Dr Gina M Allen

Dr Gina M Allen

BM DCH MRCGP MRCP FRCR MFSEM DipESSR MScSEM

Specialisation: musculoskeletal radiologist, joint intervention, and soft tissue injuries.

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    Currently:

    Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist and Director at St Luke’s Radiology Oxford Ltd

    Teaching Associate and Student Advisor at Green Templeton College, University of Oxford

    Member of the International Skeletal Society

    Run MSK US training courses including intervention with St Lukes Radiology

    Section editor European Journal of Radiology

    Section editor Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine

    MSK Editor for Acta Scandinavica

    Medical Director of Imaging for InHealth

    Member of ESSR subcommittees on Ultrasound, Intervention, Sports Imaging.

    Diploma in Wine and Spirits

    Previous 

    General Practitioner

    Fellow in Orthopaedic Radiology at Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford

    Honorary Consultant at Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford

    Consultant Radiologist at the Royal Hospital Haslar, Gosport as a Squadron Leader

    In the Royal Air Force (now retired)

    Consultant Radiologist at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, and University Hospitals, Birmingham

    Involved in the London Olympic Games 2012 organising committee and volunteering

    Lead Clinician for Oxford Soft Tissue Injury Clinic

    Consultant Radiologist Oxford University Hospitals

    Chair of the ESSR Ultrasound Subcommittee

    MSc Research in Autologous blood and other injections for Achilles and Patellar tendinosis

    Research in Elastography, Ankle Sprains, Shoulder Injections and Rheumatology US.

    Additionally

    Awaiting acceptance to do a PhD at Amsterdam University on the treatment of wrist injuries.

    PUBLICATIONS

    Author of over 60 publications on musculoskeletal radiology including:

    Dow L, Allen G,  Elrington G Letter in the British Medical Journal

    Pyomyositis associated with hepatitis

    Vol 295, 8th Aug 1987, p387

    Morgan NJ, Skipper JJ, Allen GM.

    Referred otalgia: an old lesson.
    Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1995 Oct;33(5):332-3

    Allen GM  Multiple Choice questionnaire

    Mini-Symposium, Musculoskeletal Health, Imaging Vol 9, No 2, 107-110, 1997.

    Allen GM and  Wilson DJ  Guest Editor for ‘Intervention’ Vol 2, No 2, 1998, 78-79. Interventional Radiology – A review of the practice in the UK and Europe.– “Intervention

    Allen GM and  Wilson DJ  Ultrasound imaging of superficial soft tissues and tendons

    RAD Magazine, 1998, 24,283,19-20

    Odoom J, Allen GM and Wilson DJ  Response to Local Anaesthetic Injection as a Predictor of Successful Hip Surgery Clinical Radiology, 54, 7 July 1999 430-433

    Allen GM,  Tauro PG and  Ostlere SJ  Proximal patellar tendinosis and abnormalities of patellar trackingSkeletal Radiology, April 1999, 28 No 4, 220-223.

    Allen G, Wilson D. Ultrasound imaging of superficial soft tissues and tendons. RAD Magazine. 19-20. Dec 1998.

    Allen GM and Wilson DJ Ultrasound and the Diagnosis of Orthopaedic DisordersJBJS (B) 81 – 944-51 Nov 1999

    Allen GM, Wilson DJ. Ultrasound of the shoulder. European Journal of Ultrasound : Official Journal of the European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. 14(1), 3-9. Oct 2001.

    Datta SN. Allen GM, Evans R, Vaughton KC, Lucas MG   Urinary tract ultrasonography in the evaluation of haematuria–a report of over 1,000 cases.  Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England  84 (May 2002) 3 203-5}

    Wilson D and  Allen G Imaging of children’s hips. Imaging. 14, 179-187. 2002

    Allen GM Shoulder Ultrasound  Radiology Now Jan 2003

    Williams HJ, Davies AM, Allen G, Evans N, Mangham DC  Imaging features of intraosseous ganglia: a report of 45 cases. European Journal of Radiology. 2004 Oct;14(10):1761-9.

