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Faculty Research

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

Faculty Publications

1. Dominique Dabreo:

Heidinger B, DaBreo, D, Kirkbride, R, Santos M, Carroll B, Feldman, S, Mohebali, D, McCormick I, Matos, J, Manning, W, Litmanovich D. Coronary artery calcifications on computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) are associated with short-term mortality in patients with acute pulmonary embolism. Chest April 9, 2020. Acceptance upon revisions

Mohebali D, Heidinger BH, Feldman SA, Matos JD, DaBreo D, McCormick I, Litmanovich D, Manning WJ, Carroll BJ. Right ventricular strain in patients with pulmonary embolism and syncope. J Thromb Thrombolysis. 2019 Oct 30.
 doi: 10.1007/s11239-019-01976-w

Bang T, Green D, Reece T, DaBreo D, Vargas D. Contemporary Imaging Findings in Aortic Arch Surgery. October 2019 Current Radiology Reports 7(12):32. DOI: 10.1007/s40134-019-0343-7

D.M. Tridente, B.H. Heidinger, D.C. DaBreo, A.A. Bankier, D.E. Litmanovich. CT measurements of expiratory central airway collapse in COPD patients with suspected tracheobronchomalacia: comparison between standard and MPR images.

BH Heidinger, D DaBreo, B Carroll, S Feldman, D Mohebali, I McCormick, J Matos, W Manning, D Litmanovich. Presence of coronary artery calcifications on CT is associated with PE-related mortality in patients with acute PE. March 2019.

B.J. Carroll, B.H. Heidinger, D.C. Dabreo, J.D. Matos, D. Mohebali, S.A. Feldman, I. McCormick, D. Litmanovich, W.J. Manning.Multimodality assessment of right ventricular strain in patients with acute pulmonary embolism. American Journal of Cardiology. 122 (1): 175-181, 2018.

2. Alex Menard:

A. Menard Canadian Association of Interventional Radiologists Journal Winter 2020 Newsletter. “Catching up with Dr. Alexandre Menard." CAIR EXPRESS

E.S. Tang, G. Hall, D. Yu, A. Menard, W. Hopman, S. Naji. Predictors and Cumulative Frequency of Hepatocellular Carcinoma.

J. Mah, C. Booth, A. Menard, J. Flemming. Association Between Institutional Factors and Long-Term Survival Following Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt. Hepatology Communications. Early view online March 2019.

N.J.Touma, G.W. Hosier, M.A.Di Lena, R.J. Leslie, L. Ho, A. Menard,  D.R.Siemens. Growth rates and outcomes of observed large renal masses. Can Urol Assoc J. 2018 Dec 3.

R. Regan, B. Mussari,  A. Menard, R. Nasirzedah, J. Izard. MRI Fused Cone Beam CT Guided Biopsy of the Prostate as a Safe and Novel Method of Prostate Biopsy. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology 28(S2): S141-S142, 2017.

3. Benjamin Kwan:

S Basseri, JP Rossiter, MC Wallace, O Islam, D Tampieri, BYM Kwan. Lumbar Intradural Neurenteric Cyst: A Rare Pathology in an Unusual Location. Can J Neurol Sci. 2020 Jul 14;1-7.  doi: 10.1017/cjn.2020.148.  Online ahead of print.
PMID: 32660652  DOI: 10.1017/cjn.2020.148

J. Yang, D.Jomaa, O. Islam, B. Mussari, C. Laverty, BYM Kwan. Competency-Based Medical Education in Radiology: A Survey of Medical Student Perceptions..Can Assoc Radiol J. 2020 Feb 27:846537119893663. doi: 10.1177/0846537119893663. Online ahead of print.PMID: 32103685

BYM. Kwan, A. Mbanwi, N. Cofie, C. Rogoza, O. Islam, AD. Chung, N. Dalgarno, D. Dagnon, X. Wang, B. Mussari. Creating a Competency-Based Medical Education Curriculum for Canadian Diagnostic Radiology Residency (Queen's Fundamental Innovations in Residency Education)-Part 1: Transition to Discipline and Foundation of Discipline Stages.
Can Assoc Radiol J. 2020 Mar 4:846537119894723. doi: 10.1177/0846537119894723. Online ahead of print.PMID: 32126802

