WMIC 2019

It was an immensely successful time for BIRC researchers and students at the World Molecular Imaging Congress (WMIC) in Montreal, Sept 3-7, 2019. BIRC was well represented by 8 faculty and 16 students/research associates/lab managers.



Biomarker could bring earlier detection of heart disease - July 10, 2019 - CTV News

At the Lawson Health Research Institute they're trying to save lives by detecting heart disease faster

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Meet our Featured Researcher

Dr. Ali Khan

Dr. Khan is an Assistant Professor of Medical Biophysics at Western University, Scientist in the Imaging Research Laboratories and Centre for Functional & Metabolic Mapping (CFMM) at Robarts Research Institute, and Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Computational Neuroimaging.  He completed his PhD at Simon Fraser University in 2011, and joined Robarts to continue working on advanced medical image analysis technologies for improving the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders.  His research in imaging for epilepsy has been funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, and he is the Imaging for Surgery Theme Lead for The Epilepsy Research Program of the Ontario Brain Institute, EpLink.

He leads the Khan Computational Imaging Lab, focused on the development of novel image processing and analytics using quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).  His work in epilepsy is aimed at detecting unseen lesions in the brains of patients with epilepsy, using advances in ultra-high field imaging, diffusion MRI and computational modelling to map out the brain with unprecedented detail. These techniques could lead to more accurate and less invasive surgical therapies, predict what therapies will be most successful, and potentially make surgery a viable option for more patients.

BIRC Events 

PeMS PET/MR Seminar Series - January 8th at 4:00 pm

The January PeMS seminar will take place in Shuttleworth Auditorium, SJHC on Jan. 8th at 4:00 pm.

Ben Wilk, PhD Candidate, will be presenting his talk on cardiac imaging


Save the date - ImNO 2020

Imaging Network Ontario

When: March 26th & 27th, 2020

Where: Chestnut Residence & Conference Centre, Toronto, Ontario

Call for abstracts: Deadline Sunday, December 8th, 2019 at 11:59 pm

Save the date - LIDD 2020

London Imaging Discovery Day

When: Thursday, June 18, 2020, Full Day

Where: Darryl J. King Student Life Centre, King’s University College

Meet our Featured Trainees