Frank Prato

Frank Prato, PhD


Academic Appointments: Assistant Scientific Director, Lawson Health Reserach Institute
Professor, Departments of Medical Imaging and Medical Biopyhsics

Base Hosptial: St Joseph's Health Care

Areas of Interest: MRI/SPECT/BM - Cardiac & Pain

Graduate Degrees: PhD, Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto (1976)
MSc, Physics, University of Toronto (1971)

Undergraduate Degree: BSc, General Sciences, University of Toronto (1968)

Research Interests:

-Imaging for Cardiovascular Therapeutics
-Biomedical Multimodality Hybrid Imaging
-Mechanisms By Which Low Frequency Magnetic Fields Interact With Biological Systems
-Evaluation in a large animal model of the use of Akt enhanced endothelial progenitor cells for augmenting healing after myocardial infarction
-Non-invasive molecular imaging of cancer growth and metastasis using MRI and a novel reporter gene
-Imaging in Ischemic Heart Disease: Making Diagnosis, Following Therapy

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