Professor Mary Rickard
Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder
Mary is a world recognised breast imaging radiologist with broad ranging expertise in imaging techniques and interpretation and in professional training. She is an Adjunct Professor within the Discipline of Medical Imaging Sciences at the University of Sydney. Her enthusiasm for raising the quality of breast imaging services began when she established Australia’s first pilot mammography screening programme in 1987, and was subsequently appointed as the first NSW State Radiologist for BreastScreen Australia in New South Wales.
She has published extensively and has been invited to teach in many countries across Europe and Asia, as well as in Australia and New Zealand. She has worked with government advisory and professional bodies in Australia and with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in developing quality standards for radiology practice.
Her work was recognised in 2002 with a Member of the Order of Australia Medal (OAM), for service to medicine through the integration of population-based screening for early detection of breast cancer, and the development of education programs for health professionals. In 2015 she was elected a Life Member of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the College and to the profession.
Rickard founded DetectedX in 2019 along with fellow well-respected global leaders in disease detection: Professor Patrick Brennan and Dr Moe Suleiman. The vision for DetectedX is to transform the future of disease detection around the world.