Neuroradiology

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.

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. 

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