Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute (TBRHRI)

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, Thunder Bay, Ontario
What the facility does

Biomedical and clinical research, imaging (MRI and PET) and related fields.

Areas of expertise

The Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute (TBRHI) is the research arm of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (Hospital). Its mandate is to facilitate clinical research – particularly in the area of imaging and related fields – strategic to regional health care needs. Current research areas include, but are not limited to, cancer, cardiac disease, stroke, orthopaedics, Indigenous health and lung disease. We are partnering with other world-class researchers at Lakehead University (Thunder Bay), the Northern Ontario School of Medicine University (Thunder Bay), and others, developing tomorrow’s health care techniques and equipment at this time. The Health Research Institute supports clinical trials at the Hospital.

TBRHRI affiliated laboratories include:

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Radioisotopes and Molecular Medicine
  • Positron Emission Mammography (PEM)
  • Cervical Cancer Screening-Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
Research services
  • Clinical trials
  • Production of radioisotopes and radiopharmaceuticals for research and clinical purposes
Sectors of application
  • Education
  • Healthcare and social services
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment
  • Manufacturing and processing
  • Policy and governance
3T MRI3-Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Medical imaging for clinical research purposes.
ACSI TR-24 CyclotronProduction of radioisotopes and radiopharmaceuticals for research and clinical purposes.


  • Philips
  • Radialis Medical
  • SOFIE Biosciences
  • Analogic
  • Knight Therapeutics
  • isoSolutions
Dr. Christopher Mushquash honoured with the prestigious Canada Gairdner Momentum Award.…
FedNor invests more than $2.3 million in medical technology and innovation in the Thunder Bay region.…
NOSM, TBRHSC and TBRHRI collaborate on the appointment of a joint Associate Scientist focused on social accountability and health education systems.…
Lakehead University and TBRHRI scientists receiving more than $1.3 million for research.
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Research Scientist from Ukraine finds many advantages to living in Thunder Bay.…
Canadian researchers using cutting edge technology to investigate long-COVID.
Building resilience in Canada’s health care system.
TBRHRI Annual Reports.
Strategic Plan 2026: Exceptional care for every patient, every time.
Lakehead University celebrated exceptional researchers at R and I Awards of Excellence.
Clinical research for improved healthcare: information on clinical trials.