Improving diagnostic capabilities of radiation medical imaging technologies

The technological advances are based on novel functional imaging detectors, which provide the ability to look beyond the limitations of existing and commercially available health technologies and represent opportunities for tremendous potential for improvements in patient care including early cancer diagnosis.

Photo of Dr. Alla Reznik, CRC in Physics of Radiation Medical Imaging

Dr. Alla Reznik

Canada Research Chair in Physics of Radiation Medical Imaging (Tier 1)

Areas of Research:

  • Radiation Medical Imaging
  • Direct conversion medical imaging detectors
  • Organ-targeted Positron Emission Tomography

Overview of Research

Radiation medical imaging technologies play a crucial role in early cancer diagnosis. Recent trends for personalized or precision medicine, i.e., delivering “the right treatment to the right patient at the right time” calls for new approaches where an organ-targeted imaging tool is customized for a particular organ or disease to obtain the highest efficacy and diagnostic capability. Reznik’s research addresses this need by providing organ-targeted technological solutions with increased resolution and sensitivity over commercially available technologies, so that detection capabilities are improved while radiation dose associated with diagnostic and interventional procedures is reduced for overall public health benefits.

Photo of Alla Reznik in x-ray lab with PhD students.

Dr. Reznik's research exemplifies Lakehead University's commitment to advancing the following United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

UN SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-Being

Contact Information

Dr. Alla Reznik
Department of Physics and Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute
Tel: 807-343-8010 Ext. 8571