Welcome to the Vascular Imaging Laboratory

Our focus is on using magnetic resonance imaging to advance the detection and management of vascular diseases, particularly those of the brain and neck. We strive to develop, apply and evaluate new imaging tools for the characterization of neurovascular disease. The Vascular Imaging Lab (VIL) is proud to be a component of the University of Calgary and to be based at the Seaman Family Magnetic Resonance Research Centre at the Foothills Medical Center, Alberta Health Services. We work closely with the Calgary Image Processing and Analysis Centre.

Currently, the VIL is active in imaging research that encompasses the neurovascular components of aging, stroke, vascular dementia as well as brain tumours. These include projects that vary in scope and methodology, from development of new imaging technologies, to advanced post-processing and analysis strategies, to pilot imaging studies. Outcomes of these and past studies can be seen through our collection of peer-reviewed publications in high-impact journals and research presentations at multiple national and international workshops and conferences.

Priorities at the VIL include establishing and sustaining constructive partnerships and collaborations with other researchers, networks, and institutions; sustaining support from funding agencies and foundations; as well as the advanced training through research of our students, fellows and staff. Our collaborators, funders and trainees are key to the success of the program.

The VIL acknowledges that the University of Calgary lies on the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.

News

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CONP Fellowship to Loos

The Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform (CONP) has awarded Wallace Loos a Post-doctoral Fellowship. (April 2021)

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Congratulations to Sidhu on Alberta AGES Award

Abhi Sidhu has received the Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship (AGES) scholarship for 2021-2. Congratulations. (May 2021)

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Successful Eyes High Fellowship

Congratulations to Kauê Duarte on winning an Eyes High Fellowship from the University of Calgary. Kauê will return to start his fellowship in September. Welcome back. (June 2021)

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Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart 2021

Richard Frayne participated in the Manulife Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart on 6 June 2021. Raising over $3,300 for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular research! (June 2021)

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Elizabeth Cannon Graduate Scholarship in Entrepreneurial Thinking

Congratulations to Javier Guerra for winning a 2021 Cannon Graduate Scholarship in Entrepreneurial Thinking. (July 2021)

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Election to Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Congratulation to VIL leader, Richard Frayne, who was elected to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences at their September 2021 Annual Meeting.

People

Meet the people currently working in the laboratory and our alumni

Projects

Find out more about our research activities and infrastructure.

Partners

Learn more about our training program and the funding partner that support our research activities.