    Lhoste-Trouilloud A,  Allen GM)French – English Glossary for ultrasound and muscle complaints GEL magazine Juin 2005 Echographie Des Lesions Musculaires Traumatiques. Le Glossaire de Shakespeare. (Agnes Lhoste-Trouilloud, GM Allen)

    Allen G, Wilson D, Graham R, Jacob D.  [Paediatric musculoskeletal ultrasound.]J Radiol. 2005 Dec;86(12 Pt 2):1924-30. French. PMID: 16308557

    Allen GM  Bone and joint imaging with an emphasis on US

    RAD Magazine, Dec 2005

    Allen GM,  Wilson DJ  The use of Ultrasound in sports imaging – a critical evaluationEuropean Journal of Radiology 2007 62(1) p79-85

    Allen GM  Prevalence and diagnostic significance of fluid-fluid levels in soft tissue neoplasmsClinical Radiology 2007 62(8) p775

    Allen GM, Drakonaki EE, Tan M. Dhillon M, Rajnaratnam V

    High resolution ultrasound in the diagnosis of upper limb disorders: A tertiary referral centre experience.” Annals of Plastic Surgery Aug 2008

    Allen GM

    Shoulder Ultrasound Imaging – integrating anatomy, biomechanics and disease processes – European Journal of Radiology  Oct 2008

    Drakonaki EE , Allen GM  , Wilson DJ

    Real time Ultrasound Elastography of the normal Achilles Tendon: Reproducibility and Pattern description. Clinical Radiology Dec 2009

    Kelly SM, Brittle N, Allen GM The Value Of Physical Tests For Subacromial Impingement Syndrome: A Study Of Diagnostic Accuracy. Clinical Rehabilitation 2010

    Drakonaki EE and Allen GM  Bethlem Myodystrophy.Skeletal Radiology April 2010

    Old O, Rajaratnam V, Allen G. Traumatic correction of Linburg-Comstock anomaly: a case report. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2010 May;92(4):W1-3

    Filer A, de Pablo P, Allen G, Nightingale P, Jordan A, Jobanputra P, Bowman S, Buckley CD, Raza K.

    Utility of ultrasound joint counts in the prediction of rheumatoid arthritis in patients with very early synovitis. Ann Rheum Dis. 2011 Mar;70(3):500-7. Epub 2010 Nov 29

    Allen G, M Dark T1SE in bone – clinical significance. Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology Vol 15 No 3 June 2011.

    Chaudhry, T., G. Allen, et al. (2011). “Post-traumatic false aneurysm in a digital artery of the finger.” Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery 45(4-5): 215-217.

    Klauser AS, Tagliafico A, Allen GM, Boutry N, Campbell R, Court-Payen M, Grainger A, Guerini H, McNally E, O’Connor PJ, Ostlere S, Petroons P, Reijnierse M, Sconfienza LM, Silvestri E, Wilson DJ, Martinoli C.   Clinical indications for musculoskeletal ultrasound: a Delphi-based consensus paper of the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology.Eur Radiol. 2012 May;22(5):1140-8. Epub 2012 Mar 28.

    Wilson D, Allen GM Imaging of the carpal tunnel..Semin Musculoskelet Radiol. 2012 Apr;16(2):137-45. Epub 2012 May 30. Review

    Allen G, Wilson D. Ultrasound of the upper limb: when to use it in athletes. Semin Musculoskelet Radiol. 2012 Sep;16(4):280-5. doi: 10.1055/s-0032-1327002. Epub 2012 Oct 9

    Drakonaki EE, Allen GM, Wilson DJ Ultrasound elastography for musculoskeletal applications.. Br J Radiol. 2012 Nov;85(1019):1435-45. doi: 10.1259/bjr/93042867

    Drakonaki E, Allen GM and Watura R Ultrasound guided Intervention in the ankle and foot Br J Radiol Jan 2016

    DeDea M, Loizou C L, Allen G M, Wilson DJ, Athanasou N, Yoshinobu U, Cooke P, Cosker T. Talonavicular ligament: prevalence of injury in ankle sprains, histological analysis and hypothesis of its biomechanical function. BJR 2017 90 1071-1079

    1. A. Bullock, G. M. Allen, M. S. Watson, D. J. Wilson; Predicting Poor Outcome from Simple Ankle Injuries: a prospective cohort study. BJR Br J Radiol.2017 Nov 9:20170213.

