Meet Umesh

Dr Umesh Udeshi MB BCh, FRCR

Dr Umesh Udeshi qualified from the Welsh National School of Medicine, Cardiff in 1979 and trained in Clinical Radiology on the Birmingham based, West Midlands Radiology Training Scheme.

Dr Udeshi has been a Consultant Clinical Radiologist since 1988 and currently works at Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre and the Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

Dr Udeshi's major specialty interest is Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). He particularly specialises in musculoskeletal radiology. He is also a general radiologist with wide specialty training and one of the lead radiologists, regularly attending the Urological Cancer Multidisciplinary Team.

Dr Udeshi carries out regular audit of his practise and participates fully in continuing professional development and satisfies the Royal College of Radiologists CPD scheme. He has been satisfactorily revalidated by the General Medical Council.

He lectures to many professional groups on MRI and general radiological topics and publishes clinical papers in peer reviewed journals. Dr Udeshi is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Birmingham and a Visiting Specialist Lecturer at the Birmingham City University. He has been an assessor for the Imaging Services Accreditation Scheme, is a member of the Royal College of Radiologists Service Review Committee, and is an assesor for the Quality Review Service.

He is happily married and has two grown up daughters. He lives in Worcestershire.


Medical Student Feedback
Dr Udeshi gave our learning some direction, structure and focus and meant we didn’t step on each other’s toes. 2015

Dr Udeshi’s teaching was FANTASTIC! 2015

"Dr Udeshi provides a valuable contribution to the undergraduate medical student programme at Worcestershire Royal Hospital. He provides a regular teaching sessions x 4 for the Year 4 medical students and 24 sessions per year for the Year 5 medical students over two semesters. Feedback on his sessions from students has always been excellent with such comments as:
Exceeded my expectations. These sessions were incredibly useful; thank you very much!
Dr Udeshi gave us the choice of topics that we find difficult; this teaching was very useful and structured
Dr Udeshi has a good style of teaching, is very patient and asks us appropriate questions
Very informative and interactive! I really enjoyed Dr Udeshi’s teaching sessions and how interactive they were! Thank you!” 2015

"Dr Udeshi has always been an excellent mentor, he has vast knowledge and is always approachable and happy to teach and offer guidance and help. I have little experience of watching him with patients - however from what I have seen he is always professional, showing empathy and offering excellent explainations.
Dr Udeshi always has time to teach, he has excellent communication skills, he always attempts to discuss complex cases if needed.
As a leader within a team he led the radiology department forward allowing career progression and development with service needs in mind.
Verbal communication is excellent." 2015

Dr Udeshi provided excellent teaching 2015
Clinician Feedback
Dear Umesh. Thanks for injecting this ladies bilateral bursitis - you asked for a follow up and I am pleased to say that she has had an excellent result from the injections and is pain free. She is extremely grateful and wanted me to pass this on. Sep 2015

I am writing to update you on patient x's progress. She received an ultrasound guided steroid injection for a 8mm neuroma in the left 2nd and 3rd webspace at the WRH. I am pleased to report that on review today she is completely pain free. She is delighted with the results and back to normal activity levels. Many thanks for your help with this patient. 2014

Mr X is delighted with the results. He has no problems and his ganglion has disappeared. Very delighted patient. 2014

Mrs X had the ganglion injected by Umesh Udeshi on 14th January this year. She has no problems and is delighted with the result. 2015

Patient had diagnostic ultrasound on the 10th March resulting in ultrasound guided steroid injections into the second and third webspaces for a neuroma and a bursa. They were successful and the patient is now pain free. Delighted with the results. 2015

Dear Umesh, Mrs X is delighted with the results of your ultrasound guided injection and of your care. She wants you to know how much she appreciates it. 2015

Mrs X has come for review today. She had her right mid-foot injected with local anaesthetic and steroid on 11th September. She is delighted with the result. Her foot is pain free. She is not having problems with her neuroma either.

