- BSc, University of New Brunswick (1st Class Honors, Physics)
- PhD, University of New Brunswick (Physics)
- PDF, New Mexico Resonance (Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA)
H. Guo, X. Song, M. Schmidt, R. Vandorpe, Z. Yang, E. LeBlanc, J. Zhang, S.D. Beyea, Y. Zhang, K. Rockwood “A standard procedure for creating an MRI-based brain atrophy and lesion index (BALI) for the evaluation of whole brain health in aging and Alzheimer’s disease” J. Alzheimer’s Disease, DOI:10.3233/JAD-140333 (2014).
M.T.R. Stevens, R.C.N. D’Arcy, G. Stroink, D.B. Clarke & S.D. Beyea "Thresholding in fMRI Studies: At the Cost of Reliability?" J. Neuro. Methods 219, 312-323 (2013).
D. Holland, C. Liu, E. Mazerolle, X. Song, T. Stevens, C. V. Bowen, A. Sederman, L. Gladden, S. D. Beyea "Compressed Sensing Reconstruction Improves Sensitivity of Variable Density Spiral fMRI " Magn. Reson. Med., 70(6), 1634-43 (2013).
J.M. Bray, M. Filiaggi, C.V. Bowen and S.D. Beyea “Degradation & Drug Release in Calcium Polyphosphate Bioceramics: An MRI-Based Characterization”, Acta Biomaterialia 8, 3821-3831 (2012).
J.A. Rioux, K.D. Brewer, S.D. Beyea, C.V. Bowen "Quantification of Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide with Large Dynamic Range using turboSPI" J. Magn. Reson., 216, 152-160 (2012).
My academic and research focus is on the physics of medical imaging and clinical translation of new imaging technologies. As head of the Biomedical Translational Imaging Centre (BIOTIC), I lead a multi-disciplinary research group that develops novel clinical and pre-clinical imaging technologies, ranging from MRI and PET/CT to Magnetoencephalography (MEG).
Selected awards and honours
- APiCS Science Atlantic Award: 2012
- Team award: Public Service Award of Excellence to the Neurotouch Surgical Oncology Team: 2011
- Team award: NRC "Breakthrough of the Year" for the "Neurosurgical Simulator": 2011
- NRC National Outstanding Achievement Award. Citation: "For regional initiatives in the translation of non-invasive technologies to clinical neurosciences and to their commercialization": 2010
International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Research Scientist, IWK Health Centre
Associate Professor, Dalhousie University
MRIT 4100 MRI Physics
MRIT 4110 Advanced MRI Physics
PHYC 6410 Medical Imaging Physics II
RESEARCH TOPICS: MRI, imaging physics, Magnetoencephalography, PET/CT, SPECT.
My research focuses on the development of novel acquisition and analysis techniques for improved medical imaging. Examples include novel sparse sampling approaches dynamic and functional MRI, patient specific data-driven algorithms for mapping of eloquent cortex using Magnetoencephalography (MEG) and functional MRI (fMRI), and new hardware designs for pre-clinical SPECT imaging.
Service & Activity
Co-Chair, 14th International Conference on MR Microscopy, 2017
Co-Chair, 19th International Conference on Biomagnetism, 2014
Canadian MEG Consortium: 2013 – present
Red River College – MRI Technology Training Program Advisory Board Member: 2013 – present
Grant Review Panel Member:
o EG 1505 Physics Committee Member, 2009-2010
o Chair of the Interdisciplinary Committee (GSC 21), 2009-2010
o GSC 21 Interdisciplinary Committee Member, 2007-2010
NSERC ad hoc RTI Committee Member, 2011-2012
CIHR Medical Physics & Imaging Committee Member, ’07 & 2013-14