Imaging News

Seeing Pictures, Building Trust: The Evolving Relationship Between Patient and Radiologist

Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology David Naeger and colleagues conducted a survey to learn how radiologists might build better patient relationships. 

Study Shows Patients’ Preferences for Radiology Reports, Physician Communication

When it comes to receiving their imaging results, who do patients want to hear from and what information are they interested in receiving? Determining patient preference was the goal of a recent survey I co-authored.

2014 in Review: Top Advances & Groundbreaking Research!

Here are just a few noteworthy blog posts that highlight some of the most important topics in radiology from the year, including brain research, pediatric radiology and exciting UCSF news!

End of an Era: The Demise of Film in Radiology

The days of comparing film screen radiology to computed or digital radiology are coming to an end. Learn why!

Health Care Reform’s Impact on Radiologists

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), as a federal law, is not only increasing the number of Americans with health insurance but is also causing significant changes in how physicians are paid.

RSNA Image Share Network: 20 Month Follow-Up & Results

UCSF Radiology’s Anand Patel, MD, presented UCSF’s 20 month follow-up results from our experience with the RSNA Image Share Network at RSNA 2013.

Discussing How Meaningful Use Applies to Radiology

“Meaningful Use” is a government program which will require the use of electronic medical records by the majority of hospitals and practicing physicians.

Setting the Record Straight: The Vital Role of Radiologists!

An article from NPR’s Shots discusses the oft unanswered question: What exactly does a radiologist do? At a presentation at the 2012 RSNA annual meeting, it was revealed that only about half of the 300 patients surveyed upon receiving a CT scan knew that radiologists are in fact physicians.

2012 in Review: Top Advances & Research in Radiology & Biomedical Imaging

As 2013 approaches, take some time to re-read some of the most important blog posts from the year. 2012 marked a year of significant achievement for both the UCSF Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging and the field of radiology as a whole, in terms of policies, research and technological advancements.

UCSF Patients Safe from Meningitis Outbreak Related to Spine Injections

A medical recall of steroid compound used as an injection of spine pain from the New England Compounding Center has been making headlines, but it's important to note that these implicated pharmaceuticals have not been shipped to San Francisco. Learn more.