Gina Allen

BM, DCH, MRCGP, MRCP, FRCR, MFSEM, DipESSR, MScSEM - External Academic (Diagnostic Ultrasound)

Dr Georgina Allen is a Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist and Director at St. Luke’s Radiology Oxford Ltd, and a Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Biography

Dr Georgina Allen obtained her Medical Degree at Southampton University and first trained as a General Practitioner in Nottingham. She then moved into Radiology and held posts as a Fellow in Orthopaedic Radiology at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (NOC) in Oxford, Honorary Consultant at the NOC, and Consultant Radiologist posts at the Royal Hospital Haslar as a Squadron leader in the RAF (now retired), West Wales Hospital Carmarthen, The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital and University Hospitals Birmingham.

She was involved in the organisation of the medical imaging for the 2012 London Olympic Games and volunteered for many diagnostic and interventional sessions for the athletes.

She travels the world as a guest speaker at musculoskeletal conferences and training courses, and has published widely both in journals and books.

Current Activity

Dr Georgina Allen is a Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist and Director at St. Luke’s Radiology Oxford Ltd, and a Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She is the Medical Director of Imaging for InHealth

As well as her clinical work, she is the Course Director for the musculoskeletal ultrasound training courses run by St Luke’s Radiology. These are hands on courses providing training in diagnostic and interventional ultrasound to health professionals from many different backgrounds and with a range of previous experience.  She is also a Teaching Associate and Student Advisor at Green Templeton College, University of Oxford.

She is a Section editor for the European Journal of Radiology and the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. 

Areas of Interest

Musculoskeletal radiology; Musculoskeletal guided interventions; Ankle sprains; Shoulder injections and their applications; Tendon therapies; Elastography in musculoskeletal applications; Sports Medicine.

Qualifications

  • BM (Batchelor of Medicine)
  • DCH (Diploma of child health)
  • Family Planning certificate
  • MRCGP(Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners)
  • Certificate of aviation medicine
  • MRCP (Member of the Royal College of Physicians)
  • FRCR ( Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists)
  • MFSEM (Member of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine)
  • Dip SEM (Diploma of Sports and Exercise Medicine)
  • ESSR Diploma of Musculoskeletal Radiology

Membership

  • Royal College of Radiologists
  • British Society of Skeletal Radiologists
  • European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiologists
  • Radiological Society of North America
  • British Institute of Radiology
  • Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (foundation member)
  • International Skeletal Society

Research

Current projects involve

  • MSc Research in Autologous blood and other injections for Achilles and Patellar tendinosis
  • Research in Elastography, Ankle Sprains and Shoulder Injections

Publications 

  1. Clinical indications for musculoskeletal ultrasound: a Delphi-based consensus paper of the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology.Klauser AS, Tagliafico A, Allen GM, Boutry N, Campbell R, Court-Payen M, Grainger A, Guerini H, McNally E, O'Connor PJ, Ostlere S, Petroons P, Reijnierse M, Sconfienza LM, Silvestri E, Wilson DJ, Martinoli C. Eur Radiol. 2012 May;22(5):1140-8. Epub 2012 Mar 28.

  2. Imaging of the carpal tunnel. Wilson D, Allen GM.Semin Musculoskelet Radiol. 2012 Apr;16(2):137-45. Epub 2012 May 30. Review

  3. Ultrasound of the upper limb: when to use it in athletes. Allen G, Wilson D. Semin Musculoskelet Radiol. 2012 Sep;16(4):280-5. doi: 10.1055/s-0032-1327002. Epub 2012 Oct 9

  4. Ultrasound elastography for musculoskeletal applications.Drakonaki EE, Allen GM, Wilson DJ. Br J Radiol. 2012 Nov;85(1019):1435-45. doi: 10.1259/bjr/93042867

  5. US guided Intervention in the ankle and foot Drakonaki E, Allen GM and Watura R Br J Radiol Jan 2016

  6. Talonavicular ligament: prevalence of injury in ankle sprains, histological analysis and hypothesis of its biomechanical function. DeDea M, Loizou C L, Allen G M, Wilson DJ, Athanasou N, Yoshinobu U, Cooke P, Cosker T. BJR 2017 90 1071

  7. Allen GM (Editors Russell RCG, Williams NS, Bulstrode JK). Sports Medicine. Chapter in Bailey & Loves Short Practice of Surgery 26th Edition. 2013

  8. Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, edited by Ian Beggs Chapter Paediatric musculoskeletal ultrasound (2013) The ankle

  9. MRI of the Knee Chapter Musculoskeletal Lesions In Children Editor J Kramer (2013)

  10. Imaging of the Musculoskeletal System (2nd edition) 2014

  11. ESSR book on the foot and ankle 2016 Editors J Kramer and A Karantanis

  12. Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Injection Book Elsevier 2017 in Press

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