8-th Medical Applications of Synchrotron Radiation (MASR) conference, 5-8 October 2015

Held every 3 years, MASR is the premier event of the international community using synchrotron radiation X-rays to perform biomedical and clinical research.

September 30-th, 2015

- BSO Reminder
- Figure 1 app
- Imaging Bone Turnover using Spectral K-edge Subtraction Technique.  

August 31-st, 2015

- BMIT Beam Team Elections - Last Call
- Cycle 23 call for proposals - closing tomorrow
- Growth and hunting behaviour of hatchling Tyrannosaurus rex  

July 31-st, 2015

- BMIT Beam Team Elections
- Cycle 23 call for proposals is open
- BMIT User Data Back-up on WestGrid
- Merlin for Medipix3 detector

2015 CLSI Open House

We greatly enjoyed hosting visitors
for the celebration of the CLS'
ten-year anniversary.


Pictures from the event
can be found here.

2015 Canadian Synchrotron Summer School (CSĀ³)

Application of synchrotron tools for:
Plant & Agricultural Science and
Art, Art History, & Cultural Heritage

The BMIT facility at the Canadian Light Source is specifically designed to support a wide variety of programs in the life sciences, and provides outstanding possibilities for research, including potential clinical applications in imaging and radiation therapy. The facility has two beamlines; a bend magnet beamline, 05B1-1, and an insertion device beamline, 05ID-2. The BMIT advanced imaging modalities allow biomedical systems to be visualized in ways not possible using conventional clinical systems. These can provide insight into anatomy, function, visualization of disease processes including therapeutic response and the possibility of repeated imaging at low dose.


List of Publications »

  • Wolkowski, Bailey et al. (2015). Assessment of freeware programs for the reconstruction of tomography d .... Journal of Synchrotron Radiation 22(4) , 1130-1138. 10.1107/s1600577515008437.
  • Panahifar, Arash et al. (2015). 3-D Localization of Non-Radioactive Strontium in Osteoarthritic Bone: .... Journal of Orthopaedic Research , n/a-n/a. 10.1002/jor.22937.
  • Martinson, Mercedes et al. (2015). Phase-preserving beam expander for biomedical X-ray imaging. Journal of Synchrotron Radiation 22(3) . 10.1107/s1600577515004695.