BackUniversity of Windsor – Institute for Diagnostic Imaging Research
c/o Sarah Beneteau
688 University Ave West
Phone: (519) 977-7400
Assets And Services
The IDIR conducts applied research, develops products, and handles product commercialization for a growing list of regional, national and international clients. We have experts in the areas of acoustical imaging, quantitative material characterization, real-time non-destructive quality control, digital signal processing, biometrics, non-invasive diagnostics, histological acoustical microscopy, biomaterials and coatings, nano-structured materials, and cold gas dynamic spray.
Visualization, Informatics, Simulation
Established in 2008, the Institute for Diagnostic Imaging Research (IDIR) at the University of Windsor is a multi-disciplinary, collaborative research and innovation centre whose primary focus is on the development of innovative diagnostic imaging technologies and products. Since then, the Institute has been consistently recognized as a world leader in the development of technology that is saving time, money and lives.
The non-destructive testing of adhesively bonded joints is a highly-valued technique within many industries. The IDIR develops nanotechnologies which can be applied in a wide variety of industries. The main objective of the project is the development of a Low Pressure Cold Spray (LPCS) process, based on the prototype of a portable CS unit fully compatible in an industrial environment, and optimization of the processing parameters for a number of coating systems to suit different operational conditions.
Product Testing and Materials Characterisation
Acoustical microscopy is powerful tool for non-destructive materials characterization and we’re confident in predicting that, although ultrasonic testing methods have been favoured application for many years, acoustical microscopy represents the “next-generation” technology for providing HQ imaging of samples. The Institute for Diagnostic Imaging Research, together with its industrial partners, (among them Chrysler, Centerline, and Magna), has developed a unique ultrasonic system capable of inspecting the weld at the moment it is produced.
One of the features that makes the Institute for Diagnostic Imaging Research (IDIR) so unique and so valuable to our clients is that, in addition to the cutting-edge research performed by our scientists—and indeed, as a complement to it—we also address the business development aspects of many of the commercially viable products that we help to develop.
Other product development, design or innovation support services, assets or capabilities not listed above
Applied R&D into imaging technologies for medical and industrial purposes, biometrics / 3D fingerprint analysis, acoustical microscopy.