SPECIALTY TRAINING PROGRAMME IN RADIOLOGY IN MERSEY
DEANERY
PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION
MERSEY SCHOOL OF RADIOLOGY
Trainees cont...
between the 11 departments on the scheme. There is specific training for the final part of the
FRCR. FRCR part 2BPart is t...
ultrasound.
The radiological establishment consists of 17 NHS consultants. There are up to 14 Specialist
Registrars, many ...
Broadgreen is a teaching hospital for the University of Liverpool medical school as well as being a
busy District General ...
CURRENT TIMETABLE FOR 2ND
YEAR(Subject to change over time)
A.M. P.M.
MONDAY SCREENING REPORTING
TUESDAY UNIVERSITY UNIVER...
The department at Arrowe Park has CT (G.E.Pace), Ultrasound (3 machines including colour flow
Doppler), Bone Densitometry,...
Specialist Registrars receive extensive training in all aspects of General Radiology from
first year to accreditation. Pos...
THURSDAY CT
FRIDAY BARIUM ENEMAS U/S OBSTETRICS
ST HELENS & KNOWSLEY HOSPITALS NHS TRUST
WHISTON HOSPITAL (Dr A Howes)
A l...
There is a purpose built Postgraduate Medical Centre on the Countess of Chester Hospital
site with a lecture theatre, semi...
interventional work. The Ultrasound Department provides an extensive service including
Doppler and colour flow studies. Th...
providing operating facilities for Gynaecology, ENT and Orthopaedic Surgery, in
addition to General Surgery was opened in1...
Interventional/Vascular Radiology Dr E O’Grady, Dr Tuson, Dr Camenzuli, Dr Littler
Maxillo-facial and ENT Radiology Dr H L...
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  1. 1. SPECIALTY TRAINING PROGRAMME IN RADIOLOGY IN MERSEY DEANERY PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION MERSEY SCHOOL OF RADIOLOGY Trainees contracts commence in August or February and rotations are usually 6 monthly, some 3 monthly. After the 1st year trainees have some input into the planning of their training programme. Around half the training time is spent in the major teaching hospitals. The successful applicant will be expected to take part in all appropriate activities within the designated department, including the teaching of Postgraduates and Undergraduates. Initial ARCP assessment is after 1 year. As well as the result of the FRCR Part 1, performance in the Training Hospitals is assessed. This is normally to be the point at which serious consideration for renewal of contract takes place. If there is a severe discrepancy between the Hospital performance and academic achievement re-assessment recommended after 6 months. Further assessments take place at intervals of no more than one year. Trainees are expected to attend their annual assessment. There are a total of 11 hospitals on the training programme and there are currently 54 funded National Training Numbers. The Mersey Training Scheme received Unconditional Approval at the RCR Training Accreditation Committee visit in 2003. Halton Hospital holds contracts of employment for Radiology STs. Annual leave is allocated as per nationally agreed standards. Study leave in years 1 and 2 is used for the University Course. From years 3 to 5 there is a total allocation of 30 days study leave to attend courses in UK and overseas. The overseas courses are usually only considered for study leave if the trainee is presenting a poster or oral presentation. The Mersey Training Programme is now a structured 5year programme tailored to the Royal College of Radiologists recommendations and shaped around the examination structure within Radiology and the Royal College Syllabus for Training. The emphasis for training during the 5 year programme is as follows:- YEAR 1 During University terms there is 1 full day each week at the Mersey School of Radiology providing a formal Educational programme in Radiological Anatomy, Radiological and Radiographic techniques, and Radiation Physics. There are close links with the University of Liverpool and all STs have access to University facilities. The first part of the FRCR is sat at 3 months and is a crucial step towards a successful first annual assessment. YEARS 2 AND 3 The emphasis on training is now in pathological radiology integrated with anatomy and radiological techniques. Most trainees would expect to do paediatric radiology, neurology, oncology and some will do nuclear medicine. A brief general account of the hospitals and the x-ray departments participating in the scheme follows. In year 2 there is 1 full day each week at the Mersey School of Radiology, where teaching is given on a modular basis, aiming for part 2A FRCR which now comprises 6 modular exams. In year 3 there is a formal training during term times on one fixed afternoon per week. This rotates
