Dr. Reza Vali


Affiliations: Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Imaging, SickKids

Radiologist, Assistant Professor, Radiologist, Assistant Professor

Research Interests:

Nuclear Medicine Imaging in thyroid cancer, PET/CT Imaging, Bone Mineral Density (BMD) including PQCT, F18-FDG PET/CT in PTLD, Brain PET for epilepsy. Projects/initiatives: 1. F18 Coline PET/CT in the evaluation of prostate cancer. 2. F18 FDG PET and F18 FDOPA PET for medullary cell carcinoma. 3. I-131- MIBG: New oncologic therapy. 4. Initiative: FLT PET for Hodgkin lymphoma (with borderline FDG SUV max ). F18-FAZA in pediatric soft tissue tumor PQCT in pediatric patients

Brief Bio:

Dr. Reza Vali has been working as an assistant professor in the Division of Nuclear Medicine since Oct. 2014. Dr. Vali received his medical degree from Ahwaz medical university in 1995 and completed his Nuclear Medicine residency program at Tehran Medical University in Iran in 2000. Subsequently, Dr. Vali completed a fellowship at the Vincent hospital in Austria in PET/CT oncology in 2007/2008. Recently, he completed his fellowship in Pediatric Nuclear Medicine in the Department of Diagnostic Imaging at The Hospital for Sick Children from Jan 2012 to Oct 2014. He is a member of the Radiological Society of North America, Canadian Society of Nuclear Medicine, Society of Nuclear Medicine, American society of nuclear cardiology and the European society of nuclear medicine.

Capstone Project:

Incontinence has major psychological, physiological, and financial implications for children and their families.

Urinary and fecal incontinence, the involuntary leakage of urine or stool, is a common problem among both adults and children. Although most patients will improve with behavioural therapy and medication, 1% of patients will become refractory, not responding to any treatment. Sadly, these patients are currently condemned to a lifetime of poor self-esteem, shame, isolation, poor school performance, aggressiveness, and other behavioural challenges.

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