Dr Peter Counsel


Peter graduated with honours from the University of Western Australia’s medical school in 2002, obtained a Diploma of Child Health at Princess Margaret Hospital in 2005 and completed his radiology training in 2011. He undertook fellowship training in musculoskeletal radiology at Fremantle Hospital (2011), in paediatric radiology at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland (2012) and an additional musculoskeletal fellowship focusing on elite sports imaging and intervention at Imaging @ Olympic Park; Melbourne, Victoria (2013). Peter returned to Perth in 2014 and joined Perth Radiological Clinic. In 2018 he became a Partner at Perth Radiological Clinic. He also holds a Consultant Radiology appointment at Perth Children’s Hospital.

All aspects of musculoskeletal and paediatric imaging, including MRI.

  • Musculoskeletal fellowship at Imaging @ Olympic Park; Melbourne, Victoria (Philips Fellowship) (2013)
  • Paediatric radiology fellowship at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland (2012)
  • Musculoskeletal radiology fellowship at Fremantle Hospital (2011)
  • Perth Children’s Hospital (2014 – current)
  • Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (2014)
  • AMSIG Education Committee, 2021
  • Convenor for AMSIG Meeting 2023 to be held in Perth
  • PRC Head of MSK Fellowship Program
  • PRC Research committee
  • Adjunct Clinical Senior Lecturer, Curtin Medical School
  • Convenor RANZCR WA Branch ASM 2021
  • Muscle shear wave elastography, conventional B mode and power doppler ultrasonography in healthy adults and patients with autoimmune inflammatory myopathies: a pilot cross-sectional study. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. Paramalingam S, Needham M, Raymond W, Mastaglia F, Lightowler D, Morin N, Counsel P, Keen HI. 2021 Jun 12;22(1):537.
  • The use of MRI in median nerve entrapment after posterior elbow dislocation and medial epicondyle fracture. Paterson T, Ong K, Counsel P, Falconer T.  J Clin Radiol Case Rep. 2019;(3). No 1:04.
  • Imaging in the diagnosis of idiopathic inflammatory myopathies; indications and utility. Expert Rev Neurother. Paramalingam S, Counsel P, Mastaglia FL, Keen H, Needham M. 2019 Feb;19(2):173-184.
  • Plexiform neurofibroma causing an ossifying subperiosteal haematoma: a rare case in the tibia of an 11-year-old girl. Lavell A, Jones CW, Wong D, Counsel P, Carey-Smith R. Skeletal Radiol. 2017 Oct;46(10):1405-1413.
  • Cortical desmoid of the humerus: radiographic and MRI correlation. Kay M, Counsel P, Wood D, Breidahl W. Skeletal Radiol. 2017 Jul;46(7):1011-1015.
  • Normative MRI, ultrasound and muscle functional MRI findings in the forearms of asymptomatic elite rowers. Drew MK, Trease L, Caneiro JP, Hooper I, Ooi CC, Counsel P, Connell DA, Rice AA, Knight E, Hoy G, Lovell G. J Sci Med Sport. 2016 Feb;19(2):103-8.
  • Ultrasound-Guided Radiofrequency Denervation of the Medial Calcaneal Nerve. Counsel PD, Davenport M, Brown A, Ooi CC, Comin J, Marks P, Connell DA. Clin J Sport Med. 2016 Nov;26(6):465-470.
  • Pattern of Fascicular Involvement in Midportion Achilles Tendinopathy at Ultrasound. Counsel P, Comin J, Davenport M, Connell D. Sports Health. 2015 Sep-Oct;7(5):424-8.
  • Prevalence of morphological and mechanical stiffness alterations of mid Achilles tendons in asymptomatic marathon runners before and after a competition. Ooi CC, Schneider ME, Malliaras P, Counsel P, Connell DA. Skeletal Radiol. 2015 Aug;44(8):1119-27.
  • Cell Therapy in Joint Disorders. Counsel P, Bates D, Boyd R, Connell D A. Sports Health. 2015;7(1):27-37
  • Muscle injuries of the lower leg. Counsel P, Breidahl W. Semin Musculoskelet Radiol.2010;14(2):162-75
  • Myelopathy due to intrathecal chemotherapy: magnetic resonance imaging findings. Counsel P, Khangure M. Clin Radiol 2007;62:172-176

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