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Andrea Kassner

  • PhD
  • Hospital for Sick Children
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Dr. Kassner received her PhD in 2002 from the University of Manchester, UK. Her thesis focused on tumour angiogenesis using dynamic susceptibility contrast-enhanced MRI. After working for Philips Medical Systems Europe for eight years as a MR Clinical Scientist, she joined the Department of Medical Imaging at the University of Toronto as an Assistant Professor in 2003. In 2006, Dr. Kassner was appointed Co-Director of Research, which was followed by her appointment as a Scientist in the Division of Physiology & Experimental Medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children. Her current research is focused on advancing MRI techniques for studying and monitoring two of the most devastating neurological disorders: stroke and intracranial neoplasm. Her current research projects include predicting hemorrhagic transformation in acute ischemic stroke using permeability MRI; mapping autoregulatory capacity using BOLD MRI in patients with chronic stroke; and examining gender differences in the corpus callosum using diffusion tensor imaging.

Recent publications

  • Measuring the integrity of the human blood-brain barrier using magnetic resonance imaging.

    • Kassner A
    • Thornhill R
  • Molecular Imaging of Angiogenesis in Nascent Vx-2 Rabbit Tumors Using a Novel alpha v beta 3 -targeted Nanoparticle and 1 . 5 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    • Winter P
    • Caruthers S
    • Kassner A
    • et al.

Professional experience

Hospital for Sick Children

Co-authors (198)

  • Aamir Shahzad

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