About Us

A dedicated team of consultant radiologists.

The Imaging Clinic is committed to ensuring that you always have the best diagnostic image-guided treatments. We are a chambers of Consultant Clinical Radiologists; all doctors, fully registered with the General Medical Council and with at least 20 years of clinical experience.

We believe that, in the same way you would prefer to chose your Consultant Surgeon or Physician, you deserve the opportunity to choose your consultant radiologist who will oversee and report your imaging investigations and perform your image-guided treatments (see interventional radiology). Radiology is developing at a fantastic pace and increasingly the volume of data generated from a single study can exceed 1000 images. These need to be interpreted in the appropriate clinical context, using advanced software tools and a report produced presenting the salient imaging features in a manner that is most useful to your doctor to guide your care.

The Imaging Clinic is different from other radiology providers because we place the interpretation at the heart of the process. We have extensive links with most of local scanning centres and private hospitals and can facilitate your investigation and image-guided treatments at many sites in London and the South East.

Dr Declan Johnson

Dr Declan Johnson

Diagnostic & Interventional Neuroradiology

Dr Declan Johnson was educated in Birmingham and obtained an honours degree in engineering before training medically at Birmingham university medical school. He obtained MBChB (Member of Royal College of Physicians) in 1993.


He was appointed specialist Registrar in Radiology at the Northwick Park and St Marks Hospital Trust training scheme in 1994 , gaining the FRCR (Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists) in 1997. By this time he had began subsequently training in Neuroradiology at the Royal Free Hospital, The National Hospital Queen Square and Great Ormond Street Hospital. This continued during a year long research post at Atkinson Morley’s Hospital, a former specialist neuroscience center. and now affiliated with St. George’s Hospital Tooting. He was appointed as a consultant Neuroradilogist there in 2001.


He now also provides expert opinion in Neuroradiology at Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford. Dr Johnson has written many specific scientific papers and presented work both nationally and internationally. His specialist interests are in all aspects of neurological imaging of the brain and spine as he is familiar with the latest techniques including vertebroplasty. He also performs cerebral and spinal interventional procedures particularly concerned with pain relief. Dr Johnson is able to provide routine and medico-legal second opinions on any imaging of the brain and spine.    

Dr Nick Ashford

Dr Nick Ashford

Consultant in Diagnostic & Interventional Musculoskeletal (MSK) Imaging

Dr Nick Ashford qualified from University College Hospital Medical School awarded MB BS in 1976, having achieved a First Class Honours BSc in Anatomy at University College London in 1973.


Following appointments in General Medicine at Oxford, and in Neurology at The National Hospital for Nervous Diseases (London), he specialised in Radiology & Nuclear Medicine at Addenbrooke’s and Papworth Hospitals in Cambridge.


Appointed as Consultant Radiologist to St. Richard’s Hospital Chichester, he has led the department as Clinical Director and is ARSAC Licence Holder in Nuclear Medicine. His Specialist areas are Oncology, Paediatrics, Musculoskeletal & Interventional Radiology.


Dr Ashford holds National positions as specialist advisor to NICE as well as being a member of Nuclear Medicine committee of the British Institute of Radiology. He is a National accreditor and departmental auditor in Radiology & Nuclear Medicine. He was formely a Faculty Board member at the Royal College of Radiologists and is currently Treasurer to the Royal College of Radiologists.


As a Nuclear Medicine specialist, he chaired the South Thames Nuclear Medicine Group whilst reporting PET CT Nationally. His PET CT training been undertaken both in London and also at the Memprial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York. He is co-author of “PET-CT in the UK” published by the Royal College of Radiologists. He is also the ARSAC licence holder for both Nuclear Medicine  and PET CT at the developing Cancer centre of Excellence at BMI Mount ALvernia Hospital Guildford.

Dr Chintu Gademsetty

Dr Chintu Gademsetty

Consultant in Diagnostic & Interventional Musculoskeletal (MSK) Imaging

Dr Chintu Gademsetty qualified from the university of Nottingham in 2004 with BMBS and BMedsci (Hons). He completed his basic surgical training through which he developed an interest in orthopedics and attained membership to the Royal College of Surgeons (England) in 2007. Following a year as an anatomy demonstrator and research fellow at Guys and St Thomas’ under Harold Ellis he secured a radiology training position at Barts’ Health.


After 3 years of general radiology training he spent a year in industry working for Norgine pharmaceuticals. He gained commercial experience with particular interest in medical marketing and health economic market access. He was integral in launching XIFAXANTA to the UK market and its submission to NICE.


As a senior registrar he gained hr FRCR in 2012 and went on to undertake musculoskeletal sub-specialty training at Bart’s Health. His experience afforded him expertise in orthopedic, rheumatology and sports imaging in performing therapeutic and diagnostic joint and spine injections. he was appointed as a Consultant Musculoskeletal radiologist at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in 2014 and supported the imaging for the Rugby World cup 2015. 


Dr Fuad Hussain

Dr Fuad Hussain

Consultant in Diagnostic & Interventional Musculoskeletal (MSK) Imaging

Dr Fuad Hussain qualified from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School with an MB BS in 1994. During his time at Guy’s and St Thomas’ he achieved a First Class Honours BSc in Radiological Sciences and was awarded the Kyriacos Prize for being the most outstanding student in Radiological Sciences place first.

