Meet the Team
Many dedicated professionals work in our children’s radiology department as a team. Here you can find out who they are and what they do.
Radiologists are doctors who have trained in performing and interpreting imaging studies such as X-rays, ultrasound scans and CT/MRI scans.
Paediatric Radiologists are specialists in the imaging of children. Each examination is tailored to the individual child’s or patient’s needs. They analyse the images and send their expert report onto the referring doctor. Seven consultant paediatric radiologists work in our department.
Neuroradiologists are radiologists who are specialists in imaging the brain and spinal cord. Two of our Neuroradiologists have sub-specialised in paediatric neuroradiology and report brain and spine imaging in adults and children.
Dr Annmarie Jeanes MBBS MRCP FRCR
Annmarie graduated in 1988 from Kings College London. After gaining her MRCP she initially undertook a Haematology Registrar rotation at Kings College Hospital, before deciding to embark upon a career in Radiology. In 1995 Annmarie was appointed to the Royal Free Hospital Radiology Training Scheme, and in 1999 she undertook a Fellowship in Paediatric Radiology, at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
In 2000 she was appointed as a Consultant Paediatric Radiologist, to Great Ormond Street & St Mary’s NHS Trusts and in 2008 was appointed as a Consultant Paediatric Radiologist, in Leeds. Dr Jeanes has a broad range of experience in general paediatric radiology. Her sub specialist areas of interest and expertise include; paediatric & adolescent oncology imaging, imaging the immunodeficient child and paediatric chest imaging. Since her appointment, Dr Jeanes has introduced a Transcranial Doppler (TCD) imaging service for children with Sickle Cell Disease, and has been Paediatric Radiology Service Lead since 2012.
Dr Imran Kasli MBChB FRCR
Dr Imran Kasli is a Consultant Paediatric Radiologist who graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2008 and completed his radiology training in West Yorkshire including the Leeds Children’s Hospital. Prior to commencing as a consultant he undertook a fellowship at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London.
He has subspecialist interest in paediatric musculoskeletal imaging and paediatric interventional radiology. He also has an interest in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education.
Dr Jeannette Kraft MD MRCP FRCR
Dr Jeannette Kraft graduated in Germany in 1996 and was awarded an MD in 1998. She trained in paediatric imaging in Leeds and undertook a fellowship at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. She has been a Consultant Paediatric Radiologist in Leeds since 2006.
Her subspecialty interests include paediatric musculoskeletal imaging and skeletal dysplasia as well as gastrointestinal imaging. She is interested in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. She is the Lead Clinician for Radiation Protection for The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
Dr William Ramdsen BM MEd EdD FRCR FAcadMEd
Dr William Ramdsen has been a Consultant Paediatric Radiologist in Leeds since October 1994, initially at St James's University Hospital, and subsequently at Leeds Children's Hospital. Aside from general paediatric radiology, he has subspecialist interests in paediatric nuclear medicine and the imaging of childhood cancer, linked to chairing the weekly Paediatric Oncology MDT.
He is also interested in postgraduate medical education and is currently head of the Yorkshire and the Humber school of radiology. He holds a doctorate in education and is an honorary clinical associate professor at the University of Leeds.
Dr Sophie Swinson MA (Cantab) MBBS (London) MRCPCH FRCR
Dr Sophie Swinson studied medicine at Cambridge University and Imperial College London, graduating in 1998. She studied Radiology in Birmingham and Leeds, and undertook a Paediatric Radiology Fellowship at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
She has been a Consultant Paediatric Radiologist in Leeds since 2012. Her subspecialist interests include cancer imaging in children and young adults and development of MRI services for children.
Dr Nasim Tahir MBChB MRCS FRCR
Dr Nasim Tahir is a Paediatric Radiologist and joined Leeds Children’s Hospital in September 2010. He has a subspecialist interest in Paediatric Interventional Radiology and helped develop a first class imaging service with many patients being referred throughout Yorkshire.
