Speakers 2022


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Dr Jane Belfield

Challenges of imaging within the timeframe

Dr Jane Belfield is a Consultant Uro-Radiologist at the Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, based at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. She has a strong interest in education and is a current FRCR 2B Examiner. She has previously been President of the British Society of Urogenital Radiology and is the current chair of the European Society of Urogenital Radiology Scrotal and Penile Imaging Working Group.

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Dr Siraj Yusuf

Hybrid imaging in neuroendocrine malignancy, considerations and impact on treatment planning

Dr Yusuf is a dual trained consultant in clinical radiology and nuclear medicine. In addition to holding a licence for a full range of PET and nuclear medicine imaging studies, he routinely attends as the nuclear medicine expert for MDTs across multiple tumour types, in particular head and neck, upper and lower GI and urology. He is also undertakes a range of molecular radiotherapy including Lu-DOTATATE and Lu-PSMA.

Dr Anant Krishnan

Intracranial imaging appearances post treatment of brain tumours

Dr Anant Krishnan is a consultant neuroradiologist working at Barts Health NHS Trust. After qualifying from King’s College London in 1999, he gained the MRCS and a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Cambridge. Dr Krishnan’s research involved the molecular imaging of tumour apoptosis for which he was awarded a Young Investigator in Molecular Imaging Award in 2009 by RSNA. He trained in radiology at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge before completing a subspecialist neuroradiology fellowship in London. Dr Krishnan’s main interests are in neuro-oncology and the application of advanced and novel MR imaging methods to clinical practice.

Dr Rajesh Botchu

Plain film of bone tumours

Dr Rajesh Botchu is a Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist at Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, He was appointed in 2014 after completing his Radiology training at Leicester and Norwich and subspecialty training at ROH, Birmingham, CIM, Geneva and NOC, Oxford in Musculoskeletal and Spinal imaging as well as interventional techniques. Dr Botchu has a strong research interest and has over 200 publications in peer reviewed scientific journals. He has written numerous book chapters and regularly lectures in regional national and international conferences. He is part of the team behind MSK Radiology4 u website and app.

Dr David McKean

Plain film MSK

David studied medicine at St John’s College, Oxford University. He studied neuroscience for his BA in Medical Sciences and graduated from clinical school in 2008. He completed his Radiology training at the Oxford School of Radiology. He sub-specialised in Musculoskeletal Radiology at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford and was appointed as a Consultant Radiologist to Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust in 2015. David is Radiology Research Lead for Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust with a particular interest in spinal imaging, ultrasound guided techniques and musculoskeletal intervention. He has published over 30 peer review articles in high impact journals such as JAMA, Neurology, Skeletal Radiology and Nature Spinal Cord and has over 400 citations.

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Dr Fiona Mcdonald

Experiences of setting up an ACP training programme in oncology

Fiona McDonald is a consultant clinical oncologist at the NCCC, Freeman Hospital. She started oncology training at Edinburgh, completing an MSc in Clinical Oncology, before moving to Newcastle. She has an interest in medical education and has acted as educational supervisor for doctors in training, directorate lead for medical education, RCR college tutor and training program director. She is educational supervisor for an ACP and is a specialty advisor for HEE NE on ACP training and curriculum development. She leads a project introducing ACPs into the NCCC service and is developing ACP teaching for the region.

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Louise Kemp

Development of a regional clinical curriculum and clinical assessment tools

Louise is a qualified radiographer and programme manager who has worked in varied roles in imaging including PACS, service improvement and operational management, more recently becoming involved in workforce development. Louise currently leading a project supporting collaboration between north west universities to develop consistency in undergraduate diagnostic radiography competencies and assessments across the region.

Ms Sandra Riley

Breast biopsy workshop

A consultant radiographer in breast imaging in a large breast screening unit. Over 20 years experience of working within the breast imaging department, partaking in screening, assessment and symptomatic clinics. Experience in performing both ultrasound and X-ray guided biopsies and vacuum excisions and biopsies.

