Joseph Barfett


Project Investigator, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute


Dr. Joseph Barfett completed degrees in chemical engineering and medicine at Western University in 2006. He completed residency training in diagnostic radiology in 2012 and nuclear medicine in 2014 at the University of Toronto. Dr. Barfett also graduated with a MSc in image processing from the University of Toronto in 2013. His research focuses on many aspects of medical image processing particularly in functional CT and PET/SPECT image processing, as well as radiobiology and radiation protection. Dr. Barfett supports many projects in the city and is involved in commercialization projects through MaRS.

Recent Publications

  1. Qian, W, Schweizer, TA, Churchill, NW, Millikin, C, Ismail, Z, Smith, EE et al.. Gray Matter Changes Associated With the Development of Delusions in Alzheimer Disease. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2018; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2018.09.016. PubMed PMID:30503703 .
  2. Gong, IY, Ong, G, Brezden-Masley, C, Dhir, V, Deva, DP, Chan, KKW et al.. Early diastolic strain rate measurements by cardiac MRI in breast cancer patients treated with trastuzumab: a longitudinal study. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018; :. doi: 10.1007/s10554-018-1482-2. PubMed PMID:30390170 .
  3. Kotha, VK, Deva, DP, Connelly, KA, Freeman, MR, Yan, RT, Mangat, I et al.. Cardiac MRI and radionuclide ventriculography for measurement of left ventricular ejection fraction in ICD candidates. Magn Reson Imaging. 2018;52 :69-74. doi: 10.1016/j.mri.2018.05.012. PubMed PMID:29859946 .
  4. Tang, A, Tam, R, Cadrin-Chênevert, A, Guest, W, Chong, J, Barfett, J et al.. Canadian Association of Radiologists White Paper on Artificial Intelligence in Radiology. Can Assoc Radiol J. 2018;69 (2):120-135. doi: 10.1016/j.carj.2018.02.002. PubMed PMID:29655580 .
  5. Mastrocostas, K, Chingkoe, CM, Pace, KT, Barfett, JJ, Kirpalani, A, Mnatzakanian, GN et al.. Computed tomography identified factors that preclude living kidney donation. Can Urol Assoc J. 2018;12 (8):276-279. doi: 10.5489/cuaj.4909. PubMed PMID:29629868 PubMed Central PMC6114164.
  6. Ong, G, Brezden-Masley, C, Dhir, V, Deva, DP, Chan, KKW, Chow, CM et al.. Myocardial strain imaging by cardiac magnetic resonance for detection of subclinical myocardial dysfunction in breast cancer patients receiving trastuzumab and chemotherapy. Int. J. Cardiol. 2018;261 :228-233. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2018.03.041. PubMed PMID:29555336 .
  7. Barthur, A, Brezden-Masley, C, Connelly, KA, Dhir, V, Chan, KK, Haq, R et al.. Longitudinal assessment of right ventricular structure and function by cardiovascular magnetic resonance in breast cancer patients treated with trastuzumab: a prospective observational study. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2017;19 (1):44. doi: 10.1186/s12968-017-0356-4. PubMed PMID:28395671 PubMed Central PMC5387372.
  8. Sarak, B, Wald, R, Goldstein, MB, Deva, DP, Leipsic, J, Kiaii, M et al.. Relationship between changes in blood pressure and left ventricular mass over 1 year in end-stage renal disease. J. Hypertens. 2017;35 (8):1709-1716. doi: 10.1097/HJH.0000000000001353. PubMed PMID:28319597 .
  9. Cicero, M, Bilbily, A, Colak, E, Dowdell, T, Gray, B, Perampaladas, K et al.. Training and Validating a Deep Convolutional Neural Network for Computer-Aided Detection and Classification of Abnormalities on Frontal Chest Radiographs. Invest Radiol. 2017;52 (5):281-287. doi: 10.1097/RLI.0000000000000341. PubMed PMID:27922974 .
  10. Barfett, JJ, Velauthapillai, N, Fierstra, J, Crawley, A, Coolens, C, Crean, A et al.. Intra-vascular blood velocity and volumetric flow rate calculated from dynamic 4D CT angiography using a time of flight technique. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014;30 (7):1383-92. doi: 10.1007/s10554-014-0471-3. PubMed PMID:25001895 .
Search PubMed

Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Staff Radiologist and Nuclear Medicine Physician, St. Michael’s Hospital