Dr Andrew Grainger

Dr Grainger is consultant musculoskeletal radiologist at Cambridge University Hospitals. Within the subspeciality he has particular interests in sports imaging and imaging arthritis. 

He supervises anatomy at Peterhouse and teaches radiology and anatomy at undergraduate and postgraduate level. For the 2023 - 4 academic year Dr Grainger will be acting co-director of studies for pre-clinical medicine in the College.

Dr Grainger is involved in imaging amateur and professional athletes from a wide variety of sports and was on the organising committee to provide imaging for the London 2012 Olympics. He has also provided imaging for other major sporting events.

His research is clinically based and is particularly focused on imaging biomarkers for arthritis. Dr Grainger has over 150 peer reviewed publications and invited reviews and has contributed 25 book chapters and is editor of 7 books.

He has served on British, European and International radiology society committees and is currently the president of the British Society of Skeletal Radiology.

Recent publications and books:

  • Rowbotham EL, Grainger AJ, eds. Post-operative Imaging of Sports Injuries. Springer; 2020. ISBN 978-3-030-54591-8
  • Grainger AJ & Resnik CS. Chapter 11: Arthritis. In Hodler J, Kubik-Huch RA, von Schulthess GK eds. Musculoskeletal Diseases 2021-2024: Diagnostic Imaging. Springer; 2021. p. 149-168. ISBN 978-3-030-71280-8
  • Armstrong TM, Grainger AJ, Rowbotham E. Imaging of Rheumatological Disorders. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America 2023; 31: 309-320. doi: 10.1016/j.mric.2023.01.008.
  • Christopher HW & Grainger AJ. Anterior shoulder instability. Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology 2022; 26: 546-557. doi: 10.1055/s-0042-1756168
  • Arnold JB, Halstead J, Martin-Hervas C, Grainger AJ, Keenan AM, Hill CL, Conaghan PG, McGonagle D, Redmond AC. Bone marrow lesions and MRI-detected structural abnormalities in people with midfoot pain and osteoarthritis: a cross-sectional study. Arthritis Care and Research 2023; 75: 1113-1122. doi:10.1002/acr.24955
  • Scullion S, Grainger AJ, Greenspan A. Radiologic imaging of metabolic and endocrine disorders as they affect the hand and wrist. Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology 2021; 25: 246-259. doi:10.1055/s-0041-1727192
  • Arnold JB, Halstead J, Grainger AJ, Keenan AM, Hill CL, Redmond AC. Foot and leg muscle weakness in people with midfoot osteoarthritis. Arthritis Care and Research 2021; 73: 772-780. doi:10.1002/acr.24182
  • Farrow M, Biglands JD, Grainger AJ, O'Connor P, Hensor EMA, Ladas A, Tanner SF, Emery P, Tan AL. Quantitative MRI in myositis patients: comparison with healthy volunteers and radiological visual assessment. Clinical Radiology 2021; 76: 81 e1-81 e10. doi:10.1016/j.crad.2020.08.022
  • Biglands JD, Grainger AJ, Robinson P, Tanner SF, Tan AL, Feiweier T, Evans R, Emery P, O’Connor P. MRI in acute muscle tears in athletes: can quantitative T2 and DTI predict return to play better than visual assessment? European Radiology 2020; 30: 6603-6613. doi: 10.1007/s00330-020-06999-z




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Medicine and Anatomy


Medicine and Anatomy