At the Radiology Clinic we offer access to a range of specialist radiologists, with extensive experience working in expert centres within the West Midlands. We aim to help provide rapid access to your diagnostic and interventional radiology requirements.
Our aim is to offer a holistic approach to the imaging of your patients and to offer advice on the most appropriate and cost-effective imaging modality. We will arrange and report in a timely manner imaging investigations and are happy to discuss these findings with referrers as needed. We have an on-site X Ray and ultrasound scanning facility with access to a network of imaging centres within and around Birmingham. This will enable your patients to access to all their imaging needs including CT, MRI and Interventional Radiology procedures.
All reporting is performed by Consultant Radiologists.
The Radiology Clinic is based at 81 Consulting rooms and occupies a dedicated area on the ground floor offering on site X Rays and Ultrasound scanning. The independent clinic is centrally located within the Edgbaston Medical Quarter and has free off-road parking and wheelchair access. It is a stone throw away from Edgbaston village, with tree lined avenues, green open spaces with many character buildings and award-winning places to eat and stay.
Meet the Radiology Clinic Specialist Consultants:
Dr Ian McCaffertyBsc MB BS MRCP FRCR
Consultant Radiologist specialising in Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary & Intervention
Dr Ian McCafferty is a diagnostic and interventional radiologist working in Birmingham.
In diagnostic radiology (DR) he undertakes imaging in Ultrasound, CT and MRI. He has specialist interest in gastrointestinal, vascular and urogenital radiology with research interests in non-invasive techniques to diagnose cancer early. These include CT Colonography (Virtual Colonography or CTC) & MR Enterography (MRE) for the diagnosis of colorectal cancer and multiparametric MRI of the prostate gland (mp-MRIP) to diagnose early prostate cancer.
In interventional radiology (IR) he specialises in a wide range of minimally invasive surgical procedures and has specific interests in Vascular access (Hickman lines & Port insertions), Tumour thermal ablation (Microwave, Radiofrequency & Cryoablation), Urological intervention, Treatment & Diagnosis of Vascular Malformations, Paediatric intervention and Vascular Embolisation (treatment of fibroids and prostate enlargement).
Dr McCafferty has a strong interest in research and teaching with over 50 publications in peer reviewed journals including several book chapters. He regularly lectures at national and international meetings on interventional radiology and Prostate MRI. He has written the teaching program for vascualar malformations for the European Board of Interventional Radiology (EBIR) examination and is currently the assistant editor of CVIR Endovascular Journal. Dr McCafferty is co-founder of several national societies dedicated to improving education and patient outcomes including the British Society of Urogenital Radiology (BSUR), Interventional Oncology UK (IOUK) and Vascular Anomalies special Interest Group (VASIG).
- Editor for Cardiovascular & Interventional Radiology (CVIR) Endovascular Journal Vascular Malformations section.
- Currently Vice President of the British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR) home of Image Guided Surgery.
- Previous Secretary of same Society.
- Previous Chair of the Education committee and Conference committee.
- Co-founder and current Council member of the British Society of Urogenital Radiology (BSUR).
- Founder of the Vascular Anomalies Special Interest Group (VASIG) – UK devoted at research and education in the field of vascular anomalies.
- Co-Founder and current Council member of the Interventional Oncology UK specialist interest group devoted to image guided cancer treatments.
- Member of the British Society of GI & Abdominal Radiology.
- Paediatric and adult interventional radiologist working at QEHB & BCH in Birmingham.
- Specialist Abdominal and Genitourinary diagnostic Radiologist with special interest in imaging and treatment of prostate, colorectal, GIST and renal cancer, as well as abdominal wall abnormalities, inflammatory conditions of GI & GU tract.
Read more about Mr Ian McCafferty on his website at www.ianmccafferty.com.
Dr Steven JamesMB ChB FRCR
Consultant Radiologist specialising in Orthopaedic, Sports & Spinal Disease
Dr Steven James is a Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer with the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Birmingham, UK. He initially undertook his Radiology training at University Hospitals Nottingham before completing a fellowship at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, London in Musculoskeletal and Spinal imaging with an emphasis on interventional techniques. He was appointed in 2006 to a substantive post at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham.
Dr James has developed a particular interest in the diagnosis and management of sports related injury. He works as a radiologist for Premier League and Championship football clubs, Premiership rugby clubs and professional cricket clubs. He also provides radiology services for a number of national sports organisations and was part of the radiology team for the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Dr James has a strong research interest and has over 85 publications in peer reviewed scientific journals on Orthopaedic, Spinal and Sports injury related topics. He has edited 2 textbooks and written numerous book chapters. He regularly lectures at national and international meetings on musculoskeletal and sports injury related topics. He was previously an Executive Committee Member of the British Society of Skeletal Radiologists.
All costs or treatment will be confirmed in advance:
Private Medical Insurance
All the main private health insurance providers, including many international and expatriate insurance companies, recognise The Radiology Clinic. It is essential that your patients always contact their private insurance company to obtain clearance prior to any investigation and treatment. The Radiology Clinic's staff can be contacted and provide any necessary information you may need including professional fees and investigation / procedure costs.
The Radiology Clinic’s professional fees are typically within the insurance companies published guideline range. The level of cover depends on your patients' individual policy and occasionally they may be asked to make an excess payment.
The Radiology Clinic accepts patients who do not have private medical insurance. In fact more and more people are opting to self-fund imaging investigations and even some interventions, often finding the costs are less than they imagined. Private medical care offers a prompt and efficient option at a time that suits you.
Card payments accepted.
Consultations can be arranged to discuss your patients' imaging and intervention requirements. Imaging can be arranged at a number of sites in the West Midlands to suit your individual needs and appropriate specialists can be recommended. Full medicolegal services offered.