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Dr. Sylvia Alison O'Keeffe
Clinical Senior Lecturer, Surgery
Clinical Senior Lecturer, School Office - Medicine

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Boland M.R., Nugent T., Nolan J., O'Mahony J., O'Keeffe S., Gillham C.C., Maguire A., Geraghty J., McCartan D., Evoy D., Prichard R.S., McDermott E.W., Alazawi D., Boyle T.J., Connolly E.M., Fibromatosis of the breast: a 10-year multi-institutional experience and review of the literature, Breast Cancer, 28, (1), 2021, p168 - 174 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Mihalco SP, Keeling SB, Murphy SF, O'Keeffe SA, Comparison of the utility of clinical breast examination and MRI in the surveillance of women with a high risk of breast cancer., Clinical Radiology, 75, (3), 2020, p194 - 199 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Canniff E, Courtney M, O'Keeffe SA, Harte S, Rare ovarian germ cell tumours. Facts, figures and followup. What the radiologist needs to know., European Congress of Radiology , Vienna , March 2020, 2020 Poster, 2020

Metaxa L, Healy NA, O'Keeffe SA., Breast microcalcifications: the UK RCR 5-point breast imaging system or BI-RADS; which is the better predictor of malignancy?, The British journal of radiology, 92, (1103), 2019, p20190177 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Shokuhi P , McGarrigle SA, Sullivan CJ, Boyle T, Alazawi D, O'Keeffe S, Kennedy J, Connolly EM, Breast density, metabolic syndrome and body composition in breast cancer. , Cancer Research, San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium; , San Antonia, Texas, USA, December 5-9, 2017, 78 (Suppl 4), 2018 Poster, 2018

R. M. Heaney, M. L. Bambrick, S. A. O'Keeffe, MRI evaluation of response to radical chemoradiotherapy for cervical cancer: mimics and masquerades, European Congress of Radiology , Vienna, Austria, March 2018, 2018 Poster, 2018

Cronin C, Heaney R, Murphy M, O'Keeffe S, Primary locally advanced breast cancer: Correlation of mammographic changes post neoadjuvant chemotherapy with Miller Payne Score, Breast Cancer Research , British Society of Breast Radiology ASM, Dublin, Ireland, November 2017, 19 (Suppl 1:116), 2017, pp1 - 23 Poster, 2017

Welaratne I, Ni Leidhin C, O'Keeffe S, Harte S, The augmented and reconstructed breast on cross sectional imaging: what EVERY radiologist needs to know, Breast Cancer Research , Breast Society of Breast Radiology ASM, Dublin, Ireland, Nov 2017, 19 (Suppl 1:116), 2017, pp1 - 23 Poster, 2017

Sullivan C, Hennigan M, McCrohan M, Sheehy N, O'Keeffe SA, Is isotope bone scan of added benefit to CT thorax/abdomen/pelvis in detecting skeletal metastases in breast cancer staging?, Breast Cancer Research , Breast Society of Breast Radiology ASM, Dublin, Ireland, November 2017, 19 (Suppl 1:116), 2017 Poster, 2017

Durand M, Murphy S, Ní Leidhin C, Sweeney L, O'Keeffe SA, Cervical cancer staging: Pearls & pitfalls, Doi:10.1594/ecr2017/C-2193, European Congress of Radiology , Vienna, Austria, March 2017, 2017 Poster, 2017

Longman CF, Campion T, Butler B, Suaris TD, Khanam A, Kunst H, Tiberi S, O'Keeffe SA., Imaging features and diagnosis of tuberculosis of the breast., Clinical radiology, 72, (3), 2017, p217-222 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Sullivan CJ, O'Keeffe SA, Wilson GF, Justification of Breast Cancer Staging: Implications for Patient Safety and Radiologist Workload, RSNA, Chicago, USA, Dec 2017, HP228-SD-WEA3, 2017 Poster, 2017

Murphy S, O'Keeffe SA, Is clinical breast examination a necessary component in the assessment of women with breast symptoms?, Doi: 10.1594/ecr2017/C-3065, European Congress of Radiology , Vienna, Austria, 2017, 2017 Poster, 2017

JM Loughlin, S O'Keeffe, A Maguire, T Boyle, Multidisciplinary Management of Primary Breast Angiosarcoma, British Journal of Surgery, International Surgical Congress of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, Glasgow, UK, Jul 2017, 2017 Poster, 2017

