-07084-1

Evans, R. E. C., Taylor, S. A., Kalasthry, J., Sakai, N. S., Miles, A., Aboagye, A., Mills-Baldock, T. (2019). Patient deprivation and perceived scan burden negatively impact the quality of whole-body MRI. Clinical Radiology. doi:10.1016/j.crad.2019.10.019

Taylor, S. A., Mallett, S., Miles, A., Morris, S., Quinn, L., Clarke, C. S., Halligan, S. (2019). Whole-body MRI compared with standard pathways for staging metastatic disease in lung and colorectal cancer: the Streamline diagnostic accuracy studies.. Health Technol Assess, 23(66), 1-270. doi:10.3310/hta23660

Serra, J., Pohl, D., Azpiroz, F., Chiarioni, G., Ducrotte, P., Gourcerol, G., Hassan, S. S. (2019). European society of neurogastroenterology and motility guidelines on functional constipation in adults. NEUROGASTROENTEROLOGY AND MOTILITY, 33 pages. doi:10.1111/nmo.13762

Gollifer, R. M., Menys, A., Plumb, A., Mengoudi, K., Puylaert, C. A. J., Tielbeek, J. A. W., Atkinson, D. (2019). Automated versus subjective assessment of spatial and temporal MRI small bowel motility in Crohn's disease.. Clinical Radiology. doi:10.1016/j.crad.2019.06.016

Lamb, C. A., Kennedy, N. A., Raine, T., Hendy, P. A., Smith, P. J., Limdi, J. K., Hawthorne, A. B. (2019). British Society of Gastroenterology consensus guidelines on the management of inflammatory bowel disease in adults.. Gut. doi:10.1136/gutjnl-2019-318484

Khalaf, A., Hoad, C. L., Menys, A., Nowak, A., Radford, S., Taylor, S. A., Moran, G. W. (2019). Gastrointestinal peptides and small-bowel hypomotility are possible causes for fasting and postprandial symptoms in active Crohn's disease.. Am J Clin Nutr. doi:10.1093/ajcn/nqz240

Taylor, S. A., Mallett, S., Bhatnagar, G., Morris, S., Quinn, L., Tomini, F., Halligan, S. (2019). Magnetic resonance enterography compared with ultrasonography in newly diagnosed and relapsing Crohn's disease patients: the METRIC diagnostic accuracy study. Health Technology Assessment, 23(42), 1-162. doi:10.3310/hta23420

Rao, N., Kumar, S., Taylor, S., & Plumb, A. (2019). Diagnostic pathways in Crohn's disease. Clinical Radiology. doi:10.1016/j.crad.2019.03.013

Kapasi, R., Glatter, J., Lamb, C. A., Acheson, A. G., Andrews, C., Arnott, I. D.,Hawthorne, A. B. (2019). Consensus standards of healthcare for adults and children with inflammatory bowel disease in the UK. Frontline Gastroenterology. doi:10.1136/flgastro-2019-101260

Hindryckx, P., Jairath, V., Zou, G., Feagan, B. G., Sandborn, W. J., Stoker, J., Rimola, J. (2019). Development and Validation a Magnetic Resonance Index for Assessing Fistulas in Patients With Crohn's Disease.. Gastroenterology. doi:10.1053/j.gastro.2019.07.027

Ebner, M., Patel, P. A., Atkinson, D., Caselton, L., Firmin, L., Amin, Z.,  Vercauteren, T. (2019). Super-resolution for upper abdominal MRI: Acquisition and post-processing protocol optimization using brain MRI control data and expert reader validation. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. doi:10.1002/mrm.27852

Miles, A., Taylor, S. A., Evans, R. E. C., Halligan, S., Beare, S., Bridgewater, J., Yu, D. (2019). Patient preferences for whole-body MRI or conventional staging pathways in lung and colorectal cancer: a discrete choice experiment. European Radiology, 29(7), 3889-3900. doi:10.1007/s00330-019-06153-4

Grossi, U., Di Tanna, G. L., Heinrich, H., Taylor, S. A., Knowles, C. H., & Scott, S. M. (2019). Letter: limitations of defecography among patients with refractory constipation. Authors' reply.. Aliment Pharmacol Ther, 50(1), 112-113. doi:10.1111/apt.15309

Sakai, N., Bray, T., Taylor, S., Hall-Craggs, M., & Bainbridge, A. (2019). Bone Fraction Mapping with Synthetic Auto-Interpolated in-Phase MRI.. In Proceedings of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) Annual Meeting and Exhibition.. Montreal.

