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.

Learning from Trauma: Battling Brain Injury for Soldiers and Civilians

Although traumatic brain injury is often a hidden injury, it is of epidemic proportions affecting millions of Americans. TBI is the “signature injury” of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but Dr. Alisa Gean has worked for decades to improve care for those suffering from TBI.

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.

B. Smith – New Face of Brain Health Registry - Shares Story on TODAY Show

The Brain Health Registry, a groundbreaking, web-based project led by UCSF researchers designed to speed up cures for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other brain disorders, has a new face.

Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative: Using Amyloid Imaging as a Biomarker for Alzheimer's

UCSF’s Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, the world’s largest observational study on Alzheimer’s disease, is pioneering the use of amyloid PET imaging as a diagnostic biomarker for a disease that afflicts over 5 million Americans.

Cutting-Edge Deep Brain Stimulation Technique Performed & Pioneered at UCSF

A popular radio personality in San Francisco reported on having brain surgery at UCSF. The procedure was performed in an MR scanner using a cutting-edge interventional technique.

Which Imaging Exam is Ideal for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a common and disabling disorder caused by the unpredictable and uncontrolled electrical discharges within the brain. Imaging is an essential tool for the evaluation and management of patients with this disabling condition.