MSBI Program Technology

The Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at UCSF is home to an outstanding array of cutting edge medical imaging equipment. In addition to a complete portfolio of clinical systems, the department features many research oriented resources. These include small animal and human scale 7T MR systems, several 3T and 1.5T research MR systems and a recently installed PET-MR system. A dynamic nuclear polarizer is available for exploring 13C MR imaging and a high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) system is integrated into another MR system.  We have our own cyclotron based radiopharmaceutical facility and corresponding PET/CT and SPECT/CT resources.  MicroPET/CT and microSPECT/CT resources exist, along with a microCT for quantitive micro-imaging of bone structure. We also have a Quantitative Imaging Processing Center (QUIPC), which focuses on image processing, custom analysis software development, quantitative parametric maps, pharmacokinetic analysis, and serial measurements for therapeutic efficacy monitoring. More information on all these resources can be found at our core services page.