Dr Arif Syed, Consultant Radiologist, Woodland Hospital, Kettering

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Dr Arif Syed - Radiology

Dr Arif Syed, Consultant Radiologist, Woodland Hospital, Kettering

Clinical interests

Specialise in the imaging and management of lumps and bumps using multimodality approach. I have a keen interest in the soft tissue and bone sarcoma imaging and have been instrumental in developing these services at the University Hospitals of Leicester. I perform high resolution ultrasound scans for soft tissue lumps and bumps which helps to find the true nature of the lump and guides towards the correct treatment. I also have special interest in sports related bone and soft tissue injuries and am working for the National Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Loughborough.  The NCSEM-EM is one of the three hubs forming the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine England, along with London and Sheffield. I have been involved in the development of the Imaging services like the state of art 3TMRI service and high-resolution musculoskeletal ultrasound. Specialise in the imaging and management of the acute and chronic soft tissue and bone, sports related injuries like Achilles tendon problems, stress injuries and tendinosis. I perform the latest,innovative and evidence based procedures for the  treatment of these conditions. Has interest in the imaging of back problems including chronic lower back pain, perform complex spinal procedures under image guidance including spinal nerve blocks, facet blocks and bone biopsies also have perform imaging of arthiritis including inflammatory spinal disease, rheumatoid and osteoarthiritis. I use high resolution ultrasound scans of the small joints of the hands and feet to detect early signs of inflammation in the joints to diagnose rheumatoidarthirits. I take immense pride in what I do and patient care is at the heart of everything I do. I am a friendly, approachable doctor and have time for my patients. I make every effort to provide best for my patients. I consider satisfied and smiling patient as the best reward for my job.   

Academic background

MDRadiodiagnosis MRCP(UK) 
FRCR Musculoskeletal Imaging fellowship 

I have trained extensively starting with MD degree in Radiodiagnosis in India followed by five years radiology training at the University Hospitals of Leicester, UK with musculoskeletal Fellowship at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore UK.  Eight years of radiology training after my basic medical training has developed me into a confident and safe musculoskeletal radiologist.

Professional Memberships

Royal College of Radiologists
British Society of Skeletal Radiology

NHS base

University Hospitals of Leicester

Clinic Times

Thursday PM (Musculoskeletal Ultrasoundclinics) Monday, Thursday and Friday (MRI)