Lowe, D. M., Smith, P. J., Moreira, F., Workman, S., Braggins, H., Koukias, N., Murray, C. D. (2019). Chronic Granulomatous Disorder-Associated Colitis Can Be Accurately Evaluated with MRI Scans and Fecal Calprotectin Level.. J Clin Immunol. doi:10.1007/s10875-019-00651-2

Gosling, J., Plumb, A., Taylor, S. A., Cohen, R., & Emmanuel, A. V. (2019). High-resolution anal manometry: Repeatability, validation, and comparison with conventional manometry. Neurogastroenterology & Motility, 31(6). doi:10.1111/nmo.13591

Govender, R., Taylor, S. A., Smith, C. H., & Gardner, B. (2019). Helping patients with head and neck cancer understand dysphagia: Exploring the use of video-animation. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.

Taylor, S. A., Mallett, S., Ball, S., Beare, S., Bhatnagar, G., Bhowmik, A., Streamline investigators. (2019). Diagnostic accuracy of whole-body MRI versus standard imaging pathways for metastatic disease in newly diagnosed non-small-cell lung cancer: the prospective Streamline L trial.. Lancet Respir Med. doi:10.1016/S2213-2600(19)30090-6

Taylor, S. A., Mallett, S., Beare, S., Bhatnagar, G., Blunt, D., Boavida, P., . . . Streamline investigators. (2019). Diagnostic accuracy of whole-body MRI versus standard imaging pathways for metastatic disease in newly diagnosed colorectal cancer: the prospective Streamline C trial.. Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol. doi:10.1016/S2468-1253(19)30056-1

Menys, A., Hoad, C., Spiller, R., Scott, M., Atkinson, D., Marciani, L., & Taylor, S. (2019). Spatio-Temporal Motility MRI (STMM) analysis of the stomach and colon. Neurogastroenterology and Motility. doi:10.1111/nmo.13557

Lavdas, I., Glocker, B., Rueckert, D., Taylor, S. A., Aboagye, E. O., & Rockall, A. G. (2019). Machine learning in whole-body MRI: experiences and challenges from an applied study using multicentre data. Clinical Radiology. doi:10.1016/j.crad.2019.01.012

Ebner, M., Patel, P., Atkinson, D., Caselton, L., Taylor, S., Bainbridge, A., . . . Vercauteren, T. (2019). Reconstruction-based super-resolution for high-resolution abdominal MRI: A preliminary study. In Proceedings of the ISMRM 27th Annual Meeting and Exhibition (pp. 4079). Montreal, Canada: International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM).

Gollifer, R., Menys, A., Zarate-Lopez, N., Chatoor, D., Emmanuel, A., Taylor, S., & Atkinson, D. (2019). MRI assessed dysmotility and texture analysis in the terminal ileum and small bowel: A pilot study comparison between Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) patients with bloating and healthy controls. In International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (pp. 4227). Montreal, Canada.

Chouhan, M. D., Firmin, L., Read, S., Amin, Z., & Taylor, S. A. (2019). Quantitative pancreatic MRI: a pathology-based review.. British Journal of Radiology, 20180941. doi:10.1259/bjr.20180941

Plumb, A. A. O., Lambregts, D., Bellini, D., Stoker, J., Taylor, S., & ESGAR Research Committee. (2019). Making useful clinical guidelines: the ESGAR perspective. European Radiology. doi:10.1007/s00330-019-6002-9

Taylor, S. A., Halligan, S., Bhatnagar, G., Gupta, A., Higginson, A., Slater, A.,Mallett, S. (2019). Diagnostic accuracy of MRE and ultrasound for Crohn's disease – Authors' reply. The Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 4(2), 96. doi:10.1016/S2468-1253(18)30389-3

Puylaert, C. A. J., Nolthenius, C. J. T., Tielbeek, J. A. W., Makanyanga, J. C., Rodriguez-Justo, M., Brosens, L. A. A. Stoker, J. (2019). Comparison of MRI Activity Scoring Systems and Features for the Terminal Ileum in Patients With Crohn Disease.. AJR Am J Roentgenol, W1-W7. doi:10.2214/AJR.18.19876

Kumar, S., Rao, N., & Taylor, S. A. (2019). Functional cross-sectional imaging techniques in crohn's disease. In Cross-Sectional Imaging in Crohn's Disease (pp. 93-123).

