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Nearly one hundred sixty thousand people die every year in the U. S. from lung cancer -- a higher number than deaths from breast, prostate, colon, and ovarian cancers combined. But regular screening with low-dose radiation CT scans can catch lung cancer early.

On July 17, 2016, a team of staff, faculty, and friends of UCSF’s Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging hopes to raise major funds for Bay Area AIDS and HIV programs with AIDS Walk San Francisco. 

For Dr. Yee, virtual holography CT colonography (CTC) is the latest phase in a two-decade research career devoted to detecting colorectal cancer at earlier, more lifesaving stages.

Spurred by a lifelong interest in the human nervous system, Dr. Jim Barkovich’s work in optimizing techniques for studying normal and abnormal brain development in infants and children has been described as “visionary,” “pioneering” and “ground-breaking.”

The University of California (UC) has been certified by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to create appropriate use criteria for imaging: rules that define when it is appropriate to use powerful but expensive methods of imaging such as CT, MR and nuclear medicine. 

 

David Avrin, MD, PhD, has embraced technology’s vital role in the field of radiology since the beginning of his career.

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