S. Nixon, L. Lieberman, EG Atenafu, M. Doherty, C. Murray, A. Wolfe, D. Brandys, S. Rowland, BYM. Kwan, E. Yu,  B. Lechner, D. Maze. Clinical outcomes and transfusion management following intracranial hemorrhage in patients with acute leukemia.Transfusion. 2020 Feb;60(2):269-274. doi: 10.1111/trf.15621. Epub 2019 Dec 6.PMID: 31808560

MAR. Soliman, BYM. Kwan, BS. Jhawar. Minimally Invasive Unilateral Percutaneous Transfracture Fixation of a Hangman's Fracture Using Neuronavigation and Intraoperative Fluoroscopy. World Neurosurg. 2019 Feb;122:90-95. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.10.140. Epub 2018 Nov 1.PMID: 30391610

D. Castro, J. Yang, ML Greer, BYM Kwan, E. Sauerbrei, W. Hopman, D. Soboleski. Competency Based Medical Education-Towards the Development of a Standardized Pediatric Radiology Testing Module. Acad Radiol. 2020 Feb 3:S1076-6332(19)30619-1. doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2019.12.005. Online ahead of print.PMID: 32029374

S.E. Poirier, B.Y.M. Kwan, M.T. Jurkiewicz, et al. 18F-FDG PET-guided diffusion tractography reveals white matter abnormalities around the epileptic focus in medically refractory epilepsy: implications for epilepsy surgical evaluation. European J Hybrid Imaging 4, 10 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s41824-020-00079-7

B.Kwan, B. Mussari, P. Moore, L. Meilleur, O. Islam, A. Menard, D. Soboleski, Dalgarno, & Cofie, N. Examining Diagnostic Radiology Residency Case Volumes from a Canadian Perspective:  A Marker of Resident Knowledge. Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal. 2020, February 10.

B. Kwan, N.M. Khan, J. de Almeida, D. Goldstein, V. Paleri, R. Forghani,  E. Yu. “Transoral robotic surgery for head and neck malignancies: Imaging features in presurgical workup”, Head and Neck. August 2019.

Z. Hosseini, J. Matusinec, D.A. Rudko, J. Liu, B.Y.M. Kwan, F. Salehi, M. Sharma, M. Kremenchutzky, R.S. Menon and M. Drangova. Morphology-Specific Discrimination between MS White Matter Lesions and Benign White Matter Hyperintensities Using Ultra-High-Field MRI. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2018 Aug;39(8):1473-1479. doi: 10.3174/ajnr.A5705. Epub 2018 Jun 21.

4. Andrew Chung: 

A.D Chung. Extrahepatic Fat-Containing Lesions of the Abdomen and Pelvis: An Organ-Based Approach to Differential Diagnoses. Can Assoc Radiol J. 2020 Feb;71(1):19-29. doi: 10.1177/0846537119887871. Epub 2020 Jan 22. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32063003

A.D. Chung. Fat-Containing Lesions of the Liver: A Review of Differential Diagnoses. Can Assoc Radiol J. 2020 Feb;71(1):12-18. doi: 10.1177/0846537119885693. Epub 2020 Jan 22, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32063005

A.D. Chung, K.J. Mortele. Combined juvenile polyposis syndrome and hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (JPS/HHT) with MRI and endoscopic correlation.

A. ChungRadiologists are not the bogeymen of Ontario’s health care system. Toronto Star 2019.

Ho AMH, Mizubuti GB, Chung AD. Congenital absence of the inferior vena cava. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia 66(4): 461-462, 2019.

Ho AMH, Chung AD, Mizubuti GB. “May-Thurner (Left common iliac vein compression) syndrome.” (Submitted to Anesthesiology).

van der Pol CB, Chung A, Lim C, Gandhi N, Tu W, McInnes MDF, Schieda N. “Update on multiparametric MRI of urinary bladder cancer.” Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 48(4): 882-896, 2018.

