Jorge Campos Pazmino

Jorge Campos Pazmino
Contact Information
Email address: 
jorge.campospazmino [at] mcgill.ca
Degree(s): 

BSc, Physics, University of San Francisco - Quito, Ecuador (2019)

MSc, Medical Physics, McGill University (2021)

PhD, Medical Physics, McGill University (in progress)

Graduate supervision: 

Principal supervisor: Dr. Ives Levesque

Areas of interest: 

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Quantitative MRI, Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping (QSM), Fat-water imaging, Compressed sensing MRI (CS), low-field MRI.

Current research: 

In the context of Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping (QSM), we have focused our research in direct inversion methods. Direct inversion methods are algorithms that combine the background removal and dipole inversion steps in a single step. These methods offer a more accurate depiction of the susceptibility at the edge of the brain without requiring edge erosion. Thus, these methods enable the measurement of the susceptibility in regions like the cortex of the brain where confounding effects make the measurement a complex task. We proposed a novel direct inversion that incorporates an iterative k-space algorithm and a priori information in the form of feature-based and voxel-fidelity-based constraints. The considered approach, when compared with other techniques, resulted in a more accurate depiction of the susceptibility in high susceptibility deep gray matter (dGM) structures without sacrificing performance in regions like the cortex of the brain.

Selected publications: 

Abstracts and poster presentations at international conferences:

A. Ensworth, V. Fortier, J. Campos Pazmino, I. Levesque, Robust spatial and temporal unwrapping for accurate quantitative susceptibility mapping. Abstract accepted at ISMRM 2021.

J. Campos Pazmino, M. Infusino, A. Veltri, D. Macias, K. Sreekanth, Analysis of hyperbolic metamaterial and design of biosensors using the differential method, Discussions on Nano & Mesoscopic Optics (DINAMO), Galápagos-Ecuador (2019). Poster.

J. Campos Pazmino, A. Veltri, V. Caligiuri, M. Infusino, D. Macias, Differential, time-dependent method applied to gain assisted 1D Metal/Dielectric Multilayered Nanostructures, Novel Optical Materials and Applications (NOMA), Cetraro-Italy (2017). Poster.

Oral presentations at international conferences:

J. Campos Pazmino*, A. Laluque, J. Yunda, B. Zappone, D. Macias, D. Egas, M. Infusino, Optical vortices generation in nematic liquid crystals and differential method applied to hyperbolic metamaterials, Discussions on Nano & Mesoscopic Optics (DINAMO), Galápagos-Ecuador (2019).

Awards, honours, and fellowships: 

Bourse de doctorat en recherche B2X, Fonds de recherche Nature et technologies (FRQNT) (2021 - 2025)

Graduate Excellence Fellowship, McGill University (2020)

Differential Fee Waiver, MSc international student, McGill University (2019-2020)

Graduate Excellence Fellowship, McGill University (2019)

Arquímedes Scholarship, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (2015 - 2017)

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