Clinical Imaging - Competition Results 2009


The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) is pleased to partner with the CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health to fund two team grants in the area of Clinical Imaging.
The objectives of this initiative are to:
  • build upon the existing Canadian and international strengths in basic and clinical imaging research by identifying and exploring new ways in the development, application and assessment of imaging technologies and imaging biomarkers;
  • build an integrated platform which will bring together strengths in imaging technology development and molecular targeting strategies, with the design and implementation of cutting-edge, methodologically sound, policy-relevant outcome trials that specifically examine the innovative but appropriate applications of new clinical imaging technologies; and
  • encourage the identification of novel non-invasive imaging strategies, and imaging biomarkers reflecting disease pathophysiology, demonstration of their potential through clinical implementation, and evaluation of their diagnostic and prognostic utility and cost-benefit in an objective and scientifically robust manner.
A total of seven applications was received of which four were approved for funding. The two team grants co-funded by HSFC are listed below.
  • Nichol, Helen and George, Graham (University of Saskatchewan)
    CIHR/HSFC team in Synchrotron medical imaging.
    Co-Investigators: Chapman, Dean; Kelly, Michael; Paterson, Phyllis; Pickering, Ingrid; Thomlinson, William; Wiebe, Sheldon (University of Saskatchewan); Colbourne, Frederick (University of Alberta); Haacke, Ewart (McMaster University); Guzman, Raphael (Stanford University).
    Project Summary
  • Sawan, Mohamad (École polytechnique de Montréal)
    A portable wireless near infrared spectroscopy system combined with electroencephalography for bedside monitoring of stroke and cardiac patients.
    Co-Investigators: Béland, Renée (Université de Montréal); Denault, André Y. (Institut de cardiologie de Montréal); Deschamps, Alain (Institut de cardiologie de Montréal); Lanthier, Sylvain (CHUM); Lassonde, Maryse (Université de Montréal); Lesage, Frédéric (École polytechnique de Montréal); Nguyen, Dang (CHUM); Tardif, Jean-Claude (Institut de cardiologie de Montréal).
    Project Summary
For more details on the initiative, please see the Request for Applications.
For more information, please contact:
Ann Nguyen
Information/Project Coordinator
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
Phone: 613 569 4361 ext. 268