Catherine Owens

Catherine M. Owens - Radiology
Dr Catherine M. Owens is a Consultant Radiologist and Reader at the University College London (UCL). She has worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) since 1996.

Recent publications

Post-mortem MRI versus conventional autopsy in fetuses and children: a prospective validation study
Thayyil S, Sebire NJ, Chitty LS, Wade A, Chong W, Olsen O, Gunny RS, Offiah AC, Owens CM, Saunders DE, Scott RJ, Jones R, Norman W, Addison S, Bainbridge A, Cady EB, Vita ED, Robertson NJ, Taylor AM; for the MARIAS collaborative group.
Lancet. 2013 May 16

Pediatric computed tomography imaging guideline
Young C, Owens CM.
Acta Radiol. 2013 Feb 23

MRI of the wrist in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: erosions or normal variants? A prospective case-control study
Ording Muller LS, Boavida P, Avenarius D, Damasio B, Eldevik OP, Malattia C, Lambot-Juhan K, Tanturri L, Owens CM, Rosendahl K.
Pediatr Radiol. 2013 Jul

Paediatric multi-detector row chest CT: what you really need to know
Young C, Xie C, Owens CM
Insights Imaging. 2012 Jun

Lung Clearance Index and HRCT are complementary markers of lung abnormalities in young children with CF
Owens CM, Aurora P, Stanojevic S, Bush A, Wade A, Oliver C, Calder A, Price J, Carr SB, Shankar A, Stocks J; London Cystic Fibrosis Collaboration.
Thorax. 2011 Jun

Paediatric cardiac computed tomography: a review of imaging techniques and radiation dose consideration
Young C, Taylor AM, Owens CM.
Eur Radiol. 2011 Mar


  • cardiorespiratory radiology

  • radiology in cystic fibrosis

  • computed tomography and radiology in immunocompromised patients


  • Bachelor of Science Hons. (Pharmacology 1982)

  • MBBS 1984 St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical School (University of London)

  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians 1987

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists in 1992

Dr Owens was Chief Fellow in Paediatric Radiology at the Sick Children’s Hospital in Toronto in 1993/1994.

She was then appointed as Consultant Pediatric Radiologist at St Mary's Hospital where she worked until 1998. She began working part-time at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in 1996 becoming a full-time Consultant Paediatric Radiologist in 1999.

She has held many national and international leadership posts including:

  • European Society of Radiology lead for paediatric CT radiation protection 2010-2014

  • President of the International Paediatric Radiology (Congress 2011)

  • Treasurer European Society of Radiology 2003-2008

  • General Secretary of European Society of Radiology 2008-2013

She is an honorary member of the American Society for Paediatric Radiology (awarded 2011) and co-founder of the World Federation of Paediatric Imaging.

Research Interests

Dr Owens was appointed as Reader UCL in 2008 and has written more than a hundred peer reviewed articles and over 20 chapters focussing on cardiothoracic CT, radiation protection in CT and radiology in the immunocompromised patients and in Cystic Fibrosis.

She has lectured at over 150 national and international congresses and supervised higher degrees and diplomas, acting as liaison/host for the European School of Radiology fellowships and has held grants in excess of £5 million.



Telephone: 020 705 9200 (ext 8500)