As one of the University of Saskatchewan’s signature areas of research and the only University in Canada with a synchrotron, researchers at the U of S are harnessing powerful imaging and analytical techniques to solve challenges in health, environment, materials science and other areas of global social and economic importance.
From Neuroimaging, to imaging enzyme activity and developing new radiopharmaceuticals for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections; imaging expertise at the U of S spans development of novel imaging techniques, innovative applications, image processing, and even production of paintings which replicate the look of cinematographic images, among others.
Areas of Expertise
- Re-inventing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Imaging enzyme activity
- Use of interactive systems design in conjunction with image processing and text mining techniques to help archaeologists find, organize and analyze the thousands of image and document resources available to them for answering archaeology research questions
- Studying how patterns of cell division, expansion, and differentiation influence the growth and morphology of tissues and organisms
- Chemical form and distribution of metals and other elements in living things
- Synthesis and characterization of new radiopharmaceuticals for PET/SPECT/fluorescent molecular imaging for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections.
- Intravital and micro PET/CT imaging of immune responses (Fedoruk Chair in Imaging Science)
- Use of ultrasound imaging to assess effects of environmental toxins in fish.
- Direct in vivo imaging of cumulus oocyte complexes using ultrasound biomicroscopy, echotexture analysis, and 3D visualization of cellular organelles in oocytes.
- Comparison of a synchrotron-based imaging technique - Diffraction Enhanced Imaging - to conventional imaging (computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and real-time ultrasonography) for the detection of early pathologic changes in the prostate.
- Reproductive Imaging: ultrasound Doppler imaging, ultrasound-guided follicle aspiration, ultrasound biomicroscopy, confocal microscopy and time lapse live cell imaging