Funded Projects

CompetitionAwarded toFunding
2021 Intramural Competition closing October 15th, 2021Max. $10,000
2021 Summer Studentship Toulany B (student), Abraham R (supervisor).
A Retrospective Cohort Study Comparing Simple Internal Jugular Tunneled Central Venous Catheter Exchange to SVCFibrin Sheath/Stenosis Angioplasty in Conjunction with Central Venous Catheter Exchange in Chronic Dialysis Patients
$2,500
Matching
Dalhousie Dept. of Diagnostic Radiology
($2,500)
2021 Summer StudentshipGaudette E (student), Schmidt M (supervisor).
Characterizing the relationship between glioma neovascularityand extracellular vesiclerelease with dynamic susceptibility contrast MRI and liquid biopsy
$3,000US
Matching RSNA Medical Student Research Grant
($3,000US)
2021 Summer StudentshipHodgson D (student), Abraham R (supervisor)
A Retrospective Cohort Study Comparing Simple Internal Jugular Tunneled Central Venous Catheter Exchange to SVCFibrin Sheath/Stenosis Angioplasty in Conjunction with Central Venous Catheter Exchange in Chronic Dialysis Patients
$3,000US
Matching RSNA Medical Student Research Grant
($3,000US)
2021 Leverage No applications were received for this round. Max. $10,000
CompetitionAwarded toFunding
2020 Intramural No applications were received for this round.Max. $10,000
2020 Summer StudentshipPak V (student), Quraan M (supervisor)
Translating biomarkers for traumatic stress disorders in Canada’s Military
$3,000
Matching IWK Summer Studentship ($5,000)
2020 Summer StudentshipWong A (student), Volders D (supervisor)
Development and validation of a deep machine learning tool for automated hematoma volume segmentation using 3D convolutional neural networks
$3,000US
Matching RSNA Medical Student Research Grant
($3,000US)
2020 Leverage No applications were received for this round. Max. $10,000
CompetitionAwarded toFunding
2019 IntramuralCosta A, Guida A, Abdolell M
Deep Learning Algorithm to Differentiate and Subtype Benign and Malignant Renal Tumours
$10,000.00
2019 Summer StudentshipNurmsoo S (student), Huynh T (supervisor), Beyea S, Guida A
Development and validation of a deep machine learning tool for automated hematoma volume segmentation using 3D convolutional neural networks
$3,000US
Matching RSNA Medical Student Research Grant
($3,000US)
2019 Summer Studentship Sobey-Skelton C (student), Brewer K (supervisor)
Evaluation of magnetotactic bacteria as a novel MRI contrast agent for immune cell tracking
$2,500
Matching NSERC ($4,500)
2019 Summer Studentship Wang Z (student), Costa A (supervisor)
Development of a deep learning algorithm to differentiate benign from malignant renal masses
$2,500
Matching NS Co-Operative Education Incentive ($4,500)
2019 Summer Studentship Cullen L (student), Clarke S (supervisor)
Curation of a prostate MRI database for computer aided detection of prostate cancer using deep learning
$2,500
Matching Canada Summer Jobs ($3,095)
2019 LeverageClarke S, Rioux J, Guida A
Diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma using free-breathing dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI and recurrent convolutional neural networks: a pilot study
$10,000
Matching NSHA Research Fund ($24,706)
2019 LeverageMata-Mbemba D, Dumbarton T, Beattie T, Alwazeer A, Abdolell M, Wood E
Long-term neurocognitive outcome of children who received MRI imaging under general anesthesia: a pilot study
$10,000
Matching IWK Diagnostic Imaging Dept. RF ($5,000) and IWK Anesthesia Dept. RF ($10,000)
CompetitionAwarded toFunding
2018 IntramuralCosta A, Clarke S (CoPIs); Peltekian K, McLeod M, Abdolell M, Rioux J, Bowen C, Stueck A (coinvestigators)
3T multi-parametric liver health MRI in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
$10,000
Matching NSHA Research Fund ($25,000)
2018 IntramuralHuynh T (PI)
Development and validation of a deep machine learning tool for automated hematoma volume segmentation using 3D convolutional neural networks
