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When Guy McCarty’s vision began to deteriorate and his eye movement became restricted, he relied on the team at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. They diagnosed the problem as carotid cavernous fistula, or CCF, and helped to restore his vision. Here is Guy’s story.

From oncology to cardiology, Alzheimer’s disease to stroke, imaging faculty have an impact on nearly all the conditions that have research or clinical relevance to the UCSF campus.

For many women in the Bay Area, breast imaging services to detect and diagnose breast cancer may seem inaccessible. The Mobile Outreach Mammography Van is helping to change that.

When it comes to medical treatments, the unknown can cause fear and anxiety in both children and their parents. Part of the role of the Child Life Specialist is to make the unknown more familiar and predictable.

The data underlying a new study on breast cancer screening clearly show that mammography catches more cancers early and save lives by reducing the number of women with cancers of advanced size, according to the American College of Radiology and the Society of Breast Imaging.

Mammography and biopsies are important tools in breast cancer detection and diagnosis, but some women face barriers both to access and understanding of the procedures. Avon Breast Center's Mary McGinty’s job is to remove those barriers.

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