We are so proud of our Research Grant awardees who selflessly dedicate their time to carry out medical research to benefit radiologic care for patients. These testimonials from past grant recipients capture the value and impact that this award provides.

 

 

The CRF has financed the following research studies since 2011:

 

 

Learning Styles in Diagnostic Radiology: Informing Curriculum Changes & Mentorship
Investigated by Dr. Linda Probyn in collaboration with Drs. Karen Finlay and Nancy Fenton

 

 

Validation of Dual Energy Cardiac CT Perfusion Imaging in an Animal Model:  Correlation with Coronary Flow Reserve & Fractional Flow Reserve
Investigated by Dr. John Mayo

Neuroradiological, Clinical and Genetic Characterization of New Forms of Hereditary Leukoencephalopathies
Investigated by Dr. Donatella Tampieri in collaboration with Drs. Bruce Pike, Bernard Brais, Maria del Pilar Cortes and Roberta La Piana

  • Paper Identification and functional characterization of a novel MTFMT mutation associated with selective vulnerability of the visual pathway and a mild neurological phenotype published in the Neurogenetics journal in April 2017
  • Paper 3T MRI study discloses high clinical and MRI intrafamilial variability in CADASIL due to a novel NOTCH3 mutation published in the Clinical Neurosciences journal in Dec. 2018
  • Paper Long-standing psychiatric features as the only clinical presentation in a patient with Vanishing White Matter disease published in the Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences journal in May 2019
  • Paper Adult hereditary white matter diseases with psychiatric presentation: clinical pointers and MRI algorithm to guide the diagnostic process published in the Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences journal in May 2021
  • Oral Presentation Overlapping phenotypes between MS and genetic leukoencephalopathies: a systematic MR analysis. ASNR meeting. Long Beach, California. April 22-26, 2017
  • Oral Presentation Unilateral leukoencephalopathy is frequently associated with Parry-Romberg Syndrome and linear scleroderma en coup de sabre. ASNR meeting. Long Beach, California. April 22-26, 2017
  • Oral Presentation Overlapping phenotypes between MS and genetic leukoencephalopathies: Lessons from our collaborative ‘White Matter Rounds. MS Xchange Conference. CRCHUM, University of Montreal, Quebec. Nov. 3, 2017
  • Oral Presentation Genetic leukoencephalopathies and their overlap with inflammatory demyelinating disorders: the challenge of identifying new entities. MS Xchange Conference. CRCHUM, University of Montreal, Quebec. Nov. 16, 2018.
  • Oral Presentation Adult genetic leukoencephalopathies: the challenge of identifying new entities. IRCCS C. Mondino Foundation Neurological Institute, Pavia, Italy. Jan. 9, 2019.
  • Oral Presentation Inherited white matter diseases in adult patients. Italian Research Day in the World, Italian Cultural Institute, Montreal, Quebec. April 15, 2019
  • Oral Presentation Adult genetic leukoencephalopathies: the challenge of identifying new entities. United Leukodystrophy Foundation Scientific Symposium and Family Conference. Itasca, Illinois. June 27-29, 2019
  • Oral Presentation Hereditary white matter diseases: the usefulness of 3T MRI. MRI in the Thousand Islands. 1st Annual MRI Anatomy and Pathology Course. Kingston, Ontario. Oct. 4-5, 2019
  • Oral Presentation Overlap between genetic and acquired white matter diseases: lessons from the White Matter Rounds network. Neurology Grand Round, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), Ottawa, Ontario. Nov. 22, 2019
  • Oral Presentation Genetic white matter disorders: the challenge of identifying new entities. Brain Imaging Center Scientific Retreat. Usine C, Montreal, Quebec. Dec. 10, 2019.
  • Oral Presentation Genetic MS mimickers. 2020 MS Xchange Conference. University of Montreal, Quebec. Nov. 13, 2020

A Double Blind, Randomized Controlled Trial Examining the Efficacy of the Use of Tissue Plasminogen Activator (tPA) in Intra-abdominal Collections in Children – a Prospective Study
Investigated by Dr. Bairbre Connolly

A Day in the Life of MR in Canada – Profiling MR Appropriateness and Utilization in Canada
Investigated by Drs. Paul Babyn and Sonia Vanderby in collaboration with Dr. Martin Reed, Dr. Juan Nicolás Peña Sánchez and Neil Kalra

