Faculty Members

Dr. Brian Buck

Associate Professor

Department of Medicine

Division of Neurology
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About Me

Dr. Brian Buck is currently appointed as Associate Professor in the Division of Neurology in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.


1) Stroke and atrial fibrillation

I am the principal investigator for the Post-Embolic Rhythm Detection With Implantable Versus External Monitoring (PER DIEM) randomized trial.  https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02428140

PER DIEM is a randomized, controlled trial comparing ELR (external loop recorder) to ILR (implanted loop recorder) ECG monitoring in non-cryptogenic stroke.  PER DIEM will randomize (1:1) 300 TIA/stroke patients in Edmonton and Calgary without known AF to 30 days monitoring with an ELR (Sorin SpiderFlash) or 12 months with an ILR (Medtronic LINQ with CareLink). Unlike recently completed cardiac monitoring trials we expect the majority of patients included will have at least one determined TIA/stroke etiology. The primary endpoint is clinically actionable AF (> 24 hours).

2) Machine learning and computer vision in early (prehospital) stroke dection

Current projects include a collaboration with Prof. Russ Greiner, Pierre Boulanger and Kyle Mathewson to explore novel methods to detect stroke in the prehospital setting.  Methods include using a novel EEG device embedded in a portable headframe that will be fitted on stroke patients in the ambulance and mobile stroke unit.

3) Developing novel imaging strategies to improve the selection of patients for reperfusion therapy and measuring reperfusion post EVT.

Research Keywords

atrial fibrillation, computer vision, diagnostics, machine learning, stroke