Department of Radiology
School of Medicine Queen's University
 

Research

A research project is a compulsory component of our program and this is strongly supported by the Department.  All residents attend an Introduction to Research Workshop in their PGY1 year. This full-day workshop introduces residents to a basic level of research training as required by the RCPSC.  The day features an introduction to study design, basic biostatistics, critical appraisal, the publication process, and effective presentation skills.  After the first year, residents are provided two rotations for research with an opportunity to take 10 additional research-related days during their PGY3 year.


Faculty and residents in our Department are also engaged in numerous research projects, and some examples are found below.

Recent Faculty Research Topics

Plasticity of the Injured Human Spinal Cord: Insights revealed by Spinal Cord Function MRI Cadotte D, Bosma R, Mikulis D, Nugaeva N, Smith K, Pokrupa R, Islam O, Stroman P, Fehlings M..PlosOne (www.plosone.org).  Published 19 Sep 2012 10.1371/journal.pone.0045560

Public or private magnetic resonance imaging: What do the patients think? Cheng G, Hopman W, Islam O, Shortt S. Can Assoc Radiol J.  2012 Feb;63(1):12-7

Paraspinal ganglioneuroma in the proband of a large family with mild cutaneous manifestations of NF1, carrying a deep NF1 intronic mutation.Kannu P, Nour M, Irving M, Xie J, Loder D, Lai J,
Islam O, Mackenzie J, Messiaen L. Clin Genet. 2012 Apr 25. 

The assessment of anemia from attenuation values of cranial venous drainage on unenhanced computed tomography of the head.Bruni SG, Patafio F, Dufton J, Nolan R, Islam O. Can Assoc Radio J. 2012 Mar 6 

Correlation of neurosonographic anatomy with matching MR scan planes.Rasalingham P,
Islam OSoboleski D. Ped Radiol. vol.42, apr 2012.

Cross sectional associations of epicardial fat with coronary calcification, insulin resistance, markers of inflammation and fibroblast growth factor-23 and in stage 3-5 chronic kidney disease.  Kerr JD, Holden RM, Morton AR, Nolan RL, Hopman WM, Pruss CM, Garland JS.. BMC Nephrology 2013,14-26 

Coronary artery calcification and increased BMI are risk factors for kidney function decline in Stage 3-5 CKD patients. Garland J, Holden RM, Hopman W, Nolan RL, Morton AR., 1-2013. Journal of Renal Nutrition, Vol. 23(1):4-11 

Insulin resistance is associated with Fibroblast Growth Factor-23 in stage 3-5 chronic kidney disease patients. Garland J, Holden R, Ross R, Adams M, Nolan R,Hopman W, Morton AR. 

Diastolic Function as Assessed by Cardiac MRI Using Longitudinal Left Ventricular Fractional Shortening.  Dhillon G. Thadani SR. Hope MD. Poster presentation: Society of Thoracic Radiology Annual Meeting, Huntington Beach, CA, USA. 2012 & Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 16th Annual Scientific Sessions, San Francisco, CA, USA 2013.

Rasamsonia argillacea Pulmonary and Aortic Graft Infection in an Immune-Competent Patient. Doyon JB, Sutton DA, Theodore P,  Dhillon G, Jones KD, Thompson EH, Jianmin Fu, Brian L. Wickes BL, Koehler JE, Schwartzg BS. Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging. J. Clin. Microbiol. 2013, 51(2):719

Pictorial Essay on the Large cell Neuro endocrine tumors of the Lung. Munir SM, Salahudeen S, Turashvili G, Boag A, Nolan R. Accepted at the World Thoracic Congress at Seoul, South Korea, June 2013.

Retrospective Analysis of Risk Assessment of Multiple factors Affecting Transthoracic CT-Guided Lung Biopsy, Munir S, Flood J, Nolan R, Boag A, Forkert L, Hopman W, Salahudeen S. Presented at the World Thoracic Congress at Seoul, South Korea, June 2013.

Venticular Function evaluation using MRI in Mild to Moderate COPD patients. Salahudeen S,  Flood J, Dhillon G.

Quadriceps strength compared to US measured cross-sectional area in post-op patients. Wood G, Mann S, Fenton P.

Quantification of disc herniation change with spinal manipulation. Putos J, Walton D, Birmingham T,  Fenton P.

Prospective comparison of intra-articular injection of cortisone plus lidocaine or lidocaine alone in treatment of Adhesive Capsulitis. Tucker A, Bicknell R, Fenton P.

Evaluation of palmar fibromatosis with US elastography. Davidson J, Fenton P.

