Machine Intelligence Laboratory

Cambridge University Department of Engineering

Tom Turmezei

Background - Research - Publications

Position: Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD Fellow

E-mail: tdt21 [at]

Office Location: BN4-71

Thesis Title: 3D modelling of the hip from clinical imaging data

Supervisor: Dr Graham Treece


I finished training in Clinical Radiology with musculoskeletal subspecialty training at Addenbrooke's Hospital in December 2011. My radiology training also included time at the Norwich Radiology Academy and in Nottingham at the Queen's Medical Centre and Nottingham City Hospital. In 2011-12, I worked with the Bone Research Group in the Department of Medicine at the University of Cambridge as the Evelyn Trust Clinical Research Fellow, during which I submitted for an MPhil in Medical Sciences working in a collaboration between the University Departments of Medicine, Engineering and Radiology. I started a Wellcome Trust funded PhD Fellowship for Clinicians in October 2012, joining the Medical Imaging Group to take up my project on 3D modelling of the hip joint from clinical imaging data. I am also a medical writer, having been an author and advisor on the Oxford University Press Medical Handbook Series, sat on the Royal Society of Medicine Trainees Committee, fellow of the British Association of Clinical Anatomists and editor of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management Bookclub.

Research Interests

My professional and research interests include quantitative 3D medical image analysis, clinical imaging of degenerative musculoskeletal disease (such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis), and the use of imaging in human anatomy education for medical students and healthcare professionals.


Turmezei TD, Lomas DJ, Fotiadou A, Hopper MA, Poole KES. A new CT grading system for hip osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 2014 Oct;22(10):1360-6 (Imaging Special Issue) [doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2014.03.008]

Turmezei TD, Lomas DJ, Hopper MA, Poole KES. Severity mapping of the proximal femur: a new method for assessing hip osteoarthritis with computed tomography. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 2014 Oct;22(10):1488-98 (Imaging Special Issue) [doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2014.03.007]

Johannesdottir F, Turmezei TD, Poole KES. Cortical bone assessed with clinical computed tomography at the proximal femur.J Bone Miner Res 2014 Apr;29(4):771-83.[doi: 10.1002/jbmr.2199]

Wijeratne M, Turmezei TD, Tytherleigh-Strong GM. Novel assessment of the sternoclavicular joint with computed tomography for planning interventional approach. Skeletal Radiology 2013; 42(4):473-8. [doi: 10.1007/s00256-012-1502-6]

Turmezei TD. The linguistic roots of Modern English anatomical terminology. Clinical Anatomy 2012 25:1015–1022 [doi: 10.1002/ca.22062]

Yu D, Turmezei TD, Kerslake, RW. FIESTA: an MR celebration of shoulder joint anatomy, variants and instability. Clinical Anatomy 2013; 26:213-227 [doi: 10.1002/ca.22066]

Turmezei TD, Poole KES. Computed tomography of subchondral bone and osteophytes in hip osteoarthritis: the shape of things to come? Front. Endocrin 2011 2:97. [doi: 10.3389/fendo.2011.00097]

Wong VK, Turmezei TD, Weston VW. Actinomycosis. BMJ 2011; 343:d6099. [doi: 10.1136/bmj.d6099]

Turmezei TD. The surgical sieve: differential diagnosis of the acute abdomen. Christmas edition British Medical Journal. BMJ 2009;339:b5384. [doi: 10.1136/bmj.b5384] (A piece of graphic art influenced by the London Underground that maps out the differential diagnoses of the acute abdomen.)