Brief Bio:

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has rapidly established itself as a major imaging technique for the visualization of vascular diseases. In particular, magnetic resonance direct thrombus imaging (MRDTI) provides a closer, more in-depth look into occluded arteries, providing information never seen before, and has the potential to change the standard of imaging everywhere. This new MRI technique aims at early diagnosis and intervention to prevent strokes and heart attacks by detecting vulnerable plaques in arteries of patients who are asymptomatic. Dr Moody and his team are interested in developing and incorporating such imaging techniques in a comprehensive effort to identify and stabilize vulnerable plaques in one integrated procedure. Applications of MRDTI in the coronary and renal arteries and aorta are also underway. The following areas are also under investigation using MRDTI: ischemia treatment of occlusive vascular disease atherosclerotic plaque in the coronary and neurovascular circulations.

Research Interests:

Subject Area Themes: Vascular imaging, Vascular biology, Atheroma, Perfusion, Thrombosis, Disease process


Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto


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