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Dr Musa Kaleem

Consultant Paediatric Radiologist



Special Interests:

Neonatal and Children’s Imaging


Dr Kaleem qualified from Pakistan in 1998 before undertaking post-graduate training in Paediatric Medicine in Surrey and Wales. He took up a career in radiology in 2001 and completed his training in diagnostic Radiology in Merseyside. His was a Fellow in Paediatric Radiology at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital between September 2005 and August 2006. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists and a Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London. Dr Kaleem was appointed in his current role as a consultant Paediatric Radiologist in January 2007. He practices all areas of diagnostic imaging in children including contrast studies, ultrasound, CT, MRI and radio-nuclide imaging.


  1. Musculoskeletal (imaging of bone and soft tissue diseases  including MRI)
  2. Neonatal (imaging of newborn babies) including ultrasound and contrast studies
  3. Non-accidental injuries (imaging of suspected cases of child abuse, preparing reports for the police and social services and providing expert opinion and legal evidence in the Court of Law)
  4. Oncological (imaging of malignant disease and its complications in children)
  5. Endorcine (imaging for disorders of sexual differentiation- DSD)
  6. Bowel MRI (imaging of small bowel using MRI scanning)
  7. Cardiac CT (diagnosing complex heart diseases in children using CT scanning)
  8. Botulinum injection therapy for tight muscles and excessive oral secretions in mentally handicapped children using ultrasound guidance



Dr Kaleem has a keen interest in education and training.  As an Educational Supervisor for Manchester radiology trainees, he is actively involved in postgraduate teaching, training and assessments.

His current research interests include: use of the new ultrasound technique called "Elastography" to provide new clinical answers; causation and evolution of intracranial injuries in cases of child abuse

Most recent peer-reviewed publications:

Imaging of torticollis in children (Radiographics 2012; 32:557-571)

Non-accidental Head Injury features on serial neuro-imaging with an emphasis on the causation of low density subdural collections (Poster presentation; European Society of Pediatric Radiology Meeting (due in Athen, May 2012)