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Francis Sundram

Nuclear Medicine

Training and education

2003-2007 Specialist Registrar in Nuclear Medicine
MSc (Nuclear Medicine). Passed with Merit
Certificate of completion of training (CCT) in Nuclear Medicine


1998-2002 Postgraduate training in Medicine and Oncology
MRCPI 2002


1992-1998 Medical School at University College, Cork, Republic of Ireland
MBBCh,BaO and BMedSc degrees


Dr Sundram has worked for Southampton University Hospitals Trust since August 2007.


Provision of comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic tertiary regional nuclear medicine service for Hampshire and surrounding areas.


Special interest in nuclear cardiology, particularly myocardial perfusion scintigraphy. This includes supervision, processing and reporting of over 700 cardiac studies / yr.


Special interest in PET / CT. This includes reporting of 5-10 studies weekly.


Special interest in radionuclide therapy. This includes consultation, supervision and administration of radioactive substances for the purposes of treatment in a variety of clinical and research settings. Conditions treated include benign and malignant thyroid disorders, myeloproliferative disorders, palliation of bone metastases and palliation of inoperable liver metastases.

Key achievements

Reduction in waiting times for myocardial perfusion studies. Currently 6 week waiting time.


Provision of an NHS PETCT service on-site, in conjuction with a independent sector provider which is overseen by the Department of Health.


Key member of a multi-disciplinary team responsible for the introduction of a new procedure used for the palliative treatment of inoperable primary and secondary liver disease. This is known as Selective Internal Radiation Treatment (SIRT).

Key awards and prizes

2005 Sundram F, Notghi A, Mostafa AB. The additional value of colonic transit studies in patients undergoing isotope proctograms for evacuatory difficulties.


Awarded 1st Prize for Poster Presentation at 33rd Annual Meeting of the British Nuclear Medicine Society (BNMS) meeting in 2005


Original papers

March 2009 Sundram F, Notghi A, Smith NB.
Pharmacological stress myocardial perfusion scintigraphy:use of a modified adenosine protocol in patients with asthma. Nuclear Medicine Communications 2009, 30: 217-25 (PMID: 19262284)


September 2008 Notghi A, Sundram FX, O’Brien JW, Smith NB.
Assessing the effect of increasing injection activity for myocardial perfusion imaging in overweight patients. British Journal of Radiology 2008, 81: 730-34 (PMID: 18541629)


August 2006 Gangopadhyay KK, Sundram F, De P.
Triggering radiation alarms after radioiodine treatment. British Medical Journal 2006; 333 ;293-94 (PMID: 1688306 )


Book chapters

2009 Gopinath Gnanasegaran, Francis Sundram, Margaret Hall and John R Buscombe


Chapter title – Pharmacological Stress Myocardial Perfusion Imaging: Current Status and Limitations.
Textbook: Integrating Cardiology for Nuclear Medicine Physicians, pg 245-60
(Editors: Assad Movahed, Gopinath Gnanasegaran, John R. Buscombe, Margaret Hall)
ISBN 978-3-540-78673-3 e-ISBN 978-3-540-78674-0
Publisher Springer-Verlag

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