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Miss Hannah Lewis

Breast biopsy workshop

Hannah specialised in breast imaging in 2005 and has worked in both symptomatic and screening services in Birmingham. She decided to develop her Radiographer role and completed Advanced Practice qualifications in Breast Ultrasound, followed by ultrasound-guide interventional techniques. She then undertook training in stereotactic-guided interventional procedures and has spent the last 10 years carrying out a good variety of examinations. Hannah has gained vast experience of many different interventional techniques and learned to adapt practice to suit the ever-changing needs of a busy inner-city breast service. She continues to study and is currently training to become a Consultant Radiographer.

Mike Kenny

Panel discussion: Cyted and Medtronic - the future of care in the post-pandemic era, novel screening and surveillance workflows in upper GI oncology

Prior to working in the NHS, Mike spent over 20 years working in commercial roles in the Pharmaceutical industry.. After considerable commercial success working with the NHS from outside of it, he successfully pivoted his career by securing a commercial role in the NHS in 2016. Working with Med Tech and Digital SMEs and Corporates, Mike and his Enterprise and Growth Team have been instrumental in helping Life Sciences Businesses with the innovation products the NHS needs, to navigate the complex NHS commercial landscape. In doing so Mike and his Team have had a positive impact on population health across the NW Coast through creating economic growth and enabling employment in the health and life sciences sector.


Dr Martin Ledson

The National Optimal Lung Cancer Pathway - steps to delivery

The Liverpool Lung Cancer Unit was formed in 1999 as a collaboration between 2 separate NHS Trusts. We diagnose over 400 new primary lung cancers per year. In 2014 we moved to a straight to CT pathway, and virtual working. I was locally the lead chest physician in the UKLS trial (UK lung cancer screening trial), was the lead chest physician for the Liverpool Lung Project (a pilot for lung cancer screening, which began in 2016). I now lead the Targeted lung health check program in our area. I am active in several areas of Lung cancer research.

John Burton

4D imaging techniques for radiotherapy

John is the a Principal Radiographer for pre treatment at the Edinburgh Cancer Centre.

Mrs Penny Owens

UKIO Question Time: Can advanced practice radiography be the saviour of UK radiology services?

Penny has been a diagnostic radiographer since 1977. During those 45 years+ she worked in five NHS Trusts in London & the Midlands holding a variety of posts including Director of Allied Health Professions, Imaging General Manager and Lead Radiographer posts. Penny served on three national steering committees for both SCoR , RCR and Health Education England. She latterly chaired to National Occupational Standards for Diagnostic Radiography and served on the steering committee for the recent Quality Standard for Imaging 2021 review.

Dr Cheerag Shirodaria

Peri-coronary fat analysis

Dr Shirodaria is an Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where he is involved in the clinical delivery of the cardiac CT service. He is also co-founder and CEO of Caristo Diagnostics, an Oxford University spinout that has developed technology to quantify coronary inflammation and its associated cardiac risk from analysis of routine cardiac CT scans.

Steven Jackson

Implementing advanced acceleration technology (AAT) in clinical MR

Steven Jackson is a principal clinical scientist in MR physics at The Christie in Manchester, where he leads on MR imaging for radiotherapy treatment planning. He is regularly on site at a further seven MR departments in the North West, as part of the Christie MR physics group’s regional service. He recently was one of the first handful of people in the country to become an IPEM certified MR Safety Expert. His current clinical work includes assisting with the deployment of advanced acceleration technology on MR scanners in the North West, in a project funded by NHS England Improvement.

