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RadCast Clinical Radiology Application Course & 2021 Recruitment Tips
2021 Clinical Radiology recruitment is now open, so we run through the key dates for your diary, including major COVID related modifications. We also tell you the RadCast Clinical Radiology Application Course (CRAC) and why we feel it is the best course out there to help you secure a number. Check out the course at This episode is sponsored by Mcqbank who we strongly recommend for SRA prep for this year. Use the discount code radcast6m for a 10% discount on a 6 month subscription.
November 16, 2020
Academic Radiology with Academic Clinical Fellow, Dr Mat Elameer
In this episode we speak to Dr Mat Elameer, who is a radiology trainee in Newcastle with a keen interest in academia and who has recently completed an Academic Clinical Fellowship (ACF). He tells us about his positives experiences of the ACF and gives his insight into the ACF application process. We also discuss his Neuroradiology research interests; the difficult balancing act between research and clinical commitments, and why there are so few academic radiologists. Mat is happy to be contacted for queries on academic radiology/ACF at
November 2, 2020
Interventional Radiology with Dr. Elika Kashef: Turf wars, female representation and much more...
In this episode we speak to Dr Elika Kashef, Consultant Interventional Radiologist and lead for Trauma Imaging at Imperial College Healthcare Trust who gives us a great insight into the exciting and varied worklife of an IR consultant. We discuss turf wars, boosting the number of female IR consultants; whether intervention should split from diagnostic radiology and have its own faculty and much more. An all round brilliant advert for IR!!
September 7, 2020
AI in Clinical Practice with AIDOC CEO & Co-Founder Elad Walach
In this episode we chat to Elad Walach, in New York, who is the CEO and Co-Founder of the Tel-Aviv based AI start-up AIDOC.  We discuss his transition from AI lead in the Israeli air force to the healthcare space; and the success of AIDOC's 'always on' AI solutions, which led to him being named in the Forbes European 30 under 30 list in Science & Healthcare in 2018. We also discuss AIDOC's contribution to the global COVID response, what the AI community can learn from gaming and Tel Aviv as a tech hub.
August 7, 2020
Transitioning from trainee to consultant with Dr James Hare and Dr Dina Hikmat
In this episode we speak to first year consultants Dr James Hare and Dr Dina Hikmat about their experiences transitioning from being senior trainees. They discuss the pros and cons of doing a fellowship, the step up in workload and responsibility and how to negotiate a great job plan. They also talk about how work life balance actually improves as a consultant and give senior trainees some tips on navigating the transition.
July 4, 2020
Uncovering the value of data w/ Dr Martin Willemink (Stanford Radiology AI Researcher and Co-Founder of Segmed)
In our first transatlantic interview we discuss AI with Dr Martin Willemink, research lead at Stanford Cardiovascular Imaging group. We cover a range of issues related to medical imaging data from de-identification and labelling to synthetic data and federated learning. We discuss the findings of his international survey of radiologists opinions towards AI; and he tells us about his start-up Segmed, how they aim to solve the data problem in AI, and what its like living and working in Silicon Valley.  Special thanks to Merel Huisman and Eusomii for hooking up the interview!
June 5, 2020
Coronavirus Ramblings II (Redeployment Roulette)
Its been 6 weeks since our first coronavirus episode and we've now felt the full effects in the UK, so we reflect on the impact the pandemic has had on radiology services and our training and our differing fortunes when comes to redeployment. 
April 29, 2020
Ramblings: Coronavirus Edition.
In this episode of RadCast we discuss the Coronavirus pandemic gripping the world. We consider the effect it is predicted to have on already stretched radiology services and the plans being put in place to tackle what the biggest public health emergency the UK has faced in a generation.
March 16, 2020
RadCast Ep 14: Dental Radiology with Dr Lee Feinberg
In this episode we get a fascinating insight into this little known niche of medical imaging from qualified dentist, and senior Dental Radiology trainee, Dr Lee Feinberg. He explains why he chose radiology over traditional dental practice; why dental radiologists are well placed to report a range of head and neck studies and how he handles those dreaded lung apices!!!