O'Mahony J, Murray C, Maguire A, O'Keeffe S, Radiologic and pathologic features of breast fibromatosis. Pictorial review and clinical update for a challenging clinical entity. , British Society of Breast Radiology ASM, Dublin, Ireland, November 2017, 19 (Suppl 1:116), 2017, pp1 - 23 Poster, 2017

Buckley A, Healy N, Quinn A, O'Keeffe SA., The value of routine screening mammography in women aged 35-39 years in a symptomatic breast unit., Clinical radiology, 72, (6), 2017, p517.e7-517.e12 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Courtney M, O'Keeffe SA, Maguire A, Doyle A, MRI-Guided Breast Biopsy: A Series Review with Histologic Correlation, Breast Cancer Research , British Society of Breast Radiology ASM, Dublin, Ireland, November 2017, 19, (Suppl 1:116), 2017, pp1 - 23 Poster, 2017

Sweeny L, Cullen A, O'Keeffe S, A retrospective pictorial review of ultrasound imaging features of UK-RCR breast imaging score 3 lesions, which subsequently displayed malignant histology. Which characteristics in retrospect should have raised suspicion for a cancer? , Breast cancer Research , British Society of Breast Radiology ASM, Dublin, Ireland, November 2017, 19 (Suppl 1:116), 2017, pp1 - 23 Poster, 2017

Kamaledeen S, Longman C, O'Keeffe S, Breast cancer imaging in women aged 35 years and under, Royal College of Radiology ASM, London, UK, September 2016, https://doi.org/10.1, 2016 Poster, 2016

Healy NA, O'Keeffe SA., Determination of recall rates for assessment in high-risk women undergoing annual surveillance breast MRI., Clinical radiology, 71, (11), 2016, p1143-1147 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Charlotte F. Longman, Rashid Akhtar, Hana Ahmed, Joseph Davies, Suaris Tamara, Sylvia O'Keeffe, Recall rates in surveillance breast MRIs performed in women at high risk of developing breast cancer, Clinical Radiology, Royal College of Radiology ASM, London, UK, September 2015, 70, 2015, pp19 - 22 Poster, 2015

Farrell TP, Adams NC, Stenson M, Carroll PA, Griffin M, Connolly EM, O'Keeffe SA., The Z0011 Trial: Is this the end of axillary ultrasound in the pre-operative assessment of breast cancer patients?, European radiology, 25, (9), 2015, p2682-2687 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Hunter K, Boyle D, Kavanagh J, Hanhauser Y, Connolly E, O'Keeffe S, Breast cancer in women under 35 years., Breast Cancer Research , British Society of Breast Radiology ASM, November 20175, 17(Suppl 1), 2015, pp41 Poster, 2015

Harmon M, Arrigan M, Toner M, O'Keeffe SA., A radiological approach to benign and malignant lesions of the mandible., Clinical radiology, 70, (4), 2015, p335-350 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Joyce EA, O'Keeffe SA, Fagan A, McMorrow J, Byrne D, Kennedy J, Meaney JF, Diffusion weighted MR derived apparent diffusion co-efficient values as a biomarker for treatment response in breast cancer, Proc. Intl. Soc. Mag. Reson. Med. , ISMRM, Milan, Italy, May 2014, 22 , 2014, pp4085 Conference Paper, 2014

E. A. Joyce, J. McMorrow, D. Byrne, J. P. Walsh, S. A. O'Keeffe, J. F. Meaney, Education of medical students through the use of a multimedia chest radiology application suitable for the iPad and iPhone., European Congress of Radiology , Vienna, Austria, March 2014, 2014 Poster, 2014

N Healy, S Cosgrove, P Wen, T Kwa, F O'Driscoll, G Offiah, Y Roden, S Sebaoui, K Wolohan, S O'Keeffe, Determination of recall rates for assessment in women undergoing annual surveillance breast MRI: is a rate< 10% achievable?, Breast Cancer Research , British Society of Breast Radiology ASM, UK, Nov 2014, 16, ((Suppl 1)), 2014, pp28 Poster, 2014

