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Dr. Arvind K Chaturvedi

Radiology And Imaging

Chair Emeritus Radiology and Interventional Oncology

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A pioneer in interventional radiology in India, Dr Chaturvedi is currently the Chair of the Department of Radiology and Interventional Oncology at the Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre. He has been with the Institute since its inception in 1996 and has been a key partner in making the Institute the world class organization it is today. He also served as the Medical Director of the institute from 2006 to 2010.

Dr Chaturvedi has been appointed as the national Subspecialty head for Oncologic Imaging by the Indian Radiological and Imaging Association. He has authored and edited “Imaging protocols and Reporting guidelines” with contributions from a team of national experts.

His expertise in treating liver cancers with Radio Frequency and Microwave ablation is recognized internationally. He currently serves as a Director Member of Asian Society of Tumour Ablation. He was an invited member of Asia Summit Forum on Tumor Ablation in Fukuoka, Japan in 2015, Asian Conference on Tumor Ablation 2017 in Guangzhou in China and ACTA 2018. He has delivered invited guest lectures on R F Ablation at the Zurich University hospital, Switzerland, Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester, New York and The European Society of Hyperthermic Oncology annual meeting. His landmark presentations during RSNA 2004 and 2006 on mediastinal biopsies using an innovative suprasternal approach have been some of the highlights of his career. His path breaking original research presentation on intra parenchymal hydrodissection to optimize RFA in the liver delivered during European Congress of Radiology 2016 and at Onco Imaging and Intervention conference at MDACC (Houston) in 2018 has drawn international attention.

A British Council Fellow from Bristol University, England, Dr Chaturvedi has been appointed an international expert by IAEA, Vienna in the field of oncological imaging. He has been conferred with “Distinguished Service Award” by IRIA (Delhi). He has been a visiting professor to the University of Rochester, New York, USA and is a life member of the Radiological Society of North America.

He is a recipient of Roengen Oration and Gold medal, has authored over 80 scientific papers, 4 book chapters, and has delivered over 100 guest lectures and orations at meetings in India and abroad. He has been associated with numerous international clinical trials as an expert on clinical imaging. He has been a national and international faculty in a number of scientific meetings in India and abroad. He has travelled and lectured extensively all over the world including USA, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Nepal, Pakistan, UK, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan and China.

A keen educator Dr Chaturvedi directs an international fellowship program in Oncological Radiology at his institute. Many overseas radiologists have completed their fellowship training under his guidance. He is an advisory board member of “Global Focus on Cancer”, New York. He originally acquired his medical education at the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune and initiated his career in the Army Medical Core in the Armed Forces.

Dr Chaturvedi has been awarded the Scroll of Honour for his distinguished services with the institute. His current interests include radiofrequency and microwave ablation of tumours, Body Imaging and optimizing healthcare delivery.

Specialized Areas

  • Oncology imaging and Intervention
  • Interventional Oncology
    • RF and Microwave ablation of tumors (liver, lung, kidney, bone, soft tissue etc)
    • Hydrodissection techniques
    • Neurolytic blocks for palliation in cancer (Celiac block, Hypogastric block)
    • Image guided biopsies (Mediastinum, Lung, Retroperitoneum etc)
    • Breast Imaging, Breast biopsy procedures including Vacuum Assisted biopsy (VABB)

Educational Background

  • Visiting Fellowship in Abdominal Imaging, Stanford Medical Centre, Stanford University, USA (2003)
  • British Council Fellow (MRI, CT & Interventional procedures) Bristol University, England (1992)
  • MD, Armed Forces Medical College, University of Pune (1980)
  • MBBS, Armed Forces Medical College, University of Pune (1971)


  • 1996 onwards – RGCI&RC, Delhi
  • 2012- HIFU workshop , Chongqing Medical University, Peoples Republic of China
  • 2010- PET CT and molecular imaging course at Las Vegas, Stanford University, USA
  • 2009- RF Ablation in oncology (Master class certification), Chang Gung University, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2008- Annual teaching course, International cancer imaging society, Bath, England
  • 2007- Annual teaching course, International cancer imaging society, Brugges, Belgium
  • 2005- PET-CT course at Las Vegas, by Educational symposia, Florida, USA
  • 2003- Advanced topics in MDCT and CT angiography at Lake Tahoe, Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • 1996- Mammography and Steriotactic       Procedures, Charing     Cross Hospital, London, UK.
  • 1984- 1985 – Oncology Imaging, Tata Memorial Hospital, Bombay
  • 1981- 1994 – Specialist in Radiology at various Military hospitals (Graded and Classified by the Armed Forces Committee)

