The world-renowned University at Buffalo Canon Stroke & Vascular Research Center focuses on research related to the diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease through minimally invasive image-guided interventions, improved imaging modalities and devices, and better understanding of hemodynamics. The overall goal is to have innovations emerging from the center quickly translated into clinical practice and implemented by industry so that they may directly benefit patients.
Our lab was co-founded by pioneering neurosurgeon, L. Nelson Hopkins, MD.
Our research center was established with state of the art x-ray angiographic machines, MRI, CT, and ultrasound.
Since 2012, our location above the Gates Vascular Institute, of the Kaleida Health System, allows for unique opportunities for collaboration between physicians and scientists.
Today, the Canon Stroke & Vascular Research Center (CSVRC) is a quintessential example of multidisciplinary cooperation & partnership. Our research team is composed of an eclectic mix of investigators, representing diverse yet complementary areas of expertise in basic sciences, radiation physics, biomedical engineering, and neurosurgery. We have the synergy necessary to advance the art and science of minimally invasive endovascular therapy into the next century.
Our innovative imaging techniques have proven to increase resolution and lower radiation exposure.
We first developed complex 3D printed vascular phantoms which allow for extensive in-vitro testing of neurovascular devices.
Our biomedical and mechanical engineering team is focused on computational fluid dynamics, cardiovascular mechanics, image-based modeling and pattern recognition.
Our logo is an abstract representation of a Daruma doll, a Japanese folk symbol that represents hard work and perseverance. The round-bottomed doll cannot not be permanently knocked down. It reminds us to remain focused on our goal of preventing and curing stroke.