Taylor, S. A., Rieder, F., & Fletcher, J. G. (2018). Differences in the imaging of Crohn’s disease patients between North America and Europe: are we ready to bridge the divide?. Abdominal Radiology. doi:10.1007/s00261-018-1872-x

Grossi, U., Di Tanna, G. L., Heinrich, H., Taylor, S. A., Knowles, C. H., & Scott, S. M. (2018). Systematic review and meta-analysis: defecography should be a first-line diagnostic modality in patients with refractory constipation. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. doi:10.1111/apt.15039

Menys, A., Puylaert, C., Tutein Nolthenius, C. E., Plumb, A. A., Makanyanga, J., Tielbeek, J., Taylor, S. A. (2018). Quantified Terminal Ileal Motility during MR Enterography as a Biomarker of Crohn Disease Activity: Prospective Multi-Institution Study.. Radiology, 180100. doi:10.1148/radiol.2018180100

Chouhan, M. D., Taylor, S. A., & Mookerjee, R. P. (2018). Multi-organ quantitative MRI for the assessment of liver disease – A whole much more than the sum of its parts. Journal of Hepatology. doi:10.1016/j.jhep.2018.09.004

Chouhan, M. D., Taylor, S. A., & Mookerjee, R. P. (2018). Multi-organ assessment of compensated cirrhosis patients using quantitative magnetic resonance imaging. JOURNAL OF HEPATOLOGY, 69(5), 996-998. doi:10.1016/j.jhep.2018.05.037

Menys, A., Saliakellis, E., Borrelli, O., Thapar, N., Taylor, S. A., & Watson, T. (2018). The evolution of magnetic resonance enterography in the assessment of motility disorders in children. European Journal of Radiology, 107, 105-110. doi:10.1016/j.ejrad.2018.08.017

Khalaf, A., Nowak, A., Menys, A., Marciani, L., Taylor, S. A., Spiller, R. C.,  Hoad, C. L. (2018). Cine MRI assessment of motility in the unprepared small bowel in the fasting and fed state: Beyond the breath-hold.. Neurogastroenterol Motil, e13466. doi:10.1111/nmo.13466

Taylor, S. A., & Carucci, L. R. (2018). The role of imaging in obesity special feature. British Journal of Radiology, 91(1089). doi:10.1259/bjr.20189002

Sturm, A., Maaser, C., Calabrese, E., Annese, V., Fiorino, G., Kucharzik, T., European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology [ESGAR]. (2018). ECCO-ESGAR Guideline for Diagnostic Assessment in IBD Part 2: IBD scores and general principles and technical aspects. Journal of Crohn's and Colitis. doi:10.1093/ecco-jcc/jjy114

Maaser, C., Sturm, A., Vavricka, S. R., Kucharzik, T., Fiorino, G., Annese, V., . . . European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology [ESGAR]. (2018). ECCO-ESGAR Guideline for Diagnostic Assessment in IBD Part 1: Initial diagnosis, monitoring of known IBD, detections of complications. Journal of Crohn's and Colitis. doi:10.1093/ecco-jcc/jjy113

Miles, A., Bhatnagar, G., Halligan, S., Gupta, A., Tolan, D., Zealley, I., METRIC investigators. (2018). Magnetic resonance enterography, small bowel ultrasound and colonoscopy to diagnose and stage Crohn's disease: patient acceptability and perceived burden.. Eur Radiol. doi:10.1007/s00330-018-5661-2

Taylor, S. A., Mallett, S., Bhatnagar, G., Baldwin-Cleland, R., Bloom, S., Gupta, A., Morris, S. (2018). Diagnostic accuracy of magnetic resonance enterography and small bowel ultrasound for the extent and activity of newly diagnosed and relapsed Crohn's disease (METRIC): a multicentre trial. The Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology. doi:10.1016/S2468-1253(18)30161-4

de Jonge, C. S., Gollifer, R. M., Nederveen, A. J., Atkinson, D., Taylor, S. A., Stoker, J., & Menys, A. (2018). Dynamic MRI for bowel motility imaging–how fast and how long?. The British Journal of Radiology, 20170845. doi:10.1259/bjr.20170845

Rieder, F., Bettenworth, D., Ma, C., Parker, C. E., Williamson, L. A., Nelson, S. A., Jairath, V. (2018). An expert consensus to standardise definitions, diagnosis and treatment targets for anti-fibrotic stricture therapies in Crohn's disease.. Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics, 48(3), 347-357. doi:10.1111/apt.14853

Gollifer, R. M., Menys, A., Makanyanga, J., Puylaert, C. A., Vos, F. M., Stoker, J., Taylor, S. A. (2018). Relationship between MRI quantified small bowel motility and abdominal symptoms in Crohn’s disease patients—a validation study. The British Journal of Radiology, 20170914. doi:10.1259/bjr.20170914

Latifoltojar, A., Punwani, S., Lopes, A., Humphries, P. D., Klusmann, M., Menezes, L. J., Taylor, S. A. (2018). Whole-body MRI for staging and interim response monitoring
in paediatric and adolescent Hodgkin’s lymphoma: a comparison
with multi-modality reference standard including 18F-FDG-PET-CT. European Radiology, 1-11. doi:10.1007/s00330-018-5445-8

