Faculty Members

Dr. Atiyah Yahya

Associate Professor

Department of Oncology

Division of Medical Physics
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About Me

B.Sc. Engineering Physics, University of Alberta, 1999
Ph.D. Medical Sciences- Biomedical Eng., and Electrical and Computer Eng., University of Alberta, 2006

Fellow: Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine
Member: Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine (Magnetic Resonance Imaging Physics)
Member: Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine (Diagnostic Radiology Physics)
Certification: Physics of Mammography, Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine


My general area of research is in the field of magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS). I design in-vivo techniques for the measurement of metabolites relevant to cancer. My work is conducted with the 3 T and 9.4 T MRI scanners housed at the Cross Cancer Institute. Recently, I have been working on improving proton MRS quantification of lipids. In addition to technical development, I am interested in applying MRS to monitor changes in metabolite levels in response to treatment.

Research Keywords

Lipid MRS (Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy), Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS), magnetic resonance spectroscopy, spinal bone marro, MRS of Spinal Bone Marrow, MRS Quantification, MRS Spectral Editing, Multinuclear NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance), Scalar Coupling of Lipid Protons in MRS