Dr James Challen obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of QLD in 1999. He trained in radiology at Princess Alexandra Hospital Brisbane before going on to complete fellowships in general MRI and cardiac imaging. After completing these fellowships, Dr Challen became recognised by the college as an MRI supervisor and was accredited by the Australian Conjoint Cardiac Committee to report cardiac CT scans. He moved to the Sunshine coast in 2009.
Dr Challen also has an interest in MSK imaging and he currently runs the orthopaedic/Radiology meeting at Nambour hospital. For many years he has previously run the medical/radiology meeting and Urology/radiology meetings at NGH.
He also has an active interest in research having contributed many talks and posters to the Australian radiology scientific meeting. In 2013 he was one of the chief convenors of the QLD radiology scientific meeting. Dr Challen has been heavily involved in registrar training, first as the director or training at Nambour General Hospital and now as the current director of registrar training at Sunshine coast radiology.
• Fellowship in cardiac imaging (Prince Charles hospital).
• Fellowship in general MRI (Princess Alexandra Hospital).
• CT Coronary angiogram level B accreditation.
• Accredited Breast screen reader with QLD breast screen
o Reports over 5000 mammograms per year.
• CT colonoscopy level A
• MSK imaging
• Breast imaging (MRI, mammography and US)
• Prostate MRI imaging
• Image guided procedures