Experimental Magnetic Resonance Imaging Physics Group

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an extremely important diagnostic tool in modern medicine. It is noninvasive and does not involve the use of ionizing radiation. MRI utilizes the weak magnetic signals that emanate naturally from atomic nuclei to provide very precise information on a wide variety of physical, chemical, and biological properties. The principles of MRI are rooted in fundamental physics, and physicists continue to be on the cutting-edge of MRI research, forging new theoretical and computational methods of analysis, developing improved diagnostic techniques and hardware, and leading clinical studies that examine the progression and cause of disease and the effects of treatments. Research facilities at the University of Winnipeg, the NRC-IBD, and the Health Sciences Centre provide access to state-of-the-art imaging facilities including 3 T, 7 T and 11.7 T scanners, surgical and behavioural suite, and computing facilities.