Researcher: J. Carl Kumaradas
A facility for computation modeling in the detection and treatment of cancer was established with support from the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Ontario Ministry of Trade and Development, IBM Canada, ANSYS Inc., and ROI Engineering. This facility is being used for computational investigations of a wide range of highly innovative cancer detection and treatment techniques, including opto-acoustic imaging, the detection and treatment of small tumours using nano-particles conjugated to monoclonal antibodies, the treatment planning of laser and ultrasound thermal therapy, and ultrasound monitoring of radiation- and chemo-therapy. This facility provides the ability for graduate students to develop and use very sophisticated models in these areas.
Linux based IBM high performance computational cluster containing six Opteron dual processor computational nodes, 40 gigabytes of RAM and a full license of the ANSYS Multiphysics numerical analysis software, and 30 licenses for COMSOL Multiiphysics.