  2. 2. between the 11 departments on the scheme. There is specific training for the final part of the FRCR. FRCR part 2BPart is typically sat in year 4. YEARS 4 AND 5 During this 2 year period there will be a total of 12 months sub-specialty training within radiology and 12 months general training. A list of available sub-specialty posts in enclosed. The trainee selects their own particular areas of interest and are attached to a named trainer. The emphasis is on sub-specialty experience and trainees are encouraged to produce research and present their work at major meetings. In year 5 and 6 there is a Clinical Lecturer post and local Fellowships in Paediatric Radiology, Interventional Radiology, Radionuclide Radiology and Neuroradiology, all approved by the Royal College of Radiologists. Local trainees are given first refusal for these posts. If more than one local candidate is interested, interviews are held. If there is no local trainee, national adverts will be considered. APPLICATION PROCESS Applicants may not contact the members of the interview panel once the advert is placed but, once short listed, applicants may visit one of the Teaching Hospital departments prior to interview. Short listed candidates may contact:- Amanda Woodward, secretary to Dr Rebecca Hanlon, Programme Director University Hospital Aintree Tel: (0151) 529 3235 Or Joanne Wilson, secretary to Dr John Curtis, Head of Training University Hospital Aintree Tel (0151) 529 2925 Unsuccessful candidates may ask for feedback after interview. A brief description of the departments on the scheme follows. The College Tutors’ names are given in brackets. THE ROYAL LIVERPOOL & BROADGREEN UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NHS TRUST (THE ROYAL LIVERPOOL UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL SITE) (Clinical Tutors: Dr Powell, Dr Healey, Dr Aniq) The Royal Liverpool University Hospital was opened in October 1978 and is the major teaching hospital in the Mersey Region for the University of Liverpool. In 1995, the merger with Broadgreen produced one of the largest acute provider Trusts in the country with 1260 in-patient beds. It is a provider of clinical services in most of the main medical and surgical departments, many offering a service for tertiary referral from both within and outside the Mersey Region in addition to the local community. There are very close ties with the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Liverpool. The clinical academic departments of the Faculty are situated on the same site as the gastroenterology, vascular surgery, renal transplantation, nephrology, head and neck oncology, haematology and nuclear medicine. The main x-ray department consists of 14 rooms including Special Techniques Suite (3 rooms). There are 3 helical CT Scanners and 2, 1.5 Tesla MR Scanners. The regional assessment centre for breast imaging is based in the Linda McCartney Centre on the Royal Liverpool University Hospital site. There is a 3-roomed X-ray Department in the Accident & Emergency Unit, which is being expanded and houses one of the CT scanners. There is a busy Ultrasound Department with 4 rooms. There are facilities for colour duplex imaging, transrectal imaging and contrast liver
  3. 3. ultrasound. The radiological establishment consists of 17 NHS consultants. There are up to 14 Specialist Registrars, many on subspecialty attachments. The Clinical Lecturer in the University Department of Medical Imaging has their clinical sessions at RLUH. The critical facilities for the trainees are good. There is a Specialist Registrars’ coffee room, a conference room and a library/study area. There is access to personal computers and the Internet. There is a radiology teaching file on computer in the department (International Medical Multimedia AiMS 2.0). There is a collection of up to date reference books and major radiological journals. There is a library within the new Education Centre, which has a good collection of journals and CD ROM literature search facilities. The University Department of Radiodiagnosis with its extensive library and the Liverpool Medical Institution are a short walk away. There are numerous clinico-radiological meetings representing most of the clinical specialties. There are several teaching sessions during the week for Specialist Registrars.run by the consultants Research is encouraged within the department and there has been a consistent record of trainees presenting work at national and international meetings. There are regular departmental audit meetings at which trainees often contribute projects. Pre-FRCR trainees rotate through a timetable designed to cover the breadth of Radiology offered on the RLUH site, including Breast Imaging and Sialography. For post-FRCR trainees we offer many subspecialty attachments and generally have 2 or 3 trainees on subspecialty attachments at any time. As there are a large number of trainees, we have included sample rotas from years 1,2 and 5. 