Dr Heshan Panditaratne

Consultant Radiologist


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I have been a Consultant Radiologist since 2009. I have been working at Spire Elland Hospital since 2011.

My primary specialty is chest imaging and I am the Senior Radiologist at the Local Lung Cancer MDT and perform around 80-90 CT guided lung biopsies per year. I am also able to undertake many other CT and ultrasound guided interventions.

I am the lead for Cardiac CT imaging at the local trust, having set up this service along with the cardiac perfusion imaging service. I am also the ARSAC licence holder for nuclear medicine tests at the local trust.

I am able to report chest CT imaging - nodule scans, high resolution CT chest, staging scans of the chest abdomen and pelvis both with and without contrast. I also report abdominal and pelvic CT imaging with and without contrast.

I am part of the Yorkshire Lung Cancer Screening Trial and am able to perform lung cancer screening scans.

I report over 1,000 chest imaging CT scans per year. I primary report approximately 200 cardiac CT scans (including coronary calcium screening scans) per year. This number is rising as our capacity increases.

I report over 1,000 chest abdomen and pelvic scans for various indications - weight loss, looking for cancer, following up cancer and cancer treatments, follow up of non-cancer and non-cancer treatments.

In terms of chest imaging, I mostly enjoy the scans looking at what the lungs are made up of, how they might be scarred or inflamed and offering solutions or diagnoses that the patient's own doctor might be able to manage for them. These are the High-Resolution CT scans (or HRCT).

I am the local discrepancy lead and organise and assess differences in opinion between reports between different radiologists. I provide input into cases being assessed for errors and also root cause analyses.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Heshan Panditaratne at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Coronary calcium scoring
  • Lung cancer screening

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Additional information

MBBS / University of London / 1997
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

MRCP / United Kingdom / 2002
Member of Royal College of Physicians

FRCR / United Kingdom / 2007
Fellow of Royal College of Radiologists

Professional memberships

British Society of Thoracic Imaging

British Society of Cardiac and Cardiovascular Imaging

Professional leadership

Clinical Director for Radiology at the Trust 2012-2017
Transformation lead for the Yorkshire Imaging Collaborative
Local discrepancy lead for Radiology at the NHS trust

Consultant Radiologist.

In my spare time I like to play football and go ballroom dancing with my wife. I am getting back into running and fitness. I am slowly learning to code and program computers. I love to play games and eat at good restaurants. I am a grade 8 violinist and am trying to get back in to music.

Telephone 07931 583 889
Email heshan@heshanimaging.net
Private secretary Spire Elland Radiology