Cancer is a leading cause of death globally, and based on North American statistics, approximately half of the population will develop cancer during their lifetime. Here at the Quantitative Radiomolecular Imaging and Therapy (Qurit) lab, we aim to improve diagnosis and prognosis, and offer new radiotherapy alternatives that help save lives. We do this by quantifying how radiomolecules (radiopharmaceuticals), a combination of drugs and radioactive isotopes, precisely target cancer cells, in both imaging and therapy applications.
We’re a multicultural team of scientists, researchers and programmers from disciplines such as physics, engineering and computer science. We are located at the BC Cancer Research Centre which allows us to have a close connection with the clinical environment and to establish collaborations with researchers from other disciplines.
If you’re interested in applications of physics and technology to help cure cancer, and to familiarize yourself with techniques such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithms, we invite you to talk to us. We are continuously and actively recruiting students, postdocs, volunteers, interns, and visiting students from all around the world. If you are proactive and like to stay updated with the exciting pace of developments and applications in medical imaging and AI, you are probably a great fit for our team and we are for you!
We have collaborations with the industry, and some of our close partners include General Electric, Siemens, Microsoft and MIM. This gives our team members the opportunity to also gain skills that are valuable for translation of our methods to routine clinical practice.
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- Starting a new job with Qurit during COVID-19: What I’m learningFirst post in a series of posts written by members of the Qurit Team. Written by Cariad Knight. Starting a new job, especially one in a scientific research context, is often not a glamorous endeavour at the best of times. In past I’ve always found the initial learning curve in research to be exceptionally steep. […]
- Using radioactive epoxy lesions in phantomsPresentation by our fantastic co-op student, Roberto Fedrigo, to the UBC Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference (MURC), with title, “Phantom-guided optimization of prostate cancer PET imaging using radioactive epoxy lesions”:
- New opening for post-doc fellow in PET/CT imagingWe have an opening in our team for post-doc fellow in PET/CT imaging. Please see announcement.