Curriculum

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”).


Recent Resident Publications

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.

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.
10.1109/TMI.2019.2963446

Hamidizadeh R, Jalal S, Pindiprolu B, Tiwana MH, Macura KJ, Qamar SR, Nicolaou S, Khosa F. Influences for Gender Disparity in the Radiology Societies in North America. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2018 Oct;211(4):831-838. doi: 10.2214/AJR.18.19741. PMID: 30063373.

Bansal S, Gui J, Merrill C, Wong JK, Burak KW, Wilson SR. Contrast-enhanced US in Local Ablative Therapy and Secondary Surveillance for Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Radiographics. 2019 Sep-Oct;39(5):1302-1322. doi: 10.1148/rg.2019180205. PMID: 31348734.

Lourenco P, Rawski R, Mohammed M, Khosa F, Nicolaou S, McLaughlin P. Dual-Energy CT Iodine Mapping and 40-keV Monoenergetic Applications in the Diagnosis of Acute Bowel Ischemia. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2018;211:564-570.

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, 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.

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.

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].

Russell J, Paterson K, Cooper S. Apparent Heterotopic Pregnancy Created by Mirror Image Artifact. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2017 Nov;39(11):961-962.

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.

Ferris M, Quan S, Kaplan BS, Molodecky N, Ball CG, Chernoff GW, Bhala N, Ghosh S, Dixon E, Ng S, Kaplan GG. The Global Incidence of Appendicitis: A Systematic Review of Population-based Studies. Ann Surg. 2017 Aug;266(2):237-241.

Bandali MF, Mirakhur A, Lee EW, Ferris MC, Sadler DJ, Gray RR, Wong JK. Portal hypertension: Imaging of portosystemic collateral pathways and associated image-guided therapy. World J Gastroenterol. 2017 Mar 14;23(10):1735-1746.

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.

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.

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