Dr Bann Saffar

Dr Bann Saffar
MBChB, FRANZCR

Bann completed her medical training from Al-Mustansiriyah University, Baghdad. She did her internship in Sydney and completed her residency and Radiology training in Perth. She concluded a Breast Imaging fellowship at Royal Perth Hospital and a Fellowship in Thoracic Imaging Division of Diagnostic Radiology in Ontario Canada. In 2016 Bann gained Level B CT Coronary Angiography Specialist (CTCA) status from the Conjoint Committee for the Recognition of Training in CT Coronary Angiography, RANZCR. She currently holds Level A status. Bann brings a wealth of chest and breast imaging experience to Perth Radiological Clinic. She continues to work in BreastScreen WA and as a consultant radiologist at Fiona Stanley Hospital.

Speciality

Thoracic imaging (include MRI mediastinum) and intervention
Cardiac CT
Breast Imaging and intervention

Fellowship Training

2016 – Clinical Fellowship in Thoracic Imaging Division of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Ottawa, Ontario. Canada
2016 – CT Coronary Angiography Specialist (CTCA), Conjoint committee for the recognition of Training in CT Coronary Angiography, RANZCR. Currently Level A CTCA.
2015 – Postgraduate Breast Imaging Fellowship Royal Perth Hospital

Hospital Appointment (past & present)

Fiona Stanley Hospital, Fremantle Hospital and Rockingham Hospital 2016 – Present
BreastScreen WA 2020- Present

Recent Publications

Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 2020 July 27th. Lung Cancer reported as a benign lesion due to low dose chest CT artefact: A case report. Coughlan F, Saffar B, McWwilliams A, Melsom S.

Clinical Radiology Journal. 2015 ; 70: 954 – 959. Pre Operative assessment of the axillary lymph nodes in patients with breast cancer and literature review. Saffar B, Bennett M, Metcalf C, Burrows S.

Awards

Best Fellow Research Day Presentation Award, Department of Radiology. University Ottawa, Ontario Canada June 2016.

Professional Appointments

Member-WA Thoracic Tumour Collaborative Group
Member- International lung cancer screening trial (ILST)
Reviewer-Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology

Recent Presentations to conferences/courses

Comparison of Diagnostic Yield and Complication Rate of Computed Tomography-guided Pulmonary Biopsy: 17G vs 19G Coaxial Needles. Padgham C, Jefferies R, Gupta A, McKinnon B, Saffar B.
· Electronic Poster, Society of Thoracic Radiology (STR) meeting, Palm Springs, California, March 2020.
· Electronic Poster, ARRS Annual meeting Honolulu, Hawaii, May 2019.
· Electronic Poster, ASM RANZCR, Canberra, October 2018.

Low Dose Computed Tomography Artefact Mimicking Benign Findings in Lung Cancer Screening: A case report and a review of CT artefacts. Coughlan F, Saffar B, McWilliams A, Melsom S.
· Electronic Poster, Society of Thoracic Radiology (STR) meeting, Palm Springs, California, March 2020.
· Oral presentation, ASM RANZCR, Auckland, October 2019

Image Guided Percutaneous Pleural Biopsy Diagnostic Yield and Accuracy: 13 years Results at a Single Academic Centre. Saffar, B; Inacio, JR (PI); Belanger, C; Gendron, A-P J; Chinmay, R; Souza, C; Gupta, A; Pena, E; Seely, J; Peterson, R; Amjadi, K; Gomes, M; Sekhon, HS; Dennie, C.
· Oral presentation at the RSNA, 27 Nov- 02 December 2016.
· Electronic Poster, Society of Thoracic Radiology (STR) Annual Meeting. Scottsdale, Arizona, March 2016.
· Oral presentation, 26th Annual Radiology Research Day, The Ottawa Hospital/ University Of Ottawa, June 2016.

Primary malignant melanoma of the lung: Distinguishing radiological features and correlation with histopathological findings. Saffar B; Ramzi A; Revah G; Shamji F; Sekhon H.
· Oral presentation at the combined thoracic, radiological and pathological meeting, The Ottawa Hospital, October 2015.
· Oral presentation at the ASM RANZCR, Canberra, October 2018.