Neuroradiology

Research Looks at the Predictive Value of Non-Contrast Head CT with Negative Findings in the Emergency Department Setting

A team of scientists led by the UCSF Radiology Neuroradiology Section evaluated the rate of findings in patients who received serial head CTs in the emergency department.

A Recap of UCSF Radiology at ASFNR 2019

The UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging had a strong presence at the recent American Society of Functional Neuroradiology (ASFNR) Annual Meeting held November 3-5, 2019 in San Francisco, CA.

AI Rivals Expert Radiologists at Detecting Brain Hemorrhages

Richly annotated training data vastly improves deep learning algorithm's accuracy. 

Rahul Desikan, MD, PhD Investigates the Science and Experience of ALS

Even as Rahul Desikan, MD, PhD battles amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) himself, he continues the rigorous lines of questioning that led him to become a leading investigator focused on neurogenerative diseases. 

Drs. Rahul Desikan and Leo Sugrue Discuss Genomic Medicine and Neurogenerative Diseases

Rahul Desikan, MD, PhD, and Leo Sugrue, MD, PhD recently discussed polygenic scores and why they are important in Scientific American.

Hyperpolarized 13C MRI as an Emerging Molecular Imaging Technique

Hyperpolarized (HP) carbon 13 (13C) MRI is an emerging molecular imaging technique that is actively undergoing clinical translation at multiple institutions. At UCSF Radiology, we are engaged in work to develop this new technology.

Advancing ALS Research with Dr. Rahul Desikan, Dr. Leo Sugrue and their Team in the Laboratory for Precision Neuroimaging

With complimentary backgrounds in basic and clinical neuroscience and a shared desire to ask (and answer) big questions, when Drs. Desikan and Sugrue met in the Neuroradiology fellowship training program at UCSF they quickly became both friends and research partners. Today as junior faculty in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging they jointly run the Laboratory for Precision Neuroimaging at UCSF.

Rahul Desikan, MD, PhD Talks About His Battle with ALS on ‘Good Morning America’

Rahul Desikan, MD, PhD is now battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), one of the diseases that he studies. He and his wife shared their emotional story on Good Morning America.

A Deep Learning Model Predicts a Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease Using 18F-FDG PET

Artificial intelligence (AI) technology improves the ability of brain imaging to predict Alzheimer's disease, according to a study from UCSF Radiology researchers published in the journal Radiology.

Rahul Desikan, MD, PhD, Faculty Member and Friend, Is Living with ALS While Working Toward a Cure

Dr. Rahul Desikan's study of genetics and ALS research is groundbreaking. He is seeking funding for his research project that will help improve understanding of ALS, identify new therapeutic targets and find out ways to prevent this neurodegenerative disease.

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