Dr Nicholas Screaton

Clinical radiology


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Specialises in

  • Chest radiology
  • General ultrasound

About me

Dr Screaton is an experienced consultant radiologist specialising in cardiothoracic radiology. He was Radiology Clinical Director in Papworth Hospital 2004 - 12 and President of the British Society of Thoracic Imaging 2009 – 13. He currently sits on the British Thoracic Society Bronchiectasis Guidelines development group, National Institute of Clinical Excellence Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Quality Standards Committee, National Institute of Clinical Excellence Guidelines Updates Standing Committee, and National Clinical Commissioning group for Specialised imaging (stakeholder representative), European Society of Thoracic Imaging Jury Committee and is Eastern Region Group lead for British Institute of RadiologistsHis contribution to improved thoracic disease management is recognised by: Regular invitations to speak at & organise national & international meetings and his previous contribution to specialist guideline groups (British Thoracic Society Radical Lung Cancer Management & National Institute of Clinical Excellence Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis). He is a member of Radiology Steering Group and Co-principle investigator in Papworth Hospital for the UK Lung Cancer Screening Project (UKLS) reading >1200 screening CTs/yr. He is senior editor for British Journal of Radiology, advisory editor for Clinical Radiology and regular reviewer for several national and international specialist clinical and imaging journals.

He has published widely on cardiothoracic imaging with over 50 papers, has served as research and education lead for the British Society of Thoracic Imaging and is a regular invited speaker at national imaging meetings.
He specialises in cardiothoracic imaging in general and in thoracic and cardiac CT in particular. He performs both general and cardiothoracic diagnostic CT, ultrasound, and plain film reporting as well as image guided biopsy and drainage using CT and ultrasound. He also performs pulmonary MRI for pulmonary hypertension and lung imaging. He has achieved Level 3 accreditation in Cardiac CT with the British Society of Cardiothoracic Imaging.
He offers a specialist second opinion on external radiological examinations both for clinical and medico-legal purposes.

Areas of interest

Cardiothoracic Radiology;
Thoracic CT; Intersitial lung disease; airways disease and emphysema; pulmonary hypertension; thoracic oncology; lung cancer screening;
Cardiac CT
Head and neck ultrasound

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