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Uterine fibroids are the most common benign tumors of the female pelvis. High-intensity focused ultrasound (or HIFU) is a relatively novel FDA-approved noninvasive outpatient treatment option available for women with symptomatic fibroids

William Dillon, MD, has agreed to serve as interim chair of the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, effective October 1, 2017, following the retirement of long-time chair Ron Arenson, MD. The search for a permanent new chair is ongoing, and we hope to be able to make an announcement before the end of the year.

Image-guided spine injections, using contemporary techniques, can provide significant benefits in relation to pain relief, disability, and quality of life in patients; identify the specific pain generator; and help avoid surgery.

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital at Mission Bay has introduced a KittenScanner into the pediatric waiting room of the radiology department. It is the latest addition to the department’s commitment to Ambient Experience design, which incorporates lighting, projection and sound to provide positive distractions for patients. With the KittenScanner, we’re involving children in their own care through play, reassurance and effective preparation.

We’re proud to join the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center to open the dialogue about the vital importance of understanding genetic risks associated with BRCA gene mutations and how they affect health outcomes. On Tuesday, Oct. 24, the world’s leading experts who are changing the BRCA landscape in the Bay Area and beyond will come together with patients, referring physicians and community members for Considering BRCA Genes: Knowledge Improves Outcomes.

The UCSF Osher Center will present a Mini Medical School for the Public, titled “Personalized Medicine Powered by Precision Imaging,” over six Thursday evenings beginning Oct. 12.

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