The Promise of Mid-Field MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), plays a pivotal role in healthcare, determining treatment paths and eligibility for procedures like hip or knee replacements. Yet, approximately 90% of the global population lacks access to this vital technology. The prospect of a more compact, affordable, and easily installable MRI machine raises an intriguing question: How many lives could be saved, and how much suffering could be alleviated with improved access to this transformative technology?

Imaging Cortical Bone Vasculature

A decade ago, Thomas Link, MD, PhD, was senior author on a paper in J Bone Miner Res1 that suggested that severe deficits in cortical bone quality are responsible for fragility fractures in postmenopausal diabetic women. Building on that work, our Bone Quality Research Lab has developed a technique to visualize intra-cortical vessels and assess the structural changes that can degrade bone strength.

MRI at Mount Zion: Refreshed to Improve Patient Care

On Wednesday March 14, the radiology team at Mount Zion Hospital celebrated the reopening of MRI Zone 3 room after a comprehensive space refresh.

Radiology Investigators Awarded NIH Diversity Supplements in 2022-23

The National Institute of Health’s (NIH) National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) awards diversity supplements to increase diversity in the research.

Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) reduce carbon footprint for MRI scanner delivery

In another first for Green Radiology, the UCSF Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging and Siemens Healthineers have shown how using sustainable strategies for device delivery can substantially reduce greenhouse gas production in the medical imaging community. Supply chain carbon emissions, together with device manufacturing and operation, represent the largest contributors to carbon emissions in medical imaging.

Editorial by Dr. Amie Lee on Using Pre-operative MRI to Predict Potential for Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy

Amie Lee, MD, contributed an editorial to Radiology, the journal of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) titled "Nipple-sparing Mastectomy in the Era of Neoadjuvant Systemic Therapy: The Accuracy of Preoperative MRI." Dr. Lee is an associate professor in the breast imaging division in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco.

UCSF Team Studies Non-Invasive Imaging to Monitor Therapy Response in Patients with Glioblastoma

A team, including researchers from the UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, investigated a new imaging tool for monitoring response to therapies in patients with glioblastoma (GBM).

UCSF Researchers Publish Summary of Skin Sodium's Possible Role in Immune Dysregulation

A team of investigators from the Abuabara Lab at UC San Francisco, UCSF Radiology and the University of Arizona reviewed available literature on skin sodium to investigate its connection to total body sodium and to immunity.

Three UCSF Radiology Researchers to Present Their Research at ISMRM 2023

Three UCSF Radiology researchers have received Surbeck Travel Awards to present their research at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) annual meeting. The recipients — Matthew Gibbons, PhD, Céline Taglang, PhD, and Pierre Nedelec — will travel to Toronto for the conference taking place June 3-8, 2023.

Each Surbeck Travel Award recipient will give an oral presentation at ISMRM

MRI Safety Practices: "Every Minute, Every Day"

UCSF Radiology & Biomedical Imaging strives to ensure patient safety in all our imaging modalities, and this includes providing patients with the highest level of MR safety. MR Safety is overseen by the MR Safety Committee, led by Michael Ohliger, MD, PhD, associate professor and MR Modality Director. Additional leaders contributing to our MR Safety focus are Michael Hoff, PhD, associate professor and MRI Safety Expert (MRSE) and Christina Calvin, MRI Safety Officer (MRSO) and Supervisor.