Dr Sawsan Abu Flayeh is a consultant radiologist with a specialist interest in breast imaging. She has been a fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists since 2008 and was appointed at the Royal Free London in January 2021.

Dr Abu Flayeh has a special interest in breast interventional procedures such as stereotactic biopsy and preoperative localization. 

She has broad experience in cross sectional imaging, particularly MRI. Her additional interests are musculoskeletal and neuro imaging.

Dr Abu Flayeh has published several papers mainly in breast and musculoskeletal fields for more than ten years. 



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  1. Khan MF, Sewell MD, Alrawi A, Taif S, Divani K. Can a culture of team psychological safety and MDT proforma improve team performance and patient outcomes in spinal MDTs? Br J Neurosurg. 2022 (8):1-5. PMID: 35135402.
  2. Al Duwaiki SM, Al Barwani AS, Taif S. Lemierre's Syndrome. Oman Med J. 2018 Nov;33(6):523-526. PMID: 30410696.
  3. Taif S, Menon VK, Alrawi A. Imaging findings of flexion type of hangman's fracture; an attempt for a more objective evaluation with newly introduced scoring system. Br J Radiol. 2017;90(1069):20160793. doi: 10.1259/bjr.20160793. Epub 2016 Nov 25. PMID: 27885837.
  4. Al Barwani AS, Taif S, Al Mazrouai RA. Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans: Insights into a Rare Soft Tissue Tumor. J Clin Imaging Sci. 2016 Apr 29;6:16. doi: 10.4103/2156-7514.181492. eCollection 2016. Review. PMID: 27195182.
  5. Menon KV, Taif S. Detailed description of anatomy of the fracture line in hangman's injury: a retrospective observational study on motor vehicle accident victims. Br J Radiol 2016;89(1058):20150847. doi: 10.1259/bjr.20150847. Epub 2015 Nov 26. PMID: 26607649.
  6. Taif S, Alrawi A. Coronal magnetic resonance arthrogram of the hip. BMJ. 2015 Jan 6;350:h13. doi: 10.1136/bmj.h13. PMID: 25569126
  7. Taif S, Alrawi A. Axial T2 weighted magnetic resonance image of the left thigh. BMJ. 2014 Oct 22;349:g6342. doi: 10.1136/bmj.g6342. PMID: 25338724.
  8. Taif S, Alrawi A. T1 weighted coronal magnetic resonance image of the right elbow. BMJ. 2014 Sep 11;349:g5590. doi: 10.1136/bmj.g5590. PMID: 25214528.
  9. Taif S. Magnetic resonance arteriography of the neck: time of flight sequence. BMJ. 2014 Aug 27;349:g5294. doi: 10.1136/bmj.g5294. PMID: 25164104.
  10. K.V Menon, AlRawi A, Taif S. Orbital Roof Fracture and Orbital Cellulitis Secondary to Halo Pin Penetration: Case Report. Global Spine J. DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1384818. PMID: 25648519.
  11. Taif S, Alrawi A. Spinal brucellosis: a forgotten cause of chronic back pain. BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Jul 2;2014. pii: bcr2014205816. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2014-205816. PMID: 24990853
  12. Taif S, Alrawi A. Missed acute appendicitis presenting as necrotising fasciitis of the thigh. BMJ case reports. 2014. PMID: 24792028
  13. Taif S, Tufail F, Alnuaimi AS. Mammography performance in Oman: Review of factors influencing cancer yield and positive predictive value. Asia Pac J Clin Oncol. Article first published online: 27 MAR 2014. DOI: 10.1111/ajco.12181. PMID: 24673798
  14. Taif S, Alrawi A, Al-Kalbani J. Iliac Artery Pseudoaneurysm Presenting as a Paravertebral Collection: a Potentially Fatal Mimic. BMJ Case Rep. 2014. PMID: 24654250
  15. Taif Abdulkareem S. Breast Magnetic resonance imaging indications in current practice. Asia Pac J Can Prev 2014; 14:569-575. PMID: 24568459
  16. Taif S, Al Kalbani J. A case of acute traumatic aortic injury in a right sided aortic arch with rupture of an aberrant left subclavian artery. J Radiol Case Rep. 2013;7:1-9. PMID: 24421931
  17. Taif S, Al-Kindi H, Varghese R. A case of septum pellucidum subependymoma with a subtle imaging appearance simulating a cavum septum pellucidum. J Radiol Case Rep. 2013;7:7-16. PMID: 24421918.
  18. Taif S, Derweesh A, Talib M. Superior Gluteal Artery Pseudoaneurysm Presenting as a Gluteal Mass: Case Report and Review of Literature. J Clin Imaging Sci 2013; 3:1-4. PMID: 24228217.