On Monday January 29, 2018, as part of our ongoing work on diagnostic imaging (DI) referral guidelines and quality improvement, the Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR) convened a symposium on diagnostic imaging referral guidelines, appropriateness, and computerized clinical decision support systems (CDS). Read More
The CAR’s Gadolinium-based Contrast Agents Use and Advisory Committee will soon be posting a draft document - Gadolinium Deposition in the Brain: A systematic review of existing guidelines and policy statement - for member review prior to official CAR adoption and publication. Read More
One of the CAR’s top priorities for the next five years will be to provide increased CPD opportunities to its members. As such the CPD working group has been refreshed with a new mandate to oversee the planning, development and delivery of high quality CME/CPD programs to CAR members. It will also continue to oversee and contribute to the CAR’s role as an accrediting agent for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). Read More
Since its inception in 2015, the CAR Resident Section (RS) has been working hard on creating resources, collaborating on projects and, helping to foster a strong resident membership in our national specialty association. Read More
Being a national specialty association allows the CAR to hear requests from radiologists in practice as well as medical imaging vendors. In multilateral conversations among the three groups — radiologists, industry and trade association — a recurring theme is dominating the exchange of ideas; that of getting the voices heard among hospitals, radiology departments, provincial governments and industry vendors to name a few, with the goal of improving imaging care for everyone. Read More
The CAR was saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. William (Bill) Mason, on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. During his illustrious career, he served in executive capacities on numerous medical boards in Canada, was President of the CAR from 1995 to 1997, and Vice President of the Canadian Radiological Foundation in 2010. Read More
Dear friends and colleagues,
The year end task of putting words to paper to try and summarize the myriad activities, accomplishments, endeavours and triumphs of your organization is always a difficult one.
The CAR is pleased to announce the publication of Gadolinium-based contrast agents in kidney disease: A comprehensive review and clinical practice guideline issued by the Canadian Association of Radiology with the support of the Canadian Society of Nephrology. Read More
Recognizing Canada’s unique social milieu, legislation and legal environment, population diversity and healthcare access, the Canadian Society of Breast Imaging (CSBI) was formed in order to guide Canadian radiologists, allied healthcare specialists, family physicians as well as patients and educators.
My colleagues and I are sad to record the death of Conway Don, a long standing member of the Canadian Association of Radiologists and its 2000 Gold Medalist. Dr. Don served as the first Professor and Chairman of the Department of Radiology at the University of Ottawa, and as Department Head at the Ottawa General Hospital from 1958 to 1988. Read More
On November 6-7, members of the CAR were on Parliament Hill to celebrate International Day of Radiology and pay tribute to the work being done by their colleagues across Canada. This year, building upon the success of the last year's CAR Day on the Hill, the event has grown to encompass two days of advocacy and awareness-raising about the value of radiology and the importance of imaging for patient care. Read More
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