5. Reza Nasirzadeh:

Z. Abraham, A. Nasirzadeh, B. Mussari, A. Menard, E. Tarulli. Ex vivo evaluation of the effect of multiple
electrode radiofrequency needle tip convergenceon size of ablation zone.
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. March 2020 Volume 31, Issue 3, Supplement, Page S222

R. Nasirzadeh, S. F. Stella, O. Mironov, A. Jaberi, J. R. Kachura, M. E. Simons, J. R. Beecroft, G. Annamalai, K. T. Tan. Which G-Tube to Use in Pullers: Assessment of Pull Pressures on Skin Models to Determine Optimal Catheter Choice in Patients with Recurrent Pulled Gastrostomy Tubes. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol (2019) 42:116–120.

6. Omar Islam:

A Cancer Care Ontario Organizational Guideline for the Delivery of Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Brain Metastasis in Ontario, Canada. Practical Radiation Oncology November 2019. Also available on the Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) website: https://www.cancercareontario.ca/en/guidelines-advice/types-of-cancer/60751

Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Medscape Drugs & Diseases, 2019. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2105033

Primary Brain Tumour Imaging with 3T MRI – Canadian Perspective.  Plenary Talk. International Medical Imaging and Case Reports Conference, London UK, December 2019. 

M. Xu, O. Islam, D. Wei, D. Johnson. Detection of plastic BBs on CT scanning of the orbit. Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology (2018) 53(4): e148-e149.

7. Don Soboleski:

Kolar, Pilkington, Winthrop, MacDonald, Justinich, Soboleski, Sly, Hurlbut.. Free Intestinal Perforation in Children with Crohn’s Disease. Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports 32(2018) 5-10.

8. Rumbolt: 

J.G. Thorne, E.H. Russell, D. Rumbolt, M.A. Jamieson. Cause or Coincidence? Spontaneous Hematometra in Young Women Receiving Depomedroxyprogesterone Acetate: A Small Case Series. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2018 Aug;31(4):416-419.  2018 Feb 14.

9. Castro:

Factors affecting perception of the normal pediatric appendix on sonography. Ultrasound J. 2019 Dec; 11: 33. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6925608/

10. Fenton: 

J. Larocerie, J. Davidson, P. Fenton. The use of Ultrasound Imaging to assess the effectiveness of nonoperative treatment of Dupuytren's Contracture. Submitted to "Hand"

11. Jabs:

Gauvin G, Yeo CT, Ungi T, Merchant S, Lasso A, Jabs D, Vaughan T, Rudan JF, Walker R, Fichtinger G, Engel CJ. Real-time electromagnetic navigation for breast-conserving surgery using NaviKnife technology: A matched case-control study. Breast Journal. 2020  Mar;26(3):399-405

12. Scott:

S. Sibley , N. Roth, C. Scott, L. Rang, H. White, M. L. A. Sivilotti, and E. Bruder. Point-of-care ultrasound for the detection of hydronephrosis in emergency department patients with suspected renal colic. The Ultrasound Journal. Sibley et al. Ultrasound J (2020) 12:31

 

 

 

 

Presentations

2020

SE. Poirier, BY. Kwan, MT. Jurkiewicz, L. Samargandy, DA. Steven, A. Suller-Marti, VLS. Cheung, AR. Khan, J Romsa,  FS. Prato, JG. Burneo, JD. Thiessen, UC. Anazodo. Positron emission tomography combined with diffusion tensor imaging reveals macrostructural breakdown around epileptic foci in non-lesional medically refractory epilepsy. Accepted for an online poster presentation at the North American Virtual Epilepsy Meeting 2020.

MP Quinn, J. Rullo,  B. Kwan, MW Ten Hove. Alternating Involvement of Bilateral Oculomotor Nerves in Recurrent Ophthalmoplegic Cranial Neuropathy. 1 Department of Ophthalmology, 2 Department of Diagnostic Radiology
Queen’s University & Kingston Health Sciences Centre Kingston, Canada

N. Dalgarno, B. Kwan, A. Chung,  N. Wagner, T. Hanmore, H. Braund, D. Dagnone. An Evaluation of the Implementation of CBME in Radiology at Queen’s University. Short Communication - Virtual, AMEE (Association for Medical Education in Europe) 2020

R. Kirkbride, A. Monteiro, D. Dabreo, G. Aviram, D.Litmanovich. Atrial Measurements: Can they predict adverse events in patients with acute PE? e-Poster, Society of Thoracic Radiology, March 2020

R.Kirkbride, A. Monteiro, D. Dabreo, B. Heidinger, D.Tridente, C. Wiest, G. Aviram, B. Carroll, D. Litmanovich. CT Atrial Measurements: Can they predict adverse events in patients with acute PE? Oral Presentation, European Congress of Radiology, 2020

Z. Abraham, A. Nasirzadeh, B. Mussari, A. Menard, E. Tarulli. Ex vivo evaluation of the effect of multiple
electrode radiofrequency needle tip convergenceon size of ablation zone.
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.

