Santos, Rui

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Consultant paediatric radiologist

Rui Santos is a consultant at Evelina London

Area of expertise: General paediatric radiology, paediatric emergency and major trauma, musculoskeletal, metabolic bone disease and paediatric oncology.

Languages spoken: Fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish. Communication skills in Italian and French.


Dr Santos joined the Evelina London Children’s Hospital in 2018, having previously worked at The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital from 2014 where he was the deputy clinical director for the children’s radiology department.

He undertook his medical degree and core radiology training in Portugal followed by paediatric radiology fellowships at two international renowned centres, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, in London, UK, and British Columbia Children’s’ Hospital in Vancouver, Canada.

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Education and training

  • 2001 - Medical doctor, MD. Abel Salazar Institute for Biomedical Sciences (ICBAS), University of Porto, Portugal

  • 2009 - Specialist in radiology. Ministry of Health and Portuguese Medical Association

  • 2009 - Fellow in paediatric radiology. European School of Radiology (ESOR). Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London, UK

  • 2012 - Fellow in pediatric radiology. University of British Columbia, British Columbia Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada

Specialist interests

Extensive clinical experience covering all areas of general pediatric radiology, including x-rays, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, CT and MR.

Special interests and experience:

  • Paediatric emergencies, major trauma, blast injuries and radiology response to major incidents and mass casualties.
  • Paediatric musculoskeletal radiology, including orthopaedics, rheumatology and skeletal dysplasias.
  • Paediatric metabolic bone disease.

Research interests

Dr Santos’ current clinical research focuses on radiological aspects of paediatric metabolic bone disease, collaborating and supporting innovative clinical trials. He is part of the European Paediatric Soft Tissue Sarcoma Study Group.

He has previously collaborated in the study of intellectual disability, in imaging of animal models of neurodevelopmental delay.


2009 - ESOR Exchange Program for Paediatric Radiology Fellowship

2012 - Fellow’s Poster Research Award. Inner ear congenital abnormalities in children. Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, University of British Columbia.


  • Vaarwerk B, Bisogno G, McHugh K, Brisse HJ, Morosi C, Corradini N, et al. Indeterminate Pulmonary Nodules at Diagnosis in Rhabdomyosarcoma: Are They Clinically Significant? A Report From the European Paediatric Soft Tissue Sarcoma Study Group. J Clin Oncol. 2019 Mar 20;37(9):723–30.

  • Sathyanarayana V, Lee B, Wright NB, Santos R, Bonney D, Wynn R, et al. Patterns and frequency of renal abnormalities in Fanconi anaemia: implications for long-term management. Pediatr Nephrol. 2018 Sep;33(9):1547–51.

  • Craigie RJ, Farrelly PJ, Santos R, Smith SR, Pollard JS, Jones DJ. Manchester Arena bombing: lessons learnt from a mass casualty incident. J R Army Med Corps. 2018 Apr 6;jramc-2018-000930.

  • Dias C, Estruch SB, Graham SA, McRae J, Sawiak SJ, Hurst JA, et al. BCL11A Haploinsufficiency Causes an Intellectual Disability Syndrome and Dysregulates Transcription. Am J Hum Genet. 2016 Aug 4;99(2):253–74.

  • Rossi A, Pederiva F, Santos R, Wood S, Humphrey G. Angiomyxoma in Accessory Hepatic Lobe. APSP J Case Rep. 2016 Apr; 7(1):10.

  • Dias C, McDonald A, Sincan M, Rupps R, Markello T, Salvarinova R, et al. Recurrent subacute post-viral onset of ataxia associated with a PRF1 mutation. Eur J Hum Genet. 2013 Nov;21(11):1232–9.

  • Bining HJS, Santos R, Andrews G, Forster BB. Can T2 relaxation values and color maps be used to detect chondral damage utilizing subchondral bone marrow edema as a marker? Skeletal Radiology. 2009 May 1;38(5):459–65.



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