Ania Kielar is an associate professor at the University of Toronto and a fellow of the American College of Radiology (starting in 2021). She completed her medical school and radiology residency at the University of Ottawa. Then she completed a fellowship in abdominal imaging at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
She joined JDMI in 2018 and is the deputy chief of radiology at JDMI with a portfolio of quality and practice improvement. She sits on the quality committees at UHN and Sinai Health.
She is also Vice Chair, at large, of Radiology at the University of Toronto.
Currently, she is the treasurer on the executive committee for the Canadian Radiologists Association and will be president in 2023-2025.
Dr. Kielar serves on the DI expert panel for Ontario Health and also has roles at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for the Radiology exam, as well as the Oversight Committee for the Society of Abdominal Radiology.
She has over 100 peer reviewed publications and 15 book chapters with a research focus on standardization and radiology error reduction.
- Efficacy of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in treating stroke aphasia: Systematic review and meta-analysis
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest that the rTMS technique can enhance rehabilitation of language skills in post-stroke aphasia when administered […]
- Electrophysiological connectivity markers of preserved language functions in post-stroke aphasia
Post-stroke aphasia is a consequence of localized stroke-related damage as well as global disturbances in a highly interactive and […]
- Liver imaging: it is time to adopt standardized terminology
Liver imaging plays a vital role in the management of patients at risk for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC); however, progress in the field is […]
- Interobserver and intraobserver variability of RECIST assessment in ovarian cancer
CONCLUSIONS: Our study showed that while selection and measurement concordance were high, there was significant interobserver and intraobserver […]
- Electrophysiological abnormalities as indicators of early-stage pathology in Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA): A case study in semantic variant PPA
Language induced and spontaneous oscillatory activity was measured using MEG in a patient with the semantic variant of Primary Progressive Aphasia […]
- Restoring Timely Access to Medical Imaging in Canada: A Prescription for Renewed Radiology Investments
- CAR Peer Learning Guide
Peer learning is a quality initiative used to identify potential areas of practice improvement, both on a patient level and on a systemic level. […]
- Mosaic mentoring: finding the right mentor for the issue at hand
Mentoring has a vital role throughout the medical profession. Over the past few years, mentoring has become an area of focus as being an important […]
- Imaging Evaluation of Living Liver Donor Candidates: Techniques, Protocols, and Anatomy
The need for liver transplants is increasing because the prevalence of liver diseases and the indications for transplants are growing. In response to […]
- Teaching Radiology to Medical Students in Canada; a Virtual, Integrative, Clinical Approach
CONCLUSIONS: The implementation of an integrative clinical approach to teaching radiology in a virtual setting is achievable. It provides efficient […]
- Canadian Medical Student's Perception Toward Undergraduate Radiology Education
- Chronic Liver Disease and Liver Cancer: What the Hepatologists, Oncologists, and Surgeons Want to Know from Radiologists
Effective communication between radiologists and physicians involved in the management of patients with chronic liver disease is paramount to […]
- LI-RADS treatment response assessment of combination locoregional therapy for HCC
HCC incidence continues to increase worldwide and is most frequently discovered at an advanced stage when limited curative options are available. […]
- LI-RADS treatment response lexicon: review, refresh and resolve with emerging data
The imaging findings after loco regional treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma are variable based on the type of treatment used, the timing interval […]
- Role of the radiologist at HCC multidisciplinary conference and use of the LR-TR algorithm for improving workflow
Multidisciplinary conferences (MDCs) play a major role in management and care of oncology patients. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a complex […]
- Computed Tomography Versus Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Hepatic Lesion Characterization/Diagnosis
- Beyond the AJR: "Gadoxetic Acid-Enhanced MRI of Macrotrabecular-Massive Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Its Prognostic Implications"
- Association of Splanchnic Vein Thrombosis on Survival: 15-Year Institutional Experience With 1561 Cases
Background Previous studies regarding survival in patients with splanchnic vein thrombosis (SVT) are limited. This study measured overall survival in […]
- Online Liver Imaging Course; Pivoting to Transform Radiology Education During the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic
CONCLUSION: The success of the OLIC, attributed to many factors, indicates that videoconferencing technology provides an inexpensive alternative to […]
- Use of Oral Contrast in Abdominal/Pelvic CT Scans
- CT Abdominal Tomography Indications: Are We All Sticking to the Plan?
CONCLUSIONS: There has been no "indication creep" for CT abdominal tomography over time.
- Collateral Damage: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Acute Abdominal Emergency Presentations
CONCLUSION: To date, there is little published data regarding the presentation and severity of illnesses during the coronavirus disease 2019 […]
- The Dissemination of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Diagnosis Guidelines Using the Method of Teaching the Teachers
- Imaging and Management of Liver Cancer
Imaging of primary hepatic neoplasms in patients at risk for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and in patients with otherwise normal livers relies on […]
- Imaging of Renal Cancer
Renal masses are common incidental findings on cross-sectional imaging. Accurate characterization of renal masses is essential to guide management. […]
- Clinicians and surgeon survey regarding current and future versions of CT/MRI LI-RADS
CONCLUSIONS: Most participants preferred the use LI-RADS in reporting CT and MRI examination. When considering inclusion of management […]
- Assessment of hepatocellular carcinoma treatment response with LI-RADS: a pictorial review
Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) play critical roles for assessing treatment response of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) […]
- User and system pitfalls in liver imaging with LI-RADS
The Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS) is a comprehensive system for standardizing the terminology, technique, interpretation, […]
- Slowing is slowing: Delayed neural responses to words are linked to abnormally slow resting state activity in primary progressive aphasia
Neurodegenerative disorders are often characterized by neuronal "slowing," which may be assessed in different ways. In the present study, we examined […]
- Hepatic complications of oral contraceptive pills and estrogen on MRI: Controversies and update - Adenoma and beyond
Hepatic complications of oral contraceptive pills and exogenous estrogens include intrahepatic canalicular cholestasis, neoplasm formation and […]