Friday Noon Talks

Speakers – Fall & Winter 2019-2020

All presentations take place from 12:00-13:00 in the RBC Conference Room (DS1.1427),

Cedars Cancer Centre, McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) - Glen Site, 1001 boul. Décarie


Winter 2020

Friday, 24 January : Ives Levesque

(Oncology, McGill University / Medical Physics, McGill University Health Centre)

Fade to black: Metal artifacts in MRI

Friday, 28 February : David Medich

(Director, Nuclear Science & Engineering / Associate Head, Physics - Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts)

Using neutrons to achieve ultra-high-resolution in-vivo functioning imaging


Additional presentations are currently in preparation.


For questions related to the Medical Physics Unit Noon Seminar Series, please contact:

Shirin Enger: shirin.enger(at)

John Kildea: john.kildea(at)

Ives Levesque: ives.levesque(at)


Fall 2019

Friday, September 13 : MPU Principal Investigators

(Medical Physics, McGill University / McGill University Health Centre)

Overview of research and clinical activities in the Medical Physics Unit

Friday, October 04 : Avishek Chatterjee

(Medical Physics, McGill University Health Centre)

Guerilla science or how to tackle Big Data without big manpower

Friday, October 11 : Christopher Deufel

(Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota)

A critical review of automation in Brachytherapy: Why and how to leverage automation

for cancer patient care

Friday, November 08 : Richard Richardson

(Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Chalk River, Ontario)

Radon non-lung cancer health effects and the search for radon biomarkers in the blood of Canadian residents

Friday, November 29 : Nikola Stikov

(Biomedical Engineering, Montreal Heart Institute; Co-Director, Montreal NeuroPoly, École Polytechnique, Montréal)

An open science approach to quantitative magnetic resonance imaging



For invited presentations given during previous academic years, please see below:










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