Liam Carroll

Ph.D. Student
Department of Biological and Biomedical Engineering
Detector Development

Current Projects

Development of a non-invasive radiation detector to measure the arterial input function for dynamic positron emission tomography
Dynamic Positron Emission Tomography (dPET) is a nuclear medicine technique where a radioactive tracer molecule is injected into a patient that can be used to image the patient’s biological function. Invaluable information in areas such as oncology, cardiology and neurology can be obtained with dPET, allowing for the use of personalized medicine techniques. Unfortunately, dPET requires measurement of the amount of radiation in a patient’s arteries. This is normally done through invasive arterial blood sampling which is a complicated technique that not all clinics can perform. The goal of this project is to develop a non-invasive radiation detector that will measure this information non-invasively.

2021

Thibodeau-Antonacci, Alana; Jafarzadeh, Hossein; Carroll, Liam; Weishaupt, Luca L.

Mitacs Globalink Research Award Award

from MITACS in 2021.

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2020

Carroll, Liam; Croteau, Etienne; Kertzscher, Gustavo; Sarrhini, Otman; Turgeon, Vincent; Lecomte, Roger; Enger, Shirin A.

Cross-validation of a non-invasive positron detector to measure the arterial input function for pharmacokinetic modelling in dynamic positron emission tomography Journal Article

In: Physica medica: PM: an international journal devoted to the applications of physics to medicine and biology: official journal of the Italian Association of Biomedical Physics (AIFB), 76 , pp. 92–99, 2020, ISSN: 1724-191X.

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Carroll, Liam

First prize for best presentation at the congrès annuel de l'AQPMC Award

from Congrès Annuel de l'AQPMC in 2020.

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Carroll, Liam

Excellence Award from Department of Biological and Biomedical Engineering Award

from McGill University in 2020.

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2019

Turgeon, Vincent; Kertzscher, Gustavo; Carroll, Liam; Hopewell, Robert; Massarweh, Gassan; Enger, Shirin A.

Characterization of scintillating fibers for use as positron detector in positron emission tomography Journal Article

In: Physica medica: PM: an international journal devoted to the applications of physics to medicine and biology: official journal of the Italian Association of Biomedical Physics (AIFB), 65 , pp. 114–120, 2019, ISSN: 1724-191X.

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Carroll, Liam; Croteau, Etienne; Kertzscher, Gustavo; Sarrhini, Otman; Lecomte, Roger; Enger, Shirin A.

Validation of a Non-Invasive Positron Detector for Use with Dynamic PET Under Clinical Conditions Presentation

AAPM 61st Annual Meeting, 14.07.2019.

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Carroll, Liam; Croteau, Etienne; Kertzscher, Gustavo; Sarrhini, Otman; Lecomte, Roger; Enger, Shirin A.

Cross-validation of a non-invasive positron detector to measure the arterial input function for pharmacokinetic modelling in dynamic PET imaging Presentation

Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), 24.06.2019.

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Carroll, Liam; Kertzscher, Gustavo; Enger, Shirin A.

Winners of the Marika Zelenka Roy Innovation Prize Award

from McGill University in 2019.

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Carroll, Liam; Kertzscher, Gustavo; Enger, Shirin A.

Winners of the Centech propulsion program Award

from Centech in 2019.

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