Richard Aviv


Richard Aviv | Professor
MBChB (Cape Town), MRCP (UK), FRCR (UK), FRCP(C), DABR

Main Appointments

  • Professor & Associate Vice Chair, Research—Brain, Spine & Nerve, Department of Medical Imaging
  • Neuroradiologist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Additional Appointments

  • Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering
  • Associate Member, Institute of Medical Science
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Physics, Ryerson University
  • Affiliate Scientist, Sunnybrook Research Institute

Contact Information

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., Room AG 31
Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5 Canada

+1 416 480-4372 (office)

Administrative Assistant

Linda Gargaro
+1 416 480-6100, ext. 2363 (office) (email)

Research Theme

Research Interests

Advanced imaging and quantitative analysis in intracerebral hemorrhage and stroke imaging for outcome prediction.

MR perfusion assessment of cortical blood flow and the link between Gray matter perfusion abnormality and cognition in Multiple Sclerosis.

Key words: CT, MRI, perfusion, permeability, ASL, Stroke, Intracranial hemorrhage, Multiple Sclerosis, Surrogate biomarkers

Select Publications

Hojjat SP, Cantrell CG, Carroll TJ, Vitorino R, Feinstein A, Zhang L, Symons SP, Morrow SA, Lee L, O’Connor P, Aviv RI. Perfusion reduction in the absence of structural differences in cognitively impaired versus unimpaired RRMS patients. Mult Scler. 2016 Feb 4.

Hojjat SP, Cantrell CG, Vitorino R, Feinstein A, Shirzadi Z, MacIntosh BJ, Crane DE, Zhang L, Morrow SA, Lee L, O’Connor P, Carroll TJ, Aviv RI. Regional reduction in cortical blood flow among cognitively impaired adults with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis patients. Mult Scler. 2016 Jan 11.

Eilaghi A, d’Esterre CD, Lee TY, Jakubovic R, Brooks J, Liu RT, Zhang L, Swartz RH, Aviv RI. Toward patient-tailored perfusion thresholds for prediction of stroke outcome. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2014 Mar;35(3):472-7.

Aviv RI, Huynh T, Huang Y, Ramsay D, Van Slyke P, Dumont D, Asmah P, Alkins R, Liu R, Hynynen K. An in vivo, MRI-integrated real-time model of active contrast extravasation in acute intracerebral hemorrhage. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2014 Sep;35(9):1693-9.

Demchuk AM, Dowlatshahi D, Rodriguez-Luna D, Molina CA, Blas YS, Dzialowski I, Kobayashi A, Boulanger JM, Lum C, Gubitz G, Padma V, Roy J, Kase CS, Kosior J, Bhatia R, Tymchuk S, Subramaniam S, Gladstone DJ, Hill MD, Aviv RI, PREDICT/Sunnybrook ICH CTA study group. Prediction of haematoma growth and outcome in patients with intracerebral haemorrhage using the CT-angiography spot sign (PREDICT): a prospective observational study. Lancet Neurol. 2012 Apr;11(4):307-14.

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