The CIHR/HSFC Team in Synchrotron Medical Imaging is building on existing strengths in biomedical imaging at the Canadian Light Source. The team links world-class experts in synchrotron imaging and magnetic resonance imaging to stroke researchers and clinicians. This team will work together to develop new ways to visualize and treat brain injury from stroke.
Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability for Canadians. Brain injury from a stroke can take several days to months to develop. In addition, there are several other types of insults (cardiac arrest, hypoxia, and trauma) that result in similar brain injury cascades. Developing a comprehensive understanding of the damage that occurs post-injury will provide an opportunity to assess the impact of treatments that arrest and reverse brain damage.