Medical Biophysics Theses and Dissertations

 

This collection contains theses and dissertations from the Department of Medical Biophysics, collected from the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

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Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Effects of a Power-Line Frequency Magnetic Field on Human Cognitive Processing, Michael Corbacio, Master of Science, Supervisor: Dr Alexandre Legros

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Complex Shoulder Instability: The Role of the Latarjet Coracoid Transfer, Ryan Degen, Master of Science, Supervisor: Dr. Jim Johnson

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Improving Acute Stroke Management with CT Perfusion Imaging: Approaches to Treatment Guidance and Brain Tissue Salvage, Christopher D. d'Esterre, Doctor of Philosophy, Supervisor: Dr. Ting-Yim Lee

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The Impact of Lateral Electron Disequilibrium on Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy of Lung Cancer, Brandon Disher, Doctor of Philosophy, Supervisor: Dr. Jerry J. Battista

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Imaging Breast Cancer Progression and Lymph Node Metastases in Murine Models Using MRI and Magnetic Nanoparticles, Vasiliki Economopoulos, Doctor of Philosophy, Supervisor: Dr. Paula Foster

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On The Development of a Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced Near-Infrared Technique to Measure Cerebral Blood Flow in the Neurocritical Care Unit, Jonathan T. Elliott, Doctor of Philosophy, Supervisor: Keith St. Lawrence

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Magnetic resonance imaging of brain tissue abnormalities: transverse relaxation time in autism and Tourette syndrome and development of a novel whole-brain myelin mapping technique, Yann Gagnon, Doctor of Philosophy, Supervisor: Drs. Jean Théberge

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Development of a translational animal model of sepsis, Nathaniel E. Hayward, Master of Science, Supervisor: Dr. Christopher G Ellis

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Pulmonary Structure and Function in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Evaluated using Hyperpolarized Noble Gas Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Miranda Kirby, Doctor of Philosophy, Supervisor: Dr. Grace Parraga

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging of a Natural Killer Cell Therapy in a Mouse Model of Prostate Cancer, Christiane L. Mallett, Doctor of Philosophy, Supervisor: Paula Foster

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Evaluating and Improving 4D-CT Image Segmentation for Lung Cancer Radiotherapy, Spencer P. Martin, Master of Science, Supervisor: Dr Stewart Gaede

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The Effect of Selective Hypothermia on Stroke Volume, Thomas K. Mattingly, Master of Science, Supervisor: Stephen Lownie, MD

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Two dimensional angular domain optical imaging in biological tissues, Eldon Ng, Master of Science, Supervisor: Jeffrey J.L. Carson

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Atlas-Based Attenuation Correction for PET/MRI, John Christian Patrick, Master of Science, Supervisor: Dr. Robert Stodlika

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Iron in Early Multiple Sclerosis at 3 Tesla, Matthew P. Quinn, Doctor of Philosophy, Supervisor: Ravi Menon

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Design and Development of a Novel Expanding Pedicle Screw for Use in the Osteoporotic Lumbar Spine, Parham Rasoulinejad, Master of Science, Supervisor: Dr. Chris Bailey

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Investigating Adenosine’s Role in Controlling the Cerebral Metabolic Rate of Oxygen following Hypoxia-Ischemia, Mustafa Ridha, Master of Science, Supervisor: Dr. Keith St. Lawrence

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Glass-Ceramics for Non-Metallic Dental Implant Applications, Selma Saadaldin, Doctor of Philosophy, Supervisor: Dr. Amin Rizkalla

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Image quality of energy-dependent approaches for x-ray angiography, Jesse Evan Tanguay, Doctor of Philosophy, Supervisor: Ian Cunningham

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Metabolic Imaging of Early Radiation-Induced Lung Injury Using Hyperpolarized 13C-Pyruvate in Rodent Lungs, Kundan Thind, Doctor of Philosophy, Supervisor: Giles Santyr

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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The Differential Expression of EGFL7 Transcripts during Angiogenesis in Human Fibrosarcoma, Navid Baktash, Master of Science, Supervisor: Dr. John D. Lewis

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Three-dimensional Ultrasound Measurements of Carotid Atherosclerosis in Vulnerable Patient Populations, Daniel N. Buchanan, Master of Science, Supervisor: Dr. Grace Parraga

