Laboratoire de biorhéologie et d'ultrasonographie médicale

The Laboratory of Biorheology and Medical Ultrasonics (LBMU) pursues researches in medical imaging and blood rheology. Our research programs intend to improve the diagnostic and follow-up of hyper-erythrocyte aggregation, a pathological state promoting the hyper-viscosity of blood and thrombotic side effects, arterial atherosclerosis, vascular aneurysms, deep vein thrombosis, breast tumors, liver steatosis and tendon pathologies with new imaging methods. The LBMU is also developing new methods to characterize the biomechanical properties of the vascular wall with ultrasound elastography. These research projects are realized in collaboration with clinical scientists, radiologists and cardiologists, fundamental scientists specialized in cardiovascular pathologies, biomedical engineers, and medical physicists. The LBMU is a Laboratory located in the research center of the University of Montreal Hospital. It is part of the Imaging and Bioengineering research axis of the University of Montreal Hospital Research Center. The LBMU is directed by Dr Guy Cloutier, who is also Professor and Director of research in the Department of Radiology, Radio-oncology and Nuclear Medicine of theUniversity of Montréal, and member of the Institut de génie biomédical (IGB) of the University of Montréal.


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