Paul Humphries

Dr Paul Humphries is a Consultant Radiologist.

He was appointed as a Consultant in 2006 at University College London Hospital (UCLH) and since 2011 has divided his time between UCLH and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).


All aspects of general paediatric radiology. Special interests include whole body MR imaging and functional body MR imaging for oncological and inflammatory disorders, rheumatalogical imaging with MRI and ultrasound and the imaging of congenital urogenitary abnormalities.


BSc (Hons) Clinical Immunology, MB BS (University of London), MRCP and FRCR

Dr Humphries undertook his undergraduate medical training at the Royal Free Hospital, University of London, qualifying in 1998. After holding posts on the Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital Medical Rotation he completed general radiological training at University College London Hospital and the Middlesex Hospital 2001-2005 before sub-specializing in Paediatric Radiology, with a Fellowship at GOSH in 2005-2006.

Appointed as Consultant Paediatric Radiologist at UCLH 2006, since 2011 he has held a joint post between UCLH and GOSH.

Research Interests

Dr Humphries research interests are primarily whole body MRI applications, with an emphasis on functional MRI techniques and their utility in paediatric oncology and inflammatory disorders.

Other research collaborations include the study of MRI for lung nodule detection and characterization, imaging of enthesitis related arthropathy (ERA) and hip dysplasia.

Dr Humphries is an Associate Editor for the British Journal of Radiology, a member of the Editorial Board for Paediatric Radiology and provides peer review for several other journals, including Pediatric Blood and Cancer.

Recent publications

Dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI improves accuracy for detecting focal splenic involvement in children and adolescents with Hodgkin disease
Punwani S, Cheung KK, Skipper N, Bell N, Bainbridge A, Taylor SA, Groves AM, Hain SF, Ben-Haim S, Shankar A, Daw S, Halligan S, Humphries PD.  Pediatr Radiol.

Diffusion-weighted MRI of lymphoma: prognostic utility and implications for PET/MRI? 
Punwani S, Taylor SA, Saad ZZ, Bainbridge A, Groves A, Daw S, Shankar A, Halligan S, Humphries PD. 2013

Utility of diffusion-weighted imaging in the presurgical diagnosis of an infected urachal cyst
Chouhan M, Cuckow P, Humphries PD.  

Pediatric and adolescent lymphoma: comparison of whole-body STIR half-Fourier RARE MR imaging with an enhanced PET/CT reference for initial staging
Punwani S, Taylor SA, Bainbridge A, Prakash V, Bandula S, De Vita E, Olsen OE, Hain SF, Stevens N, Daw S, Shankar A, Bomanji JB, Humphries PD.  

MRI in the assessment of congenital vaginal anomalies 
Humphries PD, Simpson JC, Creighton SM, Hall-Craggs MA. Clin Radiol.