Christian Janicki

Affiliate Member

Medical Physics Unit, McGill University

Other appointments:

Radiation Safety Manager, McGill University Health Centre

Radiation Specialist & Radiation Safety Officer, Montreal Neurological Institute


Cedars Cancer Centre, Medical Physics, DS1.7141
McGill University Health Centre - Glen Site
1001 boul. Décarie
Montréal, QC H4A 3J1


514 934 1934 x43866


christian.janicki [at]



Research focus:

Effect of radiation on restenosis; use of radioactive coils for aneurysm embolization.
Short research description: Radiation exposure from medical sources (e.g. CT scans, dental X-Rays) may increase the risk of cancer for children according to recent studies.  We are reviewing the literature and the risk model hypothesis (LNT) in an effort to better inform the patients and public about the true risk-benefit ratio of medical X-Rays for children.

Key Publications:

W.H. Roa, B. Yaremko, A. McEwan, J. Amanie, D. Yee, J. Cho, S. McQuarrie, T. Riauka, R. Sloboda, L. Wiebe, R. Loebenberg, C. Janicki, Dosimetry study of [I-131] and [I-125]-meta-iodobenzyl guanidine in a simulating model for neuroblastoma metastasis, Tech Canc. Res. Treat. 2012 Sept 10 [Epub ahead of print].

M.J. Kutryk, M.A. Kuliszewski, R. Jaffe, F.O. Tio, C. Janicki, W.L. Sweet, J.D. Sparkes, B.H. Strauss, Low-energy gamma-emitting stents inhibit intimal hyperplasia with minimal "edge effects" in a pig coronary artery model, Cardiovasc. Revasc. Med. 8(1), 28-37 (2007).

J. Raymond, C. Mounayer, I. Salazkin, A. Metcalfe, G. Gevry, C. Janicki, S. Roorda, P. Leblanc, Safety and effectiveness of radioactive coil embolization of aneurysms: effects of radiation on recanalization, clot organization, neointima formation, and surrounding nerves in experimental models, Stroke 37(8), 2147-52 (2006). 
C. Janicki, Dose delivery accuracy from (32)P-oligodeoxynucleotide-coated coils and associated risks of usage in humans,  Amer. J. Neuroradiol. 27(1), 7-8 (2006). Auth. reply 8.

D. Roy, J.P. Soucy, N.G. Hartman, C. Janicki, A. Weill, F. Guilbert, K. Papineau, J. Raymond, In situ beta-irradiation of a brain arteriovenous malformation model, Stroke 36(11), 2475-8 (2005).


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