Dr. Richard Rankin, M.D.

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Emeritus Professor,
Department of Medical Imaging,
Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
University of Western Ontario

London Health Science Centre, London, Ontario

In remembrance of one of our founders of Digital Imaging Group of London, Dr. Richard Neal Rankin sadly passed away on November 1, 2013 in London Ontario. Dr. Rankin was always innovative and forward thinking with his academic pursuits. Together with radiologists and researchers citywide, he devoted great passion from both personal and professional life to foster research. Today many people have benefited from a lot of his initiatives, among many DIG might be the latest one. We will always remember him for his passion for research, interest in digital imaging and new advances as well as one of the kindest mentors for our profession. We will all miss him very much.

Academic Appointments
1977 - 1978 Clinical Lecturer, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, UWO
1978 - 1984 Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, UWO
1984 - 1992 Associate Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, UWO
1992 - Present Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, UWO
Administrative Appointments
1984 - 1989 Program Director, Radiology Residency Program, UWO
1996 Acting Chair, Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, UWO. July 1 - September 30
1996 - 2006 Chair, Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, UWO
1. Fraser GM, Rankin, RN, Cummack DH. Radiology and Endoscopy in Acute Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding. BMJ 1976;550(76):270-271.
2. Rankin RN. Gas Formation After Renal Tumour Embolization: A Benign Occurrence. Radiology 1979;130(2):317-320.
3. Rankin RN, Youngson GG, McKenzie FN. Management of Superior Gluteal Artery Aneurysm by Percutaneous Balloon Catheter Occlusion: A Case Report. Surgery 1979;85(2):235-237.
4. Hutton L, Rankin RN. The Fat Fluid Level: Another Feature of Dermoid Tumours of the Ovary. J Clin Ultra 1979;7:215-216.
5. Youngson GG, Taylor B, Rankin RN, Heimbecker RO. Persistent Sciatic Artery: A Case Report. Can J Surg 1980;23(5):466-467.
6. Dauber A, Rankin RN. The Role of Abdominal Aortic Ultrasound. Australian Radiology 1980;24(1):67-71.
7. Rankin RN, Raval B, Finley R. Primary Chylopericardium: Combined Lymphangiographic and CT Diagnosis. J Comput Assist Tomogr 1980;4(6):869-870.
8. Pelz D, Rankin RN. Alternate Bleeding Sites in Suspected Graft-Enteric Fistula. AJR 1981;136(4):707-709.
9. Rankin RN, Ulan RA, Keown PA, Stiller CR. Percutaneous Transluminal Dilatation of Transplant Renal Artery Stenosis. Postgrad Med Journal 1981;57(667):300-303.
10. Rankin RN, Hutton L. Ultrasound in the Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome. J Clin Ultra 1981;9(9):473-476. Abstracted in Radiology 1982;57:300-303.
11. Rankin RN. Renal Transplant Rejection and Aneurysm Formation. Radiology 1982;143(3):655-657.
12. Laupacis A, Keown PA, Rankin RN, Gold R, Ulan RA, Stiller CR. Intraarterial Methylprednisolone and Heparin (IAT) for the Treatment of Refractory Renal Transplant Rejection Episodes. Transplantation Proceedings 1982;14(4):693-695.
13. Rankin RN. Multiple Pulmonary Arteriovenous Fistulas. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1982;84(6):933-4.
14. Hutton L, Rankin RN. Halo Around the Gallbladder: A Prognostic Sign. J Can Assoc Radiol 1982; 33:80-83. Abstracted in Radiology 1983;147:314.
15. Rankin RN, McKenzie FN, Ahmad D. Embolization of Arteriovenous Fistulas and Aneurysms with Detachable Balloons. Can J Surg 1983;26(4):317-320.
16. Laupacis A, Ulan RA, Rankin RN, Stiller CR, Keown PA. CT Findings in Postpartum Renal Cortical Necrosis. J Can Assoc Radiol 1983;34:53-55.
17. Hutton L, Rankin RN. Pitfalls in Ultrasonographic Diagnosis with Fatty Infiltration of the Liver. J Can Assoc Radiol 1983;34:303-305.