He performs many routine and specialist diagnostic and interventional procedures including central venous access, biopsies and sclerotherapy for vascular malformations.
Dr Helen Woodley MA MB (Cantab) MRCP FRCR
Dr Helen Woodley graduated in 1990 after undergraduate training at Cambridge University and The Royal London Hospital. Following a medical rotation in Leeds she was appointed to the Yorkshire Radiology Registrar training scheme. Prior to taking up the current post of Consultant Paediatric Radiologist in LTHT in 2000 she undertook a fellowship year in Paediatric Radiology at The Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide, Australia.
Dr Woodley is lead paediatric Radiologist for the paediatric hepatology service performing a range of specialist examination on this complex group of patients including MRI, Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound and acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) imaging with a further subspecialist interest in paediatric gastroenterology. Dr Woodley also holds the post of Clinical Governance Lead for the Radiology CSU.
Dr Ian Craven FRCR EDiNR MRCS MBChB
Dr Ian Craven graduated from Leeds in 2002. He trained in paediatric and adult neuroradiology in Sheffield before becoming a Consultant in Leeds in 2012. His interests include neonatal imaging and paediatric oncology.
He gained the European Diploma in Neuroradiology in 2015. He is currently Educational Lead and Royal College Tutor for Radiology in Leeds.
Dr Dan Warren B Med Sci (hons) MB ChB MRCP FRCR
Dr Daniel Warren is a Consultant Neuroradiologist sub-specialising in all aspects of Paediatric Neuroimaging. He previously completed Specialist Neuroradiology training in Sheffield prior to being appointed as a Consultant in Leeds, 2011.
He lectures locally and nationally on Neuroimaging, is clinical lead for MRI in Leeds and is actively involved in Brain tumour research.
Dr Mike Darby MBChB MRCP FRCR
Dr Mike Darby qualified from Leeds Medical School in 1991 and started working as a Consultant Radiologist in Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust in 2001.
His special interests are lung and cardiac imaging, with a particular focus on CT in paediatric congenital heart disease.
Specialist registrars are qualified doctors who after finishing Foundation training decided to become radiologists. They undergo a 5 year training programme to become Consultant Radiologists and spend at least 3 months in the children’s imaging department. They are closely supervised by Consultant Radiologists.
Radiographers and sonographers
Radiographers are professional members of staff who have completed university training in Diagnostic Radiography. They are highly skilled in operating X-Ray equipment and imaging scanners to obtain images of high quality. They take radiographs in our department but also perform imaging studies on wards and in operating theatres. Radiographers operate the fluoroscopy machine as well as CT and MRI scanners. In the MRI and CT department they place a cannula or drips to give contrast or dye or other medication to enhance the pictures. Sonographers are radiographers who have had additional training and are specialists in performing ultrasound scans.
We have a team of dedicated paediatric radiographers and sonographers who work in the Clarendon Wing Radiology Department.
Miss Emily Hargreaves is the Lead Paediatric Radiographer.
Student radiographers are training to become radiographers. They are enrolled at university but spend time in the department to learn how to image children. They are closely supervised by qualified radiographers.
Administrative and support staff
We have a team of support staff without whom the department could not function. The administration team, reception and clerical staff make appointments and greet patients and parents when they arrive in the department. Radiology Assistants are on hand to help make children and parents comfortable and take patients into the examination room. In the MRI department they also explain the procedures and may be responsible for looking after the child before and after an Anaesthetic, including performing any tests needed for this. The paediatric radiology secretaries support the radiologists and radiographers and liaise with doctors and health care professionals from other departments and GP surgeries.
Other professional visit our department to help us perform certain examinations. You may see a speech and language therapist when your child comes for a Videofluoroscopy or a paediatric specialist feeding nurse if your child attends a procedure that involves changing a feeding tube.
For scans that require a general anaesthetic anaesthetists and operating theatre assistants come to the radiology department.