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Research Activities

IGT is a leading contributor to the paediatric interventional radiology research community, as well as to the greater medical and scientific research community through multidisciplinary collaborations. The Dr. Earl Glenwood Coulson Endowment generously supports the IGT research program and a Clinical Research Associate (CRA). This endowment has allowed IGT to develop a robust program focused on the following areas:

    • Quality improvement, radiation safety, education, research training
    • Simulation, innovation, collaboration
    • Outcomes assessment, quality of life
    • Basic lab science, novel therapies, investigational agents
    • Health economics, cost effectiveness

Study Designs:

    • Retrospective chart reviews
    • Prospective studies including randomized controlled trials, registries and quality of life studies
    • Multi-centre studies

All IGT team members are encouraged to participate in research or quality improvement activities. Research is conducted by the interventional radiologists, clinical fellows, research fellows, nurses, medical radiation technologists and research students. As a prerequisite for their fellowship., each interventional radiology fellow is expected to produce a manuscript for the Dept of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto. Click here for more information. 

Earl Glenwood Coulson IGT Research Day

Since 2009, the Coulson Chair and the CRA have annually hosted The Earl Glenwood Coulson IGT Research Day, celebrating numerous academic achievements of the IGT Team. Each year, this research day provides a forum for IGT team members to learn about various ongoing or developing projects and collaborations, and to brainstorm research and quality improvement ideas related to the division and practice of interventional radiology. This conference also includes inspiring or thought provoking talks given by invited guest lecturers.

Coulson Report

The Coulson Report is a bi-annual newsletter produced by the CRA and Coulson Chair. It provides an update on research achievements, new grants, recent publications and projects underway.