Journal Club

About the Journal Club

As part of the residency training program, Journal Club is held 2 times per year under the direction of the Chief Resident.  A topic/theme is chosen for each journal club with the goal of covering a wide range of subspecialities and multimodality imaging.  Topics relate to recently published literature and usually focus on emerging techniques, new imaging applications, or a comparison of intermodality diagnostic performance.  Three articles are selected for review by the Chief Resident with staff guidance, which then in turn are to be critically appraised and presented to the journal club attendees by three chosen residents.  Journal club is held at various venues across the city with encouraged attendance from staff, fellows and program administration.  Resident attendance is a mandatory part of the program.  Post journal club socials (usually at a nearby venue) are a recent addition to the evenings where there are opportunities for mingling and promoting program collegiality.

Journal Club Events


GTA Nuclear Medicine Case Review Meeting
November 16, 2016
Location: Paese Ristorante, 3827 Bathurst Street

  • Radionuclides in Nephrourology, Part 1: Radiopharmaceuticals, Quality Control, and Quantitative Indices
  • Radionuclides in Nephrourology, Part 2: Pitfalls and Diagnostic Applications
  • How to critically appraise an article


GTA Nuclear Medicine Case Review Meeting

Date: November 20, 2012
Location: Paese Ristorante, 3827 Bathurst Street

  • Effects of Antioxidants on X-ray-induced g-H2AX Foci in Human Blood Lynphocytes: Preliminary observations
  • Practical PET/CT

GTA Nuclear Medicine Case Review Meeting
October 25, 2011
Location: Paese Ristorante, 3827 Bathurst Street

  • The Japanese Tsunami and Resulting Nuclear Emergency at the Fukushima Daiichi Power Facility: Technical, Radiologic, and Response Perspectives
  • Cancer risk related to low-dose ionizing radiation from cardiac imaging in patients after acute myocardial infarction


V/Q SPECT & Gastric Emptying Scintigraphy
Date:  Feburary 25, 2010
Location:  Celestin


  • Detection of Pulmonary Embolism with Combined Ventilation-Perfusion SPECT and Low-Dose CT: Head-to-Head Comparison with Multidetector CT Angiography
  • Consensus Recommendations for Gastric Emptying Scintigraphy: A Joint Report of the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society and the Society of Nuclear Medicine
SPECT-CT in Thyroid & Parathyroid Imaging
Date:  October 1, 2009
Location:  Sotto in the Village  
  • 131 I SPECT/CT in the Follow-up of Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma: Incremental Value Versus Planar Imaging
  • Comparison of SPECT/CT, SPECT, and Planar Imaging with Single- and Dual-Phase 99m Tc-Sestamibi Parathyroid Scintigraphy