The BC Children's Hospital MRI Research Facility operates on a cost-recovery basis, and is managed by a team of multidisciplinary experts who support investigators from the Lower Mainland as well as researchers from across Canada.


Active research projects include:

  • Brain Health in Preterm Infants: Cerebral Metabolic Rate of Oxygen (CMRO2) Brain Mapping (A. Weber)
  • Functional, Metabolic & Structural MRI Findings in Rett Syndrome (A. Weber)
  • Advanced MRI for Neuroimaging (A. Weber)
  • Advanced Neuroimaging in Pediatric Stroke (B. Bjornson)
  • Multi-Site Pediatric Network for fMRI Mapping in Childhood Epilepsy (B. Bjornson)
  • Integrating Neurophysiology with Neuroimaging for Pediatric Epilepsy Connectomics (B. Bjornson)
  • Language and speech hemisphere dominance in spasmodic dysphonia (C. Honey)
  • Predicting Seizure Responsiveness to Neuromodulation Using Connectomic Profiling (Vagus Nerve Stimulation Study)  (D. Schrader)
  • Connectome-informed simulations of pediatric epilepsy surgery (D. Schrader)
  • Brain Mechanisms Underlying Human Motion Perception (D. Giaschi)
  • Integrating Brain Imaging and Rehabilitation to Improve Outcomes for Children with Co-occurring Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) & Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)  (J. Zwicker)
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder in Preterm Children: Examining Brain Changes with CO-OP Intervention (J. Zwicker)
  • MRI-Enhanced Dietary Portfolio plus Exercise on Cardiovascular Risk (J. Frohlich/S. Chan)
  • The Velopharyngeal Insufficiency Outcomes Prediction Study (VPI-OPS): A comparative effectiveness study of existing surgical procedures for velopharyngeal insufficiency following cleft palate repair and identification of criteria to guide a personalized treatment approach (J. Arneja)
  • Imaging Measures of Respiratory Health (J. Rayment )
  • Use of MRI methods to assess healed Perthes' disease (K. Mulpuri)
  • Characterising Arm Recovery in People with Severe Stroke (CARPSS) (L. Boyd)
  • A Phase 1-3, Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety, Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Intrathecally Administered ION373 in Patients with Alexander Disease (M. Demos)
  • Open label, two cohort (with and without imiglucerase), multicenter study to evaluate pharmacokinetics, safety, and efficacy of eliglustat in pediatric patients with Gaucher disease type 1 and type 3 (R. Meni Salvarinova-Zivkovic)
  • Advancing Concussion Assessment in Paediatrics (A-CAP) (Q. Doan)
  • Trajectories of Brain Development and Neurocognitive Outcomes in Children Born Preterm  (R. Grunau)
  • Utilizing hyperpolarized 129Xe magnetic resonance imaging in children with Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD MRI) (S. Dell)
  • SHRed Concussions BC (S. Babul/I. Pike)
  • Prenatal Stress and infant brain and behavioural development (T. Oberlander)