Dr. Peter Ball is a Consultant Cardiothoracic radiologist based in the Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast. The hospital is the tertiary referral centre for Cardiac services with a world renowned structural cardiac and congenital department.
After completing his medical degree in Belfast, he trained in London and New Zealand before returning to Northern Ireland. He has been involved in multiple local and international research projects and has lectured on cardiothoracic imaging throughout Europe. He is a course director for the London Cardiac CT course.
He is a passionate advocate of close radiology and cardiology working ties and the symbolistic relationship between the two specialties. He is closely involved with radiology registrar HPT Cardiothoracic training, encouraging radiologist exposure to all modalities of cardiac imaging. He has worked closely with the cardiologists to develop the Cardiac CT service, putting CT imaging firmly in the first line of investigation in both diagnostic and pre device planning.
Dr. Ball has experience using different scanners as well as the latest IQon / spectral CT for cardiac imaging.