Specialisation: musculoskeletal radiologist, joint intervention, and soft tissue injuries.
Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist and Director at St Luke’s Radiology Oxford Ltd
Teaching Associate and Student Advisor at Green Templeton College, University of Oxford
Member of the International Skeletal Society
Run MSK US training courses including intervention with St Lukes Radiology
Section editor European Journal of Radiology
Section editor Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
MSK Editor for Acta Scandinavica
Medical Director of Imaging for InHealth
Member of ESSR subcommittees on Ultrasound, Intervention, Sports Imaging.
Diploma in Wine and Spirits
Fellow in Orthopaedic Radiology at Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford
Honorary Consultant at Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford
Consultant Radiologist at the Royal Hospital Haslar, Gosport as a Squadron Leader
In the Royal Air Force (now retired)
Consultant Radiologist at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, and University Hospitals, Birmingham
Involved in the London Olympic Games 2012 organising committee and volunteering
Lead Clinician for Oxford Soft Tissue Injury Clinic
Consultant Radiologist Oxford University Hospitals
Chair of the ESSR Ultrasound Subcommittee
MSc Research in Autologous blood and other injections for Achilles and Patellar tendinosis
Research in Elastography, Ankle Sprains, Shoulder Injections and Rheumatology US.
Awaiting acceptance to do a PhD at Amsterdam University on the treatment of wrist injuries.
Author of over 60 publications on musculoskeletal radiology including:
Dow L, Allen G, Elrington G Letter in the British Medical Journal
“Pyomyositis associated with hepatitis”
Vol 295, 8th Aug 1987, p387
Referred otalgia: an old lesson.
Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1995 Oct;33(5):332-3
Allen GM Multiple Choice questionnaire
Mini-Symposium, Musculoskeletal Health, Imaging Vol 9, No 2, 107-110, 1997.
Allen GM and Wilson DJ Guest Editor for ‘Intervention’ Vol 2, No 2, 1998, 78-79. Interventional Radiology – A review of the practice in the UK and Europe.– “Intervention”
Allen GM and Wilson DJ Ultrasound imaging of superficial soft tissues and tendons
RAD Magazine, 1998, 24,283,19-20
Odoom J, Allen GM and Wilson DJ Response to Local Anaesthetic Injection as a Predictor of Successful Hip Surgery – Clinical Radiology, 54, 7 July 1999 430-433
Allen GM, Tauro PG and Ostlere SJ Proximal patellar tendinosis and abnormalities of patellar tracking– Skeletal Radiology, April 1999, 28 No 4, 220-223.
Allen G, Wilson D. Ultrasound imaging of superficial soft tissues and tendons. RAD Magazine. 19-20. Dec 1998.
Allen GM and Wilson DJ Ultrasound and the Diagnosis of Orthopaedic Disorders – JBJS (B) 81 – 944-51 Nov 1999
Allen GM, Wilson DJ. Ultrasound of the shoulder. European Journal of Ultrasound : Official Journal of the European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. 14(1), 3-9. Oct 2001.
Datta SN. Allen GM, Evans R, Vaughton KC, Lucas MG Urinary tract ultrasonography in the evaluation of haematuria–a report of over 1,000 cases. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England 84 (May 2002) 3 203-5}
Wilson D and Allen G Imaging of children’s hips. Imaging. 14, 179-187. 2002
Allen GM Shoulder Ultrasound Radiology Now Jan 2003
Lhoste-Trouilloud A, Allen GM)French – English Glossary for ultrasound and muscle complaints GEL magazine Juin 2005 Echographie Des Lesions Musculaires Traumatiques. Le Glossaire de Shakespeare. (Agnes Lhoste-Trouilloud, GM Allen)
Allen G, Wilson D, Graham R, Jacob D. [Paediatric musculoskeletal ultrasound.]J Radiol. 2005 Dec;86(12 Pt 2):1924-30. French. PMID: 16308557
Allen GM Bone and joint imaging with an emphasis on US
RAD Magazine, Dec 2005
Allen GM, Wilson DJ The use of Ultrasound in sports imaging – a critical evaluation –European Journal of Radiology 2007 62(1) p79-85
Allen GM Prevalence and diagnostic significance of fluid-fluid levels in soft tissue neoplasms– Clinical Radiology 2007 62(8) p775
Allen GM, Drakonaki EE, Tan M. Dhillon M, Rajnaratnam V
“High resolution ultrasound in the diagnosis of upper limb disorders: A tertiary referral centre experience.” Annals of Plastic Surgery Aug 2008
Shoulder Ultrasound Imaging – integrating anatomy, biomechanics and disease processes – European Journal of Radiology Oct 2008
Drakonaki EE , Allen GM , Wilson DJ
Real time Ultrasound Elastography of the normal Achilles Tendon: Reproducibility and Pattern description. Clinical Radiology Dec 2009
Kelly SM, Brittle N, Allen GM The Value Of Physical Tests For Subacromial Impingement Syndrome: A Study Of Diagnostic Accuracy. Clinical Rehabilitation 2010
Drakonaki EE and Allen GM Bethlem Myodystrophy.Skeletal Radiology April 2010
Old O, Rajaratnam V, Allen G. Traumatic correction of Linburg-Comstock anomaly: a case report. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2010 May;92(4):W1-3
Filer A, de Pablo P, Allen G, Nightingale P, Jordan A, Jobanputra P, Bowman S, Buckley CD, Raza K.
