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Professor Luigi Aloj

Clinical lead, nuclear medicine, Addenbrooke's Hospital

I am a medical consultant in the nuclear medicine service where radioactive substances are used for diagnosis and therapy.
Dr Luigi Aloj

If it ain't broke, don't fix it

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My current role

I am the clinical lead of the nuclear medicine service in the department of radiology at Addenbrooke's Hospital.

Our service provides clinical tests for a variety of diseases and clinical conditions using radioactive drugs with imaging and non-imaging based methods.

We are also involved in delivering radionuclide based therapies in a small number of specific clinical conditions.

Our service also provides support for Bone Density scanning (Dual X-ray absorptiometry - DXA).

Previous history

I completed my medical training in Italy in 1990, followed by specialty training in nuclear medicine in 1994.

I worked in the United States from 1994 to 1998 as a clinical research fellow and associate at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.

I worked in nuclear medicine for the National Research Council in Napoli, Italy from 1998 to 2003 with an honorary consultant role in the University Hospital.

From 2003 to 2016, I worked as a nuclear medicine and radionuclide therapy consultant in the National Cancer Institute in Napoli, Italy.

Since 2016 I have been a consultant at Addenbrooke's Hospital.

Memberships and accreditations

I am member of the:

  • European Association of Nuclear Medicine, for which I am also a member of the Drug Development Committee
  • US Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  • Society of Radiopharmaceutical Sciences (SRS)
  • British Nuclear Medicine Society.

Personal interests

My interests include my family, outdoor activities cycling, gardening and walking.

I also enjoy traveling, mostly to Italy to spend time with extended family and visit favourite sea, mountain and countryside holiday locations.