Neuroradiology

Establishing a Link Between Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) and Immune Dysfunction

Researchers have discovered a new link between frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and immune dysfunction. Their study, Immune-related genetic enrichment in frontotemporal dementia: An analysis of genome-wide association studies, was published in the January 2018 edition of PLOS Medicine and represents the single largest FTD genetics study to date.

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.

Alzheimer’s Disease Research: Links to Abnormal Vocal Behavior, Epileptiform Activity

Medical researchers, like UCSF Imaging’s Srikantan Nagarajan, PhD, are working to put an end to Alzheimer’s. But first, scientific communities must have a full understanding of the complexities associated with this neurodegenerative disease.

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.

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