Dr Praveen Rao

Dr Praveen Rao

Consultant Radiologist


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I trained in general medicine and general radiology in Cardiff with a sub speciality interest in cardiothoracic imaging. In 2011, I spent a year at St. Georges Hospital, London completing a fellowship in thoracic imaging. I completed a second fellowship in 2012 in multi-modality cardiac and thoracic imaging including specialist heart-lung transplant imaging in the internationally renowned The Royal Brompton and Harefield Trust, London.

I have been a full time consultant radiologist at University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust since March 2013.

My areas of interest include cardio-vascular risk assessment using CT coronary calcification, non-invasive imaging of patients with chest pain, heart failure, cardiomyopathies and valvular heart diseases. My practice focuses on the most modern and up-to-date imaging techniques to assist my medical / surgical colleagues in the non-invasive planning of tran-aortic valvular implantation (TAVI) and imaging of coronary artery disease.

I am also proficient in ultrasound and CT guided interventional procedures of the chest / pleura.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Praveen Rao at Spire include:

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Additional information

Cardiac radiology
Chest radiology
CT scanning
Magnetic resonance imaging
Nuclear medicine
Vascular radiology

Special Clinical Interests: Cardiac MRI, Coronary CT Angiography and Coronary CT Calcium Scoring, TAVI Planning CT, Myocardial Perfusion Imaging. Lung Cancer Imaging, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pleuro-Pericardial Disease including Mesothelioma, Airways Disease, Pulmonary Embolic Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, Lung/Pleural Intervention and Pectus Imaging.

Professional memberships

Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

British Society of Cardiac Imaging

British Society of Thoracic Imaging Radiologists

Royal College of Radiologists

Radiological Society of North America

European Society of Radiologists

British Medical Association

Consultant Cardiothoracic Radiologist, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester

After a nomadic but adventurous life in South Wales and London, I settled in Leicester in 2013 with my wife and two young children. I am a keen amateur photographer, enjoy travelling and playing table-tennis.