Assessing the condition of cardiac blood vessels and possible scar tissue prior to surgery


Imaging Research at 
The Robarts Research Institute


Our faculty and their graduate students conduct research in partnership with globally recognized faculty supervisors and clinicians at state-of-the-art facilities located at The University of Western Ontario, London Regional Cancer Program, Lawson Health Research Institute, Robarts Research Institute, and the London Health Sciences Centre. After graduation, students find rewarding careers in the healthcare sector, biomedical industry, and academia; others pursue further training in professional schools such as medicine, dentistry, or business.

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View the Medical Biophysics Graduate Supervisors' Websites 
whose research groups are located at the Robarts Research Institute
and on the Western Campus

 
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 Imaging Research
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Introduction to the
Robarts Research Institute
Research Facilities 

 Robarts Research Institute
Celebrates
25 Years of World Renowned Research
 

Dr. Aaron Fenster
Medical Imaging Holds Key
to Prostate Cancer Detection

  
Take A Tour of the Robarts's Imaging
Fabrication Labs with
Dr. Aaron Fenster


 

Dr. Grace Parraga
Discusses Her COPD* Research

*chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease
Dr. Grace Parraga
Dr. Grace Parraga is an award-winning
scientist who is a strong believer
in teamwork.
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Dr. Rob Bartha
Discusses
Early Detection of
Alzheimer's Disease


 
  

Dr. Rob Bartha
Discusses the Biological Markers
for the Early Diagnosis and Treatment 
of Alzheimer's Disease

 
Dr. Rob Bartha, Dr. Neil Duggal, and their PhD student, Izabela Kowalcyk discuss new research which identifies changes in the brain in patients with spinal cord compression

 
 Dr. Ravi Menon
Director
Functional and Metabolic Mapping 
at RRI

 
 Dr. Ravi Menon
Canadian Research Chair (CRC)
in
Functional and Molecular Imaging



Dr. Ravi Menon,
in conjunction with
the world-renowned
Centre for Brain and Mind,>
helps us understand the brain

 Dr. Ravi Menon
Discusses the Arrival of the
7 Tesla MR Magnet at RRI in 2008
(one of only 3 in the world)
3D Cardiac Modelling

One of Drs. James White's (left) and Terry Peters's (right) goals is to create 3D models that will allow surgeons to perform interventions inside a beating heart through vitual surgery.
READ MORE
 ....
 




Take A Tour of the Virtual Image-Guided Surgery Laboratory at RRI with the Director, Dr. Terry Peters.
Paula Foster PhD


Dr. Paula Foster is an intregal part of
a team of scientists and graduate students whose research will benefit
the recovery of military personnel and civilians suffering from severe spinal cord injuries. READ MORE ....




Medical Biophysics Faculty Members
with Graduate Supervisory Privileges
at the Robarts Research Institute


(last updated November 8th, 2013)



Faculty Member

(click on name
 to view his/her website)

Under the names of the faculty members listed below, the term Graduate Supervisory Privileges infers that s/he has an active research program which may include graduate recruitment for admission during the Fall Term of any given academic year.
The term CCPM certified member infers that the faculty member is clinically certified (FCCPM or MCCPM) to serve as a primary or joint supervisor or an advisory committee member for a student enrolled in the CAMPEP accredited PhD Med Biop Clin MSc Program.


Keywords Describing
Faculty Members' Research Expertise

and

Their Geographical Locations at
Research Institutes
in London

Refer to this Map 

Medical Biophysics in London

Phone No.
(519 Area Code)

and

E-Mail Address

Rob Bartha
Associate Professor

Graduate Supervisory Privileges

Imaging Research
Robarts Research Institute
Western University

Keywords

Alzheimer's disease,
magnetic resonance imaging,
metabolic biomarkers

663-5777
x 24039
rbartha@robarts.ca

Gordon Campbell
Adjunct Professor

Graduate Supervisory Privileges


800 Collip Circle
Research Park
Western University
London, ON N6G 4X8

Keywords

Development of medical
devices, biomaterials,
tissue mimicking
phantoms, artificial
heart valves,
joint replacements

430-7072

gord.campbell@nrc.ca
Blaine Chronik
Associate Professor

Graduate Supervisory Privileges


Medical Physics
Physics & Astronomy
The Centre for Brain and Mind
Room 206
The Natural Sciences Centre
Western University

Keywords

Mathematical transform
algorithm for detecing
and correcting artefact
in MRI,
peripheral nerve stimulation
in the magnetic
resonance environment
661-2111
x 86455
bchronik@uwo.ca
Ian A. Cunningham
Professor

Graduate Supervisory Privileges

CCPM certified member
Imaging Research
Robarts Research Institute
Western University

Keywords

Coherent scatter computed
tomography, early detection
of kidney stones,
dual energy
computed tomography
663-5777
x25757
icunningham@robarts.ca

