Research Day

Thursday, April 25, 2019
Guild Hall, Atlantica Hotel Halifax

1:00 pm

Opening Remarks M. Schmidt, Director, Radiology Research

1:10 pm

Radiopaque bland and Y-90 embolic microspheres: research and development update. R. Abraham

1:20 pm

3D/2D image registration for microsphere tracking in radioembolization C. Henry, A. Syme, G. Mawko

1:30 pm

The yield and patient factors associated with CT colonography C-RADS results in a non-screening patient population M. Kamali, A. Brake, M. Pothier, M. Abdolell, A. Costa

1:40 pm

Dosing iodinated contrast media according to lean vs. total body weight at abdominal CT: A stratified randomized controlled trial K. Peet, M. Abdolell, A. Costa

1:50 pm

Evaluation of liver MRI examinations with two dosages of Gadobenate Dimeglumine: a blinded intra-individual study M. Kamali, S. Clarke, A. Costa

2:00 pm

Imaging-related delays in the diagnosis of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma in Nova Scotia: A retrospective multi-centered observational study J. Kang, S. Clarke, R. Ramjeesingh, M. Abdolell, J. Payne, A. Costa

2:10 pm

Accuracy of US and CT in diagnosing acute appendicitis C. Crocker, B. Ramsey, M. Akl, M. Abdolell, M. Kamali, A. Costa

2:20 pm

Magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging of fat composition in fatty liver disease

M. Hewlett, J. Rioux, C. Davis, D. McAllindon, K. Brewer, C. Bowen, S. Clarke, S. Beyea

2:30 pm

End-to-end deep learning strategy to segment prostate adenocarcinoma from multi-parametric MR images D. Hoar, P. Lee, A. Guida, S. Patterson, C. Bowen, S. Beyea, J. Merrimen, C. Wang, S. Clarke

2:40 pm

REFRESHMENT BREAK (Guild Foyer)

3:10 pm

Mammography positioning errors: an international multi-centre study M. Abdolell, N. Sharma, S. Hofvind, N. Paquet, R. Duggan, S. Schofield, S. Iles

3:20 pm

The role of breast density in predicting interval detected breast cancer M. Abdolell, J. Payne, P. Brown, P. Barnes, J. Caines, K. Tsuruda, P. Talbot, O. Tong, S. Iles

3:30 pm

Investigating the relationship between mammographic breast density and triple negative breast cancer N. Paquet, J. Payne, S. Kirkland, C. Woolcott, S. Iles, P. Brown, P. Barnes, D. Rayson, M. Abdolell

3:40 pm

Neonatal chest radiograph – a comparison of dose imaging and radiographic technique protocols – a multi-institutional study C. Gunn, K. O’Brien, K. Fossa, E. Tonkopi, L. Lanca, C. Teles Martins, H. Muller, H. Friedrich-Nel, M. Abdolell, S. Johansen

3:50 pm

FDG-PET metrics in the prognosis and response assessment of non-small cell lung cancer treated with stereotactic body radiation therapy I. Macdonald, S. Allen, L. Mulroy, S. Burrell

4:00 pm

Impact of a CT scan simulator on student learning G. Photopoulos, J. Stowe, C. Buissink, C. O’Halloran, M. Quinn, F. Tschan, R. Verwoolde, A. Dyhre Lia

4:10 pm

REFRESHMENT BREAK (Guild Foyer)

4:30 pm

Delayed matching-to-sample paradigm to assess memory function in neurological and psychiatric disorders B. Lieuwen, Z. O’Brien-Moran, M. Quraan

4:40 pm

Intra-session reliability as a quality metric for pre-surgical mapping with magnetoencephalography M. Miedema, M. Quraan, S. Beyea, T. Bardouille

4:50 pm

Integrity of structural pathways of the brain predicts effects of top-down bias on pain perception G. Aristi, M. Lim, A. Goyal, C. Bowen, S. Beyea, M. Lynch, J. Hashmi

5:00 pm

High system segregation in resting state fMRI predicts effects of top-down bias in pain perception C. O’Grady, M. Lim, A. Goyal, M. Lynch, S. Beyea, J. Hashmi

5:10 pm

Resting state functional connectivity in the emotion regulation network Z. O’Brien-Moran, M. Quraan, M. Talebinejad, A. Chan, S. Beyea

5:20 pm

Are Root Mean Squared Error (RMSE) and Structural Similarity Index (SSIM) appropriate for assessment of MR image quality? A. Mason, J. Rioux, S. Clarke, A. Costa, M. Schmidt, V. Keough, T. Huynh, S. Beyea

5:30 pm

RECEPTION – CASH BAR (Guild Foyer)

6:00 pm

Dr. J.E. Campbell Lecture in Radiology Research, presented by:

Dr. Matthew McInnes, Associate Professor of Radiology, University of Ottawa How to optimize research publication probability

7:00 pm

DINNER and AWARDS PRESENTATIONS (Commons Room)


Radiology Research Day is the premier event of the academic year, showcasing the exciting work of our researchers and trainees.

Each year, trainees are awarded prizes for outstanding resident research presentations, and the nominee for the RSNA Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award is announced. A faculty member is recognised for outstanding contributions to research with the Dr. Charles Lo Prize

The highlight of Research Day is the Dr. J.E. Campbell Lecture, delivered by an international leader in the field of radiology research.

The annual Dalhousie Department of Diagnostic Radiology Research Day will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at the Atlantica Hotel Halifax, 1980 Robie Street, Halifax.

Our visiting professor, Dr. Matthew McInnes, MD, PhD, FRCPC, completed his radiology training at the University of Toronto in 2006, followed by a one-year clinical fellowship at the University Health Network at the University of Toronto in Abdominal Imaging. He completed a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Amsterdam under the supervision of Dr. Patrick Bossuyt in 2018.  He is an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa and is currently the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Research Director. He works as a radiologist in the divisions of Abdominal and Chest radiology in the Department of Medical Imaging at The Ottawa Hospital and is an Associate Scientist in the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute Clinical Epidemiology program.

Dr. McInnes is on the Editorial Boards for the “Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging”, “Radiology” and the CARJ.  He is a member of the Li-RADS steering group, and the head of the Li-RADS Evidence Working Group.Dr. McInnes will deliver the keynote lecture (Dr. JE Campbell Lecture in Radiology Research) during the evening program of Research Day.

The afternoon program consists of research presentations: Radiology faculty, trainees and students can submit titles and brief abstracts (250 word limit) of their research projects to louise.macdonald@nshealth.ca by Friday, March 29, 2019. Abstracts are for in-house use only and will not be published. All submissions will be reviewed by the Research Director.

Eligible projects are defined as: original research performed by presenter or presenter’s research team, including basic and clinical research, quantitative and qualitative research, surveys and quality assurance research. Reviews of clinical topics are not eligible. Works-in-progress may be eligible, however, preference will be given to completed projects.

We look forward to everyone’s contributions and to another successful Research Day!

Further information and final program details will be distributed in early April.

Matthias Schmidt, MD, FRCPC
Director, Radiology Research