Utility of ultrasound joint counts in the prediction of rheumatoid arthritis in patients with very early synovitis. Ann Rheum Dis. 2011 Mar;70(3):500-7. Epub 2010 Nov 29
Allen G, M Dark T1SE in bone – clinical significance. Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology Vol 15 No 3 June 2011.
Chaudhry, T., G. Allen, et al. (2011). “Post-traumatic false aneurysm in a digital artery of the finger.” Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery 45(4-5): 215-217.
Klauser AS, Tagliafico A, Allen GM, Boutry N, Campbell R, Court-Payen M, Grainger A, Guerini H, McNally E, O’Connor PJ, Ostlere S, Petroons P, Reijnierse M, Sconfienza LM, Silvestri E, Wilson DJ, Martinoli C. Clinical indications for musculoskeletal ultrasound: a Delphi-based consensus paper of the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology.Eur Radiol. 2012 May;22(5):1140-8. Epub 2012 Mar 28.
Wilson D, Allen GM Imaging of the carpal tunnel..Semin Musculoskelet Radiol. 2012 Apr;16(2):137-45. Epub 2012 May 30. Review
Allen G, Wilson D. Ultrasound of the upper limb: when to use it in athletes. Semin Musculoskelet Radiol. 2012 Sep;16(4):280-5. doi: 10.1055/s-0032-1327002. Epub 2012 Oct 9
Drakonaki EE, Allen GM, Wilson DJ Ultrasound elastography for musculoskeletal applications.. Br J Radiol. 2012 Nov;85(1019):1435-45. doi: 10.1259/bjr/93042867
Drakonaki E, Allen GM and Watura R Ultrasound guided Intervention in the ankle and foot Br J Radiol Jan 2016
DeDea M, Loizou C L, Allen G M, Wilson DJ, Athanasou N, Yoshinobu U, Cooke P, Cosker T. Talonavicular ligament: prevalence of injury in ankle sprains, histological analysis and hypothesis of its biomechanical function. BJR 2017 90 1071-1079
Ilfita Sahbudin, Luke Pickup, Peter Nightingale, Gina Allen,Zaeem Cader, Ruchir Singh, Paola de Pablo, Christopher D. Buckley,Karim Raza and Andrew Filer. The role of ultrasound-defined tenosynovitis and synovitis in the prediction of rheumatoid arthritis development. Rheumatology 2018 Apr: 57: 1243 – 1252
Clinical indications for musculoskeletal ultrasound updated in 2017 by the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology.(ESSR) consensus Eur Radiol. 2018 June.
Alessandra Bartoloni, Maria Pilar Aparisi Gomez, Marco Cirillo, Georgina Allen, Giuseppe Battista, Giuseppe Guglielmi, Paolo Toma, Alberto Bazzocchi Imaging of the limping child EJR 2018
G M Allen The diagnosis and management of shoulder pain J Ultrason 2018; 18: 234–239.
G M Allen The use of ultrasound in athletes EJR 2018
Lee J, Ahmed N, Allen GM Image guided injection therapies in athletes – do they work and what should we be using? EJR 2018
Clinical indications for image-guided interventional procedures in the musculoskeletal system: a Delphi-based consensus paper from the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology
(ESSR)—part I, shoulder Eur Radiol.2019 Aug
Clinical indications for image guided interventional procedures in the musculoskeletal system: a Delphi-based consensus paper from the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology (ESSR)—part III, nerves of the upper limb Eur Radiol.2019 September
Allen, G, Obradov, M, Chianca, V, Messina, C, Sconfienza, L. Ultrasound-guided Musculoskeletal Interventions for the Most Common Hip and Pelvis Conditions: A Step-by-Step Approach
Semin Musculoskelet Radiol 2019;23:e58–e67.
Wilson D & Allen D. Paediatric imaging. Chapter in Childrens Orthopaedics and Fractures Eds Benson, Fixsen, Macnicol & Parsch. 2nd Edition(Churchill Livingston), 2002.
Wilson DJ, Allen GM (Editors Russell RCG, Williams NS, Bulstrode JK). Musculoskeletal Imaging. Chapter in Bailey & Loves Short Practice of Surgery 24th Edition. 328-339. Mar 2004.