1st Year Specialist Registrars Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Morning MR Screening University Intervention Screening Afternoon USS Reporting University CT USS 2nd Year Specialist Registrars Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Morning Screening University Intervention CT USS Afternoon CT University MR Reporting Screening 4th / 5th year in General Post Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Morning CT MR Reporting Hot reporting MR Afternoon USS Screening USS Flexible CT THE ROYAL LIVERPOOL & BROADGREEN UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NHS TRUST DEPARTMENT OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE (Dr L Smith, Professor S Vinjamuri) This department is the lead tertiary referral centre for Nuclear Medicine in the Mersey Region. It provides the regional radiopharmaceutical service. There are four modern gamma cameras. This post provides basic training exposure to diagnostic radionuclide imaging in years 1 to 3. Dr L Smith is the Lead Consultant and Educational Supervisor. THE ROYAL LIVERPOOL & BROADGREEN UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NHS TRUST (BROADGREEN HOSPITAL SITE)
  4. 4. Broadgreen is a teaching hospital for the University of Liverpool medical school as well as being a busy District General Hospital. The present specialties include general medicine and surgery, orthopaedics, urology and care of the elderly. There are plans to transfer much of the urology workload and some orthopaedic surgery to Broadgreen. The X-ray Department is in a modern five-room department in the Alexandra Wing. There are two ultrasound rooms with colour Doppler capability and conventional screening. Since merger with the RLUH, the number of consultant sessions have increased. Specialist Registrars in their 1st year attend for basic ultrasound training. The Specialist Registrars are encouraged to attend clinico radiological meetings (gastroenterological, orthopaedic and urology) as well as the Wednesday am Chest meeting at CTC. ROYAL LIVERPOOL CHILDREN'S NHS TRUST (ALDER HEY)( - Dr K Landes, Dr M Tawil) Royal Liverpool Children's NHS Trust (Alder Hey) is a 340 bedded Paediatric Unit on the east side of the city. It provides a general Paediatric service for the local population and regional referral services for Mersey and from North Wales. The department provides a general paediatric radiology service together with paediatric cardiac radiology and Neuro-radiology (excluding angiography). The main department has 5 X-ray rooms, ultrasound, CT and MRI and Nuclear Medicine. A cardiac catheterisation lab in the cardiac suite serves both cardiology and general angiography. The CT and Gamma Camera units have facilities for adult patients. There are 3 posts, one being a Paediatric Fellowship. Training is provided in all aspects of general paediatric radiology and the Trainees are encouraged to attend the clinical meetings and the many clinico radiological conferences. There is a large teaching museum and slide collection. Time is available for study and for release to attend University departmental lectures. UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL AINTREE (Dr E Thwaite, Dr H Wieshmann, Dr Y Webb) AND WALTON CENTRE FOR NEUROLOGY & NEUROSURGERY NHS TRUST (Dr K Das) Training is based entirely at Aintree Hospital. This is now one of the established teaching hospitals in the centre of Liverpool. It is situated close to the main Liverpool to Manchester Road (A580) and is within minutes of the M57. A new casualty department has opened in 1994. The Neurosciences Unit is located next to Aintree at the Walton Neurological Centre and 1 Specialist Registrar is allocated to the Neuroradiology Department for 2 months at a time. There is a further fellowship post for one year within Neuroradiology. There are 8 radiographic rooms, an ultrasound suite, a combined CT/MR unit, an interventional room and a fast track breast assessment unit. There is a separate obstetrics department. There are 4 x-ray rooms in Accident & Emergency. The department is about to undergo a major re development consisting of two interventional suites, 3 spiral CT scanners, 2 MRI scanners and a new gamma camera suite. A mobile PETCT service is due in the region next year. Specialist Units at the hospital include the Regional Chest Medicine, Regional ENT/ MFU unit, regional upper GIT cancer service, Cardiology, Orthopaedic and Regional Hepatobiliary units. There are 16 Consultant Radiologists and 9 trainees with a further trainee post at the Walton Centre for Neurosciences. There is a weekly formal in house training programme. There is a large plain film, CT and MR museum with CD-ROM teaching facilities. Research and presentations are encouraged.
