Josephine Pressacco

Academic title(s): 

Associate Professor - McGill University

Chief - Cardiac Imaging Division

Fellowship Codirector - Adult Cardiac Imaging

Component Director - Transition to Clinical Practice, Undergraduate Medical Education, McGill University

Medical Examiner - McGill University Health Centre

Cardiothoracic Imaging
McGill University Health Center


Areas of interest: 

Focused research interest on alternative imaging modalities for the assessment of pulmonary embolus that would avoid exposure of ionizing radiation, particularly in the young radiosensitive patient.

Developing imaging protocols in MR angiography that provide, equivalent accurate information and diagnosis as that currently attainable by CT angiography.

Research collaboration with medical biophysics and cardiac surgery for the evaluation of patients with thoracic aortic pathology to determine potential imaging biomarkers that could predict impending dissection and rupture.

Developing and applying artificial intelligence algorithms to improve interpretative skillsets of the radiologist, with particular attention to cardiovascular imaging.

Clinical Interests: 

Cardiothoracic Imaging

Medical School: 

University of Toronto (MD, PhD)

Residency Training: 

McGill University

Fellowship Training: 

McGill University (Body MRI)

University of Toronto (Cardiac MRI & CT)

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