VIL about to ascend to Ptarmagin Cirque, July 2019

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 University of Calgary, located in the heart of Southern Alberta, both acknowledges and pays tribute to the traditional territories of the peoples of Treaty 7, which include the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprised of the Siksika, the Piikani, and the Kainai First Nations), the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Goodstoney First Nations). The City of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta (Districts 5 and 6).

News

Riding at FEEC

Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart

Richard Frayne is again Riding for Heart. Check out his page on Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart site. He hopes to complete more than 500 km and raise over $1,500 by June 2024. (March 2023)

Duarte at BRAINN 2024

Kauê Duarte Presents at BRAINN 2024

Kauê Duarte presented his work with the group of former VIL member Mariana Bento at the 10th BRAINN Congress in Campinas, Brazil. Kauê is with colleague Murillo Barros (left) and BRAINN lead Prof Fernando Cendes from UNICAMP. (April 2024)

Dubljevic MRM 2024

Natalia Dubljevic Published First Paper from MSc

Congratulations to Natalia Dubljevic who together with her co-authors has published "Effect of MR head coil geometry on deep-learning-based MR image reconstruction" in Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Yahoo! (April 2024)

Natalia at ISMRM 2024

Presentation in Singapore at ISMRM 2024

Natalia Dubljevic presented some of her MSc research at the 2024 ISMRM meeting. Here she is giving her PowerPitch! (May 2024)

Kevin Chung giving talk May 2024

Alumnus Returns to Give Presentation

Welcome back to former VIL member Kevin Chung. Kevin is now a post-doctoral fellow at University California-Davis Medical School. (May 2024)

Susanne and Rachel at VAST Discussion 2024

Discussion Panel at VAST Workshop

Susanne Schmid and Rachel Sharkey gave presentations and participated in a lively discussion session at the Vascular Training (VAST) workshop in Banff, Alberta. (May 2024)

Switerland Scene

Natalia's Internship in Switzerland

Natalia Dubljevic has started her three-month internship at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EFPL). She tells us she is working very hard but still finding a little time to see Switzerland. (June 2024)

OHBM 2024

VIL takes on Seoul, Korea

Rachel Sharkey, Abhi Sdhu and Kauê Duarte are in Korea attending and presenting at the Organization for Human Brain Mapping 2024 meeting. Here are Abhi and Rachel with Seaman Centre colleagues Antis and Victoria. (June 2024)

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.