B.Kwan, B. Mussari, P. Moore, L. Meilleur, O. Islam, A. Menard, D. Soboleski, Dalgarno, & Cofie, N. Examining Diagnostic Radiology Residency Case Volumes from a Canadian Perspective:  A Marker of Resident Knowledge. Facilitated Poster, 2020 Canadian Conference on Medical Education (CCME)

 

2019

D. Castro, A. Mbanwi, S. Nurmsoo, D. Soboleski. Sonographic Visualization of the Y Configuration Sign in the Diagnosis of a Duodenal Duplication Cyst. European Society of Pediatric Radiology Annual Meeting ESPR 2019
https://epostersonline.com/espr2019/node/522

J. Yang, D. Castro, J. Liu, M. Kolar, J. Amaral, D. Soboleski. Imaging Features and Enhancement Technique to Diagnose and Classify Intrathoracic Lympho-Venous Malformations.  e-Poster Presentation, European Society of Pediatric Radiology, Helsinki, Finland, May 16-18, 2019 https://epostersonline.com/espr2019/node/520?view=true

D. Soboleski. Novel methods to improve radiologist agreement in chest interpretation (Medical Imaging Experts Meeting), Baltimore. October 2019:

P. Fenton. Imaging of the Musculoskeletal System. Online Education Module. August 2019

B. Kwan. Educational Exhibit titled: "Navigating the Brachial Plexus: MR Imaging of Common Entities", The American Society of Spine Radiology 2019 Annual Symposium. July 2019

J. Butler, I. Silver.  Educational Exhibit "Navigating the Brachial Plexus: MR Imaging of Common Entities", The American Society of Spine Radiology 2019 Annual Symposium. July 2019:

O. Islam. Primary Brain Tumour Imaging with 3T MRI – Canadian Perspective. International Medical Imaging and Case Reports Conference, London UK, Dec 2019. Plenary Lecture.

O. Islam. Hypopharynx & Larynx. Canadian Neuroradiology Course, Toronto. Lecture

D. Dabreo, R. Pal. Coronary CT – Who and How? Presentation at the Annual Cardiovascular Symposium 2019, November 8, 2019

D. Dabreo. Making the Black Box of the Heart More Transparent! NASCI Annual Meeting Sept. 2019

Rachael Kirkbride MBChB, Antonio Monteiro MD, Cara Wiest MD, Dominique Dabreo MD, Daniela Tridente MD, Benedikt Heidinger MD, Michelle Dubrovsky, Galit Aviram MD, Brett Carroll MD, and Diana Litmanovich MD.  ATRIAL MEASUREMENTS:Can they predict adverse events in patients with acute PE? NASCI Sept 2019.

D. TampieriThrombectomy for Large Vessels Occlusion : How Does Imaging Influence Triage?

L. Mak, S. Basseri, C. Wallace, J. Rossiter, O. Islam, I. Silver, B. Kwan, D. Tampieri. Rare Case of a Bronchial Endodermal Cyst of the Cauda Equina CAR 2019.

JosephYang,  Nancy Chen, Ian Silver, Jonathan Butler, Donatella Tampieri, Omar Islam, Martin ten Hove, and Benjamin Kwan. Globe Abnormalities Presentation.

B. H. Heidinger, D. C. DaBreo, B. J. Carroll, S. A. Feldman, D. Mohebali, I. McCormick, J. D. Matos, W. J. Manning, D. Litmanovich. Presence of coronary artery calcifications on CT is associated with PE-related mortality in patients with acute PE. 2019 European Congress of Rdiology Annual Meeting, Vienna, Austria.

