Dr Sarah Vinnicombe is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Cancer Imaging and Consultant Radiologist at Ninewells Hospital Medical School, University of Dundee, a post she took up in 2011. Having completed her radiological training with distinction at St. George’s Hospital, she was appointed as a consultant radiologist at St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School, where she was the Lead in Haematologic Oncology Imaging, Lead in Breast Imaging and Director of Breast Screening for East London. During her time at Bart’s she developed the breast MRI service and set up a highly successful subspecialty training programme in Breast Radiology.
She has a longstanding interest in all aspects of breast imaging and in cross-sectional oncological imaging, particularly of lymphoma. She lectures and teaches nationally and internationally, particularly on breast MRI and imaging aspects of breast cancer risk. Throughout her career, she has maintained an active role in teaching and training and is currently a Regional Specialty Adviser for Radiology.
Her main research interests are in breast density, personalised breast cancer screening, evaluation of response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy with MRI and assessment of novel breast imaging techniques, as well as multiparametric MR imaging of the prostate.
In 2013, Dr Vinnicombe was the British Society of Breast Radiologists’ Visiting Professor and she is an elected fellow of the International Cancer Imaging Society.