Brain Injury: Applications from War and Terrorism

Many fail to understand the intense and far-reaching consequences of TBI. In her new book, UCSF neuroradiologist Dr. Alisa Gean, tackles the complexity of traumatic brain injury, how it is sustained and how it affects both civilians and combatants alike.

UCSF Part of Large International Research Collaboration on Traumatic Brain Injury!

UCSF will play a vital role in a new research project being awarded $18.8 million over five years by the National Institutes of Health. The award will support an international study on concussions and traumatic brain injur.

UCSF Team Wins GE & NFL Head Health Challenge Award

GE and the NFL just announced the 16 winners in the first stage of the $20 million Head Health Challenge, and UCSF Radiology is proud to be on the list!

New Test Can Help Diagnose Parkinson’s

The DaTscan test is now offered at UCSF and is enabling neurologists to more accurately diagnose Parkinson’s Disease in patients with essential tremor.

Alzheimer’s Patients Benefit from Early PET Scanning, Study Confirms

The interim results from a study sponsored by the Centers for Medicare & Medical Services (CMS) confirm that patients with symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) who are diagnosed early with PET scans receive medication earlier and, thus, have better clinical outcomes.

Amyloid Imaging: A “Game Changer” in the Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease

The ability to directly detect amyloid during life (as opposed to during autopsy after death) is a potential “game changer” in establishing the early and accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more from UCSF.

An EPIC Approach to Understanding Multiple Sclerosis

UCSF’s Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Research Group, the Department of Radiology’s Neuroradiology Section, and the Surbeck Laboratory for Advanced Imaging are partnering to advance the state of the art for imaging of multiple sclerosis.

Bringing Imaging to Bear Against Multiple Sclerosis

Neuroradiology plays a vital role in the evaluation and treatment of Multiple Sclerosis. UCSF neuroradiologists work closely with the neurologists in the UCSF Multiple Sclerosis Center to achieve the best possible care for patients affected by the disease.

Image Guidance for Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery

Here at UCSF, we are currently working on intra-operative image guidance for the next generation of surgical therapies.

In Defense of Stents

A recent study examined “Stenting vs. Aggressive Medical Management for Preventing Recurrent Stroke in Intracranial Stenosis,” and raised questions about the value of stents for the treatment of strokes.