BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
Area(s) of Expertise

Our state-of-the-art, child-friendly research facility features a GE Discovery MR750 3.0Tesla MRI scanner, multinuclear spectroscopy, neonatal transport system, MRI simulator, integrated EEG system and neuroinformatics lab. This is an excellent platform for performing multi-modality brain, behaviour and developmental research studies on neonates and children.

What the facility does

Pediatric research using Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

Research Services
  • High resolution MRI morphometry,
  • diffusion tensor imaging (DTI/DWI),
  • MR angiography & venography,
  • MR spectroscopy (proton/ sodium and phosphorous),
  • Functional MRI (BOLD/ ASL),
  • image analysis (neonatal and pediatric applications),
  • neuroinformatics,
  • algorithms for processing and analysis of imaging data,
  • de-noising,
  • enhancement,
  • restoration,
  • clustering,
  • segmentation,
  • tracking,
  • matching,
  • fusion
  • kinetic modeling
Sectors of Application
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment

Name of specialized lab

Name of equipment

Imaging Facility

MRI 3T system

 

MRI neonatal transport incubator

 

Neonatal transport MRI ventilator

 

MRI monitor

 

MRI coils: 32 channel head coil, head neck spine 16 channel coil, knee coil array 8 channel, flex coil 16 channel, cardiac coil, quadrature head coil, neonatal head coil, torso array 32 channel

 

Nordic NeuroLab Visual System

 

Eye-tracking camera

 

256 channel EEG system

 

MRI simulator

Neuroinformatics Lab

High performance workstations including GPU - with 155 TB online server/storage, and image PAC system accessible on 10GB network

  • GE (General Electric) Healthcare Canada
  • Sree Medical Systems
  • Thornhill Research Inc. (Respiract)

Title

URL

Opening of State-of-the-Art Imaging Facility 3-Tesla Scanner

http://www.miningformiracles.org/stories/opening-state-art-imagining-facility-3-tesla-mri-scanner

New $12M Child & Family Research Imaging Facility opens in Vancouver dedicated to child health research

http://www.cfri.ca/news/news/2012/06/13/new-$12m-child-family-research-imaging-facility-opens-in-vancouver-dedicated-to-child-health-research

Child & Family Research Imaging Facility opens

http://www.bcmj.org/pulsimeter/child-family-research-imaging-facility-opens

CFRI and UBC receive $4.9 million from Canada Foundation for Innovation for new Child & Family Research Imaging Facility

http://cfri.ca/news/news/2009/06/18/cfri-and-ubc-receive-$4.9-million-from-canada-foundation-for-innovation-for-new-child-family-research-imaging-facility