    Ilfita Sahbudin, Luke Pickup, Peter Nightingale, Gina Allen,Zaeem Cader, Ruchir Singh, Paola de Pablo, Christopher D. Buckley,Karim Raza and Andrew Filer.  The role of ultrasound-defined tenosynovitis and synovitis in the prediction of rheumatoid arthritis development. Rheumatology 2018 Apr: 57: 1243 – 1252

    Clinical indications for musculoskeletal ultrasound updated in 2017 by the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology.(ESSR) consensus Eur Radiol. 2018 June.

    Alessandra Bartoloni, Maria Pilar Aparisi Gomez, Marco Cirillo, Georgina Allen, Giuseppe Battista, Giuseppe Guglielmi, Paolo Toma, Alberto Bazzocchi Imaging of the limping child EJR 2018

    G M Allen  The diagnosis and management of shoulder pain J Ultrason 2018; 18: 234–239.

    G M Allen The use of ultrasound in athletes EJR 2018

    Lee J, Ahmed N, Allen GM  Image guided injection therapies in athletes – do they work and what should we be using? EJR 2018

    Clinical indications for image-guided interventional procedures in the musculoskeletal system: a Delphi-based consensus paper from the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology

    (ESSR)—part I, shoulder Eur Radiol.2019 Aug

    Clinical indications for image guided interventional procedures in the musculoskeletal system: a Delphi-based consensus paper from the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology (ESSR)—part III, nerves of the upper limb Eur Radiol.2019 September

    Allen, G, Obradov, M, Chianca, V,  Messina, C, Sconfienza, L. Ultrasound-guided Musculoskeletal Interventions for the Most Common Hip and Pelvis Conditions: A Step-by-Step Approach

    Semin Musculoskelet Radiol 2019;23:e58–e67.

    1. M. Allen, D. J. Wilson S. A. Bullock, M. S. Watson, Extremity CT and ultrasound in the assessment of ankle injuries: occult fractures and ligament injuries BJR Dec 2019

    Book Chapters 

    Wilson D &  Allen D. Paediatric imaging. Chapter in Childrens Orthopaedics and Fractures Eds Benson, Fixsen, Macnicol & Parsch. 2nd Edition(Churchill Livingston), 2002.

    Wilson DJ, Allen GM (Editors Russell RCG, Williams NS, Bulstrode JK). Musculoskeletal Imaging. Chapter in Bailey & Loves Short Practice of Surgery 24th Edition. 328-339. Mar 2004.

    Wilson DJ, Allen GM, Hillier J (Editor R F Dondelinger). Injuries of the Lumbar Spine. Chapter in Imaging and Intervention in Abdominal Trauma. 2004.

    Allen GM  Paediatric Musculoskeletal Imaging with an emphasis on ultrasound Springer Verlag 2005 (Editor David Wilson) Chapter on soft tissue tumours.

    Allen GM  Sports Traumatology Imaging Book for  ESSR (2006) – Tendon disease

    Wilson DJ, Allen GM Sports Traumatology Imaging Book for  ESSR (2006) The shoulder- Sports related injury

    Allen GM  Imaging of Orthopaedic Sports Injuries (Springer Verlag) Chapter 5 Tendon and Ligamentous Disease

    Trauma.  2006

    Allen GM Musculoskeletal Imaging Editors Pope, Beltran, Bloem, Williamson and Wilson. Elsevier . Part 6 Chapter 94 The Patient with a soft tissue lump: Imaging approach and appropriateness criteria 2008

    Allen GM,  CJ Fang  Wilson DJ    Musculoskeletal Imaging Editors Pope, Beltran, Bloem, Williamson and Wilson. Elsevier .Chapter 24 Imaging in haemophilia – 2008

    Matson M, Naranghi A,  Allen GM (Editors Russell RCG, Williams NS, Bulstrode JK). Imaging. Chapter in Bailey & Loves Short Practice of Surgery 25th Edition.  2008

