MBBS, MRCP, FRCR, MSc
I have been a Consultant Radiologist in Cardiff and Vale University Hospital for over nine years and Clinical Lead for Breast Imaging at the Cardiff and Vale UHB between 2017 and 2018. I see patients privately at St Joseph's Hospital.
As part of my routine clinical work, I regularly undertake ‘one-stop’ breast clinics, deal with and report direct radiology referrals from GPs for breast and axillary symptoms, report more than 120 breast MRI scans annually, perform tomosynthesis guided breast biopsies, ultrasound (US) guided breast biopsies and cyst aspirations. I attend weekly breast multidisciplinary meetings, which are attended by breast surgeons, oncologists, pathologists and breast care and research nurses. I also perform US-guided and mammogram guided wires for localization of breast lumps as well as US-guided vacuum breast biopsies.
My general radiology work involves CT reporting, performing general body US and plain film reporting.
Between 2012 and 2016, I served as a tutor for the Royal College of Radiologists. I am specifically responsible for the training of radiology registrar in Llandough hospital. I am on the national panel for appointment of Radiology registrars. I have been recently appointed as the Cardiff and Vale representative for the Royal College of Radiologists, Welsh standing Committee.
I have been regularly invited as faculty on a national teaching course aimed at preparation for the Fellowship Examination of the Royal College of Radiologists.
I am an acting clinical supervisor for radiology trainees and educational supervisor for current medical students. I supervise medical students SSC projects, leading to numerous publications and presentations.
I regularly undertake teaching sessions for specialist registrars in Radiology and medical students on Radiology clinical placements and as part of the C21 curriculum. This is in the form of didactic lectures as well as one-to-one teaching. Over the years, the collected feedback forms have shown excellent feedback for the teaching sessions.
British Medical Association
British Institute of Radiology
American Roentgen Ray Society
Radiological Society of North America
Royal College of Radiologists
European Society of Radiology
Apart from the professional teaching, I volunteer to teach young children up to the age of 12 in a local centre within the community and have taught them acting, debating and language skills for last three years. The children perform in plays and participate in debates.
I regularly participate in Cardiff 10K runs, which I have been doing for the last many years for charity. I plan to train for the national three-peak challenge this summer.
I am married to an Orthopaedic consultant with two children aged 17 and 14 years.
Consultant Radiologist at Cardiff and Vale University Hospital
• Routine mammographic and MRI follow up in surveillance of Mammogram occult breast cancer
• Diagnostic accuracy of MRI in predicting axillary LN status in breast cancer patients receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy.
1. Co-editor of ‘Radiology of Orthopaedic Implants’ – published by Springer in Sept 2018.
1. Bansal GJ, Kamath S. ‘Imaging’ in ‘Current orthopaedic Practice’ TFM publishers UK, 2011.
1. Bansal GJ, Gower-Thomas, K. Imaging in Breast disease. Surgery 2012
2. Bansal GJ, Gower-Thomas, K. Imaging in Breast disease. Surgery 2009; 28(3): 117 – 125.
3. Bansal GJ. Digital Radiography: A comparison to modern conventional imaging. Postgraduate Medical Journal 2006; 82(969): 425-428.
4. Bansal G J. Digital Photography for medical professionals – a practical approach. 2005. British Medical Journal.
1. Bansal GJ, Veenayan D. Planar bone scan versus Computerised tomography (CT) in staging locally advanced breast cancer in asymptomatic patients: Does bone scan change patient management over CT? J Com Assist Tomography (DOI: 10.1097/RCT.0000000000000654) and commentary in Applied Radiology, May 2018.
2. Bansal GJ, Azmil A. Can Nomograms predict pre-operative axillary lymph node metastasis in breast cancer patients to guide ‘second look’ ultrasound (Accepted for publication in Journal of ultrasound in medicine- August 2017)
3. Gaurav J Bansal, Divya Santosh, and Eleri L Davies. Selective magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in invasive lobular breast cancer based on mammographic density: does it lead to an appropriate change in surgical treatment? © 2016 Published by the British Institute of Radiology. The Breast Centre, University Hospital of Llandough, Penarth, Cardiff, UDOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1259/bjr.20150679
4. Bansal GJ, Santosh D, Accuracy of MRI for prediction of response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in triple-negative breast cancer compared to other subtypes of breast cancer. Ind J Radiol Imaging 2016; 26: 475-81.