Mrs Trudi Whitehead

British Association of MR Radiographers (BAMRR) - MRI in contemporary practice

Trudi graduated as a Diagnostic Radiographer from the University of Derby. She is Superintendent Radiographer and MRI Responsible Person at the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton. She joined the BAMRR policy board in 2017 and lectures at the BAMRR Introductory course. She is the BAMRR Website and Social Media Co-ordinator promoting education for MRI radiographers and connecting with the worldwide MRI community. Trudi is the current President Elect of BAMRR. Outside of work, she enjoys walking her dogs and reading (although not at the same time!)

Mrs Zoe Lingham

British Association of MR Radiographers (BAMRR) - MRI in contemporary practice

I have spent over 21 years working within the field of MRI and I am currently the Radiology Manager at Nuffield Cardiff and Vale Hospitals. Currently I represent BAMRR as President and we have been lucky enough to have finally been able to host and support some great face to face educational events throughout 2022; something we have missed over the last few years! Others roles within BAMRR has included the organisation and delivery of the Introductory and Further MRI courses, held at various locations throughout the UK. I have extensive experience in the field of MRI and I have a particular interest in the Training & Development of both MRI radiographers as well as other medical professionals.

MS. Joanne Noel

Breast biopsy workshop

Joanne Noel is an advanced practitioner in Ultrasound practicing at South Warwickshire NHS Foundation trust (SWFT). She holds a radiography degree from the University of Toronto and a post-graduate diploma in sonography from Algonquin College in Canada. She is credentialed in gynaecology, obstetric, abdominal and breast ultrasound with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers. She has been practicing in the UK as an advanced practitioner since 2018. She is currently training towards a consultant radiographer role in breast imaging at SWFT while attending Cardiff University.

Dr Gillian Potter

Skull base imaging - pearls and pitfalls

Dr Potter is a Consultant Neuroradiologist who specialises in H&N Radiology at Manchester Centre for Neurosciences in Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, and at Manchester Universities NHS Foundation Trust. Dr Potter undertook subspecialty training in Neuroradiology in the Division of Clinical Neurosciences in Edinburgh, and at Vancouver General Hospital. Previously, she completed Radiology training in Edinburgh, a Clinical Research Fellowship and doctorate in cerebral small vessel disease at the University of Edinburgh, a rotation in Medicine in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and Medical School training at the University of Edinburgh. Specialist interests include skull base imaging, H&N cancer and adult cochlear implants.

Sue Johnson

HEE and SCoR Support Worker project outcomes

Sue is a Diagnostic Radiographer with many years of clinical and managerial experience. She has a long history of lay roles at the Society of Radiographers and has been employed as a professional officer since 2014. She supports and delivers work on many aspects of diagnostic radiography. Sue has a passion for seeing individuals achieve their potential and is currently enthused by the current project alongside Health Education England focusing on developing career progression for the support workforce in radiography.


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Dr Devleen Mukherjee

Radionuclide imaging for acute and chronic pulmonary vascular disease - an update

Dr Mukherjee completed her medical degree and BSc degrees from King’s College London University and has trained in several different London hospitals. She is currently an ST5 radiology trainee at King’s College Hospital, focusing her subspecialty training in radionuclide and PET imaging.

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Dr. Bernhard Tins

Spinal imaging

Dr. Bernhard Tins is a musculoskeletal radiologist working at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital. Special interests include spine and cartilage imaging as well as image guided spinal interventions.

Learning outcomes

To understand mimics of spinal tumors.

To understand the role of MRI technique in the work up of spine tumors.

To recognize common spine tumors and know their relevance.

Dr Dimitri Amiras

Hip anatomy and imaging techniques

Dr Amiras is a substantive radiology consultant at the Imperial College Healthcare Trust and is a senior honorary clinical lecturer at Imperial College London. He is a previous alumnus of Imperial College School of Medicine and Imperial radiology training programme. He obtained a fellowship in musculoskeletal radiology in Fremantle Hospital, Australia and consolidated his training with observerships at the AMC in Amsterdam and Auckland Hospital, New Zealand. He is an advocate for innovation and is the senior author on a paper describing the first use of the Microsoft HoloLens in Augmented Reality plastic reconstructive surgery as well as pioneering its use in radiology training. He is an engaging speaker, and has given keynote speeches for Microsoft and Cannon as well as participated in workshops for FDA a co-author on a position paper on the use of Augmented Reality in healthcare.

