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Ting-Yim Lee, PhD, FCCPM

Lawson Health Research Institute

Phone: 519-646-6100, ext. 64790
Fax: 519-646-6204

  • Recruited to the Lawson and Robarts Research Institutes 12 years ago.
  • Pioneering research in blood flow measurements in the brain and other tissues of the body using a variety of techniques including CT, MRI and near infrared spectroscopy.
  • Peer-reviewed funding from the Medical Research Council of Canada, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Foundation of Innovation, Ontario Innovation Trust, Ontario Research and Development Challenge Fund, and the Ontario Centres of Excellence - Photonics Research Ontario.
  • 24 papers and 28 abstracts published or submitted over the last 5 years.
  • A commercial license agreement with a multi-national imaging company (General Electric) for CT Perfusion software with royalties to institutions. The product is presently being sold by General Electric for their Advantage Window workstation platform worldwide .
  • National and international stature in perfusion measurement is demonstrated by role as member of the Scientific Review Committee III (Heart and Stroke Foundations of Canada), co-chair of CT expert panel on Angiogenesis Imaging Methodology, the National Cancer Institute (USA), advisor to industry (Academic Advisory Board of General Electric Medical Systems Europe), and collaboration with investigators from several international universities (Dr. M. Lev, Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Charnsangevaj, MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Dr. H. Traupe, University of Geissen, Germany, Dr. Nabavi, University of Muenster, Germany, Drs, Eastwood and Provenzale, Duke University Medical Centre).
  • Interest in translating basic research to clinical practice is demonstrated by research programs emphasizing physiological studies on animal models of cerebrovascular diseases, close collaboration with clinical colleagues and successful commercialization of CT Perfusion software through license agreement with General Electric Medical Systems.