UCSF Experts Featured on Sidelined: Sports Concussions

A recent special featuring UCSF's Dr. Pratik Mukherjee, M.D., Ph. D., explored the difficulties in using medical imaging technologies to research the effects of concussions on the human brain, focusing on those sustained through athletic injuries.

UCSF Leads the Way in Neonatal Neuroimaging with MRI

Brain imaging, while crucial, is very difficult to perform on newborn babies. UCSF has pioneered the use of MRI to look for evidence of abnormality or injury on newborns.

Study: Brain Volume and Alzheimer’s Disease

I recently co-authored a study, published in the June issue of Radiology, that found that brain volume may indicate pre-clinical Alzheimer’s. I thought I’d talk a little bit about this disease and what my research was trying to accomplish.

Can MRI Predict Alzheimer's?

The Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) – a multi-site collaborative effort launched in 2003 by the NIH, the FDA, private pharmaceutical companies and non-profit organizations – is the largest trial to date for evaluating the potential role of MRI in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.

Taking Aim at Back Pain

Eighty percent of Americans will experience an episode of back pain during their lifetime. Many of these people will go on to have chronic pain issues that negatively impact their ability to work and lead a normal lifestyle.