McCarthy E, Kavanagh J, O'Donoghue Y, McCormack E, D'Arcy C, O'Keeffe SA., Phyllodes tumours of the breast: radiological presentation, management and follow-up., The British journal of radiology, 87, (1044), 2014, p20140239 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Sulistijo A, Falamarzi A, Chen C, Lightner Ferrer C, Tan D, Kong T, O'Keeffe S, Kavanagh J, A clinical audit of breast cancer staging., British Society of Breast Radiology ASM, UK, November 2014, 16(Suppl 1), 2014, pp36 Poster, 2014

Joyce E, Fagan A, McMorrow J, Byrne D, Kennedy M, Meaney J, O'Keeffe S, Apparent diffusion coefficient and fractional anisotropy values as biomarkers for treatment response in breast cancer., British Society of Breast Radiology ASM, UK, November 2014, 16(Suppl 1), 2014 Poster, 2014

Dunne RM, O'Mahony D, Wilson G, McDermott R, O'Keeffe SA., The role of the breast radiologist in evaluation of breast incidentalomas detected on 18-fludeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/CT., The British journal of radiology, 86, (1026), 2013, p20130034 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Joyce EA, Kavanagh J, Sheehy N, Beddy P, O'Keeffe, SA, Imaging features of extrapulmonary small cell carcinoma, Clinical radiology, 68, (9), 2013, p953--961 Journal Article, 2013

Arrigan M, Hughes P, Beddy P, O'Keeffe S, MR Imaging Pathologic Correlation in Unusual Cervical Cancers, RSNA, Chicago, USA, 2012, 2012 Poster, 2012

Boyle D, Kavanagh J, Quinn L, Harte S, McDermott R, O'Keeffe S, The Clinical and Radiological Presentation of Breast Cancer in Women Aged 35 Years or Younger. , RSNA , Chicago, USA, Dec 2012, 2012 Poster, 2012

O'Mahony N, McCarthy E, McDermott R, O'Keeffe S., Who's the doctor? Patients' perceptions of the role of the breast radiologist: a lesson for all radiologists., The British journal of radiology, 85, (1020), 2012, pe1184-9 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

O'Mahony N, Mc Carthy E, Harte S, O'Keeffe S, Cronin,K, 21. Evaluation of the Position and Visibility of a Hydrogel Breast Biopsy Marker in Patients following Neo-Adjuvant Chemotherapy or Hormonal Therapy for Breast Cance, RSNA , Chicago, USA, Dec 2012, 2012 Poster, 2012

Britton P, Warwick J, Wallis MG, O'Keeffe S, Taylor K, Sinnatamby R, Barter S, Gaskarth M, Duffy SW, Wishart GC., Measuring the accuracy of diagnostic imaging in symptomatic breast patients: team and individual performance., The British journal of radiology, 85, (1012), 2012, p415-422 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Taylor K, Britton P, O'Keeffe S, Wallis MG., Quantification of the UK 5-point breast imaging classification and mapping to BI-RADS to facilitate comparison with international literature., The British journal of radiology, 84, (1007), 2011, p1005-1010 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Taylor K, Britton P, O'Keeffe S, Wallis M, Quantification of the UK five-point breast imaging classification and mapping to BI-RADS: to facilitate comparison of reporting, research and published literature., Breast Cancer Research, 2011 Journal Article, 2011

Murphy J, Carroll P, O'Keeffe S, Kennedy J, Boyle T, Connolly E, Re-evaluating the perioperative diagnosis of axillary metastasis in breast cancer patients treated with breast conserving surgery, European Journal of Surgical Oncology, British Society of Surgical Oncology, Nov 2011, 2011 Poster, 2011

Taylor K, O'Keeffe S, Britton PD, Wallis MG, Treece GM, Housden J, Parashar D, Bond S, Sinnatamby R., Ultrasound elastography as an adjuvant to conventional ultrasound in the preoperative assessment of axillary lymph nodes in suspected breast cancer: a pilot study., Clinical radiology, 66, (11), 2011, p1064-1071 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

O'Keeffe SA, Harihar L, Britton PD, Earl H, Wallis MG, Correlation of Breast MRI with Final Pathology in Breast Cancer Patients Treated with Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy, RSNA, Chicago, USA, Dec 2010, 2010 Poster, 2010

Moyle PL, Hunter S, O'Keeffe S, Gaskarth M, Mucinous carcinoma of the breast: A potential pitfall when using quantitative diffusion-weighted imaging. , DOI 10.1594/ecr2010/C-0362, European Congress of Radiology , Vienna, Austria, March 2010, 2010 Poster, 2010

