Chief Executive, Executive Director / Volpara Health Technologies
Dr Ralph Highnam has over 25 years of experience in the digital breast imaging field. His work as a research scientist in breast imaging technology at the University of Oxford led him to form first OXIVA Limited and then Mirada Solutions with Professor Sir John Mike Brady. Under his leadership, Mirada became the number one provider of image registration and fusion tools before being acquired by CTI Molecular Imaging Inc. and later Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
Dr Highnam consulted to medical imaging companies including R2, Siemens, Hologic, and Dexela, as well as breast screening programs.
He has continued his academic research as part of an international circle of collaborators. Dr Highnam is also the author of articles and, with Brady, the seminal book Mammographic Image Analysis. He provides the possible measurements of breast composition (breast density) in order to improve the health outcomes of women around the world.
Dr Highnam was a Wellingtonian of the Year finalist.