31 January 2014

The Work of Sherbrooke Researchers Featured in National Geographic

Brain wiring

Photo credit: Maxime Descoteaux and David Fortin

The February 2014 edition of the prestigious National Geographic magazine on the secrets of the brain highlights the computer and neurosurgery work of two Sherbrooke specialists.

Maxime Descoteaux and Dr. David FortinBoth researchers at the Centre de recherche clinique Étienne-Le Bel (CRCELB – Clinical Research Centre) at the CHUS, Maxime Descoteaux, professor in the Faculty of Sciences at the Université de Sherbrooke, and Dr. David Fortin, professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the UdeS, have developed medical imaging tools to enhance the precision of brain surgery.

Two images from their work, showing the brain’s wiring with great precision, were published in the February edition of National Geographic.

Maxime Descoteaux is one of the founders of the Sherbrooke company Imeka, specializing in medical imagery.

Sources: Université de Sherbrooke and CRC Étienne-Le Bel du CHUS
Photo credit: Michel Caron



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