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, 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 (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. Each year features a guest speaker with recent invited guests including Kelly VanderBeek (alpine Olympian, World Cup medalist, broadcaster/photographer) and Doug Dirks (host of CBC Radio’s “The Homestretch” and CBC TV’s “Our Calgary”).
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Burrowes DP, Medellin A, Harris AC, Milot L, Wilson SR. Contrast-enhanced US Approach to the Diagnosis of Focal Liver Masses. Radiographics. 2017 Sep-Oct;37(5):1388-1400.
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Gao B, Nzekwu E, Cook AJ, Spaner SJ. Case report: Diffuse hyperplastic perilobar nephroblastomatosis complicated by a unilateral Wilms tumour: diagnosis, treatment and follow-up. BMC Res Notes. 2018 Jun 19;11(1):396.
Jo PC, Jang HJ, Burns PN, Burak KW, Kim TK, Wilson SR. Integration of Contrast-enhanced US into a Multimodality Approach to Imaging of Nodules in a Cirrhotic Liver: How I Do It. Radiology. 2017 Feb;282(2):317-331.
Jo PC, Cabral FC, Sahin A, Camacho A, Brook A, Brook OR. Split-bolus single scan CTA for evaluation of mesenteric ischemia. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2018 Jun;43(6):1368-1378.
Russell J, Paterson K, Cooper S. Apparent Heterotopic Pregnancy Created by Mirror Image Artifact. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2017 Nov;39(11):961-962.
Satriano A, Guenther Z, White JA, Merchant N, Di Martino ES, Al-Qoofi F, Lydell CP, Fine NM. Three-dimensional thoracic aorta principal strain analysis from routine ECG-gated computerized tomography: feasibility in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement. BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2018 May 2;18(1):76.
Wadhwani A, Guo L, Saude E, Els H, Lang E, McRae A, Bhayana D. Intravenous and Oral Contrast vs Intravenous Contrast Alone Computed Tomography for the Visualization of Appendix and Diagnosis of Appendicitis in Adult Emergency Department Patients. Can Assoc Radiol J. 2016 Aug;67(3):234-41.
Wu KY, Dinculescu V, Renaud JM, Chen SY, Burwash IG, Mielniczuk LM, Beanlands RSB, deKemp RA. Repeatable and reproducible measurements of myocardial oxidative metabolism, blood flow and external efficiency using 11C-acetate PET. J Nucl Cardiol. 2018 Feb 16. [Epub ahead of print].