VIL relaxing at the top of Mount Yamnuska, August 2013

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 part of 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 human 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. This effort occurs in an inclusive, supportive learning environment.

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

2022 HS RfH

Frayne Rides for Heart & Stroke

Richard Frayne joined the 2022 Ride for Heart. In six weeks, he cycled over 700 km raising over $3,700 for Heart & Stroke research. Click here for information and to sponsor a great cause. (June 2022)

Fullerton Loop Group Shot 2022

VIL Goes Hiking in K-country

Great hike. We conquered the Fullerton Loop, followed by lunch at Allen Bill Ponds and ice cream in Bragg Creek. Awesome day! (July 2022)

Salluzzi Paper Figure

Milestone Paper from VIL

Five year's worth of work! Congratulations to Mariana Salluzzi and the Calgary Normative Study team. The short-term repeatability and long-term reproducibility paper is now out. See https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2022.119488. (July 2022)

Exchange to MICLab

Singh Begins Exchange to MICLab

Abhi Sidhu has arrived in São Paulo to start a month long visit to the MICLab at the University of Campinas. Thanks to the BRAIN CREATE program for helping fund Abhi's exchange. Also visiting MICLab and presenting at meetings in Brazil and Chile is Kauê Duarte. Here Abhi and Kauê are enoying the sights of São Paulo before traveling to Campinas. (October 2022)

SIBGRAPI Award 2022

Duarte Wins Best Presentation at SIBGRAPI 2022

Congratulations to Kauê Duarte who won Best Paper for his work on segmenting white matter hypertintesities at the SIBGRAPI meeting in Natal, Brazil 24-27 October 2022. (October 2022)

Singh SIPAIM 2022 Best Poster

Singh Recieves Best Poster Award at SIPAIM 2022

Abhi Singh received the best poster award at the 2022 SIPAIM meeting in Valparaíso, Chile. (November 2022)

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.