Sakai, N. S., Taylor, S. A., & Chouhan, M. D. (2018). Obesity, metabolic disease and the pancreas-Quantitative imaging of pancreatic fat.. The British journal of radiology, 20180267. doi:10.1259/bjr.20180267

Taylor, S. A. (2018). Is CT Useful as a First-line Investigation in Colonic Diverticular Bleeding?. Radiology, 180643. doi:10.1148/radiol.2018180643

Wilkinson-Smith, V., Menys, A., Bradley, C., Corsetti, M., Marciani, L., Atkinson, D., . . . Hoad, C. (2018). Assessment of Colonic Motility Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Reproducibility of a Macrogol Challenge. In Joint Annual Meeting ISMRM-ESMRMB 2018. Paris, France.

Obaro, A., Plumb, A. A. O., Fanshawe, T. R., Torres, U. S., Baldwin-Cleland, R., Taylor, S. A., . . . Burling, D. N. (2018). Post-imaging colorectal cancer or interval cancer rates after CT colonography: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology. doi:10.1016/S2468-1253(18)30032-3

Evans, R. E., Taylor, S. A., Beare, S., Halligan, S., Morton, A., Oliver, A., . . . Miles, A. (2018). Perceived patient burden and acceptability of whole body MRI for staging lung and colorectal cancer; comparison with standard staging investigations. The British journal of radiology, 20170731. doi:10.1259/bjr.20170731

Taylor, S. A., & von Wagner, C. (2018). Is CT Colonography Better Tolerated than Flexible Sigmoidoscopy for Colorectal Cancer Screening?. Radiology, 286(3), 884-886. doi:10.1148/radiol.2017172722

Bruining, D. H., Zimmermann, E. M., Loftus, E. V., Sandborn, W. J., Sauer, C. G., & Strong, S. A. (2018). Consensus Recommendations for Evaluation, Interpretation, and Utilization of Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Enterography in Patients With Small Bowel Crohn's Disease. Gastroenterology, 154(4), 1172-1194. doi:10.1053/j.gastro.2017.11.274

Puylaert, C. A. J., Schüffler, P. J., Naziroglu, R. E., Tielbeek, J. A. W., Li, Z., Makanyanga, J. C., Vos, F. M. (2018). Semiautomatic Assessment of the Terminal Ileum and Colon in Patients with Crohn Disease Using MRI (the VIGOR++ Project).. Academic Radiology. doi:10.1016/j.acra.2017.12.024

Sahnan, K., Tozer, P. J., Adegbola, S. O., Lee, M. J., Heywood, N., McNair, A. G. K.,ENiGMA collaborators. (2018). Developing a core outcome set for fistulising perianal Crohn's disease.. Gut. doi:10.1136/gutjnl-2017-315503

Jairath, V., Ordas, I., Zou, G., Panes, J., Stoker, J., Taylor, S. A.,Rimola, J. (2018). Reliability of Measuring Ileo-Colonic Disease Activity in Crohn's Disease by Magnetic Resonance Enterography.. Inflammatory bowel diseases, 24(2), 440-449. doi:10.1093/ibd/izx040

Beets-Tan, R. G. H., Lambregts, D. M. J., Maas, M., Bipat, S., Barbaro, B., Curvo-Semedo, L., .Blomqvist, L. (2018). Correction to: Magnetic resonance imaging for clinical management of rectal cancer: Updated recommendations from the 2016 European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR) consensus meeting. European Radiology, 1. doi:10.1007/s00330-017-5204-2

Khalaf, A., Hoad, C. L., Menys, A., Nowak, A., Taylor, S. A., Paparo, S., Moran, G. W. (2018). MRI assessment of the postprandial gastrointestinal motility and peptide response in healthy humans. Neurogastroenterology and Motility. doi:10.1111/nmo.13182

Yeung, J., Sivarajan, S., Treibel, T. A., Rosmini, S., Fontana, M., Gillmore, J. D., Bandula, S. (2017). Measurement of liver and spleen interstitial volume in patients with systemic amyloid light-chain amyloidosis using equilibrium contrast CT. Abdominal Radiology, 1-6. doi:10.1007/s00261-017-1194-4

Barnes, A., Alonzi, R., Blackledge, M., Charles-Edwards, G., Collins, D., Cook, G.,Punwani, S. (2017). UK Quantitative WB-DWI Technical Workgroup: consensus meeting recommendations on optimisation, quality control, processing and analysis of quantitative whole-body diffusion weighted imaging for cancer.. The British journal of radiology, 20170577. doi:10.1259/bjr.20170577