18. Hutton L, Lamki N, Rankin RN. The Non-Visualized Gallbladder by Ultrasonography: Implications and Differential Diagnosis. J Can Assoc Radiol 1983;34:140-142.
19. Pace R, Rankin RN, Finley R. Detachable Balloon Occlusion of Bronchopleural Fistulae in Dogs. Investigative Radiology 1983;18(6):504-506.
20. Singh J, Rankin RN. Unusual Right Umbilical Vein Collateral in Portal Hypertension. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 1984;7:245-246.
21. Rankin RN, Ford J, Grace DM. Intestinal Stomal Dilatation. J Can Assoc Radiol 1984;35:372-374.
22. Rankin RN, Hutton LC, D'Alotto C. Carotid Doppler Evaluation in Cerebrovascular Disease. Can Assoc Radiol J 1984;130:672-673.
23. Rankin RN, Hutton L, Grace DM. Postoperative Abdominal Wall Haematomas Have a Distinctive Appearance on Ultrasonography. Can J Surg 1985;28:84-85.
24. Rankin RN, Hong Tai Eng FW. Iohexol vs Diatrizoate: A Comparative Study in Intravenous Urography. Invest Radiol Supp, 1985;20(1):S112-S114.
25. Merchant RN, Pearson MG, Rankin RN, Morgan WKC. Computerized Tomography in the Diagnosis of Lymphangioleiomyomatosis. Am Rev Respir Dis 1985;131:295-297.
26. Hutton L, Rankin RN. High Resolution Ultrasound in Macro-orchidism in Mental Retardation. J Clin Ultra 1985;12:19-22.
27. Elliott JA, Rankin RN, Inwood MJ, Milne JK. An Arteriovenous Malformation in Pregnancy: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Am J Obst Gyn 1985;152(1):85-88.
28. Rankin RN, Grace DM. Examination of the Occluded Distal Stomach After Gastric Bypass for Obesity. J Can Assoc Radiol 1985;36:146-174.
29. D'Alotto C, Pelz DM, Rankin RN. A Comparison of Angiography, Intravenous Digital Subtraction Angiography and Duplex Ultrasound in the Diagnosis of Carotid Artery Atherosclerosis. J Can Assoc Radiol 1985;36(4):200-208.
30. Passi RB, Rankin RN. The Transhepatic Approach to a Failed Endoscopic Sphincterotomy. Gastrointest Endosc 1986;32(3):221-225.
31. Hurst L, Rankin RN, Antonyshyn OM. Arteriovenous Fistulas After Replantation Surgery. Plastic and Reconstructive Surg 1986;77(4):664-667.
32. Dion JE, Rankin RN, Vinuela F, Fox AJ, Wallace AC, Mervart M. Dextran Microsphere Embolization: Experimental and Clinical Experience with Radiologic-Pathologic Correlation. Radiology 1986;160(3):717-721.
33. Pelz DM, Rankin RN, Ferguson GG. Intravenous Digital Subtraction Angiography and Duplex Ultrasonography in Postoperative Assessment of Carotid Endarterectomy. J Neurosurg 1987;66:88-92.
34. Cadotte RN, Rankin RN. Percutaneous Drainage and Aspiration of Fluid Collections: Emphasis on Pancreatic Collections and Transplant Patients. J Can Assoc Radiol 1988;39(2):121-125.
35. Walker DR, Rankin RN, Anderson C, Rock MG. Giant-Cell Tumour of the Sacrum in a Child. Can J Surg 1988;31(1):47-49.
36. Lynch A, Bourne R, Rorabeck C, Rankin RN, Donald A. Deep Vein Thrombosis and Continuous Passive Motion After Total Knee Arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg 1988;70:11-14.
37. Demonte F, Peerless SJ, Rankin RN. Carotid Transluminal Angioplasty with Evidence of Distal Embolization. J of Neurosurgery 1989;70:138-141.
38. Barsky MF, Rankin RN, Wall WJ, Ghent CN, Garcia B. Patent Ductus Venosus: Problems in Assessment & Management. Can J Surgery 1989;32:271-275.
39. Rankin RN. Maintenance of Competence in Radiology. Can Assoc Radiol J 1990; 41:121-122.
40. Florence SH, Hutton LC, Rankin RN, Kostuk WJ. Problems in Assessment of Pulmonary Parenchymal Consolidation in Heart Transplant Candidates. J Heart and Lung Transplantation 1991(10);3:431-436.
