Oeppen, Dr Rachel Suzanne

Rachel OeppenMB ChB, MRCP, FRCR


Clinical radiology


Breast imaging

Training and education

Dr Oeppen qualified from Bristol University and trained in clinical radiology in Wessex. She spent 4 months as an honorary radiology fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.


Honorary radiology fellowship - Massachusetts General Hospital, USA


Dr Oeppen is a consultant radiologist who joined the Trust in 2005. Her subspecialty interests are breast imaging, breast screening, oncological staging and follow-up.

Dr Oeppen’s educational roles have included undergraduate lead and training programme director for the Southampton radiology training scheme. 

Awards and prizes

Constance Thornton Fellowship - Royal College of Radiologists, 2003


Dr Oeppen's publications include:

  • Challenging hierarchy in healthcare teams - ways to flatten gradients to improve teamwork and patient care. Green B, Oeppen RS, Smith DW, Brennan PA.Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2017 Jun;55(5):449-453.
  • Radiopathological features predictive of involved margins in ductal carcinoma in situ. Layfield DM, See H, Stahnke M, Hayward L, Cutress RI, Oeppen RS.Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2017 Feb;99(2):137-144.
  • Clinical performance of Siemens digital breast tomosynthesis versus standard supplementary mammography for the assessment of screen-detected soft-tissue abnormalities: a multi-reader study. Whelehan P, Heywang-Köbrunner SH, Vinnicombe SJ, Hacker A, Jänsch A, Hapca A, Gray R, Jenkin M, Lowry K, Oeppen R, Reilly M, Stahnke M, Evans A.Clin Radiol. 2017 Jan;72(1):95.e9-95.e15.


You can contact Dr Oeppen at the breast imaging unit at the Princess Anne Hospital.