Neuroradiology

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.

MRI with Ultrashort Echo Time (UTE) Techniques Can Improve Myelin Imaging in the Brain: New Research from UCSF Radiology

Peder Larson, PhD and his research group had their paper chosen as an August 2018 Editor's Pick in Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.

A Recap of UCSF Radiology at ASNR 2018

Neuroradiology research leaders and scientists from the UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging had a strong presence at the 2018 ASNR Annual Meeting.

Tables Turned: A UCSF Staffer Undergoes Treatment

Ingrid works as a scheduler for the UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging. After being diagnosed with benign meningioma, she became a patient. 

Brain Health Registry Manuscript Published in ‘Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association’

Michael Weiner, MD, and his team have written a paper on the Brain Health Registry that has been published in 'Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association.'

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.

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