Already committed to a career in radiology, with an interest in image-guided therapies, he first undertook surgical training with accredited posts in neurosurgery, cardio thoracic, colorectal and orthopedic surgery at Kings College and St George’s Hospitals in London, attaining the fellowship of the Royal college of Surgeons of England 1996. 


His radiological training was based at St George’s Hospitals in South London and this encompassed specialist attachments to the Royal Marsden Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Atkinson Morley Hospital and culminated with a two year period of specialisation in interventional radiology including a Fellowship at The Royal Surrey County Hospital and St Luke’s Cancer Centre.


Dr Hussain has been working at the Royal Surrey County Hospital since 2003, and was appointed to the Consultant staff when the vacancy arose in 2005. He is the lead radiologist for the Hepato-Pancreato-Billiary Cancer Regional and Gynecological Cancer Multi-disciplinary Teams.


His surgical background compliments his radiological interests. He is also the lead Radiologist for developing the Electronic Patient Record at Royal Surrey County Hospital and is skilled in all aspects of image processing and manipulation that is increasingly important in modern imaging.


He supports his colleague Dr Lopez in providing the specialist venous access service in West Surrey including the insertion of portacaths, PICC lines, Hickman & Groshong lines of which he has inserted many hundreds of such devices, safely and successfully. He also offers most other cancer interventions including specialist embolisation, stenting, biopsy and drainage procedures.


As a specialist in Interventional Radiology, he has a major interest in uterine artery embolisation for fibroids, both as a standalone procedure with the consultant gynecologists. He is a highly experienced practitioner in this procedure having performed several hundred such procedures.  



Dr Tony Lopez

Dr Tony Lopez

Consultant in Diagnostic & Interventional Musculoskeletal (MSK) Imaging

Dr Tony Lopez was educated in London, England and trained medically at St Thomas’ Hospital (University of London) graduating with BSc in Biochemistry in 1985 and qualifying with MB BS in 1988. his Postgraduate Medical Education at Northwick Park, Hammersmith, royal Brampton National Heart & Lung and Royal Marsden Hospital led to the MRCP qualification in 1991.


He was appointed Radiology Registrar at Hammersmith Hospital in 1991 before joining the St George’s hospital rotation as a senior Registrar in 1993 gaining FRCR in 1994. Experience was gained at the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, Royal Marsden & Great Ormond Street Hospitals as well as St George’s Hospital.


Dr Lopez is a past recipient of British Institute of Radiologist’s and Nuclear Electronic travel bursaries, three consecutive Merck bursaries, a Nycomed Interventional Scholarship in (1995) and a Cook Interventional Fellowship (1996) all used to develop interventional radiology experience. He was also awarded the Reginal G. Reid/Graham-Hodgson Scholarship to develop his interest in Endoscopic Ultrasound. He subsequently won the Stanley Melville Memorial Award in 1996 at The British Institute of Radiology to study at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm where he consolidated his specialist interests in Gastrointestinal Endoscopic & Cancer Imaging.


He was appointed Consultant at Royal Surrey County Hospital and St Luke’s Cancer Centre in 1996  with a major interest in Interventional Radiology and sub specialty interests in invasive coronary angiography & Gastrointestinal Endoscopic & Cancer Imaging.


He has written many scientific papers and presented work internationally personally, as well as supervising junior colleagues to do the same. Much of the work represents pioneering research into new minimally invasive techniques in diagnosing and managing patient in malignancy. His current major interest is in the minimally invasive management of voracious veins associated with pelvic venous incompetence and currently has one of the largest series in the world for ‘trans-jugular pelvic vein embolisation’. He is invited speaker Nationally and Internationally on this exciting new area of pinhole surgery. 


Dr Lopez was the original author of Interventional Radiological Intervention in Oncology, a chapter in the Anglo-American textbook Imaging in Oncology edited by Professors Janet E. Husband & Rodney H. Reznek, now in it’s third edition.


In addition to his National Health Service post at the Royal Surrey County Hospital & St. Luke’s Cancer Centre, he is the founder and Director of the Imaging Clinic.


He is a medical entrepreneur having co-founded one of the first medical internet companies specialising in Medical domain names such as Medical Pages Limited in 1999. He is also co-owner of Independent Practitioner Today (formerly Private Practitioner Magazine) ans currently supporting radiology groups to commercially engage with the NHS and independent sector under the banner of “Any Qualified Provider”.


Dr Lopez currently leads a private pinhole surgery practice at BMI Mount Alvernia Hospital Guildford.    


Executive Support

Karen Lee

Accounts Manager

Karen Lee joined the practice in 2015 following her previous tenure as accounts manager for BMI Healthcare for 6 years.

She is responsible for administration including billing and booking (including interventional consultations and procedures).

She is very experienced, highly knowledgeable and fully supported by the consultants and hospitals, clinics and imaging centres that The Imaging Clinic works with

Catherine Oakley

Practice Manager

Catherine joined The Imaging Clinic in 2003

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