  5. 5. CURRENT TIMETABLE FOR 2ND YEAR(Subject to change over time) A.M. P.M. MONDAY SCREENING REPORTING TUESDAY UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY WEDNESDAY ULTRASOUND CT/MR THURSDAY SCREENING SPECIALS FRIDAY CT/MR GENERAL MID-CHESHIRE HOSPITAL NHS TRUST – LEIGHTON HOSPITAL (Dr A Troop) Leighton Hospital has recently been approved for training in Radiology, and has been allocated Specialist Registrars from the 1st September 1999. Leighton Hospital Radiology Department is a busy District General Hospital equipped with MR, CT, Digital Screening and ultrasound. There is an active symptomatic and screening breast unit. There are a total of 6 Consultant Radiologists covering a wide spectrum of specialised interests. WIRRAL HOSPITALS NHS TRUST (Dr D Earnshaw) Wirral Hospital provides a complete District General Hospital service to the people of the Wirral, a catchment population of 350,000. The hospital is on 2 main sites; Arrowe Park Hospital (800 beds) and Clatterbridge General Hospital (500 beds). The acute work and the Accident & Emergency Department are at the Arrowe Park site. The Clatterbridge site is shared with the Regional Centre for Oncology. Wirral Hospitals has the following clinical specialties; General Medicine, Chest Medicine, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Chemical Pathology, Haematology, Gastroenterology, Neurology (visiting from the Walton Centre for Neurosciences), Nephrology, Rheumatology, Dermatology, Geriatrics, Paediatrics (including Neonatal/Special Care), Obstetrics and Gynaecology, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Urology, Breast Surgery, ENT, Ophthalmology, Oral Surgery, Orthopaedics, A&E, Anaesthetics/ITU. Wirral Hospital is a Cancer Unit for Lung Cancer, Colo-rectal Cancer and Breast Cancer. Over 200,000 examinations are performed per year. Registrars are based at the Arrowe Park site with sessions at Clatterbridge General Hospital for Breast work, and at Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology, MRI and Nuclear Medicine. Both sites have excellent postgraduate centres with libraries and computer literature search facilities. There are 2 Hospital Grand Rounds on each site per week.
  6. 6. The department at Arrowe Park has CT (G.E.Pace), Ultrasound (3 machines including colour flow Doppler), Bone Densitometry, a digital interventional suite with C-arm (Siemans Multistar), 2 general screening rooms (one digital), and 7 general x-ray rooms. In the Clatterbridge General Department there is one ultrasound room, one screening room, 2 general x-ray rooms and mammography (used for symptomatic work including the rapid access breast clinic). The Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology has MRI (Phillips 0.5T), CT, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, a screening room and plain radiography. The department performs over 17,000 examinations per year.
