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What we do

We provide specialist brain and spinal imaging and treatment using techniques including:

  • magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning, which uses a powerful magnet and radio waves to produce images
  • computerised tomography (CT) scanning, which uses x-rays to produce detailed cross-sectional and 3D images
  • angiography, which uses x-ray images to look at blood vessels
  • interventional neuroradiology, where x-ray images are used to guide the treatment of conditions such as brain aneurysms (a bulge in the blood vessels) so patients do not need major surgery
  • vertebroplasty, where special bone cement is injected into the vertebrae to stabilise and restore strength to the spine and relieve pain
  • various pain relief procedures

Patients are usually seen by a specialist such as a neurosurgeon or neurologist before they are referred to us.

We are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Preparing for your appointment

Your appointment letter will have details of any preparation you need to make before your examination.


Ground floor, Ruskin Wing, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

Contact Details

Patient information leaflets

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Computed tomography (CT) neuroradiology (adult patients)145 KB
Computed tomography (CT) neuroradiology (child patients)288 KB

Conditions we treat

We offer:

  • specialist imaging of the brain and spinal cord using MRI scanning, CT scanning, cerebral angiography and fluoroscopy
  • endovascular treatment of intracranial conditions such as aneurysms and arterio-venous malformations
  • other interventional techniques including vertebroplasty and pain relief procedures

This is a tertiary service and cannot be booked by GPs. Neuroscience consultants at another hospital in the region can refer to the service. Referrals from outside King’s should be made by letter.

GPs should refer to the appropriate neuroscience clinician (neurologist or neurosurgeon), who will then refer the patient for neuroradiological procedures as necessary.

Booking a patient at King’s

Routine Referrals

All referrals must include the clinical history, details of previous imaging, the patient’s name, address, date of birth, NHS number (if known) and GP details.

To make a routine imaging referral from outside King’s, write a referral letter marked ‘routine’ and:

  • attach it to an email and send it to [email protected].
  • or post it to: Neuroradiology Appointments, Neuroradiology Department, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London SE5 9RS

For a neuroradiological second opinion on images obtained at other institutions, transfer the images electronically and email [email protected]. Requests for second opinions will be treated as routine referrals.

Emergency Referrals

All referrals must include the clinical history, details of previous imaging, the patient’s name, address, date of birth, NHS number (if known) and GP details.

Out-of-hours emergency referrals should be made via the on-call radiologist.

Urgent opinions on the neurosurgical management of patients at other hospitals should be made via the duty neurosurgeon after transferring the images electronically.

Urgent referral letters should be marked ‘urgent’, attached to an email and sent to [email protected].

Other Queries

For general enquiries, tel 020 3299 3279.

For enquiries about MRI appointments, tel 020 3299 4632.

For enquiries about CT, x-ray and all other appointments, tel 020 3299 1796.

Key Clinical Staff

Name Role
Dr Ayisha Albusaidi Consultant Neuroradiologist
Mr Frank Appiagyei radiographer
Mr Steven Bibby Clinical Specialist in Neuro CT/Theatres/X-Ray
Dr Thomas Booth Consultant
Dr Lalani Carlton Jones Consultant Neuroradiologist
Dr Julie Chandra Consultant
Dr Steve Connor Consultant Neuroradiologist
Mr Jacqui Crago radiographer
Dr Emily Guilhem neuroradiology consultant
Dr Jozef Jarosz Consultant Neuroradiologist/co Director Neurosciences Institute
Dr Sina Kafiabadi Consultant Neuroradiologist
Dr Nagachandar Kandasamy Consultant Neuroradiologist
Dr Jeremy Lynch Consultant
Dr Asif Mazumder Consultant Neuroradiologist
Dr Sara Sciacca Consultant Interventional Neuroradiologist
Dr Naomi Sibtain Consultant Neuroradiologist and Clinical Lead for Neuroradiology
Dr Ata Siddiqui Consultant Neuroradiologist
Mx Matt Thomas Clinical Specialist Radiographer - Interventional Neuroradiology
Dr Suki Thomson consultant neuroradiologist
Dr Jean-Marie U-King-Im Consultant Neuroradiologist