The Walton Centre offers the most comprehensive neuroradiology service in the UK. Our vision is to provide the best neuroradiology service in the country. We will do this by providing a service which is state of the art, high quality, timely, efficient and responsive to clinical need.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners
We have five MRI scanners, enabling us to see more patients and undertake highly complex procedures. This includes a state of the art intraoperative scanner donated to The Walton Centre by the Marina Dalglish Appeal. Intraoperative MRI enables surgeons to scan patients during surgery and significantly reduce the need for further operations following the removal of brain tumours. The department is one of the leading centres nationally in advanced tumour imaging and functional MRI. Highly skilled staff ensure advanced scanning techniques are performed to an extremely high standard.
Computerised Tomography (CT)
We have one of the world's most advanced dynamic volume CT scanners, capable of performing 4D CT angiography and perfusion studies.
The department is home to one of the largest neuro-intervention centres in the UK. This includes two highly specialised bi-plane angiography suites. The Interventional Neuroradiology Team have been instrumental in developing a new regional stroke service by providing mechanical thrombectomy as the latest treatment in acute stroke. The Walton Centre is also one of the largest Trusts for the treatment of brain aneurysm and arteriovenous malformation.
The Walton Centre is also home to a multipurpose single plane fluoroscopy suite. The Ultimax-i can be used for a range of X-rays but is generally used for fluoroscopy of lumbar punctures, myelography and video swallow procedures.
We are proud to have had the world’s first twin robotic X-ray scanner installed in January 2020. The Multitom RAX system allows lower radiation dose and a high degree of imaging precision.
As a Trust dedicated to Neurosciences, our staff are specialised Neuroradiographers and Neuroradiologists.
The Trust is involved in many international research studies and is at the forefront of pioneering new techniques.
The Walton Centre - Main Hospital Building
This building hosts many of our in-patient services, including wards and theatres, and some outpatients services.
Lower Lane, Liverpool, L9 7LJ
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A Cerebral Angiogram is an x-ray procedure of the brain which gives highly detailed information about the brain’s blood vessels and the flow of blood through the brain.
A Spinal Angiogram is an examination of the blood vessels in your spine and also in your neck.
A procedure to selectively affect the trigeminal ganglion
C.T. stands for Computed Tomography The scanner itself is a machine with a circular hole in the centre.
Perfusion CT is an X ray examination that looks at blood flow and the amount of blood within the brain. This can be combined successfully with acetazolamide (a diuretic medication, sometimes known as water tablets) to assess the blood flow of the brain more completely than any other methods mentioned below.
M.R. Scanning is used to investigate a wide variety of conditions. It has several advantages over conventional imaging methods. One of the main advantages is that the procedure does not involve the use of ionising radiation (X-rays).
This is a specialist X ray test to look at the spine. It is most often used in patients who cannot have an MRI scan or where alternative test results are unclear.
Dr Kumar Das is a Consultant Neuroradiologist with 15 years’ experience based at The Walton Centre. He has expertise in all aspects of brain and spine imaging.
Consultant Interventional and Diagnostic Neuroradiologist at The Walton Centre, Honorary Consultant Interventional Neuroradiologist at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the University of Liverpool.
Dr Maneesh Bhojak has been a Consultant Neuroradiologist working at The Walton Centre since 2010.
Mr Mani Puthuran is a Consultant Neuroradiologist at The Walton Centre.
Dr Samantha Mills is a full-time diagnostic neuroradiologist at The Walton Centre.
Dr Richard Pullicino is a Consultant Neuroradiologist at The Walton Centre.
Dr Barakat’s primary interest is in all aspects of adult diagnostic neuroradiology, including brain and spine imaging, as well as body cross-sectional imaging.
Dr Sacha Niven has been a Consultant Neuroradiologist at The Walton Centre since April 2003. He is also an Honorary Lecturer at The University of Liverpool.
A CT scanner uses X-rays to look inside the body
Page last updated: 23 June 2021