Dr.J. Vimal Raj

Dr.J. Vimal Raj
Radiologist, Bangalore

MBBS, FRCR, PGDMLS, EDM

  • Dr. Vimal Raj is a Consultant Radiologist at NH Multispecialty Hospital, Bangalore
  • Dr. Vimal Raj is a consultant radiologist and is a renowned specialist in the field of cardiothoracic imaging
  • He has also worked with the British Army and was deployed in the war zone in Afghanistan
  • Languages :English, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada

Specialities

  • Radiology

Expertise

Education

  • MBBS from Government Medical College, Bellary, India
  • FRCR from Royal College of Radiologists. London,2007
  • CCT (UK)from Specialist Register, General Medical Council, London, 2010
  • PGDMLS (PG Diploma in Medico Legal Systems) from Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences, 2009
  • EDM from Indian Institute of Commerce and Trade, India

Practice Information

Narayana Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Bangalore

Narayana Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Bangalore

No.258/a, Bommasandra Industrial Area, Hosur Road, Anekal Taluk, Bangalore, Karnataka - 560099

Mazumdar - Shaw Cancer Center, Bangalore

Mazumdar - Shaw Cancer Center, Bangalore

Narayana Hrudayalaya Health City No. 258/A, Anekal Taluk, Bommasandra Industrial Area, Bangalore, Karnataka - 560099

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Achievements & Contributions

