Radiologist-in-Chief, Program Medical Director, JDMI
Dr. Heidi Schmidt is the Radiologist-in-Chief of the Joint Department of Medical Imaging (JDMI) at the University Health Network, Sinai Health and Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, and Professor of Radiology at the University of Toronto.
She trained in Germany, where she finished her residency in diagnostic radiology in 1993. Following a research fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in 1994, Dr. Schmidt was on faculty of the Department of Radiology at UCSF until 2002.
After her recruitment to Toronto in 2002, her research focused on lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography, both as a site in the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program (I-ELCAP), as well as a site in the Pan-Canadian Early Lung Cancer Detection Study. Since 2017, Dr. Schmidt is the Radiology Quality Lead of the High Risk Lung Cancer Screening Pilot at Cancer Care Ontario.
Restoring Timely Access to Medical Imaging in Canada: A Prescription for Renewed Radiology Investments
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Canadian Association of Radiologists: Guide on Computed Tomography Screening for Lung Cancer
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Risk Perception Among a Lung Cancer Screening Population
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Lung Cancer Screening in Persons Who Never Smoked Has to be Evaluated-A Response to Letter to the Editor
To the Editor:
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Advanced Technologies for Imaging and Visualization of the Tracheobronchial Tree: From Computed Tomography and MRI to Virtual Endoscopy
Abstract: Advanced imaging plays an increasingly important role in the evaluation of the trachea. The use of computed tomography (CT) […]
Organized Lung Cancer Screening Pilot: Informing a Province-Wide Program in Ontario, Canada
Background: Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in Ontario. The National Lung Screening Trial […]