41. Rankin RN, Vellet AD. Portobiliary Fistula: Occurrence and Treatment. Can Assoc Radiol J 1991;42:55-59.
42. Rankin RN, Vellet AD, O'Kelly KF. Biliary-Jejunal Drainage for Failed Biliary-Duodenal Drainage. Can Assoc Radiol J 1991;42(2):106-108.
43. Picot PA, Rickey DW, Mitchell R, Rankin RN, Fenster A. Three-Dimensional Colour Doppler Imaging of the Carotid Artery. SPIE 1991;1444:206-213.
44. NASCET Steering Committee. North American Symptomatic Carotid Endarterectomy Trial (NASCET); Methods, patient characteristics and progress. Stroke 1991;22:711-720.
45. NASCET Steering Committee. Beneficial Effect of Carotid Endarterectomy in Symptomatic Patients with Tight Grade Stenosis. NEJM 1991;325:445-453.
46. Rickey DW, Rankin RN, Fenster A. A Velocity Evaluation Phantom for Colour and Pulsed Doppler Instruments. Ultrasound Med Biol 1992;18(5):479-494.
47. Rankin RN, Fenster AA, Downey DB, Munk PL, Levin MF, Vellet AD. Three Dimensional Sonographic Reconstruction: Techniques and Diagnostic Applications. AJR 1993; 161:695-702.
48. Rankin RN, Vellet AD, Munk PL. Excimer Laser Assisted Angioplasty in Chronic Femoro-Popliteal Occlusion: The Significance of an Intimal Flap for Re-occlusion. J Can Assoc Radiol 1993; 44(4):257-261.
49. Picot PH, Rickey DW, Mitchell R, Rankin RN, Fenster A. Three-Dimensional Colour Doppler Imaging. Ultrasound in Med & Biol 1993;19(2):95-104. Abstracted to Year Book of Ultrasound, Mosby-Year Book, Inc. 1994.
50. Struk DW, Rankin RN, Eliasziw M. Safety of Outpatient Peripheral Angioplasty. Radiology 1993; 189:193-196.
51. Struk D, Rankin RN, Karlik SJ. Stability Studies on Chemoembolization Mixtures: Dialysis Studies of Doxorubicin and Lipiodol with Avitene, Gelfoam and Angiostat. Invest Radiol 1993; 28(11):1024-1027.
52. Munk PL, Vellet AD, Rankin RN, Muller NL, Ahmad D. Intracavitary Aspergilloma: Transthoracic Percutaneous Injection of Amphotericin Gelatin Solution. Radiology 1993; 188:821-823.
53. Rankin RN, Davis P, Rosen B. The Role of the National Specialty Societies and the Faculties of Medicine in the MOCOMP Program. Supplement: Annals RCPSC 1993;26(5):S38-S42.
54. Kribs SW, Rankin RN. Doppler Ultrasonography After Renal Transplantation: Value of Reversed Diastolic Flow in Diagnosing Renal Vein Obstruction. Can Assoc Radiol J 1993; 44(6):434-438.
55. Rankin RN, Fox RD, Parboosingh IJ. Adoption of Innovations by Canadian Radiologists. Can Assoc Radiol J 1994;45(5):377-380.
56. Boyd CJ, Roach MR, Sherebrin MH, Rankin RN, Fenster A. A Demonstration of the Need for the Inclusion of Parameter Correlations in Error Estimation for Non-Linear Curve Fitting. Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 1994;32:221-224.
57. Rankin RN, Fox RD, Parboosingh IJ. Physicians Innovation Awareness Program: Helping Radiologists Learn About Innovations. Can Assoc Radiol J 1994;45(5):373-376.
58. Rankin RN, Downey DB, Rutt BK, Rankin RN. Poster Production by Color Laser Imager. The Journal of Biocommunication 1994;21(3):22-24.
59. O'Brien CJM, Rankin RN. Percutaneous Management of Large-Neck Pseudoaneurysms with Arterial Stent Placement and Coil Embolization. JVIR 1994;5:443-448.
