David Breen is Associate Professor of Radiology at University Hospital Southampton in the UK. He is an abdominal and interventional Radiologist who has previously been Chair of the Department (…for his sins!) and has a particular interest in Interventional Oncology. He has variously served as President of the British Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology, the vice Chair of the Interventional Radiology Clinical Reference Group for NHS England and on the Upper GI Clinical Studies Group of the UK National Institute of Health Research and National Cancer Research Network. David trained in London, Oxford and Vancouver where he developed an early interest in tumour ablation, performing porcine work using the first RF devices in the early 1990’s.
His interests have centred on abdominal trauma, liver imaging, GEP neuroendocrine disease and more recently in microwave(dosimetry data, hardware etc), renal cryoablation outcomes and imaging software developments to improve tumour ablation. Even more recently he has been working on a novel set of hand signals for use in the IR suite which will allow immediate communication of when things are going wrong or he has had enough!