Murphy BD, O'Keeffe S, Minnock C, Mahon N, O'Neill J, Lawler LP, The role of coronary CT angiography in the assessment of acute chest pain. The Mater Hospital experience, Journal of Thoracic Imaging, 2nd World Congress of Thoracic Imaging and Diagnosis in Chest Disease, Valencia, Spain, August 2009, 4, (23), 2009, ppW1 - W47 Poster, 2009

Murphy DT, O'Keeffe SA, McErlean A, Lawler LP, The Artery of Adamkiewicz. Does CTA work?, RSNA 2009, Chicago, USA, Dec 20109, 2009 Poster, 2009

Acute appendicitis: an intra-abdominal mimic, Delaney H., Killeen R., O'Keeffe S.A., Keogan M, European Radiology, ESGAR (European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology), Valencia, Spain, June 2009, 19, 2009, pp625 - 752 Poster, 2009

O'Keeffe SA, Murphy BD, McErlean A, Lawler LP, Abnormal Heart rate variability during coronary CT angiography following bolus injection on dual-source computed tomography, Journal of Thoracic Imaging, 2nd World Congress of Thoracic Imaging and Diagnosis in Chest Disease, Valencia, Spain, August 2009, 24, (3), 2009, ppW1 - W47 Poster, 2009

O'Keeffe SA, Hogan BA, Eustace SJ, Kavanagh EC., Overuse injuries of the knee., Magnetic resonance imaging clinics of North America, 17, (4), 2009, p725-39, vii Journal Article, 2009 DOI

O'Keeffe SA, McGrath A, Wilson G., An interesting chest radiograph., BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 337, 2008, pa1505 Journal Article, 2008 DOI

Delaney HG, O'Keeffe SA, Keogan M, Imaging of the Acute Abdomen in Haematology Patients, European Radiology, ESGAR (European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology), Istanbul, Turkey, June 2008, 18, (Suppl2), 2008, ppP-218 Poster, 2008

O'Keeffe SA, McNally S, Keogan MT., Investigating painless haematuria., BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 337, 2008, pa260 Journal Article, 2008 DOI

O'Keeffe SA, McGrath A, Ryan JM, Byrne B, Management of a massive pulmonary embolism in a pregnant patient with mechanical fragmentation followed by delayed catheter-directed thrombolysis in the early postpartum period. , Journal of Maternal Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, 21, (8), 2008, p591 - 594 Journal Article, 2008

Delaney HG, O Keeffe S, Meaney JFM, Unenhanced multidetector CT in the diagnosis of urinary tract calculi: Factors predicting a positive yield and the incidence of significant alternate diagnoses. , European Radiology, European Congress of Radiology , Vienna, Austria, March 2008, 18, (Suppl 1 ), 2008, ppC-369 Poster, 2008

Boyle G, Meaney JF, O'Keeffe S, Ahern M, Diffusion imaging: An interactive tutorial, UK Radiological Conference 2007, UK, June 2007, 2007 Poster, 2007

Buckley O, O'Keeffe S, Geoghegan T, Lyburn ID, Munk PL, Worsley D, Torreggiani WC., 99mTc bone scintigraphy superscans: a review., Nuclear medicine communications, 28, (7), 2007, p521-527 Journal Article, 2007 DOI

O'Keeffe S, Boyle G, McDermott R, The e-Medi project: An educational resource for breast imaging , British Journal of Radiology, UK Radiological Conference 2007, UK, June 2007, 2007 Poster, 2007

Meaney James FM, Boyle Gerard, O'Keeffe Sylvia, Contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography: Current status, theoretical limitations and future potential, Radiography, 13, 2007, pe31--e44 Journal Article, 2007

O'Keeffe SA, McGrath A, Lambourne J, McDermott R, Keogan MT, Imaging Features of Abdominal Tuberculosis , European Radiology, ESGAR (European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology) , Crete, Greece, 2006, 13, (Suppl 3), 2006, ppP-007 Poster, 2006

Sheehy N, Agnew G, O'Keeffe S, Keogan MT, CT Pulmonary Angiography in the Diagnosis of Venous Thromboembolism in Pregnant Patients, RSNA, Chicago, USA, Dec 2006, 2006 Poster, 2006

