Professional background

Leon Menezes is consultant radiologist and nuclear medicine physician at UCL Hospitals.

Leon read physiology and medicine at Oxford, demonstrated Anatomy at Guy’s Hospital, and trained in General Medicine on the Royal Free rotation, in clinical radiology at Guy’s & St. Thomas’, and in nuclear medicine at UCLH. He was previously the European Society of Radiology fellow in Cardiac Imaging at La Sapienza, Rome.

His clinical interests are cardiovascular and oncological imaging.


Research interests

Imaging of atherosclerosis


Investigating Vulnerable Atheroma Using Combined 18F-FDG-PET/CT Angiography of Carotid Plaque with Immunohistochemical Validation. LJ Menezes, CW Kotze, O Agu, T Richards, J Brookes, VJ Goh, M Rodriguez-Justo, R Endozo, R Harvey, SW Yusuf, PJ Ell, AM Groves. Journal of Nuclear Medicine 2011 52: 1698-703

What is the Natural History of 18F-FDG Uptake in Arterial Atheroma on PET/CT? Implications for Imaging the Vulnerable Plaque. LJ Menezes, IA Kayani, S Ben-Haim, BF Hutton, PJ Ell, AM Groves. Atherosclerosis 2010; 211(1):1360-40 Vascular Inflammation Imaging with 18F-FDG PET/CT:

When to image? LJ Menezes, CW Kotze, BF Hutton, R Endozo, JC Dickson, ID Cullum, SW Yusuf, PJ Ell, AM Groves. Journal of Nuclear Medicine 2009; 50(6): 854-7