"Dr Udeshi is an excellent and very competent colleague. He gives alot of time to teaching both physios, radiographers and 'up and coming' radiologists in his own time. He explains examinations to his patients. He listens to issues within the department and always tries to help to resolve problems and improve the service we give." 2015

"Dr Udeshi communicates really well and in understandable terms. He is empathetic and sympathetic to patients in pain. He is patient with colleagues who may not fully understand the workings of MRI." 2015

"Dr Udeshi is a great colleague, team player and teacher. As Clinical Director of radiology he has done a lot for the department innovation and getting the first 3T MR scanner in a DGH in West Midlands and 7 day working among many other firsts to the department." 2015

"he goes above and beyond. his patients with staff and patience are great. he will still be here long after he finished doing reporting. he has taught me a lot. he explains to the pateint if they have questions. his ablity to put every one at ease is great." 2015

    Patient Feedback

  • Respectfulness98%
  • Clarity of Consultation99%
  • Attentiveness99%
  • Interpersonal Skills97%
  • Patient Interest98%
  • Patient Understanding98%

  • * Results from the GMC revalidation process 2015. Download report here.

Special Clinical Interests

Musculoskeletal radiology - Ultrasound, MRI, CT, arthrograms and injections of the joints
Oncological radiology
Prostate biopsy
Bariatric laparoscopic band adjustments
CT scanning
General radiology

Professional Memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists
Radiological Society of North America
Past President of the Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association
Service Review Committee, Royal College of Radiologists


R Jordan, M El-Shazly, C Docker, P Aparajit, U Udeshi ‘The importance of early diagnosis in spontaneous osteonecrosis of the knee - a case series with 6 year follow up’
The Knee. 2016 Aug; 23(4):702-7.

Udeshi UL. Gall-bladder and colonic opacification following parenteral ioxaglate.
Clin Radiol. 1985 Sep;36(5):497-8.

Vali AM, Udeshi UL. Soft tissue changes accompanying recent scaphoid injuries.
Clin Radiol. 1986 Nov;37(6):602.

Udeshi UL, McHugo JM, Crawford JS. Postpartum pleural effusion.
Br J Obstet Gynaecol. 1988 Sep;95(9):894-7.

Mike N, Udeshi U, Asquith P, Ferrando J. Small bowel enema in non-responsive coeliac disease.
Gut. 1990 Aug;31(8):883-5.

Commentated Case Study, Clinician in Management (1998), 7,1,6-14.

Udeshi UL, Reeves D. Routine thin slice MRI effectively demonstrates the lumbar pars interarticularis.
Clin Radiol. 1999 Sep;54(9):615-9.

Ghose A, Baxter-Smith DC, Eeles H, Udeshi U, Priestman TJ. Lymphoma of the prostate treated with radiotherapy.
Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol). 1995;7(2):134.

Price-Forbes AN, Filer A, Udeshi UL, Rai A. Progression of imaging in pancreatitis panniculitis polyarthritis (PPP) syndrome.
Scand J Rheumatol. 2006 Jan-Feb;35(1):72-4.
Cobalt Healthcare. Cheltenham. February 2020
Structured Assessment of Elbow and Wrist Imaging. February 2020.

Cobalt Healthcare. Cheltenham. October 2019
Structured Assessment of Ankle & Foot MRI.

Cobalt Healthcare. Cheltenham. May 2019
Structured Evaluation of Shoulder MRI.

Cobalt Healthcare. Cheltenham. September 2018
Structured Evaluation of Knee MRI.

Cobalt Healthcare, Cheltenham. Feb & June 2018
Structured Assessment of Imaging of Degenerative Spinal Disease.

Cobalt Healthcare, Cheltenham. 27/09/2017
Structured Assessment of Pelvis/Hip MRI.

Cobalt Healthcare, Cheltenham. 17/05/2017
Structured Assessment of Elbow/Wrist MRI.

Cobalt Healthcare, Cheltenham. October 2016
Structured Assessment of Lumbar Spine MRI.

Cobalt Healthcare, Cheltenham. 29/06/2016
Structured Assessment of Shoulder MRI.

Cobalt Healthcare, Cheltenham. 17th February, 2016.
Structured Assessment of ankle and foot MRI

BMI Droitwich Spa Hospital. 10th December 2015.
Interpretation of peripheral joint MRI’s

Cobalt Healthcare, Cheltenham. November 2015
Structured Evaluation of Knee MRI.