5. Bansal GJ, Young P. Digital breast tomosynthesis within asymptomatic “one-stop breast clinic” for characterization of subtle findings. Br J Radiol 2015; 88: 20140855.
6. Bansal GJ, Kotugodella S. How do semi-automated computer-derived CT measure of breast density compare with subjective assessments to assess mean glandular breast density, in patients with breast cancer? BJR 2014,87(1044)
7. Bansal GJ, I Lyburn, T Jones. Is full-field digital mammography equivalent in performance to screen-film mammography? UK perspective. International Journal of Diagnostic imaging Vol 1 (2) 2014
8. Bansal GJ, Gower-Thomas, K. Presence of minimal signs on prior mammograms. Does it predict the staging or grading of cancer? Clinical Radiology66(7)605-8, 2011.
9. Bansal GJ, Darby M. Change in estimated eGFR in patients with renal insufficiency after contrast-enhanced CT. Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography May-June 2009; 33(3); 455-459.
10. Bansal GJ. Oncotype DX: A new molecular marker test for breast cancer is now available for NHS patients. British Journal of Healthcare Innovations 2016; 1(2): 9-11.
11. Bansal GJ, Agarwal S. Translational research and medical device innovation. British Journal of Healthcare Innovations 2016; 1(2): 25-27.
12. Giant cell tumours of the patella. Orthopaedics. 25(7): 749-751; 2002.
13. Simultaneous anterior and posterior traumatic dislocation of the hip. Archives of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery 120(3-4): 236-238; 2000.
1. Electronic Learning Module – on ‘Emphysema’ written for the Radiology Academy training. Leeds. June 2007.
2. Missed fracture in patients on Bisphosphonates- Published in RCR –READ newsletter, August 2014.
1. Diagnostic accuracy of MRI in predicting axillary lymph nodal metastases in breast cancer patients receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Accepted for oral presentation for ICIS, Menton France Oct 2018
2. Breast cancer survivors: is routine mammographic follow up enough or is it time for a personalized follow-up? ICIS, France, Oct 2018
3. Metastatic patterns in locally advanced and recurrent breast cancer: Is there any correlation with molecular subtype of breast cancer- podium presentation at ICIS, Berlin(Oct 2017)
4. Body composition in Cystic Fibrosis – Presented in ARRS meeting Orlando, Florida. May 2007.
5. Change in estimated eGFR in patients with renal insufficiency after contrast-enhanced CT. Bansal GJ, Darby M. – Presented at RSNA, Chicago 2008.
1. Metastatic patterns in locally advanced and recurrent breast cancer: Is there any correlation with molecular subtype of breast cancer, BSBR 2017
2. Can Nomograms predict pre-operative axillary lymph node metastasis in breast cancer patients to guide ‘second look’ ultrasound? Podium presentation at BSBR 2016
3. Tomosynthesis in symptomatic Breast services: Podium presentation at British Society of Breast Radiologists, 2013 and RCR Annual society Meeting 2013
4. Second look US after Breast MR: BSBR 2013
5. Axillary US sensitivity and specificity in Breast cancer patients: International cancer Imaging society, 2012
6. Screen detected breast cancer: does the presence of minimal signs on prior mammograms predict staging or grading of cancer? ICIS Edinburgh 2010.
7. Evaluation of ‘minimal signs’ on previous mammograms of screen-detected breast cancer – Presented in National RCR meeting in Ireland, Nov 2009.
8. Retrospective comparison on gadolinium MR with Doppler in patients with renal artery stenosis. – Podium presentation at the UKRC, Manchester, June 2007.
9. Body composition in Cystic Fibrosis – Podium presentation at UKRC, Manchester June 2007.
10. Body composition in Cystic Fibrosis – Podium presentation at British Pediatric and Nutrition Society, London, Nov 2006
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