60. Hilborn M, Munk PL, Miniaci A, MacDonald SJM, Rankin RN, Fowler PJ. Pseudoaneurysm After Therapeutic Knee Arthroscopy: Imaging Findings. AJR 1994; 163:637-639.
61. Boyd CJ, Roach MR, Sherebrin MH, Rankin RN, Fenster A. A Demonstration of the Need for the Inclusion of Parameter Correlations in Error Estimation for Non-Linear Curve-Fitting. Med & Biol Eng * Comput 1994;32:221-224.
62. Rankin RN, Fox R. Innovation Adoption: Interviews with Canadian Radiologists. Annals RCPSC 1995;28 (2):100-103.
63. Fenster A, Tong S, Sherebrin S, Downey DB, Rankin RN. Three-Dimensional Ultrasound Imaging. SPIE 1995;2432:176-184.
64. Rankin RN. Informatics: The Future of Radiology Information. Annals RCPSC 1995;28(8):491-492.
65. Eliasziw M, Rankin RN, Fox AJ, Haynes RB, Barnett H. Accuracy and Prognostic Consequences of Ultrasonography in Identifying Severe Carotid Artery Stenosis. Stroke 1995;26(10):1747-1752.
66. Picot PA, Fruitman M, Rankin RN, Fenster A. Rapid Volume Flow Rate Estimation Using Transverse Colour Doppler Imaging. Ultrasound in Med & Biol 1995;21(9):1199-1209.
67. Rankin RN. Electronic MOCOMP Uses of the Bulletin Board Service. Annals RCPSC 1995;28(2):92-93.
68. Laupacis A, Rorabeck C, Bourne R, Rankin RN, Vellet D, Bullas R, Wong C, Fenny D, Tugwell P. The Frequency of Venous Thrombosis in Cemented Compared with Non-Cemented Hip Arthroplasty. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Br) 1996;78-B:210-2.
69. Smith RF, Rutt BK, Fox AJ, Rankin RN, Holdsworth DW. Geometric Characterization of Stenosed Human Carotid Arteries. Academic Radiology 1996;3:898-911.
70. Lee DH, Gao FQ, Rankin RN, Pelz DM, Fox AJ. Duplex and Color Doppler Flow Sonography of Occlusion and Near Occlusion of the Carotid Artery. AJNR 1996;17:1267-1274.
71. Sherebrin S, Fenster A, Rankin RN, Spence D. Freehand Three-Dimensional Ultrasound: Implementation and Applications. SPIE 1996;2708:296-303.
72. McLoughlin RF, Rankin RN, McKenzie N. Embolization of Iliac Artery Aneurysms Following Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair with a Bifurcated Graft. Clinical Radiology 1997;52:680-683.
73 Bennett JD, Papadouris D, Rankin RN, McLoughlin RF, Kribs S, Kozak RI, Garvin G, Elliott J. Percutaneous Inferior Vena Caval Approach for Long-Term Central Venous Access. JVIR 1997;8(5):851-855.
74. Rankin RN, Fox RD. How Canadian Radiologists Adopt Innovations: A Survey. CARJ 1997;48(5/6):313-322.
75. Munk PL, Lee MJ, Poon PY, Rankin RN, Sheehan B, Tsang V, Bromley P. Percutaneous Gastrostomy in Radiologic Practice. Australasian Radiology 1997;41(4):342-350.
76. Fenster A, Lee D, Sherebrin S, Rankin RN, Spence D, Downey D. Three-Dimensional Ultrasound Imaging of Carotid Occlusive Disease. New Trends in Cerebral Hemodynamics and Neurosonology. Elsevier Science B.V. 1997;17-24.
77. Fox RD, Rankin RN, Costie KA, Parboosingh J, Smith E. Learning and the Adoption of Innovations Among Canadian Radiologists. JCEHP 1997;17:173-186.
78. Dabrowski W, Dunmore-Buyze J, Rankin RN, Holdsworth DW, Fenster A. A Real Vessel Phantom for Imaging Experimentation. Medical Physics 1997;24(5):687-693.
79. Fenster A, Lee DH, Sherebrin S, Rankin RN, Downey DB. Three-Dimensional Ultrasound Imaging of the Vasculature. Ultrasonics 1998;36:629-633.
