Dr. Alan Moody
As a scientist in the Schulich Heart Research Program at Sunnybrook Research Institute, Dr. Alan Moody develops novel diagnostic imaging techniques, specifically in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), for vascular disease. In 2008 he published a study in Radiology that was the first to show that 3-D MRI of plaque hemorrhage can detect bleeding within a plaque in an artery that could lead to blockage of the artery, and cause heart attack or stroke. This noninvasive technique looks at disease within the vessel wall and provides physicians with a detailed look at damaged arteries. Moody was recently appointed chair of the department of medical imaging at the University of Toronto beginning July 1, 2012.