  7. 7. Specialist Registrars receive extensive training in all aspects of General Radiology from first year to accreditation. Post-Fellowship the department can offer both general posts and more specialist attachments in Oncology, Chest Radiology/Imaging and Ultrasound. The department has a large workload which gives excellent experience. All the expected barium, vascular and other screening work is performed. The CT unit is busy with a workload consisting of CT of the brain, sinuses, head and neck, chest (both cancer staging and HRCT), abdomen, pelvis and bones. There is a large ultrasound throughput with general abdominal and pelvic work, obstetrics, colour flow Doppler (carotids, peripheral arterial and venous, and abdominal), Trans-rectal ultrasound (including biopsies and abscess drainage), testis, neck, breast and musculoskeletal ultrasound. Interventional Radiology includes angioplasty, thrombolysis, vascular stenting, urological and hepatobiliary work. Biopsies and drainage procedures are performed under fluoroscopic, ultrasound and CT control. Trainees also attend Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology for experience of oncological imaging, MRI and Nuclear Medicine. Training in breast imaging is at Clatterbridge General Hospital. There are a large number of Clinico-Radiological meetings and an excellent Grand Round programme (approved by the Royal College of Radiologists for CME credits). In the department there are: Weekly: half day formal teaching session (lectures and topic-related film viewing), Hot seat - interesting film and CT/MRI meetings, regular tutorials/vivas for pre-examination candidates, and anatomy/techniques teaching for first year Registrars. Monthly: Audit half-days consisting of an audit presentation by a Consultant or Registrar, and a lecture (Consultant). Management experience is gained by attending monthly Directorate meetings. There is a large film library and film bags are available for FRCR preparation. There is a good departmental library and the major journals are available in the department or Postgraduate Medical Centre. There is research going on in the department with which trainees are involved and a steady supply of interesting cases for case reports. The department also trains Radiographers and the Radiology tutors are happy to help with the Radiography and Ultrasonography preparation for FRCR Part I. The role of Radiographers within the department is being extended with many now performing intravenous injections (for IVUs and CT) and doing barium enemas. They operate a very successful yellow dot system for casualty films. The department is fully computerised and is pioneering a voice-activated reporting system. CURRENT TIMETABLE 2nd year (Subject to change over time) A.M. P.M. MONDAY U/S GENERAL SCREENING TUESDAY UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY WEDNESDAY BARIUM MEALS IVPs GENERAL SCREENING
  8. 8. THURSDAY CT FRIDAY BARIUM ENEMAS U/S OBSTETRICS ST HELENS & KNOWSLEY HOSPITALS NHS TRUST WHISTON HOSPITAL (Dr A Howes) A large District General Hospital near the M62 and M57 motorways 10 miles from the centre of Liverpool. All major specialties are represented including General Medicine, General Surgery, Urology, Orthopaedics, ENT, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Paediatrics. The Regional Burns and Plastics Surgical Unit is accommodated at the Hospital. All routine Radiological techniques are performed within the Department including Ultrasound (General and Obstetric: TA and TV scanning), CT, MR, Nuclear Medicine and Breast Imaging (screening and rapid access clinics). A variety of interventional procedures are also performed including percutaneous biopsies (CT and Ultrasound guided), abscess drainage, ERCP, Nephrostomy and Transluminal Angioplasty. On joining the department trainees are counselled by the Clinical Tutor to establish individual training needs and develop their work plans accordingly. Trainees are encouraged to participate in the various clinico-radiological meetings, in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and in Departmental and Hospital Audit. The Department houses a large film museum and a wide range of text books and journals. There is a very active Postgraduate Centre with a comfortable and well equipped Library, Seminar Rooms and Lecture Theatre. Weekly Clinical meetings are organised on the "grand round" formal as well as a wide variety of Postgraduate lectures and tutorials. THE COUNTESS OF CHESTER NHS TRUST (COUNTESS OF CHESTER HOSPITAL) (Dr J Al Mansoor) This is a modern District General Hospital with easy access to the Motorway system and Liverpool. The site has recently undergone major expansion due to the closure of Chester Royal Infirmary. Current facilities include 4 general diagnostic rooms, IVU room, 2 Digital screening rooms, a fully equipped Digital Vascular Imaging Suite and Nuclear Medicine department. There are 4 ultrasound machines for obstetrics and general work, including colour and spectural doppler. The department houses the Chester District Breast Screening Unit. A CT scanner was installed in 1990. A 1.0 T magnetic resonance scanner was installed in a purpose built suite in 1993. Trainees have access to tuition in all branches of Radiology, including CT, MR and interventional work. ERCP procedures are also performed in the x-ray department. There are monthly Directorate meetings which allow trainees to gain some insight into this management of the department. The trainees also attend and contribute towards monthly audit meetings. There are daily clinico-radiological meetings. Pre-Fellowship tutorials are given throughout the year. Research is encouraged. Before arrival in Chester the individuals training needs are determined by discussion with Specialty Tutor in Radiology. Further assessments are made during and at the completion of the attachment.
