Senator McCain’s Diagnosis Brings Glioblastoma to the Forefront

Senator John McCain’s recent glioblastoma diagnosis brings to light the impact of this deadly disease. Unfortunately, glioblastoma, the most aggressive primary brain tumor in adults, also happens to be the most common. And despite improvements in surgical technique and evidence-based therapies, prognosis remains dismal with less than five percent of patients surviving five years beyond diagnosis.

What Can MRI Tell Us About the Brain?

Working at the forefront of neuroradiology, Pratik Mukherjee, MD, PhD, continually seeks answers to why brains work the way they do.

Using Brain Plasticity to Improve Cognition in Patients with Schizophrenia

Dr. Srikantan Nagarajan’s remarkable work on multimodal imaging of brain plasticity strongly suggests there is great hope for improvement for patients who suffer from schizophrenia.

Neuroradiology-Based Peer Review Deemed Vital for Head and Neck Radiotherapy Planning

New research co-authored by UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging’s Christine Glastonbury, MD, demonstrates the value of adopting multi-disciplinary teams that include radiologists and other medical specialists.

Funding Allows Landmark Alzheimer's Research to Begin Latest Phase

The Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), led by Dr. Michael Weiner, has received five-year reward totalling $60 million. 

An Evening with Experts of Alzheimer's Disease Assessment and Research

A recent dinner and symposium hosted by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging featured presentations by a multidisciplinary UCSF team on the topic of amyloid PET imaging, a diagnostic technique to diagnose Alzheimer's disease.

Amyloid PET Imaging: Key Advancement for Alzheimer's Disease Assessment

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, accounting for approximately 50 to 70 percent of all cases, yet there are still many complexities involved in diagnosing the disease. Amyloid PET imaging represents a potentially revolutionary advancement in the assessment of those with cognitive impairment.

UCSF Radiology and Biomedical Imaging to be Key Contributor to IDEAS Study

The UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging is proud to be a site for the Imaging Dementia - Evidence for Amyloid Scanning (IDEAS) Study.

Brain Health Registry and Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation Unite to Accelerate Alzheimer’s Treatment

Together, The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation and the Brain Health Registry aim to add tens of thousands of potential Alzheimer's clinical trial candidates to the global registry and accelerate a treatment for Alzheimer's disease.

Collaboration Fostered in Radiology-Psychiatry Arena

A collaborative planning meeting between UCSF's Departments of Radiology and Psychiatry was the first step towards enhanced collaboration between the two groups in order to better serve patients clinically through advancing neurological research.