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- General cross sectional
- General ultrasound
- Interventional radiology
- Non-vascular interventional radiology
Dr Alsafi is a consultant radiologist, dually accredited in diagnostic and interventional radiology. He qualified from Imperial College School of Medicine, and undertook his specialty training at Imperial College Radiology training scheme. He undertook a post-CCT senior clinical fellowship in pulmonary vascular and hepatobiliary intervention at The Hammersmith Hospital.
Areas of interest
CT; MRI; Ultrasound; angiography; angioplasty; embolization; stenting; varicocele embolization; angiomyolipoma (AML) embolization; transarterial chemoembolization; TACE; hepatocellular carcinoma; bronchial artery embolization; uterine artery embolization; Neuroendocrine imaging (US/CT/MRI), venous sampling; hepatobiliary imaging (CT / MRI / ultrasound) and intervention; PTC; biliary stenting; nephrostomy; ureteric stenting; vascular access (Hickman line, PICC line, Port-a-cath)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.
Acquisition of skills in IR training.
The role of simulation in training and assessment in Interventional Radiology.
PAVM embolisation outcomes.
I am a keen photographer. I love cooking, baking and travel when not busy at work.
Supervised the project wining the young investigator award at the British medical ultrasound society- BMUS 2018.
BSIR travelling scholarship. 2018.
Penumbra/BSIR Embolization Award 2017.
Best oral presentation - Transplant Renal artery u-bends. BSIR 2015.
Terumo / BSIR Interventional Radiology Scholarship. 2014.
RSM Patient Safety Symposium - Best poster presentation. 2011.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Arabic - Fluent
Uptake and radiological findings of screening cerebral magnetic resonance scans in patients with hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia. Fatania G, Gilson C, Glover A, Alsafi A, Jackson JE, Patel MC, Shovlin CL. Intractable & Rare Disease Research Journal 2018.
Radioembolisation with 90Y microspheres for neuroendocrine liver metastases: an institutional case series, systematic review and meta-analysis. Frilling A, Clift AK, Braat AJAT, Alsafi A, Wasan HS, Al-Nahhas A, Thomas R, Drymousis P, Habib N, Tait NP. HPB Journal 2018.
Acquired transpleural systemic artery-to-pulmonary artery communication mimicking a pulmonary arteriovenous malformation and causing a false-positive diagnosis of a pulmonary embolus. Alsafi A, Shovlin C, Jackson EJ. JVIR, 2017. Accepted 15/12/17
Assessing the effects of manual dexterity and playing computer games on catheter-wire manipulation for inexperienced operators. Alsafi Z, Hameed Y, Amin P, Shamsad S, Raja U, Alsafi A, Hamady MS. Clin Radiol. doi: 10.1016/j.crad.2017.03.019. [Epub ahead of print]
Is it Time for a Specific Undergraduate Interventional Radiology Curriculum? Alsafi Z, Bhrugubanda V, Ramachandran S, Alsafi A, Hamady M. CVIR, 2017. doi: 10.1007/s00270-017-1612-6. [Epub ahead of print]
Medical Errors in Interventional Radiology, where are we? A Systematic Review. Rawf F, Alsafi A, Zia A, Darzi A, Bicknell CD, Hamady MS. JVIR. 2015. Vol. 26, Issue 11, p1741–1743.
Role of US Contrast Agents in the Assessment of Indeterminate Solid and Cystic Lesions in Native and Transplant Kidneys. Harvey CJ, Alsafi A, Kuzmich S, Ngo A, Papadopoulou I, Lakhani A, Berkowitz Y, Moser S, Sidhu PS, Cosgrove DO. Radiographics. 2015 Aug 14:140222. [Epub ahead of print].
Endovascular treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysms with a short proximal landing zone using scalloped endografts. Alsafi A, Bicknell CD, Rudarakanchana N, Kashef E, Gibbs RG, Cheshire NJ, Jenkins MP, Hamady M. JVS. In press. Sept 2014. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2014.08.062
Changes in Renal Function in Elderly Patients Following Intravenous Iodinated Contrast Administration: A Retrospective Study.Alsafi A, Alsafi Z, Lakahani A, Strickland NH. Radiol Res Pract. 2014;2014: 459583. doi: 10.1155/2014/459583. Epub 2014 Mar 24.
Analysis of the quality of information obtained about uterine artery embolization from the Internet. Tavare AN, Alsafi A, Hamady MS. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol2012 Dec;35(6):1355-62.
- BSc (Hons) University of London - Imperial College London 2007
- MBBS (AICSM) Imperial College London 2009
- FRCR The Royal College of Radiologists 2014
- EBIR Cardiovascular and Interventional Society of Europe 2016
- Post CCT senior clinical fellowship in Interventional Radiology Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust 2017
Reference number 7049641
Details of entry to specialist register
- Clinical and Interventional Radiology, 2017
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR).
Member of the European Society of Radiology (ECR).
Member of the British Society of Interventional Radiology BSIR.
Member of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe (CIRSE).
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.