D.M. Tridente, B.H. Heidinger, D.C. DaBreo, A.A. Bankier, D.E. Litmanovich. CT measurements of expiratory central airway collapse in COPD patients with suspected tracheobronchomalacia: comparison between transverse and MPR images" at the 2019 European Congress of Radiology Annual Meeting, Vienna, Austria.

D. DaBreo. Chest Radiographs of Cardiovascular Disease - Case Based Review. Invited Lecture Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, Harvard Medical School Boston, MA.

B. Kwan. Clinical Outcomes and Platelet Transfusion Practice Following Intracranial Hemorrhage in Acute Leukemia at the American Society of Hematology 60th Annual Meeting.

J. Yang, N. Chen, I. Silver, J. Butler, D. Tampieri, O. Islam, M. ten Hove, B.Y. M. Kwan. Globe Imaging: A Global Overview of Globe Pathologies - Received 2nd place (out of 92 submissions) for our educational exhibit at the Canadian Association of Radiologists ASM 2019.

A. Menard. MRI Fused Cone Beam CT Guided Biopsy of the Prostate as a Safe and Novel Method of Prostate Biopsy. SIR 44th Annual Scientific Meeting in Austin, TX. March 2019.

Rare Case of a Bronchial Endodermal Cyst of the Cauda Equina: Literature Review and Strategic Imaging Approach at the Canadian Association of Radiologists ASM 2019.

D.Tampieri, I. Silver, J. Butler, O. Islam, B. Kwan, A. Mbanwi (Medical student). Navigating the Brachial Plexus: MR Imaging of Common Entities. Educational Exhibit presented at The American Society of Spine Radiology Annual Symposium February 2019.

2018

L. K. Newman, R. Sarkar, A. Menard, R. Nasirzadeh, B. Mussari.  Creation of anatomically coherent vascular angiographic phantoms using CT angiograms, 3D computer modeling and 3D printing. Department of Radiology, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Poster presentation at the Canadian Association of Radiologists Annual Meeting. August 2018

B. Kwan. Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS) - Role of the Head and Neck Radiologist” at the American Society of Head and Neck Radiology Annual Meeting. October 2018.

D. DaBreoCharleston, Post Cardiac Surgery Complications. South Carolina. North American Society of Cardiovascular Imaging.September 25, 2018 Invited International Lecture.

D. Dabreo. Approach to Cardiac Plain Films. Cardiology Academic Half Day.

D. Dabreo. Cardiology Radiology Multi-Modality Imaging Journal Club.

D. Dabreo. Updates in Imaging of the Pleura. Respirology Academic Half Day

D.A. Soboleski. Methods Towards Improving Consistency In Interpretation Of Chest Radiographs. Medical Experts Meeting, Baltimore USA. October 2018.

EVT Presentation at Canadian Association for Interventional Radiology. May 2018.

 

On Going Research

J Larocerie, J Davidson, P Fenton. The use of Ultrasound Imaging to assess the effectiveness of nonoperative treatment of Dupuytren's Contracture - submitted to "Hand" 2019.

P Mousavi, J Rudan, L Ploeg, P Fenton, D PichoraUltrasound-Guided Percutaneous Pain Management - on going study. 

M Kunz, D Bardana, J Rudan, P Fenton. Image-Guided Osteochondral Autologous Transplantation for the Treatment of Large Full-Thickness Cartilage Defects – A Preliminary Study. – submitted to “Cartilage” 

T Saha, D Dumerton, R Phelan, P Fenton, D Petsikas. Does the speed of sternal retraction during coronary artery bypass graft surgery affect postoperative pain outcomes: A randomized controlled trial - on going study.

T Saha, P Fenton, R Phelan, D Petsikas. Anatomic study of rib facet joints pre and post sternotomy – on-going study.

Ho AMH, Chung AD, Mizubuti GB. “May-Thurner (Left common iliac vein compression) syndrome - submitted to "Anesthesiology"

D. Lillicrap, A. Menard.  To implement a dog liver biopsy program. Dr. Lillicrap’s hemophilic dogs are developing liver cirrhosis while on treatment, and they are trying to figure out why. They are also currently implementing a dog liver MRI protocol on the 3T at Botterell Hall - on going study.

 

Patents

M. Mehdi, A. Purang, M. Parvin, E. Sauerbrei, R. Siemens, P. Isotalo. Method for Improved Ultrasonic Detection