Professional background

Dr Steve Bandula is a consultant interventional radiologist and leads the Interventional Oncology Service at UCLH.

He graduated from Cambridge University and completed surgical training, gaining membership of the Royal College of surgeons in 2005. After specialising in imaging and becoming a fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists, he was awarded an NIHR Doctoral Research fellowship to develop diagnostic imaging in heart and liver disease.

Dr Bandula is a specialist in image-guided cancer therapy, and treats a variety of tumour types using microwave, radiofrequency and cryoablation. His research interests include the development and clinical translation of novel minimally invasive cancer therapies.

Dr Bandula also runs the Foundation for Interventional Oncology Research (FOIR) - part of University College Hospital Charitable Trust.

Research interests

  • Image-guided tissue targeting
  • Development and clinical translation of novel minimally invasive cancer therapies
  • Non-invasive extracellular volume quantification
  • Oncological imaging


  • Seager M, Kumar S, Lim E, Munneke G, Bandula S, Walkden M. Renal cryoablation - a practical guide for interventional radiologists. Br J Radiol. 2020 Sep 22:20200854. doi: 10.1259/bjr.20200854. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32960674.
  • Davidson B, Gurusamy K, Corrigan N, Croft J, Ruddock S, Pullan A, Brown J, Twiddy M, Birtwistle J, Morris S, Woodward N, Bandula S, Hochhauser D, Prasad R, Olde Damink S, Coolson M, Laarhoven KV, de Wilt JH. Liver resection surgery compared with thermal ablation in high surgical risk patients with colorectal liver metastases: the LAVA international RCT. Health Technol Assess. 2020 Apr;24(21):1-38. doi: 10.3310/hta24210. PMID: 32370822; PMCID: PMC7232132.
  • Lim E, Kumar S, Seager M, Modi S, Mandal I, Neves JB, Jones S, Tran MGB, Munneke G, Bandula S, Walkden M. Outcomes of Renal Tumors Treated by Image-Guided Percutaneous Cryoablation: Immediate and 3- and 5-Year Outcomes at a Regional Center. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2020 Jul;215(1):242-247. doi: 10.2214/AJR.19.22213. Epub 2020 Apr 14. PMID: 32286877.
  • Mandal I, Minocha A, Yeung J, Bandula S, Rabouhans J. Interventional radiology training: a comparison of 5 English-speaking countries. Br J Radiol. 2020 Jan;93(1105):20190340. doi: 10.1259/bjr.20190340. Epub 2019 Oct 23. PMID: 31596121; PMCID: PMC6948082.
  • Beaton L, Tregidgo HFJ, Znati SA, Forsyth S, Clarkson MJ, Bandula S, Chouhan M, Lowe HL, Zaw Thin M, Hague J, Sharma D, Pollok JM, Davidson BR, Raja J, Munneke G, Stuckey DJ, Bascal ZA, Wilde PE, Cooper S, Ryan S, Czuczman P, Boucher E, Hartley JA, Lewis AL, Jansen M, Meyer T, Sharma RA. VEROnA Protocol: A Pilot, Open-Label, Single-Arm, Phase 0, Window-of-Opportunity Study of Vandetanib-Eluting Radiopaque Embolic Beads (BTG-002814) in Patients With Resectable Liver Malignancies. JMIR Res Protoc. 2019 Oct 2;8(10):e13696. doi: 10.2196/13696. PMID: 31579027; PMCID: PMC6777276.
  • Neves JB, Cullen D, Grant L, Walkden M, Bandula S, Patki P, Barod R, Mumtaz F, Aitchison M, Pizzo E, Ranieri V, Williams N, Wildgoose W, Gurusamy K, Emberton M, Bex A, Tran MGB. Protocol for a feasibility study of a cohort embedded randomised controlled trial comparing NEphron Sparing Treatment (NEST) for small renal masses. BMJ Open. 2019 Jun 11;9(6):e030965. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-030965. PMID: 31189686; PMCID: PMC6577353.
  • Jawad S, Morley S, Otero S, Beale T, Bandula S. Ultrasound-guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of benign symptomatic thyroid nodules - initial UK experience. Br J Radiol. 2019 Jun;92(1098):20190026. doi: 10.1259/bjr.20190026. Epub 2019 May 14. PMID: 31084496; PMCID: PMC6592080.
  • Siriwardana PN, Singh S, Johnston EW, Watkins J, Bandula S, Illing RO, Davidson BR. Effect of Hepatic Perfusion on Microwave Ablation Zones in an Ex Vivo Porcine Liver Model. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2016 Jun 4. pii: S1051-0443(16)00399-7
  • Singh S, Siriwardana PN, Johnston EW, Bandula S, Davidson BR, Illing RO. Perivascular parenchymal extension of the ablation zone following liver microwave ablation. BMJ Case Rep. 2016 Mar 31;2016. pii: bcr2015212871
  • Egashira Y, Singh S, Bandula S, Illing R. Percutaneous High-Energy Microwave Ablation for the Treatment of Pulmonary Tumors: A Retrospective Single-Center Experience. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2016 Apr;27(4):474-9
  • Bandula S, Magdeldin T, Stevens N, Yeung J, Moon JC, Taylor SA, Cheema U, Punwani S. Initial validation of equilibrium contrast imaging for extracellular volume quantification using a three-dimensional engineered tissue model. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2016 May;43(5):1224-9. doi: 10.1002/jmri.25066
  • Martyn E, Marks M, Edwards S, Bandula S, Gupta-Wright A, Morris-Jones S, Moore DA. Fever and weight loss in a patient with HIV. Lancet. 2015 Aug 22;386(9995):e8.
  • Treibel TA, Bandula S, Fontana M, White SK, Gilbertson JA, Herrey AS, Gillmore JD, Punwani S, Hawkins PN, Taylor SA, Moon JC. Extracellular volume quantification by dynamic equilibrium cardiac computed tomography in cardiac amyloidosis. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2015 Nov-Dec;9(6):585-92. doi: 10.1016/j.jcct.2015.07.001
  • Bandula S, Punwani S, Rosenberg WM, Jalan R, Hall AR, Dhillon A, Moon JC, Taylor SA. Equilibrium contrast-enhanced CT imaging to evaluate hepatic fibrosis: initial validation by comparison with histopathologic sampling. Radiology. 2015 Apr;275(1):136-43. doi: 10.1148/radiol.14141435
  • Bandula S, White SK, Flett AS, Lawrence D, Pugliese F, Ashworth MT, Punwani S, Taylor SA, Moon JC. Measurement of myocardial extracellular volume fraction by using equilibrium contrast-enhanced CT: validation against histologic findings. Radiology. 2013 Nov;269(2):396-403