• Dr Rowland Illing DM MRCS FRCR
    Consultant Interventional Radiologist

    • Dr Rowland Illing

      Areas of Expertise:
      Interventional Radiology

      Speciality Interests:
      Solid Tumour Ablation, Image Guided Biopsy

      Rowland Illing is a consultant Interventional Radiologist and Director of the Interventional Oncology Service at University College Hospital, London. He is also an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in the Division of Surgery and Interventional Science in University College London (UCL).

      He graduated from Cambridge University and studied postgraduate medicine in Oxford before training in Surgery at the Imperial College Hospitals and gaining membership of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2001. He undertook a higher research degree in Oxford University into image-guided cancer therapy, using high-intensity focused ultrasound to destroy liver and kidney tumours. After a further year of research into image-guided prostate therapy with Professor Mark Emberton in UCL he went on to formally train in imaging, becoming a fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists in 2009. His passion for image-guided therapy for cancer led him to develop the Interventional Oncology Service at University College Hospital, where he treats a variety of solid tumour deposits using microwave, radiofrequency, laser and cryoablation.

      Rowland is a member of the Interventional Radiology National Clinical Reference Group for the NHS Commissioning Board.

      Outside of work Rowland enjoys music and playing in a band, snowboarding and spending time with his family.


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      Research interests:

      Rowland maintains an active research interest in the evaluation of new, minimally invasive technology and has established the Foundation for Interventional Oncology Research, part of University College Hospital Charitable Trust. He has written over thirty papers in peer-reviewed journals and given over sixty international presentations.

      Rowland works closely with the UCL Centre for Medical Imaging and the minimally invasive prostate intervention group (MIPI). Research fields include high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) and MRI-guided intervention.

      Recent Publications

      Selected publications:

      • Leslie T, Ritchie R, Illing RO, ter Haar GR, Phillips R, Middleton M, Wu F, Cranston D. High Intensity Focused Ultrasound treatment of liver tumours: post treatment MRI correlates well with intra-operative estimates of treatment volume. BJR, 2012; in press
      • Illing RO, Gillams A. Thermal ablation for palliation of malignant disease. Clinical Oncology, 2010;22(9):781-784
      • Illing RO, Ingham Clark C, Allum C. Provision of Interventional Radiology (IR) out-of-hours services in the London Strategic Health Authority (SHA). Clinical Radiology 2010;65:298-302

      Member of:

      • General Medical Council
      • Royal College of Radiologists
      • Royal College of Surgeons of England
      • British Association of Urological Surgeons

      Private Outpatient Clinics:

      Tuesday – PM, Friday – AM 

      Services that this consultant provides: