Prof Tom Bourne

Tom Bourne is a world-renowned authority on the use of ultrasound in gynaecology and the management of early pregnancy complications. He is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Surgery & Cancer, within the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London. Until September 2008 he was Consultant Gynaecologist at St George’s Hospital, in South London, and Reader in acute gynaecology and gynaecological ultrasound at St George’s University of London. At St George’s he ran the diagnostic and surgical aspects of the early pregnancy assessment unit, the gynaecological ultrasound unit and the acute gynaecology service.

He was appointed Visiting Professor at Imperial College in 2009 and Adjunct Professor at Imperial College in 2013. In 2014 he was elected an honorary fellow of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) .

Professor Bourne is a research team leader at Imperial College. His current research interests relate to miscarriage, the management and psychology of early pregnancy complications, early pregnancy embryonic growth, caesarean section scars, the diagnosis of ovarian cancer and the characterization of ovarian pathology. He has an interest in medical regulation and works with the BMA doctors for doctors service on the IMPACT study. He has ongoing collaborations with staff at key universities around the world including Leuven, Harvard, Cambridge, Edinburgh and Sydney.

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Preisler J, Kopeika J, Ismail L, et al., 2015, Defining safe criteria to diagnose miscarriage: prospective observational multicentre study, British Medical Journal, Vol:351, ISSN:1756-1833

Kaijser J, Sayasneh A, Van Hoorde K, et al., 2014, Presurgical diagnosis of adnexal tumours using mathematical models and scoring systems: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Human Reproduction Update, Vol:20, ISSN:1355-4786, Pages:449-462

Kirk E, Bottomley C, Bourne T, 2014, Diagnosing ectopic pregnancy and current concepts in the management of pregnancy of unknown location, Human Reproduction Update, Vol:20, ISSN:1355-4786, Pages:250-261

Doubilet PM, Benson CB, Bourne T, et al., 2013, Diagnostic Criteria for Nonviable Pregnancy Early in the First Trimester,New England Journal of Medicine, Vol:369, ISSN:0028-4793, Pages:1443-1451

Naji O, Wynants L, Smith A, et al., 2013, Predicting successful vaginal birth after Cesarean section using a model based on Cesarean scar features examined by transvaginal sonography,Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Vol:41, ISSN:0960-7692, Pages:672-678

Van Calster B, Abdallah Y, Guha S, et al., 2013, Rationalizing the management of pregnancies of unknown location: temporal and external validation of a risk prediction model on 1962 pregnancies, Human Reproduction, Vol:28, ISSN:0268-1161, Pages:609-616

Ameye L, Timmerman D, Valentin L, et al., 2012, Clinically oriented three-step strategy for assessment of adnexal pathology, Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Vol:40, ISSN:0960-7692, Pages:582-591

Van Holsbeke C, Van Calster B, Bourne T, et al., 2012, External Validation of Diagnostic Models to Estimate the Risk of Malignancy in Adnexal Masses, Clinical Cancer Research, Vol:18, ISSN:1078-0432, Pages:815-825

Abdallah Y, Daemen A, Kirk E, et al., 2011, Limitations of current definitions of miscarriage using mean gestational sac diameter and crown-rump length measurements: a multicenter observational study, Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Vol:38, ISSN:0960-7692, Pages:497-502

Pexsters A, Daemen A, Bottomley C, et al., 2010, New crown-rump length curve based on over 3500 pregnancies, Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Vol:35, ISSN:0960-7692, Pages:650-655

Timmerman D, Van Calster B, Testa AC, et al., 2010, Ovarian cancer prediction in adnexal masses using ultrasound-based logistic regression models: a temporal and external validation study by the IOTA group, Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Vol:36, ISSN:0960-7692, Pages:226-234

Timmerman D, Ameye L, Fischerova D, et al., 2010, Simple ultrasound rules to distinguish between benign and malignant adnexal masses before surgery: prospective validation by IOTA group, British Medical Journal, Vol:341, ISSN:0959-535X

Bottomley C, Bourne T, 2009, Diagnosis and management of ovarian cyst accidents, Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Vol:23, ISSN:1521-6934, Pages:711-724