Wilson DJ, Allen GM, Hillier J (Editor R F Dondelinger). Injuries of the Lumbar Spine. Chapter in Imaging and Intervention in Abdominal Trauma. 2004.
Allen GM Paediatric Musculoskeletal Imaging with an emphasis on ultrasound Springer Verlag 2005 (Editor David Wilson) Chapter on soft tissue tumours.
Allen GM Sports Traumatology Imaging Book for ESSR (2006) – Tendon disease
Wilson DJ, Allen GM Sports Traumatology Imaging Book for ESSR (2006) The shoulder- Sports related injury
Allen GM Imaging of Orthopaedic Sports Injuries (Springer Verlag) Chapter 5 Tendon and Ligamentous Disease
Allen GM Musculoskeletal Imaging Editors Pope, Beltran, Bloem, Williamson and Wilson. Elsevier . Part 6 Chapter 94 The Patient with a soft tissue lump: Imaging approach and appropriateness criteria 2008
Allen GM, CJ Fang Wilson DJ Musculoskeletal Imaging Editors Pope, Beltran, Bloem, Williamson and Wilson. Elsevier .Chapter 24 Imaging in haemophilia – 2008
Matson M, Naranghi A, Allen GM (Editors Russell RCG, Williams NS, Bulstrode JK). Imaging. Chapter in Bailey & Loves Short Practice of Surgery 25th Edition. 2008
Wilson DJ & Allen GM. Paediatric imaging. Chapter in Childrens Orthopaedics and Fractures Eds Benson, Fixsen, Macnicol & Parsch. 3rd Edition(Churchill Livingston), 2010
Allen GM , Wilson DJ
The Imaging of Metastasis in soft tissue and bone
Editors Husband J, Resnick R 2010
Sports Injuries in Children and Adolescence (Editor AH Karantanas) 2011
Allen GM, Wilson GM
Current Role for Ultrasonography
Clinical Ultrasound 3rd Edn (Editors Allan, Baxter & Weston) 2011
Allen GM , Wilson DJ
Matson M, Naranghi A, Allen GM (Editors Russell RCG, Williams NS, Bulstrode JK). Imaging. Chapter in Bailey & Loves Short Practice of Surgery 26th Edition. 2013
Allen GM (Editors Russell RCG, Williams NS, Bulstrode JK). Sports Medicine. Chapter in Bailey & Loves Short Practice of Surgery26th Edition. 2013
Allen GM Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, edited by Ian Beggs Chapter Paediatric musculoskeletal ultrasound (2013) The ankle
.Allen GM MRI of the Knee Chapter Musculoskeletal Lesions In Children Editor J Kramer (2013)
Imaging of the Musculoskeletal System (2nd edition) 2014 Editors Tommy Pope, Hans Bloem, Javier Beltran, Bill Morrison, and David Wilson
Allen GM Updated chapters
Hemophilia and Related Disorders (with CJ Fang and David Wilson)
The Patient with a Soft-Tissue Lump
Radiological Imaging of the ankle (with D J Wilson)
Radiological Imaging of the foot (with D J Wilson)
ESSR book on the foot and ankle 2016
Editors J Kramer and A Karantanis
Chapter on post operative ankle and foot (excluding ligaments) with D J Wilson and P J Cooke
ESSR book MRI of the shoulder 2017
Editors M Shahbapour, R Sutter, J Kramer
Chapter on Shoulder Impingement with M Tzalonikou
Ultrasound Guided Musculoskeletal Injections Book (G Allen, D Wilson) Elsevier – published Sept 2017
Sports Medicine and sports injuries.. Allen GM (Chapter in Bailey & Loves Short Practice of Surgery Editors Williams NS, O’Connell PR 27th Edition). 2018
Radiographic/MRI Correlation of the elbow Editor A Cotton Allen G. Johnson R. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America Nov 2019
ESR IDoR Book 2019 edited by ESSR Nov 2019 High-resolution ultrasound of bones, joints, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Allen G.
MRI of the Knee 2nd edition Chapter Musculoskeletal Lesions In Children Editor J Kramer (2020)
Allen GM, Tauro PG and Wilson DJ Protocols in Musculoskeletal Fluoroscopic procedures – CD ROM
Adams R, Allen GM and Wilson DJ Protocols in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound – CD ROM 2000
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Injection Book launched June 2014
ECR Vienna March 2016
Do we need image guidance for subacromial subdeltoid bursal injections?
(Presented by G M Allen)
Won the ECR 2016 best MSK scientific paper presentation out of 250 presentations
ECR Vienna March 2019
Lumbar nerve root blocks using MR: the effectiveness and safety of ultrasound/MRI fusion image guidance (presented by D. J. Wilson)
Won the ECR 2019 best MSK scientific paper presentation out of 250 presentations