  9. 9. There is a purpose built Postgraduate Medical Centre on the Countess of Chester Hospital site with a lecture theatre, seminar rooms and a good library. There is a Seminar Room, film library and a wide range of books/journals within the department. There are also word processing and slide making facilities. A CD Rom based search facility is also available for trainees. The Radiology Department is recognised by the RCR for both general and sub-specialty training (MR, ultrasound and interventional Radiology) in the 4th and 5th years. There are 7 Consultant Radiologists, each with individual interests. There are facilities to accommodate up to 3 trainees. SPECIALIST REGISTRARS ROTA - EXAMPLES Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday A.M. Screening Ultrasound Specials CT/MR CT/MR P.M. Reporting Reporting Reporting Study Study Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday A.M. Ultrasound CT/MR Reporting Specials Reporting P.M. Reporting Study Study Screening/BS U Screening NORTH CHESHIRE HOSPITALS NHS TRUST WARRINGTON HOSPITAL NHS TRUST (Dr F Razzaq) Warrington Hospital provides all acute services for Warrington and surrounding areas. It is a 650 bed hospital situated close to the M56, M62 and M6 motorways - about 30 minutes travelling time from Liverpool University. The X-ray Department at Warrington consists of 11 radiographic rooms in the Main Department, 2 radiographic rooms in a separate Accident and Emergency X-ray Department and a 3 room Ultrasound Department, which is currently being upgraded to include a fourth room. Radio-isotope studies are performed in the Gamma Camera suite situated in the Main Department. A CT Scanning Centre was opened in April 1994 which has a state-of-the-art Elscint "Twin Spiral" CT scanner. Magnetic Resonance imaging is provided by a mobile MRI scanner. A large Breast Screening Centre provides screening and diagnostic mammography, ultrasound and breast intervention techniques. There are 5 full-time Consultant Radiologists, one part-time Consultant Radiologist, and 4 SpRs. The Registrars are both exposed to the full range of work in the Department. Warrington provides a wide range of all aspects of radiology in both imaging and
  10. 10. interventional work. The Ultrasound Department provides an extensive service including Doppler and colour flow studies. There is a comprehensive obstetric ultrasound service for patients from Warrington and surrounding areas. Screening and interventional techniques are performed in 2 screening rooms (one digital) and a dedicated operative radiology suite. There are clinico-radiological meetings throughout the week. There is a department library (books, journals and radiographs) as well as radiological books and journals in the large main library in the Postgraduate Centre. Study leave is given to attend lectures at the University of Liverpool and also for a reasonable number of courses accredited by the Royal College of Radiologists. Trainees attend Department Business meetings and also Audit. They are encouraged to participate in Audit. CURRENT TIMETABLE (Subject to change over time) A.M. P.M. MONDAY REPORTING A&E/GENERAL SCREENING AND REPORTING TUESDAY MODULE MODULE WEDNESDAY SCREENING/GENERAL REPORTING SPECIALS AND/OR GENERAL REPORTING THURSDAY ULTRASOUND HALF DAY FRIDAY ANGIOGRAPHY ULTRASOUND HALTON GENERAL HOSPITAL NHS TRUST Halton Health Authority was established in April 1982 and was previously a Health District within the Cheshire Area Health Authority. Geographically the District covers