Dr. Arvind K Chaturvedi


Chair Radiology and Imaging Formerly Medical Director

Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute, Sector - 5, Rohini, Delhi - 110 085


Oncology imaging across all modalities.
Interventional Oncology.
RF ablation of tumors (liver, lung, kidney and bone)
Neurolytic blocks (Celiac block, Hypogastric block)
Innovative approach in Image guided biopsies (Mediastinum, Lung etc)
Breast Imaging


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 training at Tata Memorial Hospital, Bombay
1981- 1994 - Specialist in Radiology at various Military hospitals (Graded and Classified by the Armed Forces Committee)


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.


A pioneer in interventional radiology in India, Dr Chaturvedi is currently the Chair of the Department of Radiology 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.
His expertise in treating liver cancers with Radio Frequency ablation is recognized internationally. He was an invited member of Asia Summit Forum on Tumor Ablation in Fukuoka, Japan in 2015. 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 original research presentation on intra parenchymal hydrodissection to optimize RFA in the liver delivered during European Congress of Radiology 2016 is on the European Society of Radiology website.
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 40 scientific papers, 2 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 Honor for his distinguished services with the institute. His current interests include radiofrequency ablation of tumors, Body Imaging and optimizing healthcare delivery.


Appointed 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
Invited by National Cancer Institute, Putrajaya, 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
Director, post graduate DNB program in radiology at RGCIRC, (National Board of Examinations, New Delhi, India)
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
Member Editorial Board, Clinical and Molecular Hepatology, South Korea, 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: 44
Book Chapters: 2
Guest lectures and orations: 67
(Key lecture topics include Changing concepts in oncology, RF ablation, Celiac blocks, Lung cancer, Interventional oncology, Breast Imaging, Tumor response assessment, PET-CT and Medico-legal issues)
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