O'Keeffe SA, McGrath A, Farrelly C, Meaney JFM., Bronchial Artery Visualisation on Contrast-Enhanced MRA of the Pulmonary Vasculature, RSNA, Chicago, USA, Dec 2005, 2005 Poster, 2005

O'Keeffe SA, McGrath A, O'Brien S, McDermott R, O'Connell F, Meaney JFM, Staging of Primary Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer with CT, MRI and PET., European Radiology, European Congress of Radiology , Vienna, Austria, 15, (Suppl 1 C-0280 ), 2005 Poster, 2005

O'Keeffe SA, Geoghegan T, Keane FB, Torreggiani WC, Imaging of Presacral and Sacral Tumours with Pathological Correlation, European Radiology, European Congress of Radiology , Vienna, Austria, March 2004, 14(2), (C-673), 2004 Poster, 2004

Geoghegan T, Tuite D, McAuley G, O'Keeffe S, Torreggiani WC., Percutaneous thrombin injection for the treatment of a post-pancreatitis pseudoaneurysm of the gastroduodenal artery., European radiology, 14, (11), 2004, p2144-2145 Journal Article, 2004 DOI

O'Keeffe SA, Geoghegan T, Torreggiani WC, Superscans. A pictorial review, European Radiology, European Congress of Radiology , Vienna, Austria, March 2004, 14(2), (C-595), 2004 Poster, 2004

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Sylvia O'Keeffe, MRI for evaluation of the dense breast, Imaging in Dublin 2022, Dublin, Ireland, 2022 Invited Talk, 2022

Dr Nuala Healy, Dr Angela O'Brien, Dr Sylvia O'Keeffe, Professor Fidelma Flanagan, Breast screening - lessons from the past, Rad Magazine, 43, (502), 2017, p24 - 25 Journal Article, 2017

Sylvia O'Keeffe, Radiological management for women on neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer, NCCP annual meeting, Cork University Hospital, Oct 2017, 2017 Invited Talk, 2017

Sylvia O'Keeffe, Staging of Cervical Cancer, Faculty of Radiology ASM, Dublin, Ireland, September 2016, 2016 Invited Talk, 2016

Sylvia O'Keeffe, Breast Cancer Screening. Lessons from the past, Combined Spring Meeting. Faculty of Radiology, Limerick, 08/04/2016, 2016 Invited Talk, 2016

Sylvia O'Keeffe, MRI of Adnexal Masses, Faculty of Radiology MRI Meeting, Kilkenny, Ireland, 24/01/2015, 2015 Invited Talk, 2015

Sylvia O'Keeffe, Symptomatic Breast Disease and High-Risk Women. How to Manage in General Practice, GP Study Day, Dublin, Ireland, September 2013, 2013 Invited Talk, 2013

Sylvia O'Keeffe, Breast MRI, Irish Breast Cancer Nurses Annual Meeting, Dublin, Ireland, 2012, 2012 Invited Talk, 2012

Sylvia O'Keeffe, Breast MRI in patients on neoadjuvant chemotherapy, Cambridge Breast Conference, Cambridge, UK, March 2011, 2011 Invited Talk, 2011

Recognition

Representations

Breastcheck Interval Cancer Implementation Group. The group chaired with implementing the recommendations from the expert group on the management of interval cancers in the Breastcheck screened population. 2021

Member of the Committee for development and reform of Symptomatic Breast Key Performance Indicators. National Cancer Control Programme Subgroup. 2012

Training Programme Coordinator on the Faculty of Radiology Training Committee 2012

E-medi was an innovative internet-based e-learning programme for trainee breast radiologists. 2004

External Examiner FFR RCSI Part 1 2015

Awards and Honours

Fielding Medal Faculty of Radiology (Supervisor) 2018

Faculty of Radiology Gold Medal 2007

Department of Paediatrics Gold Medal 2002

Board of Governors Prize National Children's Hospital 2002

Professors Prize in the School of Physic TCD, Psychiatry 2002

Open University Scholarship Department of Education 1996

TCD Exhibitioner Scholarship 1996

Annual Examinations Book Prize TCD. 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2001. 1997-2001

Memberships

Member Faculty of Radiology 2007 – Present

Member Royal College of Radiologists 2008 – Present

Member European Society of Radiology 2008 – Present

Member European Society of Breast Radiology 2010 – Present

Member British Society of Breast Radiology 2010 – Present