By staff writers

November 29, 2017 -- Dr. Bill Bradley, PhD, who conducted pioneering work in MRI and later chaired the radiology department at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), died the night of November 20, according to sources close to the family.

Bradley was chief medical officer of CureMetrix, a La Jolla, CA-based developer of breast imaging computer-aided detection (CAD) software, a position he had held for the past two years. Prior to joining CureMetrix, Bradley had been chair of UCSD's radiology department, which he had led since May 2002.

Bradley conducted pioneering work in MRI while at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), in the late 1970s. He initially worked on "translating" the physics of MRI for other radiologists, according to his profile on UCSD's website. He went on to study multiple clinical applications of MRI, including for hemorrhage, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and other brain issues.

He published more than 200 research studies, 54 chapters, and 21 textbooks, as well as the field's first general MRI textbook, Magnetic Resonance Imaging. He was also past president of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) and had numerous other academic awards and affiliations.

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