Aaron Fenster


The Imaging Translation Program, led by Dr. Aaron Fenster and Dr. Martin Yaffe, is a key component of OICR’s Strategic Plan that will ensure discoveries in the laboratory are used in a clinical setting as quickly as possible. This will support the early diagnosis of cancer and the development of imaging techniques for cancer screening, cancer stem cell research and clinical trials.

Contact Information

Ms. Sherri Couto

scoutoatrobarts [dot] ca

Telephone: 519-931-5290


2011 - Centre Director and Acting CEO, Centre for Imaging Technology Commercialization.
2007 - Co-Program Director, Imaging Translation Program, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR).
2007 - Co-Program Director, Smarter Imaging Program, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR).
2006 - Chair, Division of Imaging Sciences, Department of Medical Imaging, The University of Western Ontario.
2004 - Associate Director, Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering, Western University.
2003 - Associate Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute (LHRI).
2000 - Professor Department of Biomedical Engineering, Western University.
1999 - Professor, Department of Oncology, Western University.
1988 - Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Western University.
1988 - Professor, Department of Medical Biophysics, Western University.
1987 - Director and Scientist, Imaging Research Laboratories, Robarts Research Institute (RRI).
1976 - 1978Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto.
1976PhD, Medical Biophysics, Supervisor: Dr. H.E. Johns, University of Toronto.

Research Output

  • Natarajan S, Marks LS, Margolis DJ, Huang J, Macairan ML, Lieu P, Fenster A
    Clinical application of a 3D ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy system
    • Urol Oncol. 29(3): 334-42, May 2011
  • Karnik VV, Fenster A, Bax J, Romagnoli C, Ward AD
    Evaluation of intersession 3D-TRUS to 3D-TRUS image registration for repeat prostate biopsies
    • Med Phys. 38(4): 1832-43, Apr 2011
  • De Silva T, Fenster A, Bax J, Romagnoli C, Izawa J, Samarabandu J, Ward AD
    Quantification of prostate deformation due to needle insertion during TRUS-guided biopsy: Comparison of hand-held and mechanically stabilized systems
    • Med Phys. 38(3): 1718-31, Mar 2011
  • Chalasani V, Cool DW, Sherebrin S, Fenster A, Chin J, Izawa JI
    Development and validation of a virtual reality transrectal ultrasound guided prostatic biopsy simulator
    • Can Urol Assoc J. 5(1): 19-26, Feb 2011
  • Bax J, Smith D, Bartha L, Montreuil J, Sherebrin S, Gardi L, Edirisinghe C, Fenster A
    A compact mechatronic system for 3D ultrasound guided prostate interventions
    • Med Phys. 38(2): 1055-69, Feb 2011