An Update from the President of the
Canadian Radiological Foundation

Ian Hammond, MD, FRCPC, FACR
December 2013

The end of the year is nearly upon us and, as President of the Canadian Radiological Foundation (CRF), I invite you to make a tax-deductible donation to the CRF to enable us to continue to advance the art and science of radiology in Canada. This work would not be possible without the generous contributions of our members, and I would especially like to thank those of you who have donated to the CRF; your donations have allowed us to fund the following projects in 2013:

Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR) Annual Scientific Meeting Awards

Research Studies

Lifecycle Guidance for Medical Imaging Equipment in Canada

The CRF participated in an important project that the CAR led in collaboration with other partners to create national guidance on the acquisition and maintenance of medical imaging technology. The main and summary reports are now available on the CAR website.

In Memoriam

The CRF Board was very saddened to learn of the death of Dr. Richard Rankin in November. Dick Rankin was the 5th President of the CRF, serving from 2003–2011. Under his leadership, the CRF sponsored the CAR guidelines project and commissioned the first extensive survey of radiology services in northern Canada. Our deepest condolences are extended to Dr. Rankin’s family. His obituary can be viewed on the Westview Funeral Chapel website.



Tax-deductible donations to the CRF can be made by:

Canadian Radiological Foundation
c/o Canadian Association of Radiologists
600–294 Albert Street
Ottawa, ON  K1P 6E6

We greatly appreciate your support, and hope to count on your donation as we work with you towards promoting radiology research and education in 2014 and beyond.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family all the best for the Holiday season.

Please feel free to communicate with me through the CAR office at with ideas for the Foundation.

“Let’s all invest in our future”
Ian Hammond, MD, FRCPC, FACR
Canadian Radiological Foundation