Chris Heyn

Name: Chris Heyn
Areas of Expertise: Neuro-oncology, Radiology, MRI

Position: Section Chief, Division of Neuroradiology; Staff Neuroradiologist
Affiliation:Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Position: CNS Cancer Advisory Committee
Affiliation: Cancer Care Ontario

Position: Associate Scientist, Physical Sciences Platform
Affiliation: Sunnybrook Research Institute

Position: Assistant Professor, Dept of Medical Imaging
Affiliation: University of Toronto




Brief Description of Research:
Dr. Chris Heyn is a staff Neuroradiologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Imaging at the University of Toronto and Associate Scientist at Sunnybrook Research Institute. He is an Investigator for the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), Program Committee Member for the Eastern Neuroradiological Society (ENRS) and sits on the CNS Cancer Advisory Committee for Cancer Care Ontario. His research interests are in the application of MRI, PET and focused ultrasound for the study, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the central nervous system.


5 Select Publications (trainees underlined):
Lipsman N, Meng Y, Bethune A, Huang Y, Lam B, Masellis M, Herrmann N, Heyn C, Boutet A, Smith G, Hynynen K, Black SE. Blood-Brain Barrier Opening in Alzheimer’s Disease Using MR-guided Focused Ultrasound. Nature Communications. 2018 Jul 25;9(1):2336.

Shearkhani O, Khademi A, Eilaghi A, Hojjat SP, Symons SP, Heyn C, Machnowska M, Chan A, Sahgal A, Maralani PJ. Detection of Volume-Changing Metastatic Brain Tumors on Longitudinal MRI Using a Semiautomated Algorithm Based on the Jacobian Operator Field. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2017 Nov;38(11):2059-2066.

Heyn CC, Bishop J, Duffin K, Lee W, Dazai J, Spring S, Nieman BJ, Sled JG. Magnetic resonance thermometry of flowing blood. NMR Biomed. 2017 Nov;30(11).

Detsky JS, Keith J, Conklin J, Symons S, Myrehaug S, Sahgal A, Heyn CC, Soliman H. Differentiating radiation necrosis from tumor progression in brain metastases treated with stereotactic radiotherapy: utility of intravoxel incoherent motion perfusion MRI and correlation with histopathology. J Neurooncol. 2017 Sep;134(2):433-441.

Kapadia A, Mehrabian H, Conklin J, Symons SP, Maralani PJ, Stanisz GJ, Sahgal A, Soliman H, Heyn CC. Temporal evolution of perfusion parameters in brain metastases treated with stereotactic radiosurgery: comparison of intravoxel incoherent motion and dynamic contrast enhanced MRI. J Neurooncol. 2017 Oct;135(1):119-127.