80. Peck DJ, McLoughlin RF, Hughson MN, Rankin RN. Percutaneous Embolotherapy of Lower Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage. SCVIR 1998;9:747-751.
81. Barnett HJM, Taylor DW, Eliasziw M, Fox AJ, Ferguson GG, Haynes RB, Rankin RN, et al. Benefit of Carotid Endarterectomy in Patients with Symptomatic Moderate or Severe Stenosis. The New England Journal of Medicine 1998;339:1415-1425.
82. Medynsky AO, Holdsworth DW, Sherebrin MH, Rankin RN, Roach MR. The Effect of Storage Time and Repeated Measurements on the Elastic Properties of Isolated Porcine Aortas Using High Resolution X-Ray CT. Can J Physiol Pharmacol 1998;76:451-456.
83. Medynsky AO, Holdsworth DW, Sherebrin MH, Rankin RN, Roach MR. Elastic Response of Human Iliac Arteries In-vitro to Balloon Angioplasty Using High-Resolution CT. J Biomechanics 1998;31:747-751.
84. Rankin RN. MRI in Canada: Dissemination and Funding. Can Assoc Radiol J 1999;50(2):89-92.
85. Strong MJ, Rowe A, Rankin RN. Percutaneous Gastrojejunostomy in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Journal of Neurological Sciences 1999;169:128-132.
86. Cil T, Tummon IS, House AA, Taylor B, Hooker G, Franklin J, Rankin RN, Carey M. A Tale of Two Syndromes: Ovarian Hyperstimulation and Abdominal Compartment: Case Report. Human Reproduction 2000;15(5):1058 1060.
87. Steinman DA, Poepping TL, Tambasco M, Rankin RN, Holdsworth DW. Flow Patterns at the Stenosed Carotid Bifurcation: Effect of Concentric vs. Eccentric Stenosis. Annals of Biomedical Engineering 2000;28(4):415-23.
88. Poepping TL, Nikolov HN, Rankin RN, Lee M, Holdsworth DW. An In Vitro System for Doppler Ultrasound Flow Studies in the Stenosed Carotid Artery Bifurcation. Ultrasound Med Biol 2002;28(4):495-506.
89. Karlik SJ, Rankin RN. The Cost of Angiography Procedures: OHIP gets a bargain. Can Assoc Radiol J 2002;53(5):284-292.
90. Poepping TL, Thorne ML, Wong E, Rankin RN, Holdsworth DA. Flow Analysis in Vascular Models Using Doppler Ultrasound. Canadian Acoustics 2007; 35:25-34.
91. Duggal A, Rankin RN, Wall WJ. Hepatic Portal Venous Gas from Perforated Sigmoid Diverticulitis. Can J Surg 2007;50(6):E19-E20.
92. Thorne ML, Poepping TL, Rankin RN, Steinman DA, Holdsworth DA. Use of an ultrasound blood-mimicking fluid for Doppler investigations of turbulence in vitro. Ultrasound in Med Biol 2008;34(7):1163-1173.
93. Martel JP, McLean CA, Rankin RN. Melanoma of the Gallbladder. Radiographics 2009;29:291-296.
94. Thorne ML, Poepping TL, Nikolov HN, Rankin RN, Steinman DA, Holdsworth DW. In Vitro Doppler Ultrasound Investigation of Turbulence Intensity in Pulsatile Flow with Simulated Cardiac Variability. Ultrasound in Med Biol 2009;35(1):120-128.
95. Etemad-Rezai R, Rankin RN. Abdominal Aortic Pseudocoarctation. CMAJ 2009;180(3):317-318.
96. Thorne ML, Rankin RN, Steinman DA, Holdsworth DW. In Vivo Doppler Ultrasound Quantification of Turbulence Intensity Using a High-Pass Frequency Filter Method. Submitted to Ultrasound in Med Biol February 2009.
97. Rankin RN. Diagnostic Ultrasound: A Review. The University of Western Ontario Medical Journal 1978;48(3):10-13.
98. Rankin RN, Lai A, Parboosingh J. The MOCOMP Bulletin Board Service. Canadian Medical Informatics 1994;1(3):24:25.
99. Rankin RN. Radiology and Imaging: Past, Present and Future. U.W.O. Medical Journal (Submitted March 2000).