February 18, 2020
RadCast Ep 13: Trauma Radiology with Dr Elizabeth Dick
In this episode we host Dr Elizabeth Dick, Consultant Radiologist at Imperial College NHS Trust, President of the European Society of Emergency Radiology and former President of the British Society of Emergency Radiology. She tells us about the rapidly evolving field of Trauma Radiology; how the rise of violent crime in london has affected the workload at her major trauma centre and reassuringly explains why ultra-low dose CT won't be replacing the primary survey!
January 1, 2020
Radiology specialty application essentials with 2018 No.1 rank candidate Dr Omnya Ahmed
In this episode we discuss the radiology speciality application process, due to open in November, with the candidate who ranked number 1 nationally in the application process last year Dr Omnya Ahmed. We cover all you need to know about the SRA, preparing a portfolio, interviews and little tips that can give you that competitive edge. This really is a must listen for anyone applying to Radiology this year!
September 6, 2019
24hr Thrombectomy Postcode Lottery with Dr Richard Pullicino (Consultant Interventional Neuroradiologist)
In this episode we speak to Dr Richard Pullicino, a Consultant Neurointerventionalist at the world renowned Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Liverpool. He gives us a fascinating insight into the ultra-specialised world of Neuro-IR and addresses the critical issue of Thrombectomy; the gold standard treatment for large vessel strokes which is only available out-of-hours in a handful of centres in the UK.  
August 9, 2019
RadCast AME Edition Pt. 2 - Productivity, Errors, Conflict, Cohesion and more with Dr Giles Maskell (RCR President 2013-16)
In the second of our Aunt Minnie podcasts we sit down with Dr Giles Maskell, former RCR President and regular contributor to Aunt Minnie Europe and BMJ Opinions.  We discuss some of the important issues Dr Maskell has raised in his thought-provoking, yet entertaining articles ranging from Radiology errors to  department productivity and workplace-based rivalry. 
July 8, 2019
RadCast AME Edition Pt. 1 - Elite Sports Imaging with Dr Gajan Rajeswaran
In this first Aunt Minnie Europe podcast recorded at UKIO 2019, we get a rare insight into world of elite sports imaging from Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist, Dr Gajan Rajeswaran. He tells us about the unique challenges and pressures of providing imaging services for Premier League football and rugby clubs and the added interpersonal skills that are essential in order to succeed in that environment. He also gives a little bit of advice for anyone looking to follow in his footsteps.
June 13, 2019
RadCast Ep 10: Radiology Ramblings II
In this episode of RadCast, we take a break from our usual format to put out another Ramblings episode where we recap on what's been achieved since our last Ramblings back in October and look forward to what the future has in store for RadCast. We also chat about various issues relevant to Radiology training from subspecialty choices to fellowships and give our tips on how to navigate the dreaded 2A exam!
May 17, 2019
RadCast Ep 9: Philip Ward (Aunt Minnie Europe)
In this episode of RadCast we sit down for a post-ECR reunion with Philip Ward, a journalist who has been reporting on Radiology for 30 years and who is the current Editor-In-Chief of Aunt Minnie Europe, the largest Radiology community website in the world. He recounts some of the major events he's covered, from the controversies surrounding the award for the Nobel Prize for Clinical MRI in 2003 to the humanitarian efforts of Radiologists during the Kosovo War.  He also tells us about the many fascinating characters that he's met in Radiology that have kept him hooked for all these years and he proves once again that in Radiology there truly is a niche for everyone from sports to torture imaging! 
April 19, 2019
ECR 2019 Special Pt. 2: A.I. with Dr Hugh Harvey
Here is the second of our interviews recorded at ECR 2019, this time with Dr Hugh Harvey who is a qualified Radiologist and prominent figure in the world of medical AI and who serves as Clinical Director for the breast imaging AI start-up Kheiron Medical. We spoke about the new AIX event that he was chairing at the conference; how the AI landscape had changed in the 6 months since we last spoke at RCR in September and how Brexit might affect collaboration with European partners.
