Dr Zahir Amin

Dr Zahir AminTel: 020 3447 9070
Email: zahir.amin@nhs.net

University College Hospital

Radiology (imaging)

Professional background

Trained in Radiology at UCH/Middlesex. 

1994 MD thesis on Image guided liver tumour laser ablation. 

1996-2002 Consultant Radiologist at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. Abdominal and GI/Luminal imaging, and set up Endoscopic Ultrasound service.  Since 2002, Consultant Radiologist at UCH. Lead Radiologist for HPB and Abdominal Sarcoma Imaging.  

Editorial Board for British Journal of Radiology and E-medicine.com  Lecture on HPB imaging, GI stromal tumours, US/MRI Crohn's disease, Endoscopic Ultrasound.

Research interests

  • Hepatobiliary and pancreatic imaging and intervention. 
  • Abdominal and GI imaging.
  • Abdominal sarcomas. 
  • Abdominal biopsies and drains, radiological gastrostomies.


Book Chapters:  Z Amin. Pancreas. Clinical Ultrasound 3rd edition. Edited by Allan, Weston & Baxter. Elsevier (in press, 2010). 

Z Amin & R Reznek. Peritoneal Metastases. Imaging in Oncology 3rd edition. Edited by R Reznek & J Husband. Taylor & Francis (in press, 2010). 

Z Amin. Cholangiocarcinoma: Diagnosis and Staging. R-ITI RCR e-learning. 2006. 

Papers:  NI Church, SP Pereira, MG Deheragoda, N Sandanayake, Z Amin, WR Lees, A Gillams, M Rodriguez-Justo, M Novelli, EW Seward, ARW Hatfield, GJM Webster.

Autoimmune pancreatitis: clinical and radiological features and objective response to steroid therapy in a UK series. Am J Gastroenterol. 2007;102(11):2417-25.  Z Amin, B Theis, RC Russell, C House, M Novelli, WR Lees.

Diagnosing pancreatic cancer: the role of percutaneous biopsy and CT. Clinical Radiology 2006; 61(12): 996-1002.  J Hague, Z Amin.

Focal pancreatic lesion: can a neoplasm be confidently excluded? BJR 2006; 79: 627-9.  U Dave, AD Williams, JA Wilson, Z Amin, et al.

Endoscopic MRI in esophageal cancer staging: A pilot study. Radiology 2004; 230: 281-6.  YM Miao, DM Koh, Z Amin, JC Healy, RJS Chinn, R Zeegen, D Westaby.

Ultrasound and MRI assessment of active bowel segments in Crohn’s disease. Clinical Radiology 2002; 57: 913-18.  YM Miao, DM Koh, RJS Chinn, Z Amin, R Zeegen, D Westaby, JC Healy.

MR imaging evaluation of the activity of Crohn’s disease. AJR 2001; 177(6): 1325-32.  YM Miao, Z Amin, J Healy, P Burn, N Murugan, D Westaby, TG Allen-Mersh.

A prospective single center study comparing CT pneumocolon against colonoscopy in the detection of colorectal neoplasms. Gut 2000; 47(6): 832-7.

GMC/GDC number: 3165852