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Dr David Bowden

Consultant radiologist and clinical lead for MRI

I am a consultant within the department of radiology (imaging), and clinical lead for MRI.
Dr David Bowden

My current role

Together with my sub-specialty colleagues I provide radiology support to regional and local multidisciplinary team meetings for liver, pancreatic and bowel cancer. The majority of my remaining time is occupied by reporting imaging studies across multiple modalities (CT, MR, ultrasound), with a specific interest in liver imaging. I am also clinical lead for trauma imaging, CUH being one of the country’s major trauma centres.

In my role as clinical lead for MRI, I work closely with our physicists, radiographers and equipment manufacturer as we aim to constantly improve, upgrade our technology and provide cutting edge image quality. It is my firm belief that this teamwork is what ensures we provide the best imaging possible for our patients, which directly impacts on their care.

Previous history

I originally trained as a veterinary surgeon in Cambridge and having worked in this role for several years, returned to study medicine. My radiology training was subsequently also undertaken at CUH, after which I undertook a Fellowship in abdominal and trauma imaging at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Canada before returning to CUH as a consultant in 2017.


  • The Royal College of Radiologists
  • European Society of Radiology
  • European Society for Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology
  • British Society for Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology