Cardiac & Pulmonary Imaging

Jamie Lee Twist Schroeder, MD, DPhil Joins UCSF Radiology Faculty

The UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging is pleased to announce that Jamie Schroeder, MD, Dphil has joined our faculty as an assistant professor of Clinical Radiology in the Cardiac & Pulmonary Imaging starting on March 1, 2022.

The Future of AI and Lung Cancer Screening, A Conversation with Jae Ho Sohn, MD, MS

Jae Ho Sohn, MD, MS, is engaged in a number of research projects including lung cancer risk stratification in lung cancer screening. He says that the field is moving toward a much needed risk based and personalized approach to lung cancer screening.

Michael Hope, MD Shares Information on Cardiovascular Imaging at the SFVAMC

We asked Michael Hope, MD to share more about cardiovascular imaging and the role of radiologists in diagnosing and treating heart disease in veterans.  

Commentary on Breakthrough COVID-19 Infections from Brett Elicker, MD

Recently Brett Elicker, MD, provided commentary on these breakthrough infections, what they are and what they look like. 

The Significance of the Recently Published ACC/AHA Chest Pain Guidelines

The American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) recently published their ACC/AHA Chest Pain Guidelines. This marks the first update to these official clinical practice guidelines in nearly a decade. 

Using Applied Statistics for a Practical Diagnostic Framework for Negative COVID-19 Results

A team of physicians from the UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center (SFVAMC) worked on and presented a framework for how to weigh repeatedly negative test results in clinical decision making when there is ongoing concern for COVID-19.

Newly Published Research Reports an Important Discovery About Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAAs)

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) disease is common. Larger AAAs can rupture, becoming life-threatening and requiring emergency surgery. Scientists from UCSF Radiology and the SFVAMC conducted a study that focused on focused on intraluminal thrombus (ILT) detection to help determine prognosis in these patients.

How Cardiac MRI Aids in the Diagnosis of Heart Disease in Women

For women in particular, cardiac MRI helps achieve diagnosis and further guide management of treatment in patients with heart disease. Women are often misdiagnosed, and the trend of their misdiagnosis has contributed to rising cardiac deaths amongst their patient population.

Karen Ordovas, MD, MAS Discusses the Benefits of Cardiac MRI

Cardiac MRI helps to achieve improved diagnosis and further guide management of treatment of patients with heart disease. Karen Ordovas, MD, MAS, director of Cardiac Imaging talks about the many benefits.

Recent Outbreaks of Vaping-Related Illnesses and Lung Imaging

Vaping-related lung illnesses have been the subject of study by scientists including here at the UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging with Travis Henry, MD.