Clinical expertise

Dr Lalani Carlton Jones is a consultant neuroradiologist practicing in diagnostic neuroradiology and spinal intervention.

She has a specialist interest in spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) and spinal CSF leaks, and is known internationally as a peer expert in this field. Having pioneered new techniques, publishing numerous literature and regularly lecturing both nationally and internationally Lalani strives to raise awareness of this condition.

She treats patients with conditions such as:

  • spontaneous intracranial hypotension
  • spinal CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) leaks

She performs treatments such as:

  • advanced myelographic techniques
  • targeted fibrin glue patching
  • interpretation of CT and MRI of the brain and spine
  • CT guided spinal injections (selective nerve root blocks, facet joint injections)
  • CT myelography and digital subtraction myelography
  • CT guided epidural blood patch
  • CT guided targeted fibrin glue injection for spinal CSF leaks


Dr Lalani Carlton Jones was appointed as a consultant neuroradiologist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in 2018.

She graduated from the University of Cambridge with first class honours in 2004, where she won the Titular Scholarship. Lalani went on to complete her masters and then qualified in medicine at Imperial College in 2007 with distinctions in clinical science and clinical practice.

She trained in neurology and neurosurgery before entering general radiology training in London and then completing the pan-London neuroradiology fellowship. She was appointed as a consultant neuroradiologist in 2018.

Lalani has trained in the USA and collaborated with world-leading experts on spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) and spinal CSF leaks. She is currently one of only a few neuroradiologists in the UK working as part of a specialist multidisciplinary team able to offer comprehensive investigation and  management for this condition. This including advanced myelographic techniques and the use of targeted blood/fibrin glue patching.


2022: Masters in Medical Education (with Merit), University College London/ Royal College of Physicians

2013: FRCR, The Royal College of Radiologists

2010: MRCS, The Royal College of Surgeons of England

2007: MBBS, Imperial College School of Medicine

2007: MA, University of Cambridge

2004: BA (Hons), University of Cambridge, First Class honours MVST Tripos Part II.


Lalani has a keen interest in education, having recently completed a masters degree in Medical Education. She is also an educational programme lead for the British Society of Neuroradiologists and an honorary senior clinical lecturer at King’s College London.

She holds national teaching roles as a vice-president for the UK Imaging and Oncology congress, the UK’s largest radiology conference, as a Royal College of Radiologists FRCR Part 1 examiner and is a member of the Royal College of Radiologists’ REAL (Radiology and Learning from Error) panel.

Furthermore, Lalani has founded and directed several national teaching radiology courses, as well as serving as neuroradiology lead for UKIO and the Royal College of Radiologists annual conferences.

She has authored multiple peer-reviewed journal articles, oral presentations, invited lectures and chaired conference sessions and has been awarded several prestigious national and international awards and prizes for her work. These include winning the King’s Health Partners Innovation in Education award, British Society of Neuroradiologists Isherwood travelling scholarship, Royal College of Radiologists JRF Trainer of the Year nomination, RCR National Vera Ansell audit prize as well as several conference awards for winning presentations and exhibits including the RSNA (Radiological Society of North America).