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Peter Twining

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 18 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4400
  1. Laura Fender

    Peter Twining was born in Llanelli, Wales. Despite expectations that he would work in the local car manufacturing industry, he went on to study medicine at Guy’s Hospital, London. His radiology career took him to Nottingham, where he took up a consultant post in radiology at Queen’s Medical Centre in 1987.

    Peter soon became world renowned in medical and in particular obstetric ultrasonography. He was an active council member of the British Medical Ultrasound Society (BMUS), editing the BMUS journal; an examiner for the Royal College of Radiologists; and an adviser to the obstetric colleges. A gifted and entertaining orator, he was also a popular and much invited speaker both nationally and internationally.

    Peter took particular pride in the publication of the highly acclaimed book Textbook of Fetal Abnormalities, of which he was senior editor and a major contributor. The book is the “bible” to all those that work in the field of prenatal diagnosis, and much to Peter’s delight it has been published in Chinese.

    Along with his immense professional achievements, Peter was also well known for his quirky sense of humour and no nonsense approach.

    He leaves a wife, Beky, and a daughter, Gabriella.


    Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4400


    • Consultant radiologist Nottingham University Hospital (b 1955; q Guy’s Hospital, London, 1979; BSc, FRCR), died from a pulmonary embolus on 31 July 2009.

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