A recent dinner and symposium hosted by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging featured presentations by a multidisciplinary UCSF team on the topic of amyloid PET imaging, a diagnostic technique to diagnose Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, accounting for approximately 50 to 70 percent of all cases, yet there are still many complexities involved in diagnosing the disease. Amyloid PET imaging represents a potentially revolutionary advancement in the assessment of those with cognitive impairment.

Twenty years ago, patient Elaina Rose Lovejoy knew something was wrong. Today, after undergoing a potentially life-saving procedure, she’s happy and healthy. She planned something special to thank the care team who treated her two decades ago.

The UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging is proud to be a site for the Imaging Dementia - Evidence for Amyloid Scanning (IDEAS) Study.

Dr. Ruth B. Goldstein began the exploration of her radiology tool of choice, ultrasound, by taking up its long traditional use in obstetrics and gynecology early in her career. In fact, she literally wrote the book on it.

UCSF Medical Center ranks among the nation's top 10 premier hospitals for the 15th consecutive year and is the best in Northern California, according to the 2016-2017 Best Hospitals Survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report.