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Rajat Chowdhury

Rajat Chowdhury profilePosition on appointment: Specialist Registrar, Clinical Radiology
Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust

After graduating from Oxford University, he completed his basic surgical training and MRCS examinations whilst on the St Mary's Hospital (Imperial College) Basic Surgical Training Programme and the FRCR whilst on the Clinical Radiology Training Programme at Wessex. In 2009, he was awarded the Specialist Registrar Scholarship by the British Society of Interventional Radiology and was appointed as Chair of the National Trainee Committee at the British Institute of Radiology. He has authored several medical books, including the undergraduate textbook Radiology at a Glance (Wiley-Blackwell), released internationally in 2010.

As a NICE Scholar, Rajat looked at the relation between warfarin use and the incidence of bleeding complications with NICE guidelines for Transrectal Ultrasound-guided (TRUS) biopsy of the prostate. An audit project conducted in 2003-2004 at Southampton General Hospital found there was no significant increase in risk in bleeding complications with warfarin use when undergoing six TRUS core biopsies of the prostate. In 2008, new NICE guidelines recommended that ten TRUS core biopsies of the prostate should be performed following recommendations by the Prostate Cancer Risk Management Programme.

As a Scholar, Rajat conducted a re-audit project at Southampton General Hospital to evaluate whether the increased number of TRUS core biopsies of the prostate continued to pose no increase in risk in bleeding complications with warfarin use.

Where are they now?

Rajat is undertaking a fellowship in musculoskeletal radiology at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in 2012. Following completion of his NICE project, he has written a scientific paper which has been accepted for publication in Clinical Radiology. Rajat won an international research scholarship to present at the Radiological Society of North America's Annual Meeting in 2011 and has been appointed as National Representative for Leadership and Management at the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges' Trainee Doctors Group.

This page was last updated: 03 January 2013

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