$10,000
2018 IntramuralQuraan M, Ikeda K (CoPIs); Abdolell M, Beyea S
Magnetoencephalography biomarkers of epilepsy and their relationship to seizure onset zone
$10,000
2018 IntramuralClarke S (PI); Bowen C, McAllindon D
Assessment of hepatic metabolism in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease with Phosphorus-31 spectroscopy
$10,000
2018 Summer StudentshipSobey-Skelton C (student), Brewer K (supervisor)
Using MRI to track antigen transport in immunotherapy
$1,500
Matching NSERC ($4,500)
2018 Summer Studentship Kelly B (student), Brewer K (supervisor)
Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging to Monitor Immune Cell Recruitment in Response to IDO Inhibitor Treatment in the 4T1 Tumour Model
$1,000.00
Matching IWK Summer Studentship ($5,000)
2018 Leverage No applications were received for this round. Max. $10,000
CompetitionAwarded toFunding
2017 IntramuralBardouille T, Beyea S, Quraan M
Assessing the quality of pre-surgical mapping scan in magnetoencephalography (MEG)
$9,775
2017 IntramuralCrocker C, Manos D, Borgaonkar J
Examining the rates of marijuana (cannibis) use and potential impact of cannibis smoking on pulmonary disease in patients requesting computed tomography
$9,598
2017 Summer StudentshipClarke S, Gerson R
Quantification of hepatic, splenic, and pancreatic fat fraction and R2* by 3T MR – a cross-sectional study
$4,000.00
Matching RSNA Medical Student Grant ($3,000US)
2017 Summer StudentshipBeyea S, Mason A, Hall K
Examining intra-subject correlations of image quality metrics as a function of prospective data compressio
n
$2,500.00
Matching NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research Award
($4,500.00)
2017 Summer Studentship Brewer K, Lazarev J
Optimization of PET/MRI Artifact Correction   
$2,500.00
Matching NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research Award ($4,500.00)
2017 Summer Studentship Brewer K, Gonzalez V
Using molecular imaging to evaluate a vaccine immunotherapy in an ovarian cancer
$2,500.00
Matching IWK Summer Studentship research program grant ($2,500.00)
2017 LeverageRioux J, Clarke S, Costa A, Williams G
Evaluation of emerging methods for quantitative MR imaging of chronic pancreatitis
$9,700.00
Matching NSHA Research Fund ($25,000.00)
CompetitionAwarded toFunding
2016 IntramuralClarke S, Patterson S
Identification of prostate cancer for MR images using machine learning 
$8,610
2016 Intramural Shankar J, Sorhaindo V, Urquhart R, Phillips S, Gubitz G, Green L, Campbell S, Simpkin W
Implementation of “rapid” endovascular thrombectomy (EVT) for treatment of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) – prospective evaluation
$10,000.00
Matching NSHA TRIC grant ($60,000.00)
2016Mawko G, Sattarivand M, Shouldice E
Matlab source code software tool to convert GE PET sinogram raw data format into Interfile
$5,000
2016Clarke S, Lakner P
Development of machine learning algorithms to analyze multi contrast MRI: applications to prostate cancer, cholesteatoma and chronic liver disease
$5,000
2016King JP, Mitchell M, Boyd G, Wong I, Abdolell M
Detection of cartilage delamination using quantitative T1rho MRI
$10,000.00
Matching NSHA Research Foundation ($4,725.00)
2016Shankar J, Chan W, Green L, Maxner C, Mishra A, Purdy A
Tranverse venous sinus stenosis on Magnetic Resonance Imaging in patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension – a pilot study
$10,000.00
Matching NSHA RF ($15,000.00) and
NSH Research Foundation ($14,895.00)
2016Mawko G, Syme A
Development of a radiation dosimetry framework for a radioembolic therapy for liver cancer
$10,000.00
Matching Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute ($10,000.00)
CompetitionAwarded toFunding
2015Beyea S, Bardouille T, Bowen C, Hashmi J, Omisade A
Creating a new algorithm for data-driven processing of resting-state fMRI networks
$5,000.00
