Dr. Mitchell S. Albert’s laboratory focuses on using hyperpolarized (HP) noble gas MRI, an innovative technology that provides spectacularly detailed images of structures and processes within the body. HP gas MRI has the potential to allow medical researchers and health care providers to significantly improve diagnosis and treatment of a variety of diseases, including lung diseases, stroke, and cancer. This laboratory uses HP noble gas MRI to investigate gas ventilation within the lungs, gas exchange in the alveoli of the lungs, and moment-to-moment functional activity in the brain.
Dr. Albert’s primary research focus is on applying HP helium-3 and HP xenon-129 MRI to image ventilation function in the airways and alveoli of the lungs. In addition, his group has been developing the following innovative imaging technologies: (1) HP xenon-129 functional MRI (xenon fMRI) of the brain; (2) HP xenon fMRI of stroke and traumatic brain injury; (3) HP xenon biosensor MR imaging of breast tumours; (4) HP xenon biosensor MRI for early detection of lung cancer; and (5) HP xenon biosensor MRI for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease.
Prof. Mitchell Albert, Lab Director
Dr. Yurii Shepelytskyi, Postdoctoral Researcher
Dr. Viktoriia Batarchuk, Postdoctoral Researcher
Dr. Nedal Al-Taradeh, Postdoctoral Researcher
Vira Grynko, PhD Candidate
Aaron Hodgson, Undergraduate Student
Halen Kovacs, Undergraduate Student
Tanu Talwar, Lab Manager
Karla Rodriguez, Research Assistant
Copyright © 2020 Dr. Mitchell S. Albert. All Rights Reserved.
Address: Lakehead University, 955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada P7B 5E1
Website Design & Development by CryoDragon Inc.