The mandate of the Canadian Radiological Foundation (CRF) is to fund projects which help to shape the future of radiology in Canada. In support of this directive, the CRF has sustained a wide range of activities over the years:

Research Studies

The CRF has financed the following research studies since 2011:

  • Can we Improve Detection of Peritoneal Metastatic Disease? The Use of Virtual Monochromatic Reconstruction on Dual Energy CT Scans (overview), investigated by Dr. Kathryn Darras 

    • Presented at UBC, CAR ASM 2016 and RSNA 2016

    • Study awarded 3rd Place at CAR ASM in the Radiologist-In-Training category and also at the UBC Department Research Day.

    • Paper submission to the CARJ and/or Abdominal Imaging (June 2017).

  • Utilization of Pre-Operative Imaging for Colon Cancer: a Population-based Study, investigated by Dr. Matthew McInnes, Dr. Sulaiman Nanji, Dr. William Mackillop, Dr. Yingwei Peng, Shelly Wei, Dr. D Blair Macdonald, Dr. Nicola Schieda and Dr. Christopher Booth

    • Presented at RSNA 2016 and CAR ASM 2017
    • Paper published in the Journal of Surgical Oncology in 2016

Reports and Guidelines

Leadership Courses

  • The CRF and the CAR finance Leadership Scholarships to attend the leadership programs provided by the Radiology Leadership Institute (RLI) of the American College of Radiology (ACR):

  • In 2015, Dr. Stephen Choy, resident at the University of British Columbia and Dr. Carole Dennie, radiologist at the Ottawa Hospital attended the 2015 RLI Leadership Summit “Thriving in Changing Times”.

  • In 2016, Dr. Mitchell Wilson, resident at the University of Alberta attended the Harvard Emerging Leaders Webinar and Dr. Ania Kielar, radiologist at the Univeristy of Ottawa attended the RLI Leadership Summit "Meeting the Challenges of Modern Healthcare".


  • The CRF has financed the Canadian Association of Radiologists’ ASM Awards since 2012 in the following categories:


  • The CRF has initiated a project to catalogue, stabilize and preserve the archival materials (textual and visual records, sound recordings and artifacts) at the CAR office. It is important to document the history of our association and the practice of radiology in Canada to ensure it remains available for future generations of radiologists.