null Ives Levesque, PhD

Scientist, RI-MUHC, Glen site

Cancer Research Program

Assistant Professor, Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University



magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) • imaging • physics • methods • analysis

Research Focus

My research focuses on the development of advanced methods in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MRI is used to image the body, in health or disease, and I aim to make the process faster, more informative, and more accurate. The goal is to develop imaging biomarkers for tissue structure and physiology, so that we can more reliably identify disease with non-invasive MRI. The primary application of my work is in cancer. I am also interested in the integration of physiological MRI approaches, such as perfusion, into cancer treatment planning and assessment. Finally, I have projects in neurological and musculoskeletal imaging, with the same focus on biomarkers.

Selected Publications

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  • Rioux, J. A., Levesque, I. R. and Rutt, B. K. Biexponential Longitudinal Relaxation in White Matter: Characterization and Impact on T1 Mapping with IR-FSE and MP2RAGE. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (2015). PMCID: PMC2702166.

  • Zhang, T., Pauly, J. M. and Levesque, I. R. Accelerating parameter mapping with a locally low rank constraint. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 73(2): 655–661 (2015) PMID: 24500817.

  • Alonso-Ortiz, E., Levesque, I. R. and Pike, G. B. MRI-based myelin water imaging: A technical review. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 73(1): 70–81 (2015). PMID: 24604728.

  • Stikov, N., Boudreau, M., Levesque, I. R., Tardif, C. L., Barral, J. K. and Pike, G. B. On the accuracy of T1 mapping: Searching for common ground. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 73(2): 514–522 (2015). PMID: 24578189.

  • Tourdias, T., Saranathan, M., Levesque, I. R., Su, J. and Rutt, B. K. Visualization of intra-thalamic nuclei with optimized white-matter-nulled MPRAGE at 7T. Neuroimage 84: 534-545 (2014). PMID: 24018302.