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Areas of focus

Anatomy and function in cardiac development/congenital heart disease

Primary institutions: LHRI, HSC, TGH, Sunnybrook

Investigators:

  • MD: Gagnon, Freedom, Hornberger, Smallhorn, Yoo, Webb, Merchant
  • PhD: Thompson, Wright, Burns, Rabinovitch (Stergiopoulos)

Industry: GEMS, ATL, IMRIS, MMI

Developments: 3-D MRI, ultrasound; motion correction, speed, resolution

Myocardial characterization for ischemic heart disease

Primary institutions: UOHI, LHRI, RRI, TGH, Sunnybrook

Investigators:

  • MD: Beanlands, Ruddy, Wisenberg, Boughner, Merchant, Rakowski, Mickleborough
  • PhD: DeKemp, Firnau, Prato, Drost, Lee, Wells, Thompson, Rutt, Burns, Wright

Industry: GEMS, Siemens, ATL, Agilent, Berlex, Nycomed, DuPont, MDS Nordion

Developments: molecular imaging agents, protocols for functional information, functional analysis

Imaging for coronaries/intervention

Institutes: RRI, Sunnybrook, LHRI

Investigators:

  • MD: Fort, Boughner
  • PhD: Drangova, Rutt, Steinman, Foster, Rowlands, Wright, Joy, Stergiopoulos, Cunningham

Industry: Agilent, Boston Scientific, CPI, Datascope, Eastman Kodak, GEMS, SEMA, World Heart

Developments: X-ray flat panel acquisition, MRI/CT/IVUS of coronaries, plaque; defibrillation characterization; information merging for intervention, 3-D visualization

Image fusion, reporting

Primary institutions: UOHI, LHRI

Investigators: Davies, Slomka

Industry: GEMS, Nuclear Diagnostics

Developments: multi-modality visualization, image interpretation, cardiac patient databases