Dr Poonam Parekh
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."
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 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 all the 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/assessment/fertility). I report MRI of the gynaecological pelvis, brain, spine, MRCP, MR small bowel. I report on all general and oncology CT scans. I am a specialist in gynaecological staging scans.
We perform many nuclear medicine studies of which the most common 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, DaTSCANS (for Parkinson's disease, Parkinsonian plus syndromes, essential tremor and Lewy Body Dementia).
I report PET CT (FDG & Choline) - for all oncology staging, Prostate cancer, vasculitis and infection.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Poonam Parekh at Spire include:
Transabdominal Ultrasound - General
Spire Little Aston 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.
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.
Royal College of Radiologists
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
British Nuclear Medicine Society
I lead the Nuclear Medicine Services at Good Hope Hospital. I am leading 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.