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

Screen caputre of 2020 Recon Challenge

VIL runs succesful Recon Challenge

Roberto Souza, Youssef Beauferris and Wallace Loos ran a very successful first-edition of the Deep-learning Reconstruction Challenge at the 2020 MIDL Meeting. Teams from Brazil, Germany, the Netherlands and Turkey competed. (July 2020).

MRI 2020 paper

W-net research appears in Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Congratulations to Roberto Souza for the recent paper describing hybrid reconstruction methods (W-net) in Magnetic Resonance Imaging. (September 2020)

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SMRA 2020 Virtual Meeting a success

Richard Frayne led the organization of the successful SMRA 2020 virtual meeting. Over 200 people attended this 3-day meeting run virtually from Calgary. (September 2020)

BMJ Open 2020 paper

Calgary Normative Study paper published

Cheryl McCreary's paper describing the Calgary Normative Study has been published in BMJ Open. (October 2020)

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Guerra and Sidhu receive NSERC BRAIN CREATE awards

Congratulations to Javier Guerra and Abhi Sidhu for receiving awards from the NSERC BRAIN CREATE program to support their research work in developing brain-related neurotechnologies. (December 2020)

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.