  • The British and Karnataka state government have conferred multiple awards to him for his exemplary work
  • National award for excellence’ in Biology, 1995
  • ‘Best Citizen Award’ for voluntary service in rescue of Gujarat earthquake victims, 2001
  • NATO medal for ISAF operation in Afghanistan, 2012
  • ‘Operational Service Medal’ for Afghanistan- Ministry of Defence, UK,2012 
  • PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONSRaj JV, Coulden R, Entwisle J. IASLC Lung Cancer Staging Project--a radiologist perspective. J   Thorac Oncol 2008 Mar;3(3):318-9; author reply 319-20
  • Raj JV, Deshpande A, Gupta S, Entwisle JJ. Accuracy of lung tumour measurements on staging MDCT compared to the final pathological tumour size. Lung Cancer 2008(60): S7-S7
  • Gupta S, Siddiqui S, Haldar P, Raj JV, Entwisle JJ, Wardlaw AJ, et al. Qualitative analysis of high-resolution CT scans in severe asthma. Chest 2009 Dec;136(6):1521-8
  • Shaida N, Raj V, Gopalan D. Iatrogenic tracheoesophageal fistula. J Thorac Oncol 2009 Dec;4(12):1572
  • Gopalan D, Raj V, Hoey ET. Cardiac CT: non-coronary applications. Postgrad Med J 2010 Mar;86(1013):165-73
  • Vaidhyanath R, Raj V. Mandibular coronoid process hyperplasia causing restricted mouth opening. Br J Hosp Med (Lond) 2010 Apr;71(4):229
  • Raj V, Joshi S, Pennell DJ. Images in Cardiovascular Medicine. Cardiac magnetic resonance of acute myocarditis in an human immunodeficiency virus patient presenting with acute chest pain syndrome. Circulation 2010 Jun;121(25):2777-9
  • Raj V, Joshi S, Ho YC, Kilner PJ. Case report: Completely unroofed coronary sinus with a left superior vena cava draining into the left atrium studied by cardiovascular magnetic resonance. Indian J Radiol Imaging 2010 Aug;20(3):215-7
  • Raj V, Gopalan D. Giant right coronary artery aneurysm mimicking pericardial mass. J Am Coll Cardiol 2010 Aug;56(8):677
  • Raj V, Sivashanmugam T, Gupta S, Clarkson K, Denton E, Al-Attar M. Influence of imaging on touch imprint cytology of breast lesions. Cancer Epidemiol 2010 Aug;34(4):457-60
  • Raj V, Agrawal SK. Ischaemic heart disease assessment by cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging. Postgrad Med J 2010 Sep;86(1019):532-40.
  • Rutty GN, Jeffery AJ, Raj V, Morgan B. The use of post-mortem computed tomography in the investigation of intentional neonatal upper airway obstruction: an illustrated case. Int J Legal Med 2010 Nov;124(6):641-5.
  • Raj V, Karunasaagarar K, Rudd JH, Screaton N, Gopalan D. Complications of myocardial infarction on multidetector-row computed tomography of chest. Clin Radiol 2010 Nov;65(11):930-6
  • Saunders S, Morgan B, Raj V, Rutty G. The role of post-mortem computed tomography in coronial autopsy practice; the Leicester experience. RAD Mag 37-2011:19-20
  • Gupta S, Raj V, Castro M, Brightling CE. Imaging in severe asthma. Difficult to treat severe asthma- 2011. European Respiratory Society.
  • Raj V, Gopalan D, Stewart S, Dunning J. Unusual cause of hoarseness of voice: giant pulmonary artery aneurysm. Ann Thorac Surg 2011 Jan;91(1):285-7
  • Beddy P, Raj V, Williams I, Gopalan D. Multidetector computed tomographic assessment of subvalvular aortic stenosis. Clin Radiol 2011 Feb;66(2):187-9
  • Dawson DK, Maceira AM, Raj JV, Graham C, Pennell DJ, Kilner PJ. Regional thicknesses and thickening of compacted and trabeculated myocardial layers of the normal left ventricle studied by cardiovascular magnetic resonance. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2011 Mar;4(2):139-46.
  • Bolton CE, McEniery CM, Raj V, McDonnell BJ, Dixon AK, Munnery M, et al. Aortic calcification, arterial stiffness and bone mineral density in patients with COPD. Artery Research 2011;5(1):30-36
  • Saunders S, Kotecha D, Morgan B, Raj V, Rutty G. Demonstrating the origin of cardiac air embolism using post-mortem computed tomography; an illustrated case. Leg Med (Tokyo) 2011 Mar;13(2):79-82
  • Karia S, Woltmann G, Raj V. Old cavity, new cancer - is it time to re-think? JRSM Short Rep 2011 Mar;2(3):18
  • Raj V, Joshi S, Hawlisch K, Wage R, Prasad S. An unusual cause of acute limb ischemia: aortic intimal sarcoma. Ann Thorac Surg 2011 Mar;91(3):e33-5
  • Raj V, Bajaj A, Entwisle JJ. Implications of new (seventh) TNM classification of lung cancer on general radiologists--a pictorial review. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2011Mar-Apr;40(2):85-93
  • Saunders SL, Morgan B, Raj V, Robinson CE, Rutty GN. Targeted post-mortem computed tomography cardiac angiography: proof of concept. Int J Legal Med 2011 Jul;125(4):609-16
  • Jeffery A, Raj V, Morgan B, West K, Rutty GN. The criminal justice system's considerations of so-called near-virtual autopsies: the East Midlands experience. J Clin Pathol 2011Aug;64(8):711-7
