BIRC NEWS


First magnetic particle imaging paper in Canada published by Robarts Cellular and Molecular Imaging Group

In a first-in-Canada study led by Olivia Sehl and Dr. Paula Foster, magnetic particle imaging (MPI), together with iron-based magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and fluorine-based MRI, was used to demonstrate quantitative monitoring of mesenchymal stem cell engraftment and the resulting inflammation over time. This is the first paper to combine these imaging technologies to study the fate of two different cell populations (MSCs and macrophages) simultaneously in vivo. This is also the first publication to feature MPI data acquired at a Canadian institution, after the installation of an MPI system at the Robarts Research Institute in August of 2019.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6935990/


CIHR Grant awards

Congratulations to Dr. Ting-Yim LeeDr. Aaron So and Dr. Rob Bartha
Dr. Ting-Yim Lee - "Selective Brain Hypothermia via Intranasal Cooling to Limit Brain Injury Post Cardiac Arrest"
Dr. Aaron So - "Multi-centre diagnostic performance of dynamic CT perfusion for functional assessment of multi-vessel coronary artery disease with dense coronary calcification"
Dr. Rob Bartha (co-investigator, PI Dr. Neil Duggal) - "The Role of Neural Plasticity in Rehabilitation for Reversible Spinal Cord Compression in Elderly Patients"

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Meet our Featured Researcher

Dr. Sarah Mattonen

Sarah Mattonen, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Biophysics with a cross-appointment in the Department of Oncology. She holds the inaugural Gerald C. Baines Research Chair for Translational Cancer Imaging at the London Regional Cancer Program and is a New Scientist at the Lawson Health Research Institute. Her research interests include developing, evaluating, and translating quantitative image analysis tools to support diagnosis, treatment, and response assessment in oncology. Her laboratory develops tools in image segmentation, image feature extraction, and outcome modelling to correlate imaging features with clinical outcomes. The lab is also interested in how the integration of multi-modal data, including imaging, clinical, genomic, and pathologic information can provide a comprehensive view of oncologic disease. These computational models can assist clinicians in decision-making and allow for personalized medicine, with the goal of improving outcomes for cancer patients.

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EVENTS 


PeMS PET/MR Seminar Series - CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

All seminars are cancelled until further notice                                            

DEEP LEARNING CLUB - Cancelled until further notice

An Introduction to Deep Learning with Keras

This first meeting of the deep learning club following its reorganization will provide an introduction to deep learning, including an interactive demo. Previous experience with deep learning is not required. Stick around until the end to give us your input on what you would like to see in the future!

When: CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 

IDSTEM 2020 *Cancelled*

Inspiring Diversity in STEM 2020 Conference

We will keep you updated on any developments

ImNO 2020 Goes Virtual

18th Annual Imaging Network Ontario (ImNO) Symposium

When: Thursday, March 26th - Friday, March 27th, 2020
Where: ImNO goes virtual!

The ImNO board is offering a fully online event for 2020. For those who registered please check your email for instructions how to attend the Zoom meetings.


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