Richard Frayne


Radiology, Clinical Neurosciences

Hopewell Professor of Brain Imaging



Western, 1994


Waterloo, 1989

Contact information


Office: 403.944.8321

Web presence

lab website


Office : FMCMRG007


Research areas

  • Imaging
  • Small vessel disease
  • Stroke
  • Carotid artery disease


Richard Frayne is a Professor (with tenure) in the Departments of Radiology and Clinical Neuroscience, a member and the Deputy Director of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI,, and an associate member of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta (, all in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary. He directs the Vascular Imaging Laboratory ( of the Seaman Family Centre, Foothills Medical Centre, Alberta Health Services ( and from 2010-7 was the Seaman Family Centre’s Scientific Director. From 2000-2005 he was a Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) New Investigator, from 2000-2010, he received salary support from the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR), from 2003-2013, he was a Canada Research Chair in Image Science and, in 2010, he was appointed to the Hopewell Professorship in Brain Imaging. He held the 2000 HJM Barnett Scholar that is awarded annually to the top-rated stroke researcher in Canada by HSFC. Dr Frayne’s research interests are in the development and application of new imaging techniques and tools in humans for the study, detection and treatment of neurovascular disease. His work bridges natural science and engineering through to clinical application. Current specific interests include angiography, perfusion/permeability and quantitative iron imaging in stroke and small vessel disease, and applications of these and other imaging techniques.



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