Dr Allanah Barker

Micronodular patterns - radio-pathologic correlation

Dr Allanah Barker is a consultant Radiologist at Royal Papworth Hospital and Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. She completed a Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Radiology at Royal Papworth Hospital and was appointed as a Consultant Radiologist with a sub-specialty interest in Cardiothoracic radiology in 2019. She has a special interest in Thoracic imaging and intervention, in particular in oncology, and is trained in Endobronchial Ultrasound and Endoscopic Ultrasound for full staging of lung cancer. Dr Barker is an advisory editor for Clinical Radiology.

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Dr Prudencia Tyrrell

Inflammatory spondyloarthropathy

Dr Tyrrell is a consultant musculoskeletal radiologist at the RJAH Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry, a specialist tertiary referral centre. Her special interests include the spine and bone and soft tissue tumours.

Miss Paula Marsh

Gynaecological malignancy and ultrasound

Paula Marsh is a consultant sonographer with a special interest in gynaecology working for the Leeds teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. She has had a career spanning over 30 years, initially training as a radiographer and taking up ultrasound in 1994. In addition to her clinical role she has also holds a managerial role in the imaging development service.

Dr Imran Anwar

Dysplasia, FAI and labral tears

Dr Anwar is a musculoskeletal radiology consultant in London. He is a member of the British and European societies of Skeletal Radiology and has presented and taught on courses and conferences internationally. With a background of training in orthopaedic surgery prior to his radiology career he is passionate about the importance of understanding the clinical conditions and treatments of musculoskeletal conditions when interpreting imaging.

Dr Yaron Berkowitz

Hip fractures

Dr Berkowitz is an MSK radiologist at Oxford University Hospitals, based at the world-renowned Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and the John Radcliffe Hospital, a level I trauma centre. Having graduated from Cambridge University in 2009, he completed his radiology training at Imperial College followed by MSK fellowships at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Hospital in Oswestry, and in Vancouver, Canada. His special interests are spine and bone infection, for which he is radiology lead, as well as intervention, sports, trauma and bone and soft tissue tumours. He is passionate teacher and is currently the clinical tutor for MSK radiology trainees.

Dr Anastasia Fotiadou

Bone and soft tissue tumour biopsy - tips and tricks

I am a Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist and Clinical Director for imaging services at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London. I am an Honorary Associate Professor at University College London. I have been awarded a PhD degree on shoulder imaging by the University of Thessaly in Greece. I have authored 44 peer reviewed articles, 26 abstracts in international journals and 7 chapters in international books. I am the senior editor for the musculoskeletal section of BJR case reports and and a reviewer for the European Congress of Radiology, Skeletal Radiology and Eurorad. I lecture-moderate sessions regularly in the European Congress of Skeletal Radiology and the International Skeletal Society Congress. I have a 20 years teaching record which includes teaching medical students, Radiology and Orthopaedic Registrars, FRCR modules, Erasmus medical students, International Diagnostic Course Davos, International Skeletal Society Outreach Program and MSc and iBSc UCL students. I have been an examiner for FRCR, The European Musculoskeletal Diploma and MSc and iBSc UCL students.

Dr Smitha Rajaram

CT for acute and chronic pulmonary vascular disease - an update

I have been a consultant Cardiothoracic radiologist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Sheffield since 2014. After completing my radiology training programme, I did master’s degree at University of Sheffield and my research was focussed on Imaging in Pulmonary Hypertension. I am a member of Sheffield pulmonary hypertension unit, this is one of the largest in Europe and assesses and manages all forms of adult pulmonary hypertension. I am involved in delivering imaging services for this pulmonary hypertension unit.