  • De Silva R, Messer R, Raj V, Large S. Hybrid Aortic Arch Replacement: A Novel Surgical Technique for a Difficult Problem. Surgical Science 2011;2(6):335-337
  • Saunders SL, Morgan B, Raj V, Rutty GN. Post-mortem computed tomography angiography: past, present and future. Forensic Sci Med Pathol 2011 Sep;7(3):271-7
  • Bafadhel M, Umar I, Gupta S, Raj JV, Vara DD et al. The role of computed tomography in multi-dimensional phenotyping of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Chest 2011 Sept;140(3):634-42
  • Raj V, Saunders S, Morgan B, Rutty G. Post-mortem coronary CT angiography: A Leicester perspective. Clin Radiol 2011 Sept;66(9):897.
  • Raj V, Kirke R, Bankart MJ, Entwisle JJ. Multidetector CT imaging of pleura: comparison of two contrast infusion protocols. Br J Radiol 2011 Sep;84(1005):796-9
  • Raj V, O’Dwyer R, Pathmanathan R, Vaidhyanath R. MRI and cardiac pacing devices- beware the rules are changing. Br J Radiol. 2011Sep;84(1005):857-9
  • Pakkal M, Raj V, McCann GP. Non-invasive imaging in coronary artery disease including anatomical and functional evaluation of ischaemia and viability assessment. Br J Radiol. 2011 Dec;84 Spec No 3:S280-95.
  • Wilsmore N, Free CM, Agrawal S, Raj V, Bajaj A, Bennett JA. Neck ultrasound and cervical lymph node sampling reduces time to diagnosis for lung cancer. Lung Cancer 2011;71:S10-S10
  • Deshpande A, Ahmed S, Bajaj A, Raj V, Pakkal M. Single Centre Experience in Tunnelled Pleural and Abdominal Chest Drain Insertion. Journal of Thoracic Oncology 2011;6(6):S1149-S1149
  • Walker C, Gupta S, Raj V, Siddiqui S, Brightling CE. Imaging advances in asthma. Expert Opin Med Diagn. 2011 Sep;5(5):435-65
  • Raj V, Gupta S, Sivashanmugam T, Barnes D, Agrawal S et al. The role of multi detector computed tomographic imaging prior to clinic consultation in patients suspected to have lung cancer. World Journal of Oncology. 2012;3(3), 113-118
  • Botchu R, Retnasingam G, Raj V, Husainy MA, Jakanani G et al. Is there a role of double reporting and CT pelvis for lung cancer staging? World Journal of Oncology. 2012;3(2), 54-58
  • Sutton B, Bowles K, Richardson A, Raj V, Bajaj A et al. A pilot trial of a solitary pulmonary nodule virtual clinic. Lung Cancer 2012, 75;S28
  • Deshpande A, Pakkal M, Agrawal B, Raj V. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging of non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy. Postgrad Med J 2012 Jan;88(1035):38-48.
  • Rutty G, Saunders S, Morgan B, Raj V. Targeted cardiac post-mortem computed tomography angiography: a pictorial review. Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology 2012:8(1):40-47.
  • Jepson SL, Pakkal M, Bajaj A, Raj V. Pulmonary complications in non-HIV immunocompromised patient. Clin Radiol. 2012 Oct;67(10):1001-10.
  • Raj V, Alpendurada F, Christmas T, Moat NE, Mohiaddin RH. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging in assessment of intracaval and intracardiac extension of renal cell carcinoma. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Oct; 144(4):845-51.
  • Morgan B, Biggs MJ, Barber J, Raj V, Amoroso J et al. Accuracy of targeted post-mortem computed tomography coronary angiography compared to assessment of serial histological sections. International Journal of Legal Medicine 2012 Nov(10). 
  • Gonem S, Raj V, Wardlaw AJ, Pavord ID, Green R, Siddiqui S. Phenotyping airways disease: an A to E approach. Clin Exp Allergy. 2012 Dec;42(12):1664-83.
  • Deac M, Alpendurada F, Fanaie F, Raj V, Carpenter JP et al. Prognostic value of cardiovascular magnetic resonance in patients with suspected arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy. Int J Cardiol. 2013 May 20. S0167-5273. 
  • Syed MA, Raj V, Jeyapalan K. Current role of Multidetector Computed Tomography in Imaging of Wrist Injuries. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2013 Jan-Feb;42(1):13-25.
  • Husainy MA, Gopalan D, Pakkal M, Raj V.  Mimics of acute coronary syndrome on MDCT. Emerg Radiol. 2013 Jun;20(3):235-42
  • BOOK CHAPTERS
  • Jeffery AJ, Raj V. The radiological autopsy. ‘The hospital autopsy- 3rd Edition’
  • Raj V. Clinical radiology for foundation year doctors. ‘The Essential Clinical Handbook for the Foundation Programme’. 
  • Raj V, Gopalan D. Cardiovascular computed tomography. Oxford specialist handbooks in cardiology. Oxford University Press 2011, 1st Edition
  • Raj V, Perera P. ‘Clinical Data Interpretation for Medical Finals: Single Best Answer Question’
  • Raj V, K Damodharan, Elabassy M. Gall bladder and biliary Tract: Inflammatory conditions of the biliary tract. Radiology integrated training initiative (RITI) module. RCR/NHS. 2007
  • Adair W, Raj V, Elabassy M. Abdominal imaging in bleeding diathesis. Radiology integrated training initiative (RITI) module. RCR/NHS. 2007