March 15, 2019
ECR 2019 Special Pt. 1: Women in Focus with Dr Hedvig Hricak
In the first of our ECR 2019 specials we bring you our interview with Dr Hedvig Hricak who is Chair of Radiology at the world renowned Memorial Sloane-Kettering Cancer Centre (MSKCC) in New York, former RSNA President and ECR Gold medal winner and who was chairing ECR’s inaugural Women In Focus event this year. We discussed how the event came about, the current situation for women in radiology and some of the cutting edge medicine she oversees at MSKCC.
March 8, 2019
RadCast Ep 8: Paediatric Radiology w/ Dr Caren Landes
In this month’s episode of RadCast we speak to Dr Caren Landes who is a Consultant Paediatric Radiologist and Clinical Lead at the world renowned Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. We discuss what makes Paediatric Radiology so special; her experience of high profile ethical cases in the media and the vital role of the Paediatric Radiologist in identifying non-accidental injury. She also tells us what she had to say to the producers of BBC2’s ‘Hospital’ about making sure they featured Radiology on the show. 
February 7, 2019
RadCast Ep 7: Dr Christopher Clarke (Radiology Café Founder)
 In RadCast episode 7 we speak to Dr Christopher Clarke who is a Consultant GI Radiologist at Nottingham University Hospitals and founder of one of the most popular educational resources amongst Radiology trainees, We get a fascinating insight into the story behind the website and his vision for the future. We also have a discuss the topic of Radiology and social media.
January 7, 2019
RadCast Ep 6: Professor Peter Gaines (Part 2)
In RadCast episode 6 we bring you part 2 of our interview with former BSIR President and clinical entrepreneur Professor Peter Gaines. In this part we discuss innovation in Radiology and and whats on the horizon for IR.
December 2, 2018
RadCast Ep 5: Professor Peter Gaines (Part 1)
In RadCast episode 5 we speak to Professor Peter Gaines, who is an interventional radiologist, former BSIR president, 2013 BSIR Gold Medal winner and Radiology innovator. In the first of our two part interview we discuss his work in establishing the pioneering Sheffield Vascular Institute and collaboration between vascular surgeons and interventional radiologists.
November 2, 2018
RadCast Ep 4: Radiology Ramblings I
In this episode, we break from our traditional format of guest interviews to recap an eventful first 3 months of RadCast. We also review the new RCR Kaizen e-portfolio, discuss the presence of Radiology in the media and look at what to expect from RadCast over the next few months.
October 5, 2018
RCR18 Special Pt. 2: Artificial Intelligence with Dr Hugh Harvey
In part 2 of our RCR18 special edition, we talk to Dr Hugh Harvey, Clinical Director at the AI start-up, Kheiron Medical. He is a qualified Radiologist with a wealth of experience in clinical AI in both research and industry and he is a member on the RCR Radiology Informatics Committee. We ask him about the opportunities and challenges in AI and the barriers to widespread adoption. We also get his answer to the all important question...Will AI replace Radiologists?
September 17, 2018
RCR18 Special Pt. 1: Dr Nicola Strickland (RCR President)
In this special edition of RadCast we have an interview with the RCR President Dr Nicola Strickland who took time out during the conference to speak to us about what it's like to be president, the workforce crisis and the image of radiology.
September 12, 2018
RadCast Ep 3: Radiographer perspective and skills mix with Brian Devlin
In episode 3 of RadCast we speak to Brian Devlin, Deputy Superintendent CT Radiographer at the Royal Liverpool Hospital to get a different perspective on some of the issues surrounding Radiology. He gives us his take on extended Radiographer roles, radiographer workforce pressures and the future of scanning technology.
September 2, 2018
RadCast Ep 2: Dr Sumita Chawla
In episode 2 of RadCast we speak to Dr Sumita Chawla, Consultant Radiologist at Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool and Training Programme Director for the Mersey School of Radiology. We pick her brains about workforce planning issues, academy style Radiology training, Radiology outreach work abroad & gender equality within managerial positions in the NHS.
July 29, 2018
RadCast Ep 1: Dr John Curtis
In the first episode of RadCast we speak to Dr John Curtis who is a Consultant Radiologist with an interest in chest radiology at Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool and the Associate Head of School of Radiology for the Mersey Deanery. We discuss how Radiology has changed over the last 20 years, the profile of the specialty and Trauma Radiology.
July 2, 2018