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Foster, F. Stuart

University of Toronto


F Stuart Foster is currently a senior scientist at Sunnybrook Research Institute and Professor and Canada Research Chair in Ultrasound Imaging, Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto. His current research centres on the development of high frequency clinical and preclinical imaging systems, array technology, intravascular imaging, photoacoustics, and molecular imaging. Stuart is a Fellow of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and IEEE. He is the founder and former Chairman of VisualSonics Inc., a company dedicated to preclinical imaging. Dr. Foster co-founded the Mouse Imaging Centre (MICe) now at the Toronto Centre for Phenogenomics. He has served on the Board of Directors of the National Cancer Institute of Canada and as Chairman of its Committee on Research (ACOR). He has previously been the recipient of the Eadie Medal for major contributions to engineering in Canada, the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, the Manning Award of Distinction for Canadian Innovation, the Ontario Premier’s Discovery Award, and the Rayleigh Award from IEEE. He serves on numerous advisory bodies and is currently on the editorial boards of Ultrasonic Imaging and Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.

Research Interest

Transducer array and imaging systems development Ultrasound physics and fundamental interactions in tissues Studies of vascular morphology and hemodynamics in the microcirculation - angiogenesis Microbubble and nanoparticle contrast agents Discovery oriented research in cancer imaging Molecular Imaging

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