Dr Rory Piper

Rory Piper

University position

Academic Foundation Doctor


Department of Medicine


Neurosurgery Unit

Research Themes

Clinical and Veterinary Neuroscience

Systems and Computational Neuroscience


I am an Academic Foundation Doctor (AFP) at the University of Cambridge.

My research focuses on the development and application of novel neuroimaging techniques in order to improve neurosurgical outcome. My current work involves investigating the role of diffusion tensor imaging and tractography in surgery for brain tumours.

Research Focus




Brain tumours

Diffusion tensor imaging


Clinical conditions

Brain lesions

Brain tumours




Computational radiology

Diffusion tensor imaging

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)




Stephen Price

United Kingdom

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Associated News Items

    Key publications

    Piper RJ, Mikhael S, Wardlaw JM, Laidlaw DH, Whittle IR, Bastin ME (2015), “Imaging signatures of meningioma and low-grade glioma: a diffusion tensor, magnetization transfer and quantitative longitudinal relaxation time MRI study” Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    RJ Piper, MM Yoong, J Kandasamy, RF Chin (2014), “Application of diffusion tensor imaging and tractography of the optic radiation in anterior temporal lobe resection for epilepsy: a systematic review” Clinical neurology and neurosurgery 124, 59-65



    Funston G, Piper RJ, Connell C, Foden P, Young AM, O'Neill P (2016), “Medical student perceptions of research and research-orientated careers: An international questionnaire study” Medical Teacher 1-8. [Epub ahead of print]

    Piper RJ, Hughes MA, Moran CA, Kandasamy J. (2016), “Focused ultrasound as a non-invasive intervention for neurological disease: a review” British Journal of Neurosurgery 22:1-8

    Wang X, Hernández MCV, Doubal F, Chappell FM, Piper RJ, Deary IJ, Wardlaw JM (2016), “Development and initial evaluation of a semi-automatic approach to assess perivascular spaces on conventional magnetic resonance images” Journal of neuroscience methods 257: 34-44


    RJ Piper, AV Kalyvas, AMH Young, MA Hughes, AAB Jamjoom, IP Fouyas (2015), “Interventions for idiopathic intracranial hypertension” Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 8


    MC Valdés Hernández, RJ Piper, ME Bastin, NA Royle, S Muñoz Maniega, BS Aribisala, C Murray, IJ Deary, JM Wardlaw (2014), “Morphologic, distributional, volumetric, and intensity characterization of periventricular hyperintensities” American Journal of Neuroradiology 35 (1), 55-62

    RJ Piper, MM Yoong, S Pujar, RF Chin (2014), “Estimating intracranial volume using intracranial area in healthy children and those with childhood status epilepticus” Brain and behavior 4 (6), 936-942


    AL McLean, R Piper, J Carmichael, Z Qureshi, A Ma, CD Russell (2013), “UK medical students, academia, and the financial crisis” Lancet 33, 318-26

    M Hernández, RJ Piper, X Wang, IJ Deary, JM Wardlaw (2013), “Towards the automatic computational assessment of enlarged perivascular spaces on brain magnetic resonance images: a systematic review” Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 38 (4), 774-785

    RJ Piper, M Yoong, A McLellan, J Kandasamy, RF Chin (2013), “Visual field defects after radiosurgery for mesial temporal lobe epilepsy” Epilepsia 54 (11), 2019