Professor of Radiology, Head of Department
Professor of Radiology – University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine.
Honorary Consultant Radiologist – Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Specialty: Breast and Oncology Imaging and Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
Email: F J Gilbert Tel.: + 44 (0)1223 46438
Professor Gilbert graduated in medicine from Glasgow University in 1978. After completing house jobs, a year was spent as a research fellow in oncology under Professor Kenneth Calman, Glasgow, stimulating an interest in research in this area. Following general medical training and MRCP, she joined the radiological training programme in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
She was appointed consultant radiologist in Aberdeen responsible for the National Breast Screening Programme for Grampian in 1989. Undertaking research in breast imaging and ovarian screening during that time she learnt research methodology and was appointed to the Chair in Radiology in 1996. Successful grants from SHEFC led to the purchase of a 1.5T MRI machine for research and a new building and office accommodation was put in place. She has built a team of research scientists working on MR related problems and a 3.0T MRI system was installed in August 2007 dedicated for clinical research.
She is Chair of the Academic committee of the Royal College of Radiologists and Chair of the NCRI Imaging Advisory group. She is immediate past Chair of the Royal College of Radiologists Breast Group, previous co-lead of the NCRI PET Research Development group and was a member of the ACORRN international scientific advisory committee. She sat on guideline development groups for breast imaging for SIGN and NICE and the family history of breast cancer guideline development group. She was the Radiology Representative – Scottish Cancer Group (2001-2005) and member of the Cancer Research Portfolio Steering Group, Chief Scientist’s Office (2003–2007). She is a member of the NIHR EME Board and was a member of the Commissioning Board for the Health Technology Assessment Panel (2003-2006) and Royal College of Radiologists Research Committee (1998-2002.)
She is on the MRC Panel of Experts and is an Academic role model for the British Medical Association. She referees for Radiology, the Breast and was assistant editor of Clinical Radiology (1997-2006). She has been a National Panellist for Radiology (1995-2007) and FRCR Part I Examiner, Royal College of Radiologists (1997- 2002). She was joint chairman – Scottish Audit Gastric and Oesophageal Cancer Group (1996-2001) and chairman of the Computer Aided Diagnosis working party for the NHSBSP.
Her current research interests are in evaluating breast Tomosynthesis, non FDG radiotracers in cancer, and breast MRI. She is interested in using imaging to gain a better understanding of tumour physiology. She is an NIHR Senior Investigator.
Last 5 Publications
Best 5 Publications
|TOMMY trial: The accuracy of digital breast tomosynthesis in detecting breast cancer subgroups in a UK retrospective reading study (TOMMY Trial). Gilbert FJ, Tucker L, Gillan GC, Willsher P, Cooke J, Duncan KA, Michell MJ, Dobson HM, Lim YY, Purushothaman H, Strudley C, Astley SM, Morrish O, Young KC, Duffy SW.
Radiology. 2015 Jul 15:142566. [Epub ahead of print]PMID:26176654
|Use of new imaging techniques to predict tumour response to therapy. ,br>Harry, V.N., S.I. Semple, D.E. Parkin, and F.J. Gilbert.
The lancet oncology, 2010. 11(1): p. 102
|United Kingdom Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Breast Screening Study, Cancers in BRCA1 and BRCA2 carriers and in women at high risk for breast cancer: MR imaging and mammographic features.Gilbert, F.J., R.M. Warren, G. Kwan-Lim, D.J. Thompson, R.A. Eeles, D.G. Evans, M.O. Leach, and G.Radiology, 2009. 252(2): p. 368.|
|Single reading with computer-aided detection for screening mammography.Gilbert, F.J., S.M. Astley, M.G. Gillan, O.F. Agbaje, M.G. Wallis, J. James, C.R. Boggis, S.W. Duffy, and C.I. Group.New England Journal of Medicine, 2008. 359(16): p. 1684.|
|Single reading with computer-aided detection and double reading of screening mammograms in the United Kingdom National Breast Screening Program.Gilbert, F.J., S.M. Astley, M.A. McGee, M.G.C. Gillan, C.R.M. Boggis, P.M. Griffiths, and S.W. Duffy.Radiology, 2006. 241(1): p. 53.|
|Magnetic Resonance Imaging.Gilbert, FJ. & Redpath, TW. (2006).Anaesthesia Science, pp. 379-395|
|Mammography reading with computer-aided detection(CAD);performance of different readers’.Astley, SM., Duffy, SW., Boggis, C., Wilson, M., Barr, N., Beetles, U., Griffiths, MA., Johnson, J., Roberts, RM., Duncan, KA., Iyengar, G., Agbaje, O., Griffiths, P., McGee, MM., Gillan, MGC. & Gilbert, FJ. (2006).Digital mammography Proceedings 8th International Workshop:Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4046, Digital mammography Proceedings 8th International Workshop:Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4046, pp. 97-104.|
|‘Mammography reading with computer-aided detection (CAD);single view vs two views’.Agbaje, O., Astley, SM., Gillan, MGC., Boggis, C., Wilson, M., Barr, N., Beetles, U., Griffiths, MA., Jain, A., Johnson, J., Roberts, RM., Duncan, KA., Iyengar, G., Griffiths, P., McGee, MM., Duffy, SW. & Gilbert, FJ. (2006)..Digital Mammography 8th International WorkshopProceedings Series: lecture Notes in Computer Science, Digital Mammography 8th International WorkshopProceedings Series: lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 125-130.|
|Reduction of movement artefacts in comparative 3D magnetic resonance (MR) breast imaging..Undrill, PE., Redpath, TW. & Gilbert, FJ. (1996).MH Loew & KM Hanson (eds), Medical Imaging 1996. Image Processing., vol. 2710, Proceedings of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), pp. 922-930..|
The clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of different surveillance mammography regimes after the treatment of primary breast cancer’. NIHR Health Technology Assessment programme, Southampton, United Kingdom..
Robertson, C., Boachie, C., Burr, JM., Fraser, CM., MacLennan, GS., Mowatt, G., Ternent, L., Thomas, RE., Vale, LD., Gilbert, FJ., Dixon, M., Heys, SD., Wilson, R., Pinder, S., Bain, V., Donnelly, P., Jack, W., Kerr, G., Lawrence, G., Maxwell, A., McGregor, J. & Murchie, P. (2011).
NIHR Health Technology Assessment programme, Southampton, United Kingdom..