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What we do

Welcome to Radiology and Imaging
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 22 consultant radiologists who support a busy general radiology service as well as a full array of sub-speciality interests. The daytime routine imaging service is complimented by a comprehensive on-call service, with links to the tertiary referral centre at Leeds Teaching Hospitals.

Activity

Each year, we perform a large number of imaging examinations across a wide range of modalities:

  • Plain Films – 155,000
  • Ultrasound – 76,000
  • CT – 34,000
  • Mammography – 13,000
  • MRI – 18,000
  • Nuclear Medicine - 8,500
  • Interventional procedures - 2,000

Teaching and training

The Department of Radiology supports the undergraduate medical curriculum delivered by Leeds University School of Medicine. We are a partner of the Leeds/Bradford Radiology Training Academy and consultant radiologists provide general and sub-speciality specialist training. There are also links with Bradford University's schools of radiography and nursing.

Modality Areas

Plain Film

Plain film radiography uses x-rays to view the chest, abdomen and bones and is often the first line of investigation. Digital radiographs are acquired in the main x-ray department at Bradford Royal Infirmary, 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

In Ultrasound sonography, high frequency sound waves obtain images of the body without radiation. Both inpatient and outpatient ultrasound examinations are performed within the Ultrasound Suite and Maternity Unit at BRI, and at St Luke’s Hospital. These include general abdominal imaging and specialist examinations such as musculoskeletal, breast imaging or vascular investigations. Some interventional procedures may also be best performed with ultrasound guidance.

CT

Computer Tomography acquires cross-sectional images through the body to diagnose disease and is the most widely used second line modality. General CT imaging for inpatients and outpatients is performed on two scanners at BRI and one at St Luke’s. Bradford Teaching Hospitals is proud to be the Global Reference Centre for Toshiba’s Aquilion Prime CT scanner.

MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging produces multi-planar images of the body with powerful magnets and radiofrequency waves. It is particularly useful for brain, spine and musculoskeletal imaging.

There are two 1.5T MRI scanners in the main department and one at St Luke’s Hospital.

Fluoroscopy and Intervention

Fluoroscopic examinations and procedures are performed under real-time x-ray guidance. These include vascular diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, oesophageal, biliary and colonic stenting and urological procedures.

Nuclear Medicine

Two gamma cameras provide a wide range of nuclear medicine investigations involving the use of radioactive isotopes including bone scans, cardiac perfusion imaging, lung, thyroid and renal functional imaging.

PET-CT is a specialist nuclear medicine modality which utilises radioactive FDG glucose in combination with CT images to aid cancer investigations. It is currently provided on a mobile system, while our specialists interpret and report the images on site.

Pennine Breast Unit

We have a dedicated breast imaging unit based at St Luke’s Hospital. We provide a complete one-stop symptomatic breast clinic and host the regional screening service. Diagnostic and interventional procedures are performed under mammographic (x-ray) and ultrasound guidance.

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

Getting here and contacting us

The department is open from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

BRI radiology reception: 01274 364437

Radiology secretaries: 01274 364127

BRI CT/MRI reception: 01274 383133

BRI ultrasound reception: 01274 364128

Maternity ultrasound reception: 01274 364501

St Luke’s radiology reception: 01274 365342

Radiology booking office: 01274 365499

Pennine Breast Unit: 01274 365525

Nuclear Medicine reception: 01274 364133