Webinar Wednesdays - How Technology is Revolutionizing Stroke Treatment

Nov 13, 2019 12:00PM to Nov 13, 2019 01:00PM


Nicole Cancelliere will present the results from various research projects she is working on related to the utilization of advanced medical imaging to improve treatment outcomes for both ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke patients. These include, but are not limited to, the use of conebeam CT perfusion in the angiography suite and the use of robotics to treat acute ischemic stroke patients faster, and utilization of computational fluid dynamics in conjunction with advanced MRI (vessel wall imaging and quantitative susceptibility mapping) and CT (4D-CTA) techniques to better understand aneurysm wall instability in order to prevent hemorrhagic stroke.




 Nicole Cancelliere, MSc, MRT (R) is an interventional clinical research technologist at the Toronto Western Hospital. She completed her collaborative undergraduate degree and x-ray technology diploma at Queen’s University and the Eastern Ontario School of X-ray Technology in 2013, and then went on to complete her Master’s degree in Neuroscience. As a clinical research technologist, Nicole works with both the clinical and research teams, supporting innovative patient care in the field of brain hemodynamics and neurovascular disease. As part of Dr. Vitor Pereira’s collaborative research team, Nicole uses Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for aneurysm rupture risk assessment, and optical flow imaging in digital subtraction angiography for intra-aneurysmal flow change assessment after flow-diverting stent placement. The team is also dedicated to the development and advancement of angiography suite technology, with a specific focus on the improvement of cone beam CT image quality for brain perfusion visualization during acute ischemic stroke.

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