Instrumental in the development of a new Biomedical Engineering degree at the University of Waterloo, Professor Alexander Wong in Department of Systems Design Engineering holds the new Canada Research Chair in Medical Imaging Systems. He will develop medical imaging systems that will improve the understanding and early diagnosis of cancer, making it easier to use minimally invasive therapies for treatment and improving recovery times and reducing discomfort for patients.
John Yeow of systems design engineering is the renewed Canada Research Chair in Micro and Nano Devices. He continues to develop miniature John Yeow devices and highly selective sensors that will help create new medical instruments for diagnosing and treating disease, including a miniaturized catheter device for in vivo, or internal, body imaging. The device allows physicians to examine small and previously unseen human cavities, and assist in the early detection of cancer.
Yeow is also developing miniature radiation instruments and sensors for cancer treatment that will allow for a more focused, less invasive delivery of radiation treatment, as well as real-time measurement of the delivered dose during radiation therapy