Professional background

Mr Joel Naftalin works as a consultant gynaecologist primarily based in the gynaecology diagnostic and outpatient treatment unit and the early pregnancy unit.

Research interests

  • Ultrasound
  • Benign gynaecology
  • Early pregnancy


Naftalin J, Hoo W, Nunes N, Holland T, Mavrelos D, Jurkovic D. The association between ultrasound features of adenomyosis and menstrual pain. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2015 Oct 25. doi: 10.1002/uog.15798

Naftalin J, Bewley S. Mandatory reporting of FGM. Br J Gen Pract 2015 Sep;65(638):450-1

Nunes N, Ambler, G, Foo X, Naftalin J, Widschwendter M, Jurkovic D. Use of the IOTA Simple Rules for the diagnosis of ovarian cancer: a Meta-Analysis. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2014 Nov;44(5):503-14

Naftalin J, Hoo W, Pateman K, Mavrelos D, Foo X, Jurkovic D. Is adenomyosis associated with menorrhagia? Hum Reprod 2014 Mar;29(3):473-9

Nunes N, Ambler G, Hoo WL, Naftalin J, Foo X, Widschwendter M, Jurkovic D. A Prospective Validation of the IOTA Logistic Regression Models (LR1 and LR2) in Comparison to Subjective Pattern Recognition for the Diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer. Int J Gynecol Cancer 2013 Nov;23(9):1583-9

Pateman K, Mavrelos D, Hoo WL, Holland T, Naftalin J, Jurkovic D. Visualization of ureters on standard gynecological transvaginal scan: a feasibility study. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2013 Jun;41(6):696-701

Naftalin J, Hoo W, Pateman K, Mavrelos D, Holland T, Jurkovic D. How common is adenomyosis? A prospective study of prevalence using transvaginal ultrasound in a gynaecology clinic. Hum Reprod 2012;27(12);3432-9

Nunes N, Yazbek J, Ambler G, Hoo W, Naftalin J, Jurkovic D. Prospective evaluation of the IOTA logistic regression model LR2 for the diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2012 Sep;40(3):355-9

Naftalin J, Hoo W, Nunes N, Mavrelos D, Nicks H, Jurkovic D. Inter- and intraobserver variability in three-dimensional ultrasound assessment of the endometrial-myometrial junction and factors affecting its visualization. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2012 May;39(5):587-91

Naftalin J, Nunes N, Hoo W, Arora R, Jurkovic D. Endometrial cancer and ultrasound: why measuring endometrial thickness is sometimes not enough. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2012 Jan;39(1):106-9

Mavrelos D, Naftalin J, Hoo W, Ben-Nagi J, Holland T, Jurkovic D. Preoperative assessment of submucous fibroids by three-dimensional saline contrast sonohysterography. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2011 Sep;38(3):350-4

Ben-Nagi J, Miell J, Mavrelos D, Naftalin J, Lee C, Jurkovic D. Endometrial implantation factors in women with submucous uterine fibroids. Reprod Biomed Online 2010 Nov;21(5):610-5

Mavrelos D, Ben-Nagi J, Holland T, Hoo W, Naftalin J, Jurkovic D. The natural history of fibroids. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2010 Feb;35(2):238-42

Naftalin J, Jurkovic D. The endometrial-myometrial junction: a fresh look at a busy crossing. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2009 Jul;34(1):1-11

Regan FA, Naftalin J, Springer V, Paterson-Brown S. Is the recommended minimum dose of anti-D adequate considering the rise in obesity? Transfus Med 2008 Aug;18(4):266-8

Naftalin J, Paterson-Brown S. A pilot study exploring the impact of maternal age and raised body mass index on caesarean section rates. J Obstet Gynaecol 2008 May;28(4):394-7

Saha P, Morewood T, Naftalin J, Hopkins S. Acute abdomen in a healthy woman: primary peritonitis due to group A streptococcus. J Obstet Gynaecol 2006 Oct;26(7):700-1

Naftalin J, Kadir R.J. Life-threatening menorrhagia secondary to Factor VII deficiency and leiomyomata. J Obstet Gynaecol 2006 Jul;26(5):479-80 

Chu J, Devall A, Beeson L, Hardy P, Cheed V, Sun Y, Roberts TE, Ogwulw C, Williams E, Jones L, La Fontaine Papadopoulos J, Bender-Atik R, Brewin J, Hinshaw K, Choudhary M, Ahmed A, Naftalin J, Nunes N, Oliver A, Izzat F, Bhatia K, Hassan I, Jeve Y, Hamilton J, Deb S, Bottomley C, Ross J, Watkins L, Underwood M, Cheong Y, Kumar C, Gupta P, Small R, Pringle S, Hodge F, Shahid A, Gallos I, Horne A, Quenby S, Coomarasamy A. Mifepristone and misoprostol versus misoprostol alone for the management of missed miscarriage (MifeMiso):a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet Aug 2020

Naftalin J, Bean E, Saridogan E, Barton-Smith P, Arora R, Jurkovic D. Imaging in gynecological disease: clinical and ultrasound characteristics of accessory cavitated uterine malformations. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Aug 2020

Bean E, Cutner A, Saridogan E, Wong M, Naftalin J, Jurkovic D. Hemoperitoneum as a precursor of deep pelvic endometriosis: prospective cohort study. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2019 Sep;54(3):389-94

Bean E, Naftalin J, Jurkovic D. How to assess the ureters during pelvic ultrasound. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2019 Jun;53(6):729-733

Ghosh S, Naftalin J, Imrie R, Hoo W. Natural History of uterine fibroids: A radiological perspective. Curr Obstet Gynecol Rep 2018;7(3):117-121

Nunes N, Ambler G, Foo X, Naftalin J, Deredelis G, Widschwendter M, Jurkovic D. Comparison of two protocols for the management of asymptomatic postmenopausal women with adnexal tumours – a randomised controlled trial of RMI/RCOG vs Simple Rules. Br J Cancer 2017 Feb 28;116(5):584-91