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Jean Seely

Clinician Investigator, Cancer Research
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Professor, Radiology, Surgery
Faculty of Medicine

Research Interests

Breast screening and early diagnosis of breast cancer.
Breast MRI and shortened protocols for improved access to MRI screening.
Molecular imaging of breast tumors. 
Tomosynthesis detection of breast cancer.
Reduction of advanced stage breast cancer.
Patient satisfaction with breast imaging care.
Breast Health.

Brief Biography

Dr Jean Seely is Professor of Medicine in the Department of Radiology at the University of Ottawa. She is Head of the Breast Imaging Section at the Ottawa Hospital, Regional Breast Imaging Lead for the Ontario Breast Screening Program in Champlain region and Co-Chair of the Canadian Association of Radiologists’ Breast Imaging Working group and sits on the Executive board of CAR Mammography Accreditation Program. She is a Fellow of the Society of Breast Imaging. She is an Editorial Board member of Journals Canadian Association of Radiology and Breast Imaging. Her commitment is to reduce the mortality and morbidity of breast cancer and provide high quality breast imaging nationally and internationally. She is President of the Canadian Society of Breast Imaging. Her research interests include Breast MRI, breast cancer screening, quality in breast imaging and patient experience. 

Selected Publications

76.Seely JM, Scaranelo AM, Yong-Hing C, Appavoo S, Flegg C, Kulkarni S, Kornecki A, Wadden N, Loisel Y, Schofield S, Leslie S, Gordon PB. (2020, May 26). COVID-19: Safe Guidelines for Breast Imaging During the Pandemic. Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal. doi:

75.Lim R, Cordeiro E, Lau J, Lim A, Roberts A, Seely JM. (2020, February 24). Phyllodes Tumors – The predictors of recurrence (Patlas M, Ed.). Canadian Association of Radiology Journal. doi:10.1177/0846537119899553 Can Assoc Radiol J. 2020 Feb 24:846537119899553 . Online ahead of print

74.Lamb LR, Mohallem Fonseca M, Verma R, Seely JM. (2020, January). Missed Breast Cancer: Effects of Subconscious Bias and Lesion Characteristics. Radiographics, 40(4), 941-960. doi:

73.Huang P, Lin CT, Li Y, Tammemagi MC, Brock MV, Atkar-Khattra S, Xu Y, Hu P, Mayo JR, Schmidt H, Gingras M, Pasian S, Stewart L, Tsai S, Seely JM, Manos D, Burrowes P, Bhatia R, Tsao MS, Lam S; Pan-Canadian Early Detection of Lung Cancer Study Group. (2019, October). Prediction of lung cancer risk at follow-up screening with low-dose CT: a training and validation study of a deep learning method. Lancet Digital Health, 1(7), e353-e362. doi:

Research Type: Scientific Research

72.Kappel C, Seely J, Watters J, Arnaout A, Cordeiro E. (2019, August 1). A survey of Canadian breast health professionals’ recommendations for high-risk benign breast disease. Canadian Journal of Surgery, 62(August), 1-4. doi:10.1503/cjs.009018

71.Mohallem Fonseca M, Lamb LR, Verma R, Ogunkinle O, Seely JM. (2019, July 15). Breast pain and cancer: should we continue to work-up isolated breast pain?. Breast Cancer Res Treat, Epub ahead of print. doi:10.1007/s10549-019-05354-1.

70.Faermann F, Weidenfeld J, Chepelev L, Kendal W, Verma R, Scott-Moncrieff A, Peddle S, Doherty G, Lau J, Ramsay T, Arnaout A, Lamb L, Watters JM, Seely JM. (2019, June). Outcomes after Surgery for Early Stage Breast Cancer in Women Staged With Preoperative Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging According to Breast Tissue Density. Journal of Breast Imaging, 1(2), 115-121. doi:

69.Tammemagi M, Ritchie AJ, Sanghera C, Dougherty B, Mayo J, Yuen R, Atkar-Khattra S, Schmidt H, Gingras M, Pasian S, Stewart L, Tsai S, Manos D, Seely JM, Burrowes P, Bhatia R, McWilliams AM, Jacobs C, Ginneken B, Tsao MS, Lam S. (2019, February). Predicting malignancy risk of screen detected lung nodules – mean diameter or volume. Journal of Thoracic Oncology, 14(2), 203-211. doi:

Diseases, conditions and populations of interest

Research and clinical approaches