Projects

The mandate of the Canadian Radiological Foundation (CRF) is to fund projects which help to shape the future of radiology in Canada. In support of this directive, the CRF has sustained a wide range of activities over the years:

Research Studies

  • The CRF has financed the following research studies since 2011:

  • Learning Breast Examination Through Sonographic Palpation (overview), investigated by Drs. Benoît Mesurolle and Fadi Toonsi.

  • Learning Styles in Diagnostic Radiology: Informing Curriculum Changes & Mentorship (final report), investigated by Dr. Linda Probyn in collaboration with Drs. Karen Finlay and Nancy Fenton.

  • Validation of Dual Energy Cardiac CT Perfusion Imaging in an Animal Model:  Correlation with Coronary Flow Reserve & Fractional Flow Reserve (overview), investigated by Dr. John Mayo.

  • Neuroradiological, Clinical and Genetic Characterization of New Forms of Hereditary Leukoencephalopathies (overview), investigated by Dr. Donatella Tampieri in collaboration with Drs. Bruce Pike, Bernard Brais, Maria del Pilar Cortes and Roberta La Piana.

  • A Double Blind, Randomized Controlled Trial Examining the Efficacy of the Use of Tissue Plasminogen Activator (tPA) in Intra-abdominal Collections in Children – a Prospective Study (overview), investigated by Dr. Bairbre Connolly.

  • A Day in the Life of MR in Canada - Profiling MR Appropriateness and Utilization in Canada (overview), investigated by Drs. Paul Babyn and Sonia Vanderby in collaboration with Dr. Martin Reed, Dr. Juan Nicolás Peña Sánchez and Neil Kalra.

  • MRI Appearance of Focal Liver Lesions with Gadofosveset Trisodium (overview), investigated by Dr. Laurent Milot

  • 24 hour Infarct Volume on Non-contrast CT as a Predictor of Functional Outcome at 90 days (overview), investigated by Dr. Helin Bai 

  • Low Cost Nanoparticle Platform for Diagnosis and Treatment of Colorectal Liver Metastases (overview), investigated by Dr. David Liu in collaboration with Dr. Alda Tam and Marites Melancon

  • Can we Improve Detection of Peritoneal Metastatic Disease? The Use of Virtual Monochromatic Reconstruction on Dual Energy CT Scans (overview), investigated by Dr. Kathryn Darras 

  • Utilization of Imaging for Colon Cancer: a Population-based Study (published paper), investigated by Dr. Matthew McInnes, Dr. Sulaiman Nanji, Dr. William Mackillop, Dr. Yingwei Peng, Shelly Wei, Dr. D Blair Macdonald, Dr. Nicola Schieda and Dr. Christopher Booth

Reports and Guidelines

Leadership Courses

  • The CRF and the CAR finance Leadership Scholarships to attend the leadership programs provided by the Radiology Leadership Institute (RLI) of the American College of Radiology (ACR):

  • In 2015, Dr. Stephen Choy, resident at the University of British Columbia and Dr. Carole Dennie, radiologist at the Ottawa Hospital attended the 2015 RLI Leadership Summit “Thriving in Changing Times”.

  • In 2016, Dr. Mitchell Wilson, resident at the University of Alberta attended the Harvard Emerging Leaders Webinar and Dr. Ania Kielar, radiologist at the Univeristy of Ottawa attended the RLI Leadership Summit "Meeting the Challenges of Modern Healthcare".

Lecturers

  • The CRF financed Dr. Maria Cortes, a CAR radiologist specialized in Neuroradiology and Interventional Neuroradiology, to attend and lecture at the XXVII Congreso del Colegio Interamericano de Radiología (CIR 2016) which was held in Lima, Peru, from September 8-10, 2016.

Awards

  • The CRF has financed the Canadian Association of Radiologists’ ASM Awards since 2012 in the following categories:

Archives

  • The CRF has initiated a project to catalogue, stabilize and preserve the archival materials (textual and visual records, sound recordings and artifacts) at the CAR office. It is important to document the history of our association and the practice of radiology in Canada to ensure it remains available for future generations of radiologists.