Iatrogenic Obliteration of Ureter with Spontaneous Recanalization. Beiko D, Mussari B. Case Reports in Medicine, Volume 2013.

A Pragmatic Randomized Clinical Evaluation of Renal Denervation for Treatment Resistant Hypertension (PaCE). Mussari, B.,with the Dept. of Cardiology.

In chronic kidney disease, is kidney function associated with coronary artery calcification score? Garland JS, Morton AR, Nolan RL.

Vascular calcification in chronic kidney disease; the role of vitamen K. Pilkey R, Morton AR, Nolan RL, Boffa M, Koschinksy M, Day A, Booth S.

Cervical spine movement during laryngoscopy: objective assessment and comparisons of indirect fiberoptic and prismatic laryngoscopes. Zamora JE, Sharan S, Nolan RL.


Resident Research Projects 

A case report of plasmacytoma of the iliac bone presenting to the emergency department after failed conservative therapy Southerst D, Dufton J, Stern P.. Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association. June 2012.

Spinal infection: a narrative review. Quesnele J, Dufton J, Stern P.  Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association. Aug 2012.

Delayed recovery in patients with whiplash-associated disorders. Dufton J, Bruni SG, Kopec JA, Cassidy JD, Quon J.  Volume 43, Issue 7 , Pages 1141-1147, July 2012.

The Assessment of Anemia From Attenuation Values of Cranial Venous Drainage on Unenhanced Computed Tomography of the Head. Bruni SG, Patafio FM, Dufton J, Nolan RL, Islam O. Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal February 2013, 64 (1), pg. 46-50.

 The association between tonsillar ectopia and posterior fossa morphological measurements in patients with and without Chiari I malformation. Dufton J, Islam O, Mikulis D, Heran M, Habeeb S. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. 2011; 38 (3) 452-5

Skeletal Imaging: Atlas of the Spine and Extremities.Taylor JAM, Hughes TH, Resnick D,  Dufton J. 2nd edition. Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association. 2011; 55 (1); 62.

A case report of Splenogonadal Fusion. Walker D, Patafio F, Dufton J.. Case of the Month - Residents Corner. Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal. 2011; 62 (4): 302-4.

The Differential Diagnosis of Adult Colonic Strictures with CT Colonography. Bruni SG, Dufton J, O’Brien P. Education Exhibit, CAR, May 2011.  Won 1st prize in the Educational Exhibit Category. 

White Matter Hyperintensities (WMH) on 3T MRI and Cognitive Scores.  Cairns B, Islam O, Garcia A.. Poster Presentation at the Canadian Conference on Dementia October 27-29, 2011 in Montreal.

Radiologic Findings in Atypical Pulmonary Emboli. Cairns B, Nolan R.  Educational Exhibit at Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting & Scientific Assembly, Nov 27-Dec 2, 2011.

Translumbar Embolization of Type II Endoleak with Real-Time Three-Dimensional Needle Guidance. Cairns B, Menard A. Presented at CIRA Fellows’ Day, in Montreal in June 2011.

Visualization and anatomic distribution of gadolinium by high-resoulution surface coil magnetic resonance imaging after peribulbar and retrobulbar injections. Almeida D, Belliveau M, Enright T, Islam O, El-Defrawy S, Gale J.. Arch Ophthalmol. June 2012 130(6):743-748

Clinical Images: Basal skull fracture and the halo sign. Ravi Sunder, Kevin Tyler., CMAJ March 19, 2013 185:416.

Recognizing and differentiating pseudolesions on CT Colonography.   Chadha Y, O’Brien P.. Educational Exhibit at RSNA 2012.

Decreased Internal Cerebral Vein Filling - A New Radiographic Sign of Acute Ischemic Stroke,Klourfeld E, Patel A, Mohamed K, Jin AJ., Islam, O. International Stroke Conference Poster Abstracts. February 6-7, 2013, Hawaii.

Comparative study of renal biopsies performed by IVR vs Clinicians. Sanders P. Mussari B. Holland D. Abstract submission to American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting in Atlanta Georgia (November 2013).

Quadraceps tendon strengh and thickness in healthy volunteers versus patients post total knee arthroplasty. Mansfield A. Fenton P. and the Orthopaedic Department.

Anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery – Case Report. Chadha Y. Dhillon R. Submission to the Canadian Journal of Cardiology. 

Discrepancies between radiology residents' preliminary on-call interpretations as compared to final reviews.  Rumbolt D. Fenton P.

Correlation of Spleen Size to Patient Height and Weight using MRI. Agyem K. Scott C.