APAC Business Development Manager
Catherine Hill is a radiographer with over 25 years’ experience. Trained at Salford University in the UK, Cathy moved to Australia in 1996, for a year. Seven years later she returned to the UK having traversed a great deal of Australia, and gained a wealth of experience, by working for several of Australia’s breast screen programmes. Once back in the UK, she assisted with the advent of digital mammography in the department where she was working. This led to a position as an Applications Specialist with Medical Imaging Systems, a distributor of Hologic’s digital mammography equipment.
After overseeing the installation of upwards of one hundred digital units across the south of England, Cathy returned to the North of England, to the Nightingale Centre, a large Breast Cancer Prevention Centre in Manchester. Here she was training lead, responsible for supporting mammo students through their qualifications and, with the rest of the training team, ensuring that the staff of Breast Screening centres across England had their skills kept up to date. Image quality has always been an important part of mammography training for Cathy. Ensuring everyone who attends for breast imaging receives the best possible mammogram is vital. If an image is sub-par, it may mean not all the breast tissue has been demonstrated and that can result in a cancer being missed. In her most recent position as Chief of Mammography at a large private practice in South Australia, she worked closely with Volpara and the image assessment tool they produced, taking the mammo team from top 30% to top 10% globally of Volpara users.