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Patsy has a background in clinical mammography, including advanced clinical practice, quality assurance, education and management. She has been a researcher at the University of Dundee's Medical School and in NHS Tayside since 2009 and a Clinical Specialist Radiographer at NHS Tayside since October 2016.

Key research interests are women's experiences of mammography, clinical image quality in mammography, informed choice and sustained participation in breast cancer screening, and digital breast tomosynthesis.

Current committee memberships are Symposium Mammographicum (Chair of Trustees, member of conference organising committee); EUMAM (European Expert Group for Mammography); CAHPR (Council for Allied Health Research) North of Scotland steering committee.

Education/Academic qualification

University of Cumbria

Award Date: 1 May 2018

Master of Science, Kingston University

Award Date: 1 Jan 2003

Award Date: 15 Jul 1987

External positions

Clinical Specialist Radiographer, NHS Tayside

1 Oct 2016 → …


  • RZ Other systems of medicine
  • Breast Cancer
  • Screening
  • Mammography
  • Medical Imaging

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Research Output

Percutaneous sentinel node removal using a vacuum-assisted needle biopsy in women with breast cancer: a feasibility and acceptability study

Evans, A., Whelehan, P., Warwick, V., Purdie, C., Pitsinis, V., Brown, D., Thompson, A. & Macaskill, E. J., Mar 2019, In : Clinical Radiology. 74, 3, p. 216-219 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 52 Downloads (Pure)

    Development of an automated detection algorithm for patient motion blur in digital mammograms

    Hill, M. L., Whelehan, P., Vinnicombe, S. J., Tromans, C. E., Evans, A., Warwick, V. R., Brady, J. M. & Highnam, R. P., 6 Jul 2018, Proceedings of the SPIE: 14th International Workshop on Breast Imaging (IWBI 2018). Krupinski, E. A. (ed.). SPIE-International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol. 10718. 8 p. 107180K. (Proceedings of SPIE; vol. 10718).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    142 Downloads (Pure)

    Identification of pathological complete response after neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer: comparison of greyscale ultrasound, shear wave elastography, and MRI

    Evans, A., Whelehan, P., Thompson, A., Purdie, C., Jordan, L., Macaskill, J., Henderson, S. & Vinnicombe, S., Oct 2018, In : Clinical Radiology. 73, 10, p. 910.e1-910.e6 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 5 Citations (Scopus)
    143 Downloads (Pure)

    Prediction of Pathological Complete Response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Primary Breast Cancer Comparing Interim Ultrasound, Shear Wave Elastography and MRI

    Evans, A., Whelehan, P., Thompson, A., Purdie, C., Jordan, L., Macaskill, J., Waugh, S., Fuller-Pace, F., Brauer, K. & Vinnicombe, S., Aug 2018, In : European Journal of Ultrasound. 39, 04, p. 422-431 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 11 Citations (Scopus)
    151 Downloads (Pure)

    Clinical performance of Siemens digital breast tomosynthesis versus standard supplementary mammography for the assessment of screen-detected soft-tissue abnormalities – a multi-reader study

    Whelehan, P., Heywang-Köbrunner, S. H., Vinnicombe, S. J., Hacker, A., Jaensch, A., Hapca, A., Gray, R., Jenkin, M., Lowry, K., Oeppen, R., Reilly, M., Stahnke, M. & Evans, A., Jan 2017, In : Clinical Radiology. 72, 1, p. 95.e9-95e15 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 13 Citations (Scopus)
    438 Downloads (Pure)


    • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

    11th International Workshop on Breast Imaging

    Patsy Whelehan (Participant)

    9 Jul 2012

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course