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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:

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:

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:

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

A. Chung. Radiologists 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).

5. Reza Nasirzadeh:

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:

Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Medscape Drugs & Diseases, 2019.

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.



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. Tampieri. Thrombectomy 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 KwanB. 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.

L. K. Newman, R. Sarkar, A. Menard.  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.

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.


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

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.



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