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Research Day 2007

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Research Day 2007 was held on Thursday February 15th in the Cross Cancer Institute’s Zane Feldman Auditorium. This year the department was privileged to have as our distinguished judges Professor Adrian Dixon – Academic Chair of the Department of Radiology at the University of Cambridge, UK; Professor Jack Jhamandas – Associate Dean of Research for the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Alberta and an old friend and colleague, Dr. Ron Hennig of the Cross Cancer Institute’s Department of Oncologic Imaging. The following topics were presented:

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT PROJECTS:

Magnetic Resonance Imaging as a modality for vessel wall imaging in carotid artery disease

Eric Fung             

 

Prediction of neonatal survival following previability premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) using fetal MRI lung-to-liver signal intensity ratios

Wesley Block    

 

Endovascular repair of acute and chronic traumatic thoracic aortic injuries: A comparative study with open surgical repair

John Chung       

 

Correlation between lumbar spine MRI findings and patients with radiculopathy imaged within 6 weeks of symptom onset – a retrospective study

Simon Ko

RESEARCH PROPOSALS:

Transarterial chemoembolization in hepatocellular carcinoma: A systematic review

Peter Salat, MD

Magnetic Resonance Imaging for murine in vivo cancer antigen-specific T lymphocyte tracking

Ryan Hung, MD

GRADUATE STUDENTS:

Experimental study of the effects of ultrasonic cones on the source signal

Luning Wang

Spectral ratio method to estimate broadband ultrasound attenuation of cortical bones in-vitro using multiple reflections

Rachel Zheng

FELLOWS:

A prospective, randomized, unblinded, single centre study comparing the angioplasty success rates using different angioplasty balloons for resistant stenoses in arteriovenous fistulae

Siuchan Sookhoo, MD

Percutaneous vertebroplasty for osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture: A Cochrane collaboration systematic review

Kamran Golmohammadi, MD

IN PROGRESS/COMPLETED PROJECTS:

Inter-observer variability in the identification and quantification of sonographic features of the polycystic ovary.

Andrew Peppin, MD

The influence of early weight bearing on post-operative Achilles tendon rupture rehabilitation

Amar Suchak, MD

DVT prophylaxis in blunt hepatic trauma patients: A retrospective multicentre review of 106 patients.

Peter Salat, MD

18FDG PET to assess response to chemotherapy in patients with soft tissue sarcoma

Patrick Spiers, MD

Comparing conventional and low dose unenhanced multislice CT in the investigation of suspected renal colic

Anna Zavodni, MD