Professional Journey


  • Organizing Chairman (Concept, planning and execution) of First Annual International Conference of the Society of Oncologic Imaging India (February 2019, New Delhi, India)
  • National Subspecialty head, Oncologic Imaging, IRIA
  • Director Member, Asian Society of Tumor Ablation, Japan
  • Member Editorial Board, American Journal of Interventional Radiology, USA
  • Member Editorial Board, Clinical and Molecular Hepatology, South Korea, 2016
  • Faculty for Oncology Imaging Course conducted by European Society of Oncologic Imaging, Dubrovnik, Croatia (2019)
  • International expert in Oncological Radiology by IAEA, Vienna to conduct training workshop at Johor Bahru, Malaysia in collaboration with Ministry of Health, Malaysia, January 2014
  • Visiting professor to the University of Rochester, New York, (2006)
  • Principal Scientific Investigator, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria (Project on Breast Cancer). 2012-2016
  • Principal Investigator, Imaging Biobank in cancer, Dept. of Biotechnology, (Ongoing)
  • Invited by National Cancer Institute, Ministry of Health, Malaysia to conduct training course in Oncological Radiology, Malaysia, May 2014
  • Appointed reviewer for International Journal of Hyperthermia, Duke University, USA, 2015
  • Delivered invited guest lecture on RF Ablation at the European Society of Hyperthermic Oncology, Zurich, June 2015
  • Appointed international expert by IAEA Vienna to conduct lecture programs in cancer staging in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and Kuching (Borneo), August 2015 in collaboration with Ministry of Health, Malaysia
  • Chair, Fellowship program in Interventional Radiology and Oncological radiology at RGCIRC,
  • Program Director, short term training program in radiology (Indian College of Radiology).
  • Course director, Oncological Radiology, National Cancer Institute, Malaysia, 2014
  • Member, Asian Summit Forum (Asian Conference on Tumor Ablation 2015, Fukuoka, Japan)
  • Member of organizing committee. Indian Cancer Congress. November 2013. Conducted Oncology Imaging program, workshop and WCIO participation.
  • Organizing Chairman. Current concepts in Breast Imaging, New Delhi, September 2013.
  • Scientific research presentations (RSNA 2004 and RSNA 2006, Chicago, USA) (Mediastinal biopsies from suprasternal route) at Radiological Society of North America annual meetings, Chicago, USA
  • Scientific research presentation (ECR 2016, Vienna, Austria) (Intra parenchymal Hydrodissection in RF Ablation of liver) during Annual meeting of European Society of Radiology
  • Guest lecture (Pitfalls in Breast imaging techniques) at 2nd Asian Breast Cancer Congress, Bangalore, Feb 2010
  • Guest lecture (Lung cancer imaging) at Aalst, Belgium, 2006
  • Guest lecture (RF Ablation in oncology) at University of Zurich, Switzerland, June 2009
  • Guest lectures (Oncologic imaging) at International Oncology Conference, Islamabad, 2004
  • Guest lecture (RF Ablation in liver) at SAARC oncology conference, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2003
  • National faculty and invited guest speaker, Indian Radiological and Imaging Association annual convention (Hyderabad 2004, Agra 2005, Chennai 2006, Mumbai 2007, Patna 2009, Ahmadabad 2010, New Delhi 2011, Hyderabad 2012, Bhubaneswar 2016).
  • Member, editorial board “Clinical MRI” and “Developments in magnetic resonance” (publications from Bristol, England), 1992-2000.
  • Member, Editorial Board, IJRI, 1987-1990
  • Reviewer for Cancer Epidemiology, 2012.
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Hyperthermia, Duke University, USA, 2015
  • Participated in World conference on Interventional Oncology at Boston, USA, 2016
  • Chairman Safety Review Committee, RGCI&RC, India
  • Member, Management committee, RGCI&RC, India
  • Member, Advisory Board, Waterfalls Institute of Technology Transfer, India


  • Awarded “Scroll of Honor” by Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute, October 2014
  • Awarded “Distinguished Service Award” by IRIA (Delhi), March 2014
  • Awarded Roentgen Oration, citation and Gold medal at IRIA annual state convention at Hyderabad on 13th October, 2012
  • Awarded Hemalata Oration and citation (Evolving concepts in cancer care) at the 3rd International Symposium on Translational Cancer Research organized by University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center at Bhubaneswar on 19th December, 2009
  • Awarded Sultan of Oman’s commendation medal for exceptional meritorious overseas service, overseas deputation by Armed Forces, Oman (1974-1977)


  • Papers published: 84
  • Book Chapters: 4
  • Guest lectures and orations: 127
  • (Key lecture topics include Changing concepts in oncology, Ablative therapies in cancer, Celiac blocks, Lung cancer, Interventional oncology, Breast Imaging, Tumor response assessment, PET-CT and Medico-legal issues)


  • Founder and President, Society of Oncologic Imaging India
  • President, Indian Society of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (Delhi State)
  • Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Chicago (Member since 2001)
  • European Society of Radiology (ESR), Vienna (Member since 2008)
  • Indian Radiological & Imaging Association, New Delhi
  • Breast Imaging Society of India, New Delhi
  • Founder member, Oncology Forum, New Delhi
  • Advisory board member, Global Focus on Cancer, New York.

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