The official ribbon cutting on September 18, 2018, to celebrate the opening of the SFU ImageTech Lab (from left to right: Kito Tosetti, chief executive officer, CTF MEG International Services LP; Eugene Fiume, SFU professor and dean of applied sciences; Joy Johnson, SFU’s vice-president, research and international; Dr. Victoria Lee, Fraser Health’s vice-president, population health and chief medical health officer; Andrew Petter, SFU's president; Ryan D’Arcy, SFU professor and the Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation BC Leadership Chair in Multimodal Technology for Healthcare Innovations; and Marvin Hunt, member of the legislative assembly, Surrey-Cloverdale).

SFU’s ImageTech Lab at Surrey Memorial Hospital promises rapid innovations in brain health treatments

September 19, 2018

A new, world-class medical imaging research facility, SFU ImageTech Lab, was unveiled this week in partnership with Fraser Health and Simon Fraser University. Researchers from the Schools of Computing Science, Mechatronic Systems Engineering, and Engineering Science are among those who benefit from access to the state-of-the-art facility, built inside Surrey Memorial Hospital as a cornerstone in Surrey’s Health Technology District.

The lab will include a unique combination of high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) together with high-density magnetoencephalography (MEG) used together to create a high field 3T whole-body MRI and high-density 275-channel MEG to “watch the brain in action.” This will give researchers new opportunities to study brain disorders and diseases such as brain injury, brain tumours, epilepsy, mental illness, and more.

Learn more about the ImageTech Lab on SFU News.