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Dr Ian James McCafferty

Consultant Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist


Practices at: The Priory Hospital

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Personal Profile

Dr Ian McCafferty qualified in London at University College, he obtained his MRCP whilst on rotation in Wessex and completed his radiology training in the West Midlands with an interventional radiology fellowship in Oxford. Dr McCafferty took up his consultant post in 1999 and began working as an interventional radiologist at the Children’s hospital in 2002.

Dr McCafferty is a diagnostic and interventional radiologist specialising in adults and children.

In the field of diagnostic imaging, his interest is particularly related to the genitourinary (kidneys, ureter, bladder, prostate) and gastrointestinal tract (bowel). Dr McCafferty concentrates mainly on cancer imaging and undertook additional training in CT colonography, MR enteroclysis and Prostate MRI imaging. Dr McCafferty is a founder member of the Birmingham bowel clinic and an original member of the Birmingham prostate clinic.

In the field of interventional radiology (image-guided surgeon) Dr McCafferty has introduced numerous new techniques at the Queen Elizabeth and Birmingham Children’s hospitals. His interests are with the treatment of cancers with embolisation and ablation, vascular access (port insertions) treatment of vascular malformations and the use of embolisation to treat a range of conditions such as prostate artery embolisation, uterine artery embolisation, pelvic congestion syndrome and varicocele embolisation.

Dr McCafferty actively participates in teaching regularly giving regional and national lectures, arranging national training courses. He has published widely and written several book chapters.

Dr McCafferty is active nationally promoting image-guided surgery and interventional radiology training. He has co-written the provision of interventional radiology services document and served numerous positions within the British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR) and is currently President. He was co-founder of the British Society of urogenital radiology; Interventional Oncology UK and vascular anomalies special interest group

Clinical Interests

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Bladder and prostate cancer management
  • Specialist imaging and intervention is offered for the diagnosis and treatment of a range of conditions with vascular access, palliative care and tumour embolisation and ablation

Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Radiologists
  • British Society of Interventional Radiologist
  • British Society of Genitourinary Radiology
  • British Society of Gastrointestinal Radiology
  • Interventional Oncology UK
  • Vascular anomalies special interest group
  • Medical defence union