Dr Jacqueline Keene is a Radiologist with subspecialist qualifications in obstetric and gynaecological ultrasound.
Jacqui graduated from Medical school at Monash University in 1996, completed internship at Monash Medical Centre, and after a year travelling abroad, began specialist training at the Northern and Epworth Hospitals.
She was awarded a fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists in 2005, completing a post examination fellowship at the Mercy Hospital for Women. In 2006, Jacqui undertook a further fellowship in breast imaging at Northwestern Breastscreen, part of the Royal Melbourne Hospital, and was part of the team that introduced breast MRI screening and assessment.
Jacqui undertook the diploma of diagnostic ultrasound in obstetrics and gynaecology in 2007, and was invited by the Australian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine, to examine for this subspecialist examination the next year. She is currently the Secretary of the Board of Examiners for the diploma of diagnostic ultrasound.
Jacqui founded Specialist Imaging for Women in 2013 with Dr Anna Lee and Dr Kate Stone. She has also worked in public roles for over 12 years, and is a senior radiologist at The Royal Women’s Hospital and Mercy Hospital for Women, where she actively teaches and supervises registrars and fellows at both hospitals.
She also holds an honorary lecturer position at Melbourne University, being involved in the teaching and examining of radiology registrars.
Jacqui works closely with the fetal medicine unit at the Women’s, interpreting fetal and placental MRI in high risk pregnancies. In an extension of her role with the fetal medicine unit, she reads postmortem Xray and MRI, an important role in establishing a cause of disease.
Jacqui enjoys immensely her paediatric work, which ranges from screening for congenital problems on ultrasound and Xray, to MRI of the brain in neonates who have suffered premature birth or congenital issues. She particularly loves a newborn cuddle!
Jacqui’s work at the women’s includes reading MRIs in the areas of endometriosis, gynaecological malignancy, adolescent gynaecology, and breast malignancy. In 2013, along with Dr Stone, she worked with the world recognised multidisciplinary endometriosis unit at the Sirio Libanes Hospital in San Paulo, Brazil, to gain additional experience in the diagnosis of endometriosis with ultrasound and MRI.
Her public roles also encompass gynaecological imaging, obstetric diagnosis, infertility investigation, paediatric imaging and interventional diagnosis of breast disease.
Outside of her work, Jacqui has 2 young kids with her husband, who all keep her running! Her (quite serious) hobbies are cooking and pilates.