Dr John Brittenden

Dr John Brittenden

Consultant Radiologist


I have been working as a Consultant in GI and Interventional Radiology since 2007. I deliver a comprehensive service in all fields of abdominal and oncology imaging. I am an expert in Liver imaging, abdominal hernia assessment, image guided biopsy and seroma aspiration (with sclerosant injection).

I am an expert in the investigations of patients with abdominal and GI symptoms including ultrasound, MRI and CT including CT colonoscopy. I also specialise in abdominal hernia assessment, image guided biopsy and seroma aspiration (with sclerosant injection). I work closely with Dr Sonwalker (Consultant Gastroenterologist) in the investigation of liver pathology and provide a comprehensive liver ultrasound and elastography (liver stiffness) assessment.

I am also interested in pelvic floor dysfunction and imaging of cancer patients. I am fully trained in endoscopic ultrasound and use this in the investigation of patients with refractory abdominal symptoms whose initial investigations have not determined a cause.

To date I have performed over 400 CT colonoscopies, 1,000 MRI studies and 250 endoscopic ultrasounds per year. I undertake a weekly abdominal ultrasound list, liver elastography and ultrasound assessment and report CT and MRI scans.

Prior to this I worked in medicine (1995-2000 passing the MRCP exam) and then radiology training in Leeds (2000-2005). I have undertaken further training in GI/Oncology and Intervention at UCH London and Royal Adelaide Hospital.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr John Brittenden at Spire include:

Other treatments

  • Abdominal hernia pre op imaging and planning
  • Gastrointestinal radiology
  • Image guided biopsy
  • Interventional radiology
  • Liver elastography and ultrasound assessment
  • Oncology (cancer) imaging
  • Pelvic floor imaging including proctography and endoanal ultrasound
  • Seroma aspiration and injection of sclerosant

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Additional information

Gastrointestinal radiology
Interventional radiology
Magnetic resonance imaging

MB ChB / University of Bristol / 1994
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MRCP / Edinburgh / 1998
Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians

FRCR / London / 2003
Fellow of The Royal College Of Radiologists

Professional memberships

British Society of Gastrointestinal and abdominal Radiologists.

European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR)

Royal College of Radiologists

Professional leadership

Radiology Lead Spire Elland Hospital
Member of the Medical Advisory Committee, Spire Healthcare

Consultant Radiologist, Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust

Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds

I enjoy spending my spare time with my family and Arlo our blonde Labrador. I enjoy tennis, cycling, walking and paddle boarding.