2015Costa A, Clarke S, Peltekian K, Abdolell M, Bowen C
Noninvasive differentiation of non-alcoholic fatty liver from non-alcoholic steatohepatitis  with Gadoxetic acid-enhanced MRI: a prospective pilot study
$9,978.00
2015Duffy S, Clarke S, Crocker C, Arnason T, Hoogerboord M
A feasibility study distinguishing benign from malignant polyps using high resolution diffusion weighted 3T MRI
$10,000.00
2015Rioux  J
Validation of a quantitative 3T MRI method for diagnosis of neurological disease
$7,925.00
2015Shankar J, Darvesh S, Green R, Slipp P, Erdogan M
Computed tomography perfusion in determination of brainstem death in patients with severe head injury at the time of their first diagnostic imaging – a pilot study
$10,000.00
Matching
$15,000.00 – NSHA Research Foundation
$4,327.00 – NSHA Research Foundation
2015Suhail A, Manos D, Bas B, Crocker C
Referral patterns and route-to-diagnosis of lung cancer in Nova Scotia
$7,398.30
2015Tonkopi E, Manos D, Duffy S
Organ dose measurements and determination of effective dose for clinical CT protocols using an anthropomorphic phantom
$6,730.80  
CompetitionAwarded toFunding
2014Abdolell M, Iles S, Caines J, Lightfoot C, Rivers-Bowerman M, Barnes P, Payne J, Tsuruda K
Toward Personalized Breast Cancer Risk Assessment: Breast Density, Pathology and Clinical Risk Factors
$9,771.66
2014Beyea S, Bardouille T, McNeely D, Stevens T, Murthy M
Improving Patient Compliance to Non-invasive Language Mapping using Engaging Videos
$9,798.90
2014Burrell S, Walker D
Accuracy of Bone Scan vs. PET Scan for Detection of Osseous Metastases: Clinical Experience at QEII
$2,500
2014Shankar J, Hodgson L
Diffusion and Perfusion Weighted Imaging in Characterization of Brain Tumors
$5,000
2014Schmidt M, Khan U
Magnetic Resonance Imaging for the Investigation of Epilepsy: A Survey of Current Practice at Referral Centres Across Canada
$2,500
2014Shankar J, Pickett G
CT Perfusion Imaging to Predict Vasospasm in Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Pilot Study
$10,000
CompetitionAwarded toFunding
2013Shankar J, Bata I
CT Perfusion in Prognostication of Patients in Coma Following Cardiac Arrest: A Pilot Study
$10,000
2013Tonkopi E, Abdolell M
Assessment of Patient Radiation Dose from CT Examinations in Nova Scotia
$10,000
2013Manos D, Walker M
Are CT Requisitions Dangerously Misleading?
$1,666.60
2013Shankar J, Bata A
Does Diffusion Restriction Precede the Development of Enhancing Tumour in a Subset of Patients with Glioblastoma Multiforme?
$5,000
2013Manos D, Johnston M, Xu Z
Early Detection of Lung Cancer – A Pan-Canadian Study
$10,000.00
CompetitionAwarded toFunding
2012Shankar J
CT Perfusion in the Characterization and prognostication of Cerebral Glioma
$8,250.00
2012Yen P, Bailly G, Abdolell M, Pringle C
Pilot Study: Assessment of Dual Energy KUB Radiographic Examination for the Detection of Renal Calculus
$5,777.95
CompetitionAwarded toFunding
2011Borgaonkar J, Manos D, Miller R
Implementation of a Patient Questionnaire to Optimize Recommendations for the Followup of CT Detected Pulmonary Nodules using the Fleischner Society’s Guidelines
$2,622.00
2011Burrell S, MacDonald D, Abdolell M
Quantitative Parameters for a Model of Whole Body Metabolic Tumour Burden in Patients with Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma using PET/CT: Phase 2
$5,000.00
2011Ross A, Mulroy L, Rajaraman M, Abdolell M
Assessment of Halifax Produced FDG in the Evaluation of Focal Lung Pathology and Impact on Patient Management
$3,400
2011Bowen C, Patterson S
Fast, Artifact-free Whole-brain fMRI Using Balanced Steady State Free Precession Acquisitions
$10,000
CompetitionAwarded toFunding
2010Ross A, Rajaraman S, Taylor M, Rajaraman M, Abdolell M
PET-CT Scan Use in Head and Neck cancer: The Halifax Experience
$2,500
2010Clarke J, Abdolell M
Development and Evaluation of an Online Modular Radiopharmacy Curriculum and Training Program
$7,000.00