Research

 

We base our practice on current research and published evidence. Our radiologists are involved in medical publishing and are editors of scientific journals. Our team publishes regularly on cutting edge medicine. Our senior radiologists are using a substantial proportion of the income they generate to fund in-house research projects.

Dr. Wilson is undertaking a Doctor of Medicine by research thesis at Imperial College London one day a week and is studying the causes of back pain in patients with insufficiency fractures of the spine.

Dr. Allen has recently undertaken an MSc in sports medicine research awarded to her by the University of Bath on the use of autologous blood and PRP in Patellar and Achilles tendonosis. Both Dr. Allen and Dr. Wilson collaborate with equipment manufacturers and have helped develop new innovations in ultrasound examinations in the last four years. St Luke’s Radiology Oxford collaborates with other organisations including Keele University (PANDA-S ultrasound of the shoulder project), the accident and emergency department of the Oxford University Hospitals (high-resolution CT and ultrasound of ankle injuries), the Botnar Research Centre Oxford (sprained ankles), Biobank University of Manchester (artificial intelligence in detecting vertebral compression fractures), Amsterdam University (wrist injuries), General Electric Corporation (ultrasound/MRI fusion imaging for spine injections),European Society of Skeletal Radiology (international guidelines on ultrasound guided injections), European League against Rheumatism (imaging and low back pain guidance), Harwell Rutherford laboratories (3D stress mapping of weight-bearing joints) and the Micron Group (PERSICA study).

BMJ leading article on Vertebroplasty

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European Radiology – facet joint injections versus vertebroplasty

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European Radiology – Coblation Vertebroplasty for complex vertebral insufficiency fractures

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