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Cotswold Diagnostic Clinic Specialist Mobile Musculoskeletal Radiology Service Diagnosis & Treatment of Orthopaedic, Spinal, Rheumatological & Sports Conditions
Dr Russell Young Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist
Specialist in Orthopaedic & Sports Radiology MBChB, BSc (Hons), MRCP, FRCR; Director and Owner of the Cotswold Diagnostic Clinic

I first became interested in Radiology whilst observing CT scanning on a surgical elective in Canada.  I worked as a clinician in the UK and Australia, before returning to the UK to start training in Radiology.  I developed an interest in musculoskeletal radiology early on, which complemented my sporting interests.  After completing a specialist musculoskeletal radiology fellowship at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford, I worked as a consultant radiologist at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon, which has excellent orthopaedic and radiology departments. 

More recently I have also been working in Cirencester and Oxford, and for GP Care throughout Gloucestershire.  Whilst working for GP Care, many patients commented that they liked having ultrasound scans more locally.  This gave me the idea of trying to provide a more local and personal ultrasound scan service.  I also report MRI and CT scans, which can be arranged via Cobalt Health in Cheltenham, on request from your local health professional.

  • MRI scan reporting - specialist in orthopaedic, sports, spinal & rheumatological conditions, & traumatic brain injury in contact sports.
  • Diagnostic ultrasound of muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, nerves, and soft tissues, including hernias and lumps and bumps.
  • Other ultrasound types - abdominal, neck/thyroid, deep veins & testes.
  • Ultrasound guided diagnostic and therapeutic injections of tendon sheaths, bursae, joints, nerves, trigger points, and soft tissues
  • Ultrasound guided high volume injections for frozen shoulder and tendinopathy.
  • Fluoroscopic guided spinal nerve root blocks, facet joint injections, and rhizolysis.
  • Radiology and referral advice for all health care professionals
A medicolegal musculoskeletal MRI reporting service is also available.  Dr Young can provide expert witness reports for all types of musculoskeletal injuries and negligence, including spinal conditions, and is on the medical advisory board for safe MMA.

Specialist Training
Severn Deanery Radiology Training Rotation

Sub-specialist Training
Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford

Professional Memberships
General Medical Council
Fellow of Royal College of Radiologists
British Society of Skeletal Radiology
British Patellofemoral Society

Sporting Interests
Experienced runner over 25 years (up to marathon distance)
Triathlon, experienced off-piste skier, hockey, rugby, squash