It’s been a great honor to serve the Bay Area and beyond for more than 100 years. We look back on some of the most important moments that have shaped the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Medicine and the field of imaging as a whole.

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.