Medical Imaging Instrumentation and Software Project

This project builds upon expertise developed in integrating images from different imaging modalities and image guided biopsy. For example, 3D ultrasound guided biopsy instrumentation and techniques for the prostate, breast, and liver will be developed. These will utilize multi-modality registration software tools that will improve biopsy planning, recording of biopsy locations in 3D, which are essential for repeat biopsy and treatment planning, biopsy guidance to specifically target or avoid specific locations, and targeted biopsy of suspicious lesions identified using other imaging modalities such as magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET)

Lead Investigator

Dr. Aaron Fenster, Robarts Research Institute, University of Western Ontario