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BIRC (Biomedical Imaging Research Centre)

The Biomedical Imaging Research Centre (BIRC) is a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional group comprised of over 350 personnel, including scientists, engineers, physicists, students, and support staff in London, Ontario, Canada. The imaging research groups are tightly integrated with the major hospitals in London, enabling the discovery and development of innovative imaging techniques and instrumentation to improve the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of human diseases. The group provides specialized training programs for graduate students through various departments of Western University and the Research Institutes listed below. The group as a whole has a research infrastructure valued at over $100 million.

The table below contains links to the affiliated groups and their individual institutions.

Biomedical Imaging Research Groups



The 2015 BIRC Annual Report has now been published and is available for download on the BIRC Annual Reports webpage.

To request a hard copy of the report please contact Shelagh Ross at sross@lawsonimaging.ca 


Please Note: BIRC Logos may be downloaded from http://www.birc.ca/birc-logos



Graduate Student Opportunities in Biomedical Imaging Research within these Departments of The University of Western Ontario



Membership in BIRC

We invite Western faculty, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students involved in the discovery and development of innovative imaging techniques and instrumentation to apply for membership in BIRC. For more information please visit our membership page.


Biomedical Engineering at Western  Lawson Health Research Institute  Department of Medical Imaging at Western  Robarts Research Institute  Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry  Western University