As leaders in the Canadian radiology community, it is critical for the CAR to develop national standards and guidelines so patients can receive the optimal radiological result, no matter the procedure. CAR guidelines and clinical practice statements are submitted for open-access publication in the CARJ to disseminate to radiologists across Canada. Read More
From September 22-24 the CAR Board of Directors gathered in Halifax, Nova Scotia to discuss the upcoming priorities for the fall and to undertake the development of a new strategic plan for the next five years. Despite the challenges presented from Hurricane Fiona, the Board, with representatives from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan (2), Ontario (2), Quebec (2), New Brunswick (2), Nova Scotia, the ACR and a resident representing the Resident and Fellow Section, weathered the storm and had a very productive discussion. The meeting kicked off with a presentation from Dr. Gilles Soulez, CAR President, summarizing the successes and highlights of the last several months. Read More
With the warmer weather upon us, for many of our members the focus is on summer vacations. I hope that you have been able to get away from work to recharge your batteries. I would like to thank our members for their continued support and recognize the many radiologist leaders who have taken time out of their hectic schedules, even through prime vacation season, to support and lead initiatives that will have a significant impact on patient care in Canada. Read More
By Gilles Soulez, Ania Kielar, Casey Hurrell, Heidi Schmidt
Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote in 1860 that “the first wealth is health.” After nearly two years of living through the COVID-19 pandemic, ongoing disruptions and delays to diagnostic tests and procedures continue to adversely affect the health and wellbeing of Canadians, with attendant repercussions for the economic wellbeing of the country. Investments are needed now. Read More
Both Drs. Costa and Miller, members of the Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal (CARJ) Editorial Board, consider research as the foundation of medical education and training. Research projects can improve radiology skills and keep the radiologist up to date with changes in the field. At both Dalhousie and the University of Ottawa, teams are conducting patient-centered, clinically impactful research.
The Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal (CARJ) Editorial Board is comprised of members from across Canada that make an invaluable contribution to the journal and are integral to its ongoing success. Recently published articles in the journal illuminate the breadth and quality of radiology research underway in institutions across Canada. This research is often under the leadership or mentorship of members of the Editorial Board. Some of those contributions are highlighted below.
The ability of the Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal (CARJ) to publish high-quality scientific and educational content is the direct result of the efforts of its peer reviewers. These tireless volunteers contribute their time and expertise to ensure that the material published in our journal is of the quality and rigour that our readers have come to expect.
The CAR is pleased to announce the recent publication of the White Paper on De-Identification of Medical Imaging in the CARJ. Published in two parts – General Principles and Practical Considerations, the paper provides recommendations for CAR members and the Canadian radiology community to safely and efficiently maintain data privacy in the era of artificial intelligence (AI).
After four years of hard work and dedication, Dr. Matthew McInnes completed his inaugural term as Chair of the CAR Journal Committee. The committee provides strategic advice to the CAR Board related to the CAR Journal. We express our sincere gratitude to Dr. McInnes. Under his leadership, the Committee has provided expert advice on the selection of a new publisher, SAGE, as well as the transition of two Editors in Chief.
COVID-19 is the largest health and economic crisis of our time. Millions of people have been affected, causing hundreds of thousands of fatalities in over 217 countries and territories around the world. Read More
The Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal (CAR Journal) is committed to publishing the latest radiology research on COVID-19 to help individuals, communities and leaders make the best decisions to deal with the pandemic and its consequences. Read More
By Dr. Michael Patlas MD, FRCP, FASER FCAR FSAR
These are difficult times for our healthcare system as a global pandemic sweeps the world. Reports of confirmed cases are on a steady incline and every day we are hearing more and more stories on impacted nations including our own. Radiologists have an important role to play in the diagnosis and assessment of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Read More
The Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal (CAR Journal) celebrates 70 years in 2020. The journal is dedicated to publishing articles on cutting-edge diagnostic and therapeutic radiology, as well as guidance on emerging techniques and technologies. Read More
Meet one of the CAR’s newest board members representing Ontario, radiologist, Dr. Carlos Torres. Dr. Torres is an Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine and a staff neuroradiologist at The Ottawa Hospital. Read More
Since its first publication in 1950, the Canadian Association of Radiologist Journal (CAR Journal) has been dedicated to publishing articles on current, cutting-edge diagnostic and therapeutic radiology as well as guidance on emerging techniques and technologies. Read More
The use of ultrasound by clinical specialties outside of radiology has been steadily increasing. In 2013, the Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR) published a position statement on “non-imager” use of ultrasound. Read More
In June 2019, Dr. Mehran Midia stepped down as Editor-in-Chief of the CAR Journal due to personal reasons. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Midia for his valuable contribution to the journal. His participation as Editor-in-Chief has been significant and we truly appreciate the time and effort. Read More
The recent White Paper titled Ethical and Legal Issues Related to Artificial Intelligence1, championed by members of the CAR AI Working Group, has received attention from not only the radiology community but also key decision-makers. Read More
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