Cobalt, Cheltenham. 25th November 2015.
Structured Assessment of ankle and foot MRI

15th Congress of European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, London, 4th June 2014.
‘Diagnosis of Trochlear Lesions: The Efficacy of MRI and Arthroscopy in Detecting Chondral Lesions of The Patello-Femoral Trochlea.

Siemens 3T Study Day, Kidderminster Treatment Centre, 29th March 2011.
Developing a Business Case for 3T. U L Udeshi, J Kirwan

UKRC, Birmingham, 2–4 June 2008.
Efficacy of Magnetic Resonance Myelography In Lumbar Spine Magnetic Resonance Imaging. R Gadvi, K Hackling, D Reeves, U L Udeshi

Philips MR Users Group, 2007
Audit of the use of the MR Myelogram in lumbar spine MRI. U L Udeshi

West Midlands Association of Radiologists, Spring Scientific Meeting 2007. George Eliott Hospital, Nuneaton
The Value of Routine Abdominal Ultrasound In a LUTS Clinic – Findings in 1037 Patients. S H Rashid, L M Gommersall, U Udeshi, J G Sullivan

West Midlands Association of Radiologists Scientific Meeting Russels Hall Hospital, Dudley. 22nd May 2006
A re-audit of transrectal ultrasound guided prostate biopsy M Krueger, U Udeshi

Imaging, Oncology, Science. 22nd May 2000. ICC, Birmingham.
Scaphoid radiographs for injury – is a routine second radiograph always necessary? K Chatoor, N Kumar, U Udeshi

West Midlands Surgical Society, 21st May 1999. New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton.
Endoscopically assisted internal cystogastric stenting in the management of pancreatic pseudocysts. M Sintler, U L Udeshi, P Armitstead

Gyroscan User’s Group Meeting, 11th June 1998. Stratford Manor Hotel.
The pars interarticularis and MRI. U L Udeshi, D Reeves.

BMUS 27th Annual Scientific Meeting, 5-7th December 1995, Torquay
Post-natal outcome of prenatally detected mild fetal pelvicalyceal dilatation . Udeshi U.L.; Sowerby T.; Cope D.; Tristram L.; Brady T.
European Journal of Ultrasound, Volume 3, Number 3, July 1996 , pp. 21-21(1) Elsevier

West Midlands Association of Radiologists, Autumn Scientific Meeting 9th November 1990, Kidderminster General Hospital.
Osteochondritis dissecans of concave articular surfaces? U L Udeshi

West Midlands Association of Radiologists, Spring Scientific Meeting 16th May 1988, Sandwell Post-graduate Centre.
The pars interarticularis and MRI. U L Udeshi, D Reeves.

West Midlands Association of Radiologists, Autumn Scientific Meeting 12th November 1987, Dudley Road Hospital
A specific small bowel enema appearance in non-responsive celiac disease. U L Udeshi, J R Ferrando.
British Society of Gastroenterology, 15-18 September 1987. London.
Specific small bowel enema appearance in non-responsive celiac disease. N Mike, U Udeshi, J Ferrando, P Asquith

British Medical Ultrasound Society, 19th Annual Meeting. 8 – 10 December 1987.
Post partum pleural effusion. U L Udeshi, J M McHugo, J Selwyn Crawford.

Radiology and Oncology, 18-20 May 1992. Birmingham.
A protocol for radiological investigation of the renal tract: 1 year on. U L Udeshi

Rontgen Centenary Congress, Birmingham 1995.
The history of radiology – as illustrated by the postage stamp. U L Udeshi, M K Davies

Royal College of Radiologists Autumn Scientific Meeting 2006
A re-audit of TRUS Biopsy. M Krueger, B Miller, S Lim, U Udeshi. Worcestershire Royal Hospital

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust Conference, ‘Cancer – Who Cares?’ 22nd September 2006
Transformation of a Prostate Biopsy Service. U Udeshi, K Palmer
Dr P S Kar MRCPDr G D Summers FRCPDr U L Udeshi FRCR (2006, Feb. 5

DM Rosewarne, City Hospital, Birmingham, UK and U Udeshi, Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Worcester, UK (2008, Oct 23).
Spontaneous pneumomediastium following an alcoholic binge, {Online}.
  • rcr
  • bcu
  • cobalt
  • hcsa
  • university-of-birmingham
  • rsna