Welcome to the McConnell Brain Imaging Centre (BIC) of the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University. The BIC is a multidisciplinary research centre dedicated to advancing our understanding and treatment of neurological diseases by creating and using imaging methods to study the human nervous system. It is also one of the largest, multimodal brain imaging service platforms worldwide, serving a community of 100+ investigators and generating a volume of 2,500 research scans per year. The BIC is also renown for major academic software applications and multiple spin-off biomedical imaging companies created by its Faculty members over its 30 years of existence.
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The BIC and the entire Neuro community is sad to announce that Dr William Feindel, the BIC’s founding Director (1984–88) and former Neuro Director, passed away quietly on January 12, 2014 at The Neuro. Please see Dr Rouleau’s note below; a more detailed obituary will follow later this week. Dr Feindel has always been a passionate clinician, with a strong drive for groundbreaking techniques and imaging science at the MNI. With Drs Melançon and Ethier, around the late 1970′s, he contributed the installation of the first Body-Scan tomograph in Canada and about 5 years later, of the first MR scanner in the country. He also promoted the development at the BIC of the first PET system in the world to detect brain tumors and stroke. Everyone at the BIC continues to be inspired by his passion for innovation in imaging technology. Dr Feindel has been the most faithful attendee of our weekly BIC lectures and many students will remember his most-germane questions as an auditor of their MSc and PhD defense. Full obituary in the McGill Reporter
Portrait adapted from François Fortin’s neuro-portrait of Dr Feindel.