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Professor Simon Padley
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Professor Simon Padley is a Consultant Radiologist specialising in thoracic and vascular imaging and intervention, and general body imaging. Dr Padley is the Director of Radiology at the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital and at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS FTs. He is a Reader in Imaging in the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London.

He received his medical undergraduate education at Westminster Medical School. His specialist radiology training was at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and he undertook a fellowship in thoracic imaging at Vancouver General Hospital.

Dr Padley is a cardiac and thoracic radiologist, as well as an interventional radiologist. Dr Padley co-initiated the cardiac CT programme at the Royal Brompton Hospital and is the trust lead for cancer imaging. He provides interventional radiology services related to lung cancer and vascular intervention. His technical skills include complex lung intervention, including biopsy, fiducial marker placement, radiofrequency and microwave ablation, endovascular stenting, venous access and bronchial artery embolisation.

He was the recipient of a 1991-2 thoracic imaging fellowship at Vancouver General Hospital.


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Medical Procedures

  • Percutaneous ablation of lung tumours
  • Dose optimisation in CT
  • Novel imaging techniques in paediatric lung disease
  • MRI of the large and small airways

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Special Interests

  • CT
  • MRI
  • Ultrasound
  • Cardiac Imaging


Primary Medical Qualification

MB BS 1984 University of London

Specialist Register entry date

Clinical radiology From 28 May 1996

Professional Memberships

Royal College of Radiology

Radiological Society of North America

British Society of Thoracic Imaging

European Society of Thoracic Imaging

Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe

British Society of Cardiovascular Imaging

Society of Cardiac Computered Tomography