To critically evaluate the literature, practice evidence-based medicine and maintain standards of quality assurance requires a basic understanding of research. The residency program addresses this aspect of training through lectures/tutorials, PGME workshops/seminars, journal club and other teaching experiences as well as allotting protected time dedicated to conducting research throughout PGY-2 to 4.

Practical experience is gained through participation in research and Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement/Program Evaluation (QA/QI or Audit) projects. In Calgary, a minor QA/QI/Audit project and a major research project are required as part of the curriculum. A Radiology Research day is held annually to celebrate the accomplishments of residents as well as other trainees (e.g., graduate students, post-docs, etc.) in the Department of Radiology.

Recent Resident Publications


Kloiber, R., Lafford, H., Koslowsky, I.L. et al. A practical approach to interpretation of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography for postoperative spine infection. Skeletal Radiol 53, 741–752 (2024). doi: 10.1007/s00256-023-04474-6.

Syed AR, Gorana A, Nohr E, Yuan X, Amin P, Ghaznavi S, Lamb D, McIntyre JB, Eszlinger M, & Paschke R. Predictors of radioiodine (RAI)-avidity restoration for NTRK fusion-positive RAI resistant metastatic thyroid cancers. Eur Thyroid Jour. 2024 13(3):e230227. DOI: 10.1530/ETJ-23-0227

Lafford, H., Stewart EE, Koslowsky IL, Rabin HR, Kloiber R. The routine clinical use of fluorodeoxyglucose PET/CT to confirm treatment response in pyogenic spine infection. Skeletal Radiol. 2024 Jan;53(1):161-170. doi: 10.1007/s00256-023-04393-6.

Wu J, Hu XY, Seal P, Amin P, Diederichs B, Paschke R. Improvement in neck ultrasound report quality following the implementation of ETA Guideline for Postoperative Cervical Ultrasound for Thyroid Cancer Follow-up, a prospective population study. Eur Thyr Jour. 2023 12(5): e320110. DOI: 10.1520/ETJ-23-0110

Graham T, Hamidizadeh R, Wright C, Wong J, Brown A, et al. Looking into the future: The current and future state of IR in Canada. CARJ 2023;74(1):211-216. doi: 10.1177/08465371221118518.

Reid M, Tadros GS, McDougall CC, Reaume N, McDougall B, et al. Arterial spin labelling reveals multi-regional cerebral hypoperfusion in patients with transient ischemic attack that are unrelated to ischemia location: a proof-of-concept study. Cerebral Circulation - Cognition & Behaviour Volume 4 2023. ISSN 2666-2450. doi: 10.1016/j.cccb.2023.100164.

Chow J, Koles S, Bois A. Shoulder injury related to SARS-CoV-2 vaccine administration. CMAJ 2022;194(2):E46-E49. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.211162.

Chow J, Hatem M. Quantitative analysis of diaphragm motion during fluoroscopic sniff test to assist in diagnosis of hemidiaphragm paralysis. Radiology Case Reports 2022;17(5):1750-1754. doi: 10.1016/j.radcr.2022.02.083.

Amin P, Pannu T, Mohamed R, Watson K. Non-thrombotic pulmonary embolism secondary to cyanoacrylate embolization of gastric varices. CMAJ 2021;194(9):E336-E337. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.211203.

Besler BA, Schadow JE, Durongbhan P, Steiner TH, Choo RJ, Zulliger MA, Wilke M, Atal K, Firminger C, Quintin A, Koller B, Müller R, Nesic D, Stok KS. Quantitative measures of bone shape, cartilage morphometry and joint alignment are associated with disease in an ACLT and MMx rat model of osteoarthritis. Bone. 2021 May;146:115903. doi: 10.1016/j.bone.2021.115903. PMID: 33652170.

Newman K, Wilson R, Roberts JM, Mayo JR, Mohamed Ali AA, et al. Tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion for the evaluaiton of right ventricular function in functional cardiac CT compared to MRI. Clinical Radiology 2021;76(8):628.e1-628.e7. doi: 10.1016/j.crad.2021.02.018

Kimmitt CM, Kennedy WDM, Roshankar G, Burrowes LM, Camara-Lemarroy CR. Neurosarcoidosis presenting as isolated VI nerve palsy. Neurol Sci. 2021 Apr;42(4):1599-1601. doi: 10.1007/s10072-020-04848-x. PMID: 33095367.

Lu F, Vijayasarathi A, Murray N, Hamid S, Khosa F. Evaluation of Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Website Content in USA and Canada. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2021 Mar-Apr;50(2):151-155. doi: 10.1067/j.cpradiol.2020.01.007. PMID: 32014356.

Miller RJH, Cadet S, Mah D, Pournazari P, Chan D, Fine NM, Berman DS, Slomka PJ. Diagnostic and prognostic value of Technetium-99m pyrophosphate uptake quantitation for transthyretin cardiac amyloidosis. J Nucl Cardiol. 2021 Mar 10. doi: 10.1007/s12350-021-02563-4. PMID: 33689152.

Hamidizadeh R, Nzekwu E, Halliwell O. Factors Influencing Clinical Success Following Endovascular Treatment of Type II Endoleaks. Can Assoc Radiol J. 2020 Dec 29:846537120981100. doi: 10.1177/0846537120981100. PMID: 33371728.

Lu F, Fowler A, Tam K, Camara-Lemarroy CR. A Glioma Presenting as a Posterior Circulation Stroke. Can J Neurol Sci. 2020 Sep;47(5):691-692. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2020.77. PMID: 32329427.

Laws A, Xu Y, Kong S, Brisson AM, Bouchard-Fortier A, Quan ML. Breast Biopsy During Post-treatment Surveillance of Screen-Detected Breast Cancer Patients Yields High Rates of Benign Findings. Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 Aug;27(8):2689-2697. doi: 10.1245/s10434-020-08259-2. PMID: 32100221.

Prager R, Bowdridge J, Kareemi H, Wright C, McGrath TA, McInnes MDF. Adherence to the Standards for Reporting of Diagnostic Accuracy (STARD) 2015 Guidelines in Acute Point-of-Care Ultrasound Research. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 May 1;3(5):e203871. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.3871. PMID: 32356885; PMCID: PMC7195624.

Hu J, Bhayana D, Burak KW, Wilson SR. Resolution of indeterminate MRI with CEUS in patients at high risk for hepatocellular carcinoma. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2020 Jan;45(1):123-133. doi: 10.1007/s00261-019-02181-2. PMID: 31440801.

Misskey J, Hamidizadeh R, Faulds J, Chen J, Gagnon J, Hsiang Y. Influence of artery and vein diameters on autogenous arteriovenous access patency. J Vasc Surg. 2020 Jan;71(1):158-172.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2019.03.075. PMID: 31303475.

Chow J, Boyd S, Lichti D, and Ronsky J. 2020. Robust self-supervised learning of deterministic errors in single-plane (monoplanar) and dual-plane (biplanar) X-ray fluoroscopy. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging 39(6), 2051-2060.


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