  • Paper Finding the Truth in Medical Imaging: Painting the Picture of Appropriateness for Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Canada published in the CAR journal in Nov. 2015
  • Paper Variations in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Provision and Processes Among Canadian Academic Centres published in the CAR journal in Feb. 2017
  • Paper A Day in the life of MRI: The variety and appropriateness of exams being performed in Canada published in the CAR journal in May 2018
  • Educational Exhibit Understanding Magnetic Resonance Imaging Appropriateness in Canada: A Literature Review on Current Practices, Utilization, and Appropriateness. Canadian Association of Radiologists 77th Annual Scientific Meeting. Montreal, Quebec. April 24-27, 2014.
  • Poster Presentation A Picture of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Appropriateness in Canada: A Literature Review. Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR) Conference. Toronto, Ontario. May 14, 2014.
  • Oral Presentation Magnetic Resonance Imaging Appropriateness in Canada: A Current Research Summary on Practices, Utilization, and Appropriateness. Quality in Medical Imaging Symposium – A Focus on Appropriateness. University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. October 16, 2014.
  • Oral Presentation Painting the Picture of Appropriateness for Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Canada. Quality Improvement and Patient Safety in Medical Education Symposium. University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. November 23, 2015.
  • Poster Presentation Quality Improvement and Appropriateness in Residency Education: A Novel Example. International Conference on Residency Education, Niagara Falls, Ontario. October 1, 2016

MRI Appearance of Focal Liver Lesions with Gadofosveset Trisodium
Investigated by Dr. Laurent Milot

24 hour Infarct Volume on Non-contrast CT as a Predictor of Functional Outcome at 90 days
Investigated by Dr. Helin Bai

  • Poster Presentation 24 hour Infarct Volume on Non-contrast CT as a Predictor of Functional Outcome at 90 days. Bridging Discovery Research with Therapies Conference, Banff, Alberta. Aug. 27-31, 2017.

Low Cost Nanoparticle Platform for Diagnosis and Treatment of Colorectal Liver Metastases
Investigated by Dr. David Liu in collaboration with Dr. Alda Tam and Marites Melancon

Can we Improve Detection of Peritoneal Metastatic Disease? The Use of Virtual Monochromatic Reconstruction on Dual Energy CT Scans
Investigated by Dr. Kathryn Darras

Utilization of Pre-Operative Imaging for Colon Cancer: a Population-based Study
Investigated by Dr. Matthew McInnes, Dr. Sulaiman Nanji, Dr. William Mackillop, Dr. Yingwei Peng, Shelly Wei, Dr. D Blair Macdonald, Dr. Nicola Schieda and Dr. Christopher Booth

Adaptive Personalized Predictive Risk Model for Medical Imaging Radiation Exposure
Investigated by Dr. David Koff

Teaching Safe Imaging: Development and Evaluation of an Online Imaging Appropriateness Course for Canadian Medical Students
Investigated by Dr. Kathryn Darras, Dr. Savvas Nicolaou and Dr. Bruce B Forster

 

 

Designing an introductory to image guided invasive procedures workshop
Investigated by Dr. Emeka Nzekwu, Dr. Vamshi Kotha, Dr. Morgan Willson and Dr. Alice Wang

  • Findings only presented at Grand Rounds hosted at the University of Calgary due to consent limitations for the subjects

Quantitative BOLD MRI as a non-invasive tool to unmask the role of glioma stem cells in patients with glioblastoma
Investigated by Dr. Pejman Jabehdar Maralani

 

 

Machine Learning for Liver Imaging: Automating LI-RADS Categorization
Investigated by Christian van der Pol, Dr. David Koff, Dr. Kiret Dhindsa, Dr. Thomas Doyle, Dr. Sandra Monteiro, Dr. Pablo Serrano and Dr. Brandon Meyers

Effect of polyphenol supplementation on hepatic steatosis, non-invasive vascular elastography and intima media thickness in obese adolescents

Investigated by Dr. Ramy El Jalbout

 

BRAIN-REST: Brain MRI result forecast model

Investigated by Dr. Matthias Wagner

 

Using AI to determine prevalence of pre- or asymptomatic COVID-19 in patients undergoing chest CT for a non COVID indication within Eastern Ontario – a collaborative multicenter observational study

Investigated by Dr. Robert Lim

 

Using Virtual Reality as a Remote Educational Tool During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Investigated by Dr. Yuhao Wu

 

Quantitative MR to distinguish genetic mimickers from multiple sclerosis

Investigated by Dr. Roberta La Piana