Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging


Message from the Chair

Imaging, and the information derived from imaging, has moved from simple lab test to the very center of patient care. From screening and diagnosis to defining individualized treatment strategies and monitoring response, imaging serves as an essential tool for making data-driven, individualized and evidence-based decisions, and as an instrument for state-of-the-art, minimally-invasive treatments.

The UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging has stood at the forefront of imaging for over 100 years. A century of experience has continuously refined our mission to optimizing imaging for caring, healing, teaching and discovering. Our radiologists are known around the world for their expertise in diagnosis and management of disease and work closely with primary and specialist providers to deliver the best possible care for patients. Our researchers are constantly developing new lenses to noninvasively look inside the human body to study health and disease. And we are proud to train the next generation of leaders in these skills. In clinical practice, education and research our department defines the standard.

We invite you to browse through our website to explore our past accomplishments, current strengths and the future possibilities that the talented individuals and technologies bring to everyday patient care through UCSF Radiology and Biomedical Imaging.

Christopher Hess, MD, PhD
Alexander R. Margulis Distinguished Professor and Chair