Welcome to the Dalhousie Department of Diagnostic Radiology
At the Department of Radiology, we provide a rich undergraduate educational experience so that our graduates will understand and master the services and acquire abilities for their proper use.
We provide an excellent program in postgraduate education and develop our expertise and technology in diagnostic imaging and therapeutic radiology for the people of the Maritime Provinces.
With our Continuing Medical Educational programs, particularly for those physicians practising in the Maritime Provinces, we provide a high quality research program which not only allows for the provision of research experience for our graduates, but brings new information to our specialty.
April 23, 2013 - Congratulations to Dr Andrew Ross, Radiologist, and Elena Tonkopi on the acceptance of their AJR MANUSCRIPT, "CT dose optimization in whole-body PET/CT examination", scheduled for publication in the August 2013 issue of the AJR. Dr Ross and Elena's article has been selected for the "AJR Journal Club," a monthly feature designed to help build skills in evidence-based radiology and will receive special attention in the Journal. Radiology trainees and their mentors will be invited to read and analyze their work in a Journal Club setting. A set of discussion questions pertaining to their article -- published in the same issue of the online journal -- will be available to spark discussion. This Study Guide will be added as an appendix to the article. Congratulations again on their excellent contribution to the AJR!
April 18, 2013 - Congrats to Jonathan Hickle who has accepted the role of Chief Resident for the 2014-2015 year. As part of his succession, Jonathan will be managing the Resident's Call Schedule for the upcoming 2013-2014 year before he moves into his new role in 2014.
April 15, 2013 - Congrats to Tetyana Martin who has accepted a breast imaging fellowship position at UBC starting July 2014. Tetyana represented Dalhousie at the European Radiology Congress in Vienna, Austria in March with an educational poster (along with Dr. Khan last year and Dr.Maiansky this year). She is also delivering a scientific presentation at the CAR in the end of April on research conducted with the Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program. She just returned from Toronto where she represented CAIR on the Royal College Accreditation Committee.
April 3, 2013 - Welcome to Janice Boyle who has taken on the role of Scheduler for Associated Imaging Consultants. She comes to us with previous scheduling experience and is dedicated to assisting with the complex scheduling needs of our department. She is working with Nancy Hoddinott in the VG, and they are currently sharing an office. Please feel free to drop by and say hello.
March 26, 2013 - Radiology Research Day will be held on Monday, May 13, beginning at 1:00 pm at the Atlantica Hotel Halifax. The afternoon program consists of presentations of ongoing or recently completed research projects by Radiology faculty and
trainees. This portion of the program is followed by a reception.
In the evening, the guest speaker delivers the Dr. J.E. Campbell Lecture in Radiology Research. This year's speaker is Dr. Kieran Murphy, Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto. The evening ends with a dinner.
Presentation titles should be submitted by April 15 to Louise MacDonald, Radiology Research. Full program details will be posted on the website and distributed in the Department once finalized.
February 22, 2013 - Congratulations to Dr Peggy Yen, who has been selected to serve as Resident and Fellow Committee Member for the Radiological Society of North America.
February 18, 2013 - Please join us in welcoming Dr Jens Heidenreich, who has joined us in the Department of Radiology as our new Neuroradiologist. (For us Canucks, Dr Heidenreich's name is pronounced "Yens Hide-n-rhike") Dr Heidenreich is joining us from the University of Louisville in Kentucky, where he has been a faculty member for the past five years. Originally, a native of Germany, Jens, his wife Katrin, their two children, Moritz, 11, and Maya, 9 are hoping to make Halifax their final destination. Dr Heidenreich is looking forward to his family arriving at the end of May. Please join us in making Jens feel welcome.
February 15, 2013 - We are happy to announce that Margaret Garnier will be joining as our new Education Leader. Margaret comes from the Department of Family Medicine where she has spent the past five and a half years as a Medical Education Coordinator. She has experience in a number of administrative Undergraduate and Postgraduate education roles, with special interests in distributed education and evaluation. She is currently working on a Master of Education in Studies in Lifelong Learning degree part-time. Margaret is originally from Labrador but came to Halifax to attend St. Mary’s University to complete an Undergraduate degree and decided to stay. She enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, skating, kayaking, and camping.
As our Education Leader, Margaret will be responsible for the overall leadership of the educational programs. Please join us in making Margaret feel welcome.
January 29, 2013 - We are pleased to advise that Dr. Michael Rivers-Bowerman has been selected to be the Resident representative on the Canadian Association of Radiologists 2013-2014 Board of Directors and will be attending the ACR’s 2013 American College of Radiology’s Annual Meeting and Chapter Leadership Conference’s resident and fellow program. Congratulations Dr Rivers-Bowerman.
January 29, 2013 - Congratulationsto Dr. Robert Abraham for being a nominated representative for Canadian Interventional Radiology Association on the Canadian Association of Radiologists Board. Dr Abraham will be appointed President Elect of CIRA in June 2013. His position on the CAR board is a two year term upon which he will become CIRA President for two years.
January 16, 2013 - Please join us in congratulating Dr. George Mawko on his receipt of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. George has received this prestigious award in recognition of his outstanding community service and particularly in contribution to the Scouting movement.
November 29, 2012 - Congratulations to Dr. James Fraser for being appointed Second Vice President on the board for the Radiological Society of North America at the annual meeting this November.
November 28, 2012 - Congratulations to Dr Daria Manos and Dr Joy Borgaonkar for receiving the Certificate of Merit award for their education exhibit at the 98th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, November 25-30, 2012, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois.
November 20, 2012 - Congratulations to Dr Jennifer Payne on the publication of her paper "A Review of Interval Breast Cancers Diagnose Among Participants of the Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program". The paper was written with Dr Judy Caines, Dr Teresa Foley and Dr J Gallant.
November 9, 2012 - A big congratulations to PGY4 Resident, Ian Cheyne, who has just been accepted into a one year MRI fellowship program at UBC.
The fellowship program will be very heavily MSK focused, but will include body imaging.
We know Ian will do a great job and wish him the best!
July 1, 2012 - We would like to say farewell and thanks to our Chief Resident Ash Wiley. Ash did a tremendous job. We wold also like to welcome our new Chief Resident, Jo Yazer. Jo has already demonstrated the ability to take on huge responsibility with compassion and integrity. We look forward to working with Jo over the next year.