CAR Statements and White Papers
Position Statements are intended to inform physicians and other interested parties of the formal opinion of the CAR concerning critical issues in radiology, evolving areas of clinical practice, and/or technologies that are widely available or new to the practice community.
These statements are developed around topics that impact practice, are new or emerging, and for which a body of evidence or expert opinion is available. They are evidence-informed or consensus-based, but are more narrowly focused and more concise than guidelines.
CAR, CAMRT, CHUG Joint Position Statement: Establishing a Sustainable and Secure Canadian Helium Supply - 2023
New Recommendations on Breast Cancer Screening in the U.S. an Important Step Forward - 2023
CAR Position Statement on Changes to the Delivery of Healthcare Services in Canada - 2023
Canadian Society of Breast Imaging (CSBI) Position Statement on CAR Mammography Accreditation Program (MAP) - 2022
CAR & COMP Position Statement on Workstation Standards in Mammography Accreditation - 2022
CAR’s Statement on Iodinated Contrast Media Shortage - 2022
CAR Position Statement on Remote Reporting - 2021
Canadian Association of Radiologists Canadian Society of Breast Imaging Position Statement on the Utilization of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis in Mammograph Screening - 2021
CAR Position Statement on Discontinuing the Use of Gonadal and Fetal Shielding for Patients - 2021
Canadian Society of Breast Imaging and Canadian Association of Radiologists Joint Position Statement on COVID-19 - 2020
CAR/CSBI Position Statement on Mammographic Breast Density and Supplemental Screening - 2019
CAR Position Statement on the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) 2018 updated guidelines for Breast Cancer Screening - 2019
CAR Position Statement on the Use of Point of Care Ultrasound (2019) - 2019
CAR White Paper - Professionalism in Radiology - 2017
CAR Position Statement on the Importance of Radiology Group Practices in the Delivery of Comprehensive Imaging Services - 2015
CAR and The Canadian Heart Rhythm Society Consensus Statement on MRI with Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices - 2014
CAR and The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada Statement on the Non-medical Use of Fetal Ultrasound - 2014
CAR Position Statement on the Use of Thyroid Shields - 2011
As the authoritative national voice of radiology, the Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR) is dedicated to providing up-to-date information on issues that affect patient health as related to the practice of radiology.
As part of this commitment, the CAR develops advisories aimed at providing clarification on issues when there are varying points of view. Developed and updated by CAR working groups, and approved by the CAR's Board of Directors, these advisories contain background information and evidence-based support of the Association's stated position on various issues.
Use of thermography to screen for breast cancer
In September 2017, Health Canada issued a reminder that thermograms are not a substitute for mammograms for breast cancer screening. This is following its initial letter and advisory issued in 2012.