Abdominal Imaging

New Technology Improves Image Quality, Enabling More Effective Treatment

PET/MRI is a hybrid imaging technology that is serving critical diagnostic and treatment purposes for current UCSF patients as well as playing an important role in research for future patients.

PET/MRI's Role in Reducing Radiation

PET/MRI provides high-quality images while reducing patient exposure to radiation. This combined technology is used for the diagnosis, staging and treatment of a variety of conditions, including cancer, neurological, oncological and musculoskeletal diseases. 

Mark Your Calendar: When Should You Begin Cancer Screening?

Getting preventive care is one of the most important steps you can take to manage your health. Screening can detect early cancers when the diseases are potentially more treatable and curable. 

CT and MRI Contrast and Kidney Function

Contrast agents help radiologists see some details on scans that are not visible otherwise. Here’s how we ensure safety while using MRI and CT contrast.

CT Colonoscopy Is Ready for Prime Time

CT colonography (CTC), also known as virtual colonoscopy, is equally effective, less invasive, safer and faster than standard colonoscopy for colon cancer screening. So, why is it not widely used?

Using Radium-223 to Treat Metastatic Prostate Cancer

The Nuclear Medicine Clinic at UCSF is pleased to be providing a new treatment option for men with advanced prostate cancer.

FDA Panel: “CTC is Safe & Effective”

Recently, the use of CT colonography (CTC) as a screening tool for routine colorectal cancer screening was deemed safe and effective!

Groundbreaking New Technology Uses Sugar to Diagnose & Assess Prostate Tumors

New imaging technology developed at UCSF in collaboration with GE Healthcare will rely on a natural form of sugar to noninvasively and precisely image tumors and see if cancer medication is effectively working. A new study effectively detected tumors in patients with prostate cancer.

The Role of Imaging Exams in Diagnosing Low-grade Prostate Cancer

Men with low-grade prostate cancer are increasingly opting for active surveillance to manage their disease and diagnostic imaging tests may play an important role in this setting.

UCSF’s Contributions to Alternative Treatment of Liver Disease

Transjugular Interhepatic Portosystemic Shunts, or “TIPS,” is now a common alternative treatment for patients with cirrhosis and other forms of advanced liver disease. UCSF has become one of the leading teaching facilities where external interventional radiologists come to learn how to perform this alternative treatment.

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