Dr Rennie practices as a Clinical Musculoskeletal Radiologist at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, using all imaging modalities in the investigation of musculoskeletal disorders. He uses MRI and Ultrasound as specialist diagnostic tools in all manners of Rheumatologic and Orthopaedic disorders with Seronegative Spondyloarthropathy (SpA) MR imaging and ultrasound intervention paramount in his practise. He performs spine imaging and minimally invasive augmentation such as Vertebroplasty and Radiofrequency Kyphoplasty at Spire Hospital Leicester, a service Dr Rennie set up in the NHS in Leicester in 2006. All patients are pre-assessed with one-to-one Consultations and followed up with standardised patient outcome measures.
Dr Rennie’s research interests are on the maximising the utility of MRI in the diagnosis and treatment follow up of SpA. He has recently presented at the EULAR Conference in Madrid 2013 on the Two Year follow up of Standardised MRI protocols in the management of SpA. The project highlighted the lack of awareness of SpA reporting amongst non-specialist UK radiologists.
The protocols developed in conjunction with the University of Alberta, allow quick and accurate imaging using MRI without an added time or cost burden to the NHS due to ‘intelligent booking’ and maximising imaging protocols. He has lectured on Hands on MRI International workshops for Rheumatologists and Radiologists in London and other parts of the world, promoting the use of MRI in the early diagnosis of SpA. The condition and its early recognition has become a lifelong project for him as the lack of knowledge in the UK, on the advances in the field due to imaging and treatment is a void he wishes to fill.
Having been awarded a competitive Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship at the University of Alberta in Canada, Dr Rennie returned to be appointed a Consultant in Musculoskeletal & Trauma Radiology at the Leicester Royal Infirmary in 2005. The skills learnt in Canada of Vertebroplasty and LASER ablation of Osteoid osteomas enabled him to set up these services in the NHS and at Spire Leicester Hospital. Soft tissue and bone tumour diagnostic imaging and biopsy was part of his training whilst at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London.
Dr Rennie was awarded a Masters in Sports & Exercise Medicine from the University of Nottingham in 2008 and has since been invited to teach on the course as a visiting Lecturer. Due to his research and teaching interests he has been awarded an Honorary Lectureship by the University of Leicester.
Dr Rennie provides a highly specialised Musculoskeletal Diagnostic Service using X-ray, MRI and Ultrasound in Spine disorders, Fractures, Cancer imaging, Hip, Knee, Shoulder and Groin disorders. He works closely with the Orthopaedic and Groin Specialist surgeons to provide an image guided injection service using Ultrasound and X-ray for both diagnosis and transient therapy.