Dr Colin F Walshaw MB, ChB, MSc, MRCP, FRCR is a general radiologist with specialist interest in musculoskeletal cross sectional imaging and head and neck radiology.
In 1996 Dr Walshaw was appointed to Blackpool Victoria Hospital as a Consultant Radiologist with a special interest in cross sectional imaging. He was lead clinician for the implementation of PACS and speech recognition integration as well as lead Radiologist for audit.
Dr Walshaw graduated from Manchester University in 1984 and obtained higher degrees in Medicine and in Computer/Image processing. He lectures regularly on the University of Cumbria Magnetic Resonance MSc course.
In 2000, together with Dr Roger W Bury, he established Direct Medical Imaging and the Fylde Medical Clinic to provide a non hospital imaging service to both the NHS and private sectors. This facility provides direct access for General Practitioners and Physiotherapists who refer patients with musculoskeletal complaints. The service of this clinic has recently been extended to include an open whole body MRI scanner providing a non claustrophobic environment for patients. Referral may be made by Consultants, General Practitioners and members of the Allied Medical Profession.
Clinical interests in medical imaging
Dr Walshaw's interests include all forms of cross sectional imaging with a specialist interest in head and neck and musculoskeletal imaging.
Background and experience in medical imaging
Qualified from Manchester University in 1984
Undertook training in diagnostic radiology at Manchester Teaching Hospitals, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and the Welsh Rotation Scheme
1990-91 completed an MSc in Computer Science at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology
Appointed Consultant Radiologist, Blackpool Victoria Hospital in 1996
Lead clinician for the implementation of PACS and speech recognition
Lead radiologist for research and development
Lead radiologist for audit
Medical imaging services available
Medical diagnostic imaging including musculoskeletal imaging and guided injections.
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