Dr Shaista Meraj

Consultant Radiologist - Radiology and Breast Unit

Telephone Number: 01204 390384

Professional Background

Dr Meraj obtained MBBS degree with honours from Punjab University, Pakistan. She completed her basic surgical training with MRCS in Manchester.

She had radiology training in West Midlands Radiology Training Scheme. Dr Meraj joined Bolton NHS Foundation Trust as a consultant, in October 2014. She is Radiology Lead for Symptomatic Breast Services.

Dr Meraj is a fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists and a professional member of the British Society of Breast Radiologists and Medical Defence Union of Scotland.

Special Interests and Research

Dr Meraj has special interest in gynaecological imaging and breast imaging including breast screening.


Detection of lymph node metastases in newly diagnosed breast cancer patients with axillary ultrasonography in combination with the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre normogram as a prediction tool. Breast Cancer Res. 2014; 16(Suppl 1): P42.

An experience of Occult breast carcinoma at a single referral centre
Abstract publication - BSBR conference 2014

Mammographic features and prognostic Histopathological characteristics of True Negative interval breast cancer
Abstract publication - British society of breast radiology meeting 2013

Dr Shaista Meraj works in the following services:

Breast Services

The Breast Unit offers a wide range of high quality services for all patients with breast problems and is also the centre for the Bolton, Bury and Rochdale Breast Screening Programme. All care is patient-centred and is delivered within a supportive environment by a team of experts, who are all specialists within their own field.


The Radiology Department provides a wide range of diagnostic imaging services. Equipped with the most up to date digital imaging, we offer services from the Royal Bolton Hospital as well as in Bolton town centre at Bolton One. We also provide nuclear medicine, magnetic resonance (MR) scanning, breast imaging (both screening and diagnostic), and maternity ultrasound.