Dr Nigel Hacking


Dr Christopher Nigel Hacking BSc, MB BS, FRCP, FRCR

Professional profile:

Dr Nigel Hacking provides all aspects of General Radiology including ultrasound and barium studies. In his areas of special interest in the abdomen Dr Hacking performs CT and MR to include MR Cholangio-Pancreatography and MR angiography.

Since the opening of a fully functional Interventional Radiology suite at Spire Southampton Hospital complex Embolization procedures, especially for liver and kidney tumours, fibroids and bony and GI metastases can now be performed. IVC filters, varicoceal embolization and a full range of urological and biliary interventions are now offered.

Dr Hacking trained at the Middlesex Hospital and then gained MRCP following a Senior House Officer medical rotation at St Marys Hospital, London, He further trained in Radiology at Southampton and was appointed consultant in 1991.

Practising at:

  • Southampton University Hospitals
  • Spire Southampton Hospital
  • Wessex Nuffield Hospital
  • Princess Grace Hospital, London W1
  • St Clair Medical and West Shore Hospitals, Trinidad, WI
  • Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya


  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Interventional Radiology

Special clinical interests:

  • All GI, Liver and biliary imaging and intervention
  • Oncological Intervention and Embolisation
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolisation: Imaging and Intervention

Research interests:

  • Chemo-embolisation of hepatic tumours: Principle Investigator TACE 2 study
  • Radio-embolisation of Hepatic tumours: Co-Investigator Firefox study
  • Uterine Fibroid embolisation: Principle Investigator numerous embolic agent studies

Current NHS and /or University posts:

Consultant Radiologist, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

  • European Society of GI and Abdominal Radiology
  • Cardiovasular and Interventional Society of Europe
  • British Society of Interventional Radiology
  • Caribbean Society of Radiologists

Personal profile:

Dr Nigel Hacking is married to a nurse who is also qualified as a Psychodynamic Counsellor with a special interest and qualifications in Eating Disorders. They have three children and live in the New Forest, enjoying the surrounding natural history, tennis and gardening.

Fibroid Embolisation Websites (external links)