Quantitative MR imaging Laboratory for Cell and Tissue Engineering

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
What the facility does

Magnetic resonance imaging technology for functional, cellular, and molecular imaging in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine

Area(s) of Expertise

The Quantitative MR imaging laboratory for Cell and Tissue Engineering is committed to developing new non-invasive imaging advances to enable the translation of cell and tissue engineering approaches into the clinic. To achieve this, we are developing advanced cellular imaging technologies for stem cell regeneration in the heart and other organs in which stem cell-based regeneration is being explored. We are also developing advanced molecular imaging technologies for early detection of hard-to-detect pathologies, such as fibrosis. The comprehensive non-invasive imaging platform we are building fills a void that exists in current diagnostics and enables our parallel effort in building a whole heart. 

Research Services

Image processing, cellular imaging technologies, analytical services

Sectors of Application
  • Healthcare and social services
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment

Equipment

Function

Optronix

Real-time minimally invasive measurement of tissue oxygen and perfusion

OxyFlo Pro and OxyLite Pro

Real-time minimally invasive measurement of tissue oxygen and perfusion

RespirAct™ Gas Control System

Controlled breathing apparatus for measurement of vascular reactivity in humans

Title

URL

Novel MRI approach gives heart failure patients new hope

http://www.ibbme.utoronto.ca/news/novel-mri-approach-gives-heart-failure-patients-new-hope/

Tattoo treatment could boost stem cell research

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/07/06/tattoo-treatment-could-boost-stem-cell-research.html

Advanced MRI for cardiovascular disease (CVD) diagnosis and cardiac regeneration

http://tedrogersresearch.ca/2017/02/advanced-mri-diagnosing-heart-disease-enabling-cardiac-regenera…