First Name
Last Name
Associate Member
Office Room
Life Sci Ctr, Room B3711
Tel (Office)
(604) 827-3974 / 827-3970
Research Groups

Students Wanted
not accepting

Master's Degree
Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, 1980, Physics

Doctoral Degree
Institute of Nuclear Physics, Krakow, Poland, 1989, MRI physics

Employment History

Professor, Departments of Radiology and Urologic Sciences, UBC
Research Scientist, Vancouver Prostate Centre
Associate Member, Department of Physics and Astronomy, UBC

Committees and Service

Director, UBC MRI Research Centre

Research Area
Medical Physics

Research Field

Research Title
Development of Magnetic Resonance technology to study animal models of human diseases


Tumour microenvironment: development and application of MRI based techniques to study tumour blood flow, architecture of the tumour vasculature, tumour tissue oxygen tension, tumour hypoxia, pH, etc.

Spinal cord injury: development of an MRI-based technology for very high resolution imaging of rat spinal cord. Current projects include development of specialized RF coils for improved image quality and monitoring changes in myelin in rat spinal cord following injury.

Prostate cancer diagnosis: development of a novel MRI-based diagnostic technique for prostate cancer. The technique uses a combination of Diffusion MRI and Contrast Enhanced Dynamic MRI to diagnose and stage prostate cancer. The study involving prostate cancer patients and volunteers is conducted using a research 3T human MRI scanner at the UBC MRI Research Centre.