the area of Halton Borough and the North West portion of Vale Royal District. Within the District the Runcorn New Town development has brought about rapid growth in the population. The present population of the District is approximately 145,000. Halton is within easy reach of the Lake District and North Wales. There are excellent road and rail communications to all parts of the Country. Crewe is at the centre of a major railway complex providing rapid rail connections with London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester and Glasgow. The M6 bisects the country from north to south and the M56 provides an east-west route. The M62 north of the ship canal and the M53 mid-Wirral motorway allow for easy motoring in Merseyside and Manchester. International airports are nearby at Manchester and Liverpool. Modern shopping centres and good schools exist within the area and there are numerous facilities for sports and social activities. Halton General Hospital NHS Trust is a 211 bed unit with facilities for the care of acute medical, surgical and geriatric in-patients. There are 7 wards, including a 4 bedded intensive care unit and a very active day case and short stay unit. There are 2 main theatres, a day case theatre and a separate endoscopy suite. There is a busy Minor Injuries and Admissions Unit. An additional 17 bed Day Case Unit
  11. 11. providing operating facilities for Gynaecology, ENT and Orthopaedic Surgery, in addition to General Surgery was opened in1992. The X-ray/Ultrasound Department consists of 12 diagnostic rooms including mammography, colour flow Doppler ultrasound and CT. The CT Unit was installed in September 1994 and upgraded to helical scanning in early 1995. A full range of radiological examination is undertaken with special emphasis on interventional radiology, particularly vascular intervention and high resolution chest CT. MRI imaging is carried out on units at Hospitals nearby (currently the North Cheshire Hospital and the Countess of Chester) and reported at Halton. SUB-SPECIALTY TRAINING POSTS IN MERSEY REGION RLUH Ultrasound Dr G Lamb Vascular Radiology Dr S Powell, Dr D Gould, GI Interventional Radiology Dr P Rowlands, Dr J Evans Musculo-skeletal Radiology Dr Aniq, Dr A Dunn, Dr R Campbell Nuclear Medicine Dr L Smith, Prof Vinjamura CT Scanning Dr M L Hughes, Dr C Garvey CT/MR Scanning Dr C Garvey, Urological Radiology Dr G Lamb Breast Imaging Dr C Beattie Gastrointestinal Radiology Dr C Garvey, Dr M L Hughes, Dr P Healey CHESTER CT/MR Scanning Dr R Etherington Vascular/Interventional Radiology Dr Dr G Abbott Ultrasound Dr R Etherington, Dr G Doyle NEURORADIOLOGY - WALTON CENTRE Dr T Nixon, Dr Kumar Das, Dr S Niven ALDER HEY HOSPITAL - PAEDIATRICS Dr L Abernethy, Dr C Landes AINTREE HOSPITAL Musculoskeletal Dr B Eyes, Dr H Lewis-Jones
  12. 12. Interventional/Vascular Radiology Dr E O’Grady, Dr Tuson, Dr Camenzuli, Dr Littler Maxillo-facial and ENT Radiology Dr H Lewis-Jones, Dr R Hanlon Chest Radiology Dr J Curtis, Dr E Thwaite, Dr P Jones Ultrasound Dr Webb PETCT Dr H Wieshmann Hepatobiliary Dr White, Dr Smethurst ARROWE PARK/CLATTERBRIDGE CENTRE FOR ONCOLOGY Cross-sectional imaging. Dr K Grant Oncology Dr K Grant, Dr C Romaniuk Breast Imaging Dr D Green WHISTON Cross-Sectional imaging Dr A Howes Breast imaging Dr O Harris CTC Cardiothoracic Imaging Dr H Fewins LEIGHTON Cross Sectional Imaging / Breast Imaging Dr A Troop WARRINGTON Breast Dr T Sheridan MSK Dr M Caplan Intervention Dr J McCaig

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