MIPS Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford

Visiting Scholar

Sophia Zackrisson

Sophia Zackrisson, MD, PhD

Visiting Scholar, Multimodality Molecular Imaging Laboratory (MMIL)


Postdoctoral fellow, Medical Radiology, Lund University, Sweden 2009-11
Attending physician in Radiology, Skåne University Hospital Malmö, Sweden 2009-present
Residency: Malmö University Hospital, Sweden 2002-2009
PhD in Epidemiology, Lund University, Sweden 2006
Internship: Malmö University Hospital, Sweden 1999-2002
Medical education, MD: Lund University, Sweden 1993-1999

Honors & Awards:

2009-11 Post Doctoral Fellowship for Clinical Researchers - Region Skåne, Sweden

2011 Travel Award - Swedish Medical Association

2011 Travel Award - The Swedish Breast Cancer Association

2010 Best Scientific Oral Presentation Award - Swedish Society of Radiology Annual Meeting

Contact Information:

Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford
Department of Radiology
875 Blake Wilbur Dr
Stanford, CA 94305-5826

Phone: (650) 723-4266
Fax: (650) 787-1921
E-mail: sophiaz1@stanford.edu

Research Interests:

Cancer imaging techniques, especially for breast cancer. Early cancer detection and screening. My current project here focuses on photoacoustic imaging of the breast.

Recent Publications:

  1. Tingberg A, Förnvik D, Mattsson S, Svahn T, Timberg P, Zackrisson S. Breast Cancer Screening with Tomosynthesis - Initial Experiences. Accepted in Radiat Prot Dosimetry 2011.
  2. Lång K, Zackrisson S, Holmqvist K, Nyström M, Förnvik D, Tingberg A, Timberg P. Optimizing viewing procedures of breast tomosynthesis image volumes using eye tracking combined with a free response human observer study. Proceedings of SPIE 2011, vol 7966.
  3. Lång K, Zackrisson S, Holmqvist K, Nyström M, Förnvik D, Tingberg A, Timberg P. Can horizontally oriented breast tomosynthesis image volumes or the use of a systematic search strategy improve interpretation? An eye tracking and free response human observer study. Proceedings of SPIE 2011, vol 7966.
  4. Hellquist BN, Duffy SW, Abdsaleh S, Björneld L, Bordás P, Tabár L, Viták B, Zackrisson S, Nyström L, Jonsson H. Effectiveness of population-based service screening with mammography for women ages 40 to 49 years: evaluation of the Swedish Mammography Screening in Young Women (SCRY) cohort. Cancer. 2010 Sep 29.
  5. Ekelund G, Manjer J, Zackrisson S. Population-based screening for colorectal cancer with faecal occult blood test--do we really have enough evidence? Int J Colorectal Dis. 2010 Nov;25(11):1269-75. Epub 2010 Jul 30.
  6. Förnvik D, Zackrisson S, Ljungberg O, Svahn T, Timberg P, Tingberg A, Andersson I. Breast tomosynthesis: Accuracy of tumor measurement compared with digital mammography and ultrasonography. Acta Radiol. 2010 Apr;51(3):240-7.
  7. Svahn T, Andersson I, Chakraborty D, Svensson S, Ikeda D, Förnvik D, Mattsson S, Tingberg A, Zackrisson S. The diagnostic accuracy of dual-view digital mammography, single-view breast tomosynthesis and a dual-view combination of breast tomosynthesis and digital mammography in a free-response observer performance study. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2010 Apr-May;139(1-3):113-7.
  8. Förnvik D, Andersson I, Svahn T, Timberg P, Zackrisson S, Tingberg A. The effect of reduced breast compression in breast tomosynthesis: human observer study using clinical cases. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2010 Apr-May;139(1-3):118-23. Epub 2010 Mar 11.
  9. Andersson I, Ikeda DM, Zackrisson S et al. Breast tomosynthesis and digital mammography: a comparison of breast cancer visibility and BIRADS classification in a population of cancers with subtle mammographic findings. Eur Radiol 2008 Dec;18(12):2817-25. Epub 2008 Jul 19.
  10. Zackrisson S, Janzon L, Manjer J, Andersson I. Improved survival rate for women with interval breast cancer- Results from the breast cancer screening programme in Malmö, Sweden 1976-1999. J Med Screen 2007; 14(3):138-143.
  11. Zackrisson S, Lindström M, Moghaddassi M, Andersson I, Janzon L. Social predictors of non-attendance in an urban mammographic screening program- A multilevel analysis. Scand J Publ Health 2007;1-7.
  12. Zackrisson S, Andersson I, Janzon L, Manjer J, Garne JP. Rate of over-diagnosis of breast cancer 15 years after end of Malmö mammographic screening trial: follow-up study. BMJ 2006;332(7543):689-92

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