News and Updates

Reading Room Support Ramps Up

On a typical day at the office, our reading room practice coordinators – Araceli Zavala-Sheridan, Flora Stewart, and Mark Antonio – answer about 150 incoming calls, facilitate a handful of urgent outbound calls, and receive and process several overread requests. The new team was established six months ago to handle administrative tasks that contribute to physician burnout while also helping radiologists streamline their workflow. 

Tosca Bridges Takes on New Role with Gusto

To learn more about Tosca Bridges, recently named Interim Director, Imaging Operations – Adult Hospital, we joined her early morning rounds at the UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center at Parnassus Heights. Full of energy and her characteristic optimism, Bridges briskly observed that “Radiology has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, and we are seeing great demand for imaging at UCSF.” 

Annual Research Conference 2024 Keynote Speech: Doris Wang, MD, PhD

Doris Wang, MD, PhD, presents the keynote address at the 2024 annual Research Conference. In her talk, Wang will discuss how she uses focused ultrasound to treat tremor disorders, as well as her translational research in developing closed-loop deep brain stimulation (DBS) to treat gait disorders in Parkinson’s disease.

Welcoming Thomas Yohannan, MD, to UCSF's Molecular Imaging & Therapeutics Division

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging is pleased to welcome Thomas Yohannan, MD, to the Molecular Imaging & Therapeutics division as Associate Professor.

Traumatic Brain Injury: Emergency Radiologists at ZSFG are the Frontline of Patient Care

During Brain Injury Awareness Month, Dr. Jason Talbott, chief of emergency radiology at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG), highlights the hospital's commitment to prompt diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).

MRI at Mount Zion: Refreshed to Improve Patient Care

On Wednesday March 14, the radiology team at Mount Zion Hospital celebrated the reopening of MRI Zone 3 room after a comprehensive space refresh.

Welcoming Kambiz Nael, MD, to UCSF's Neuroradiology Division

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging is pleased to welcome Kambiz Nael, MD, to the Neuroradiology division as Professor In Residence.

Center for Intelligent Imaging SRG Kickoff Meeting: Introducing “Versa”

The first ci2 Specialized Research Group meeting of 2024 introduced UCSF's new large language model tools that are now available to researchers, clinicians, and staff.

Celebrating National Mentoring Month in January: Excellence in Faculty Mentoring for Radiologists and Imaging Scientists

The UCSF Radiology and Biomedical Imaging department celebrates National Mentoring Month in January. The department's formal mentoring program, managed by the Academic Affairs team, aims to demystify the academic process for junior faculty members and ensure that they are well-supported in their careers.

Advancing Alzheimer's Research Through Neuroimaging

Leighton Hinkley, PhD, first author of "Distinct neurophysiology during nonword repetition in logopenic and non-fluent variants of primary progressive aphasia" in Human Brain Mapping uses advanced imaging techniques to better understand neurodegenerative diseases. The research focused on Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA), a condition within the Alzheimer's disease spectrum. In a recent interview Hinkley, a neuroscientist at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), explains his team's neuroimaging research.