• High Resolution MRI and Predicting Ischemic Brain Lesions: CAIN1

    High Resolution MRI and Predicting Ischemic Brain Lesions: CAIN1

    The ability to anticipate future ischemic events in the brain is the goal of CAIN1.  This presentation given by Josephine Pressacco for Alan Moody, covers the hypothesis, rationale, methods, goals and status of the CAIN1 project as of April 2011. Building on work already accomplished, it is anticipated that high resolution MRI will be proven useful in predicting end organ ischemic events through detailed characterization of atherosclerotic plaques.

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  • PET Agents in Clinical Oncology: Role of Radiopharmaceutical Science

    PET Agents in Clinical Oncology: Role of Radiopharmaceutical Science

    In keeping with the goals of the MITNEC program, Dr. Mercer discusses the roles of radiopharmaceuticals in PET and SPECT imaging. Flourine-based FDG is by far the most common of the imaging probes and is suitable for most cases, but it is not appropriate for all types of cancer. Other imaging probes have been developed for specific purposes and new probes are being investigated for enhanced pathology differentiation. The process of novel radiopharmaceutical development is discussed, together with case studies of Edmonton-based developments and current trends in research.

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  • Validation of Preop Imaging in Carotid Endarterectomy Specimens

    Validation of Preop Imaging in Carotid Endarterectomy Specimens

    Working within the goal of CAIN2, Dr. Spence outlines the importance and methods towards outlining atherosclerosis patients would would benefit from intervention. It has been determined that those with microemboli and with greater than 3 ulcers benefit and that characteristics of individual plaque predicts outcome. CAIN2 strives to validate imaging methods for detection of vulnerable plaque.

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  • Cardiac and Vascular Imaging +

    Cardiac and Vascular Imaging Understanding the markers of atherosclerosis is pivitol to providing effective care and perhaps prevention of the disease in others. Currently, Read More
  • High Resolution MRI and Predicting Ischemic Brain Lesions: CAIN1 +

    High Resolution MRI and Predicting Ischemic Brain Lesions: CAIN1 The ability to anticipate future ischemic events in the brain is the goal of CAIN1. This presentation given by Josephine Read More
  • PET Agents in Clinical Oncology: Role of Radiopharmaceutical Science +

    PET Agents in Clinical Oncology: Role of Radiopharmaceutical Science In keeping with the goals of the MITNEC program, Dr. Mercer discusses the roles of radiopharmaceuticals in PET and SPECT Read More
  • Cerebrovascular Consequences of Atherosclerosis +

    Cerebrovascular Consequences of Atherosclerosis Atherosclerosis is not a disease that happens in isolation and can often lead to Small Vessel Disease and other serious Read More
  • Validation of Preop Imaging in Carotid Endarterectomy Specimens +

    Validation of Preop Imaging in Carotid Endarterectomy Specimens Working within the goal of CAIN2, Dr. Spence outlines the importance and methods towards outlining atherosclerosis patients would would benefit Read More
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