Dr Poonam Parekh

Consultant Radiologist

MBChB, MMedSci, FRCR, DRCOG, ARSAC (Nuclear Medicine & PET CT)

"The hospital is welcoming, with a nice atmosphere and provides superior quality service. I work with a wonderful team who are committed to providing the best care to all patients."


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Languages spoken

English

I trained for five years on the West Midlands Deanery Radiology Scheme, successfully achieving my fellowship from the Royal College of Radiologists and completion of training in 2013. I have been a Consultant Radiologist at University Hospitals Birmingham since 2014 and joined Spire Little Aston in 2016. I am a specialist in gynaecological, oncology and radionuclide imaging (nuclear medicine). I did a 4-month post completion of training PET CT Fellowship at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. I regularly present imaging cases at the Gynae MDT. I have my practitioner's ARSAC License to be able to practice nuclear medicine and PET CT.

I am highly skilled in transabdominal ultrasound (general) and transvaginal ultrasound (for all gynaecological disorders/fertility assessment). I report MRI of the gynaecological pelvis and MRI Spines. I report on all general and oncology CT scans. I am a specialist in gynaecological CT staging scans.

On behalf of Spire Little Aston, we offer a private nuclear medicine service at Good Hope Hospital of which the most common studies are: bone scans (for cancer staging), dynamic bone scans (for prosthetic loosening and infection), renograms (MAG-3), DMSA, HIDA (for gall bladder function assessment), gastric emptying, thyroid and parathyroid scans as well as DaTSCANS (for Parkinson's disease, Parkinsonian plus syndromes, essential tremor and Lewy Body Dementia).

I report PET CT (FDG, DOTA and PSMA) - for all oncology staging, Prostate cancer, vasculitis and infection.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Poonam Parekh at Spire include:

Clinical radiology

Other treatments

I am a specialist in gynaecological, oncology and radionuclide imaging (nuclear medicine). 

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Additional information

Radiology
CT scanning
Gynaecological cancer
Interventional radiology
Nuclear medicine
Prostate cancer
Urological radiology

MBChB / University of Birmingham / 2006
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
MBChB is a degree given to Doctors upon successful completion of medical school training.


Professional memberships

Royal College of Radiologists

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

British Nuclear Medicine Society


Professional leadership

I lead the Nuclear Medicine Service Improvements at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital and Good Hope Hospital.

University Hospitals Birmingham:

- Good Hope Hospital

- Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

I enjoy going to the cinema and travelling the world with my family. I also like to experience new cultures and cuisines as well as keeping fit and active.