Alan Moody

Cardiothoracic Imaging


Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Avenue., Toronto, Toronto, Ontario Canada M4N 3M5
Research Interests
AI and Machine Learning
Appointment Status

Professional Memberships

  • Institute of Medical Science
  • Medical Biophysics

Research Interests: atherosclerosis imaging application of AI Machine Learning

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 of changing 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, renal arteries and aorta are also underway.