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Peptide-Mediated Targeting of Angiogenesis for Molecular Imaging and Treatment of Cancer, Choi-Fong Cho, Doctor of Philosophy, Supervisor: Dr. John Lewis

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Applications of Rapid Cardiac Micro-CT, Sarah A. Detombe, Doctor of Philosophy, Supervisor: Dr. Maria Drangova

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Coherent Scatter Computed Tomography for Core Composition Analysis of Intact Kidney Stones - Prospective Clinical Study, Cristian Dihel, Master of Science, Supervisor: Dr. Ian Cunningham

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Modeling Oxygen Transport in Three-Dimensional Capillary Networks, Graham M. Fraser, Doctor of Philosophy, Supervisor: Christopher G. Ellis

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In vivo magnetic resonance imaging for assessing the integrity of the blood-tumour barrier in a mouse model of melanoma brain metastasis, Mariama Henry, Master of Science, Supervisor: Dr. Paula Foster

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MRI-Based Attenuation Correction in Emission Computed Tomography, Harry R. Marshall, Doctor of Philosophy, Supervisor: Robert Z Stodilka

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The Impact of the Neuropeptide Y System on the Progression of Breast Cancer, Philip J. Medeiros, Doctor of Philosophy, Supervisor: Dr. Dwayne Jackson

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Characterization of Cardiomyopathy in a Mouse Model of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) Using Echocardiography, DCE-CT, and PET-FDG, Seyed Hamed Moazami, Master of Science, Supervisor: Dr. Lisa Hoffman

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Targeted Intracellular Therapeutic Delivery Using Liposomes Formulated with Multifunctional FAST proteins, Rae L. Nesbitt, Master of Science, Supervisor: Dr. John Lewis

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Assessment of Wear in Total Knee Arthroplasty Using Advanced Radiographic Techniques, Matthew G. Teeter, Doctor of Philosophy, Supervisor: David W Holdsworth

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Glutamatergic Metabolites and Gray Matter Losses in Schizophrenia: A Longitudinal Study Using In Vivo Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Naoko Aoyama, Doctor of Philosophy, Supervisor: Dr. Peter C. Williamson

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In Vivo Cellular MRI In Experimental Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury, Laura E. Gonzalez-Lara, Doctor of Philosophy, Supervisor: Paula J. Foster, Ph.D.

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Strategies for Reducing the Impact of Tumour Motion During Helical Tomotherapy, Bryan Kim, Doctor of Philosophy, Supervisor: Dr. Jerry Battista

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From Isolated Tumour Cells to Overt Lymph Node Metastases: Biological and Imaging Studies on the Development of Experimental Lymph Node Metastases, Michael M. Lizardo, Doctor of Philosophy, Supervisor: Dr. Ann F. Chambers

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Metastatic Disease: Interactions Between Tumor Cells and Host Environment During Cancer Cell Spread, Jennifer M. MacLean, Doctor of Philosophy, Supervisor: Drs Ann F Chambers

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Quantification of Pulmonary Ventilation using Hyperpolarized 3He Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Lindsay Mathew, Doctor of Philosophy, Supervisor: Dr. Grace Parraga

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Investigation of Subchondral Bone Abnormalities associated with Osteoarthritis using Image-Based Biomechanics, David D. McErlain, Doctor of Philosophy, Supervisor: Dr. David W. Holdsworth

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Assessing and Improving 4D-CT Imaging for Radiotherapy Applications, Greg Pierce, Doctor of Philosophy, Supervisor: Dr. Ting-Yim Lee

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Magnetic Field Effects On The Neuroprocessing Of Pain, John A. Robertson, Doctor of Philosophy, Supervisor: Dr. Alex Thomas

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Real-time Three-dimensional Photoacoustic Imaging, Michael B. Roumeliotis, Doctor of Philosophy, Supervisor: Dr. Jeffrey Carson

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Hemodynamics in the Stenosed Carotid Bifurcation with Plaque Ulceration, Emily Y. Wong, Doctor of Philosophy, Supervisor: Dr. David Holdsworth

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Improvements in Cardiac Spect/CT for the Purpose of Tracking Transplanted Cells, Eric Sabondjian, Doctor of Philosophy, Supervisor: Robert Z. Stodilka