Dear colleagues,
We are excited to announce the launch of Radiologists, a podcast by University Medical Imaging Toronto (UMIT) where will share our thoughts on the most interesting topics through the lens of Canada’s largest medical imaging department.

The episodes will be released monthly with a different guest. We invite you to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify. Also, we would love it if you recommend Radiologists to your peers and leave us your comments!


Women in Radiology

In this special episode dedicated to the International Women’s Day, the Radiologists’ studio welcomes Dr. Kate Hanneman, an Associate Professor and a cardiothoracic radiologist at the Joint Department of Medical Imaging (JDMI) in Toronto. She has an appointment at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at the University Health Network (UHN) and is also the Site Director of  Women’s College Hospital. Today, we talk about Women in Radiology: their challenges, if gender bias and wage gap is a myth or an epidemic, if radiology is the right career destination for female medical students and if women are better doctors than men. All about this and more in episode 5 of our podcast!


Navigating Early Career in Radiology

The Radiologists host Dr. Satheesh Krishna is joined in his studio by Dr. Xiaoyang Liu, an abdominal radiologist, assistant professor and a clinician-investigator who has recently joined the Joint Department of Medical Imaging as a full-time staff member. The topic of this episode is early career in radiology: challenges, tips, the role of mentorship, how to balance between work and family, and so much more!


Imaging Technologist: Key Role in Patient Care

The Radiologists studio welcomes Doug Hussey, a PET/CT technologist who has been working at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in the Joint Department of Medical Imaging in Toronto for 14 years. How one becomes an imaging technologist, the challenges and rewards of this profession, supporting patients at their most vulnerable times and building trustful relationship with them to make their hospital experience smoother and images better — all of this and more is the topic of this episode.


The Radiologist Becomes the Patient

The Radiologists studio welcomes Dr. Bernd Wintersperger, a cardiovascular/cardiothoracic radiologist at the Joint Department of Medical Imaging (JDMI) in Toronto. Dr. Wintersperger shares his experience of being on the receiving end of medical care and being a patient of his own colleagues, and how such experience has changed his perspective on providing patient care. All of this and more is the topic of Episode 2 of Radiologists.


Inside Canada’s Largest Medical Imaging Department With Dr. Heidi Schmidt

Dr. Heidi Schmidt, Department Head and Program Medical director of the JDMI, the Joint Department of Medical Imaging in Toronto, talks about leading Canada’s largest medical imaging department with about 100 radiologists working under her leadership: a complex structure of her team, the effects of the pandemic, approach to talent recruitment and retention, the challenges Dr. Schmidt and her group has been facing and the unique initiatives taking place at University Medical Imaging Toronto.