Neil Duggal
Associate Professor

Graduate Supervisory Privileges

Clinical Neurological Sciences
London Health Sciences Centre
University Hospital

Keywords

Clinical radiographic
and biochemical
outcomes and spinal
arthroplasty, artificial
cervical discs

663-2926
x 32926

Neil.Duggal@lhsc.on.ca

Maria Drangova

Professor

Graduate Supervisory Privileges

Imaging Research
Robarts Research Institute
Western University

Keywords

Cardiovascular imaging
using MRI and
computed tomography,
cardiovascular imaging
guided intervention,
device development

663-5777
x 24064
mdrangova@robarts.ca

Aaron F. Fenster

Professor

Graduate Supervisory Privileges

CCPM certified member


Imaging Research
Robarts Research Institute
Western University

Keywords

Image guided prostate
cancer therapy,
carotid atherosclerosis,
MRI, 3D carotid
ultrasound imaging
663-3834
afenster@robarts.ca

Paula Foster

Associate Professor

Graduate Supervisory Privileges

Imaging Research
Robarts Research Institute
Western University

Keywords

Cellular imaging using
iron-labeled cells
and MRI,
imaging tissue inflammation,
traumatic spinal cord injury,
tissue histology

663-5777
x 24040
pfoster@robarts.ca

David W. Holdsworth

Professor

Graduate Supervisory Privileges

Imaging Research
Robarts Research Institute
Western University

Keywords

Advanced Doppler ultrasound
techniques to characterize
diseased blood vessels
leading to the brain,
x-ray, micro-computed
tomography,  metal
implants, joint replacement

663-5777
x 24059

dholdsworth@robarts.ca

James Lacefield

Associate Professor

Graduate Supervisory Privileges

Imaging Research
Robarts Research Institute
Western University

Keywords

Ultrasound micro-imaging
of tumor progression in
mouse cancer models,
nondestructive evaluation
of heart valve biomaterials
using high-frequency
ultrasound, ultrasound-guided
robotic needed positioning
system, computational modeling
of ultrasound breast
cancer imaging

685-3900
x 34171
jlace@imaging.robarts.ca
Ting-Yim Lee
Professor

Graduate Supervisory Privileges

CCPM certified member

Imaging
Lawson Health Research Institute
Grosvenor Street Campus
St. Joseph's Health Ctre

---------------

Imaging Research
Robarts Research Institute
Western University

Keywords

Using computed tomography
for acute and early
detection of stroke imaging,
measurement of myocardial
blood flow, tumor
hypoxia imaging
3D intensity modulated radiotherapy
663-5777
x 24131 or 25272
tlee@imaging.robarts.ca

Charles McKenzie
Associate Professor

Graduate Supervisory Privileges

Medical Biophysics
Room 407
Medical Sciences Bldg.
Western University

Keywords

Construction of radiofrequency
coil arrays for parallel MRI,
optimization of pulse sequences,
using these methods to
study respiratory disease,
cancer and fatty liver disease,
hyperpolarized MRI,
prostate cancer
661-2111
x 85686
cmcken@uwo.ca

Ravi S. Menon

Professor

Graduate Supervisory Privileges

Imaging Research
Robarts Research Institute
Western University

Keywords

Functional MRI,
development and validation
of novel optical,
electrophysiological and 
MRI  techniques
to visualize bran function
and metabolism in vivo,
blood oxygenation level
dependent effect

663-5777
x 24148
rmenon@robarts.ca

Grace Parraga

Associate Professor

Graduate Supervisory Privileges

Imaging Research
Robarts Research Institute
Western University

Keywords

MRI, 3D ultrasound,
computed tomography
to measure stroke risk,
chronic lung diseases such as
asthma, chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease,
cystic fibrosis and
lung cancer,
hyperpolarized helium
663-5777
x 23274
gparraga@robarts.ca

Terry M. Peters

Professor

Graduate Supervisory Privileges

CCPM member certified

Imaging Research
Robarts Research Institute
Western University

Keywords

Ultrasound imaging
and virtual reality
to provide guidance
to surgeons
during heart surgeries,
MRI to assess abnormalities
in brain structure
and function that cause
epilepsy, using computed
tomography to assist
surgeons in tumor removal

663-5777
x 24159
tpeters@robarts.ca


Tamie Poepping
Associate Professor


Graduate Supervisory Privileges


Imaging Research
& Medical Physics
Physics & Astronomy
Western University

Keywords

Ultrasonic techniques for
non-invasive imaging
and flow visualization,
local hemodynamics in
vascular disease,
computational fluid
dynamics, doppler ultrasound
imaging, atherosclerotic
plaques and
flow turbulence

661-2111
x 86431
poepping@uwo.ca

Timothy Scholl
Assistant Professor

Graduate Supervisory Privileges

Imaging Research
Robarts Research Institute
Western University

Keywords

Hyperpolarized probes for
metabolic imaging such as
for characterizing and staging
a tumor, and early stage treatment
663-5777
x 20019
scholl@uwo.ca

 

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