Dr. Paula Foster
Robarts Research Institute — where research brings discoveries and new technologies to clinical trial, to market, and ultimately, to you — faster.
Dr. Paula Foster and her team are working on a new imaging technique called "cellular MRI" or "cell tracking with MRI" that tracks stem cells used for tissue repair and regeneration, and that monitors immune cells used as cancer treatments.
To make this possible, ultra-high resolution MRI is used to pinpoint small cellular events in the body. Dr. Foster and her team are developing this imaging and cell labelling technology in order to detect cells labelled with magnetic nanoparticles.
This advance MRI technology, whichhas not been used anywhere else in Canada, has enormous potential, with applicaitons in number of diseases and disorders.