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Rowena Johnson Radiologist

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  • Specialities: Musculoskeletal radiology
  • Clinical Interests: Imaging in sports, rheumatology, orthopaedics and spinal disorders; image guided treatment of musculoskeletal disoders
  • Qualifications: MB ChB FRCR
  • Clinic days / times: Friday evenings
  • Appointment Number: 01295 220427


Dr Rowena Johnson is a Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, working at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital and Horton Hospital. She specialises in the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal disorders. This includes bone, joint, muscle, ligament, tendon and spine abnormalities, sports injuries and tumours such as sarcomas.
She undertook her radiology training at Imperial College NHS Trust, London, followed by two fellowships in musculoskeletal radiology namely at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, followed by a second fellowship in Toronto, Canada.
She is an expert in musculoskeletal imaging using x-ray, CT, MRI and US. She performs both diagnostic procedures as well as ultrasound and x-ray guided intervention/ therapeutic procedures. This includes injections into joints, tendons, bursae and neuromas amongst others. She also offers ultrasound guided aspirations, barbotage, dry needling, autologous blood injections, plasma rich protein injections, tendon stripping and nerve blocks. She is skilled at the technique of ultrasound guided trigger finger releases, and offers this as a potential route to patients to avoid surgery.
She sees both adult and paediatric patients, having worked at Great Ormond Street and Sick Kids, Toronto.
Prior to radiology Dr Johnson worked as a Clinical Editor for the prestigious British Medical Journal.  She has sat on several committees including at the British Institute of Radiology.