dr rowena johnson radiology

Dr Rowena Johnson

Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist

Qualifications: MB ChB FRCR
Year first qualified: 2006
GMC number: 6144648
Main NHS base: Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Radiology treatments


Dr Rowena Johnson is a Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist. She specialises in the imaging, diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal disorders. This includes bone, joint, muscle, ligament, tendon and spine abnormalities, sports injuries and tumours such as sarcomas, rheumatology, orthopaedics and spinal disorders and image guided treatment of musculoskeletal disorders.

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.

Training and background

Dr Rowena Johnson undertook her radiology training at Imperial College NHS Trust, London, followed by two fellowships in musculoskeletal radiology – one at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London and a second fellowship in Toronto, Canada, during which time she worked at several large centres of excellence including Mount Sinai, Toronto Western and Toronto General Hospitals. She has worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London and Sick Kids, Toronto and other internationally recognised hospitals, including St Mary’s Charing Cross, Hammersmith and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (Stanmore), giving her varied and comprehensive experience.

Research and teaching

Prior to radiology Dr Johnson worked as a Clinical Editor for the prestigious British Medical Journal.  Her current roles as the Editor of the Royal College of Radiologists Newsletter and Advisory Editor to the Clinical Radiology journal ensures she stays at the forefront of new research and developments in her field. She has sat on several committees including at the British Institute of Radiology.

Dr Johnson lectures nationally and internationally and has organised several successful ongoing teaching courses. She was selected to complete formal Leadership and Management Programmes both at Imperial and Oxford.

Professional memberships

British Institute of Radiology, Royal College of Radiologists and Professional Support and Standards Board.


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