Dr Aparna Deshpande
MBBS, MRCP, FRCR
I specialise in chest imaging which includes CT for assessment of airways disease, interstitial lung disease, lung cancer staging and follow up.
I have extensive experience and expertise in MRI imaging for cardiomyopathies, iron overload and ischaemia heart disease which includes stress adenosine MRI imaging. I am the lead for adult congenital heart imaging performing cardiac MRI and CT. I also have expertise in cardiac CT imaging for assessment for coronary artery disease and planning for TAVI procedure and aorta assessment. I also report myocardial perfusion imaging for investigation of ischaemia.
I have been a Consultant Radiologist with a specialist interest in cardiothoracic imaging since 2013.
I completed my radiology training in Leicester which was followed by a cardiothoracic imaging fellowship in Papworth and a further one-year fellowship in cardiac imaging in Toronto General Hospital, Canada.
I have Level 3 BSCI and SCCT accreditation for cardiac CT as well as Level 3 SCMR accreditation for cardiac MRI.
Spire Leicester Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
MBBS / Kasturba Medical College Mangalore, India / 2000
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MRCP / Manchester / 2004
Member of the Royal Colleges of Physicians
FRCR / Leicester / 2009
Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists
I am the Lead for Accreditation, British Society of Cardiovacular Imaging.
Consultant Radiologist, University Hospitals of Leicester.