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What we do

Radiology Department


The main Radiology Department is located on level 0 at Bradford Royal Infirmary. This provides the majority of the acute imaging for the Foundation Trust and supports a comprehensive array of examinations including CT, MRI, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and interventional services.


The radiology department at St Luke's Hospital performs the majority of the outpatient and primary care referred examinations including plain film x-rays and CT scanning.


What range of services do we provide?

There are currently 21 consultant radiologists who support a busy general radiology service as well as a full array of sub-specialty interests including head and neck imaging, thoracic radiology and cardiac CT, gastrointestinal imaging, uroradiology, musculoskeletal, vascular, breast, obstetric and gynaecological and paediatric imaging, as well as radionuclide radiology and PET-CT imaging.

Radiologically guided interventional procedures are also performed by several radiologists as part of routine diagnostics or on an urgent therapeutic basis.

Bradford Teaching Hospitals provide cancer services for most body areas in the form of Calman-Hine Cancer multi-disciplinary teams supported by members of the Radiology Department.

The daytime routine imaging service is complimented by a comprehensive on-call service, with links to the tertiary referral centre at Leeds Teaching Hospitals.


Teaching and Training

The Radiology Department fully supports the undergraduate medical curriculum delivered by Leeds University School of Medicine and engages with undergraduate teaching.

We are a partner in the Leeds/Bradford Radiology Training Scheme providing general radiology and sub-specialty training in all represented specialist areas. There are also strong links with Bradford University with whom we provide training for students from the Schools of Radiography and Nursing.


Primary Imaging

Digital radiographs (or plain film X-rays) are acquired in the main x-ray department at BRI, in Accident and Emergency and at St Luke's Hospital. GP-referred plain-film examinations are also performed at Shipley Hospital which is electronically linked with the main department on the BRI site.


Ultrasound

Both inpatient and outpatient ultrasound examinations are performed within the main department and maternity unit at BRI, and at St Luke's Hospital. These include general and specialist examinations such as musculoskeletal, breast imaging or vascular investigations and some interventional procedures which are best performed with ultrasound guidance.

The ultrasound suite within the main department on level 0 at BRI was recently modernised and expanded, with innovative equipment and includes dedicated interventional and paediatric facilities.


CT

General CT imaging for inpatients and outpatients are performed on two CT scanners at BRI (GE 64 slice VCT and Toshiba Aquilion Prime 80 slice) and one CT scanner at St Luke's (Toshiba Aquilion ONE 320 slice). The CT department also performs specialist investigations including CT colonography and provides a regional service for cardiac CT.


MRI

There are two 1.5T MRI scanners in the main department (GE MR450 and Siemens Avanto) that image a wide range of body areas, including routine musculoskeletal and neurological imaging as well as advanced liver, abdominal, head and neck and breast imaging.


PET-CT

PET-CT is a rapidly expanding service provided at the BRI site through a partnership with the private sector. A mobile system attends the Medical Physics Department 1“2 days per week to allow prompt and timely scans. Access to this very advanced technology is facilitated through multidisciplinary teams, with reading of the scans performed by specialist consultant radiologists.


Fluoroscopy and Vascular Intervention

Interventional procedures performed under x-ray guidance include vascular diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, oesophageal, biliary and colonic stenting and urological procedures.


Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine services are provided in the Medical Physics Department at the BRI site. The range of investigations offered includes all of the common radionuclide studies, and a number of specialist studies not offered elsewhere in the region.

Referral guidelines for nuclear medicine studies.

The team

Consultant Radiologists

All consultant radiologists may be contacted via the radiology secretaries on 01274-364123 / 364124 or 364127.

Dr Elizabeth Loney MBBS ChB FRCS FRCR

Special Interest: Head and Neck Radiology

Dr Stuart Viner MBBS FRCR

Special Interest: Head and Neck Radiology

Dr Mark Kon MBBS FRCS FRCR

Special interest: Thoracic Radiology and Cardiac CT

Professor Clive L Kay FRCP FRCR

Specialist interest: Gastrointestinal Radiology

Dr Andrew Lowe BSc MBChB (Hons) MRCP, FRCR

Special interest: Gastrointestinal Radiology

Dr Naeem Jagirdar MBBS MRCP FRCR

Special interest: Gastrointestinal Radiology

Dr Amjad Mohammed MBBS MRCS FRCR

Special interest: Gastrointestinal Radiology

Dr Harry Bardgett MBChB MRCP DTM&H FRCR

Special interest: Uroradiology and Infectious Diseases.

Dr M Chandramohan MB BS DMRD FRCR

Special Interest: Musculoskeletal Radiology

Dr Christian Chew MB ChB MRCP FRCR

Special Interest: Musculoskeletal Radiology

Dr Clare Groves MB ChB MRCGP FRCR

Special Interest: Musculoskeletal Radiology

Dr Jonathan Barber MB ChB MRCP FRCR

Special Interest: Vascular and Interventional radiology

Dr Oliver Fowler MBChB FRCS FRCR

Special interest: Vascular and Interventional radiology

Dr Roger Lowe MB BS MRCP FRCR

Special Interest: Vascular Radiology

Dr Shoaib Shaikh MD RCSI

Special interest: Vascular and Interventional radiology

Dr Paul Burrows MBChB MRCP FRCR

Special Interest: Breast Radiology

Dr Dalibor Gruicic MD

Special Interest: Breast Radiology

Dr Gemma Smith MBChB MRCP FRCR

Special Interest: Breast Radiology

Dr Anne-Marie Wason MBChB MRCP FRCR

Special Interest: Breast Radiology, Obstetric and Gynaecological Imaging

Dr Leeanne Elliott MBChB MRCP FRCR

Special Interest: Paediatric and Gynaecological Imaging

Dr Louise Hattingh MBChB MRCP FRCR

Special Interest: Paediatric Radiology and Neuroimaging

Dr Jonathan Martin MBChB BSc FRCR

Special interest: Radionuclide Radiology and PET-CT

Contact us

Radiology secretaries 01274 364123/4/7

CT/MRI reception 01274 364128

Maternity ultrasound 01274 364501

A&E x-ray 01274 382122

St Luke's main reception 01274 365341

St Luke's CT/ultrasound 01274 365595

Pennine Breast Unit 01274 365521/2/3

Appointments 01274 365499

Consultant radiologists may usually be contacted via the radiology secretaries.