Abdominal Imaging

Welcome Dr. Ronald Zagoria, UCSF’s New Chief of Abdominal Imaging!

The UCSF Department of Radiology would like to welcome Ronald Zagoria, M.D. as the new Chief of Abdominal Imaging.

Virtual Colonoscopy Advocates Hopeful for Breakthrough

Advocates for virtual colonoscopy aremore hopeful than ever for the acceptance of the exam as an effective screening method by the U.S. Preventative Task Force and the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Using Radiology to Diagnose GERD & Gastric Cancer

The month of November is host to National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Week. Radiology plays an important role in diagnosing gastric cancer and GERD.

TIPS: Treating Liver Disease with Alternative Means

Transjugular Interhepatic Portosystemic Shunts, or “TIPS,” is now a common alternative treatment for patients with cirrhosis and other forms of advanced liver disease.

Less-Invasive, Laxative-Free Virtual Colonoscopy as Accurate as Standard Methods

New UCSF research confirms that computed tomographic colonography (CTC) administered without laxatives is as accurate as standard colonoscopy in detecting polyps that are clinically significant and potentially cancerous.

Evaluating Renal Artery Stenosis using MRI Techniques

Narrowing of the arteries supplying the kidneys, known as renal artery stenosis, is the most common potentially reversible cause of high blood pressure and kidney failure in the U.S., but early diagnosis is critical to prevent permanent and irreversible kidney damage.

CT Colonography (Virtual Colonoscopy) is Effective in Seniors

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Learn about one of the largest studies to date examining the effectiveness of CT Colonography.

Multiparametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging Staging Exam Better Characterizes Prostate Cancer

UCSF’s world-renowned expertise in prostate cancer and spectroscopic imaging has led our Prostate Cancer Imaging Group to develop a multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging staging exam of prostate cancer.

Prostate Biopsy at UCSF: Benefits Outweigh the Risks

While, like every procedure, there is the rare potential for complications, prostate cancer biopsies are a potentially life saving medical imaging exam. UCSF strives to mitigate risk, and through state of the art imaging research has developed a specialized exam to reduce the number of required biopsies for patients.

Best Practices in Prostate Cancer Screening

Imaging can contribute substantially to the local and distant evaluation of prostate cancer. However, not all imaging is created equal.