    Wilson DJ &  Allen GM. Paediatric imaging. Chapter in Childrens Orthopaedics and Fractures Eds Benson, Fixsen, Macnicol & Parsch. 3rd Edition(Churchill Livingston), 2010

    Allen GM , Wilson DJ

    The Imaging of Metastasis in soft tissue and bone

    Oncology radiology

    Editors Husband J, Resnick R 2010

    Sports Injuries in Children and Adolescence (Editor AH Karantanas) 2011

    Allen GM, Wilson GM

    Current Role for Ultrasonography

    Clinical Ultrasound 3rd Edn  (Editors Allan, Baxter & Weston) 2011

    Allen GM , Wilson DJ

    Matson M, Naranghi A,  Allen GM (Editors Russell RCG, Williams NS, Bulstrode JK). Imaging. Chapter in Bailey & Loves Short Practice of Surgery 26th Edition.  2013

    Allen GM (Editors Russell RCG, Williams NS, Bulstrode JK). Sports Medicine. Chapter in Bailey & Loves Short Practice of Surgery26th Edition.  2013

    Allen GM Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, edited by Ian Beggs Chapter Paediatric musculoskeletal ultrasound (2013) The ankle

    .Allen GM MRI of the Knee  Chapter Musculoskeletal Lesions In Children Editor J Kramer (2013)

    Imaging of the Musculoskeletal System (2nd edition) 2014 Editors Tommy Pope, Hans Bloem, Javier Beltran, Bill Morrison, and David Wilson

    Allen GM Updated chapters

    Hemophilia and Related Disorders (with CJ Fang and David Wilson)

    The Patient with a Soft-Tissue Lump

    Chapters

    Radiological Imaging of the ankle (with D J Wilson)

    Radiological Imaging of the foot (with D J Wilson)

    ESSR book on the foot and ankle 2016

    Editors J Kramer and A Karantanis

    Chapter on post operative ankle and foot (excluding ligaments) with D J Wilson and P J Cooke

    ESSR book MRI of the shoulder 2017

    http://www.breitenseher.eu/book-mri_shoulder-en.php

    Editors M Shahbapour, R Sutter, J Kramer

    Chapter on Shoulder Impingement with M Tzalonikou

    Ultrasound Guided Musculoskeletal Injections Book (G Allen, D Wilson) Elsevier  – published Sept 2017

    Sports Medicine and sports injuries.. Allen GM (Chapter in Bailey & Loves Short Practice of Surgery Editors Williams NS, O’Connell PR 27th Edition).  2018

    Radiographic/MRI Correlation of the elbow Editor A Cotton Allen G. Johnson R. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America Nov 2019

    ESR IDoR Book 2019 edited by ESSR Nov 2019 High-resolution ultrasound of bones, joints, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Allen G.

    MRI of the Knee  2nd edition Chapter Musculoskeletal Lesions In Children Editor J Kramer (2020)

    Internet publications

    Allen GM,  Tauro PG and  Wilson DJ  Protocols in Musculoskeletal Fluoroscopic procedures – CD ROM

    http://www.noc.nhs.uk/SerARef/radiology/index.htm

    http://www.noc.nhs.uk/SerARef/radiology/musc_proc/Default.htm

    Adams R, Allen GM and Wilson DJ  Protocols in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound – CD ROM 2000

    http://www.noc.nhs.uk/SerARef/radiology/index.htm

    http://www.noc.nhs.uk/SerARef/radiology/ultrasound/index.htm

    Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Injection Book launched June 2014

    www.stlukesradiology.org.uk

    Prizes

    ECR Vienna March 2016

    Scientific paper

    Do we need image guidance for subacromial subdeltoid bursal injections?

    (Presented by G M Allen)

    Won the ECR 2016 best MSK scientific paper presentation out of 250 presentations

    ECR Vienna March 2019

    Lumbar nerve root blocks using MR: the effectiveness and safety of ultrasound/MRI fusion image guidance (presented by D. J. Wilson)

    Won the ECR 2019 best MSK scientific paper presentation out of 250 presentations