Patient Care

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).

Ultrasound-Guided Injection Relieves Pain, Enables Mom to Care for Newborn

"Dr. McGill is an angel. He put me back on my feet, quite literally,” said UCSF patient Maryana Kessel. “He forever has a piece of my story and my heart."

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.

The UCSF Ultrasound Team Soars

UCSF Medical Center’s sonographers have been very hard at work. The department encourages staff to obtain additional certifications to enhance patient care and several have succeeded in becoming Registered Musculoskeletal Sonographers (RMSKS™).

Pediatric Imaging Without Anesthesia at UCSF is Highly Successful and Cost-Saving

In pediatric imaging, anesthesia is commonly thought to be necessary for obtaining high-quality diagnostic imaging, but an innovative program at the UCSF is challenging that idea. The Scan Without Anesthesia Program (SWAP) is a collaborative effort by clinicians, radiographic technologists, nurses and Child Life Specialists to prepare children for successful imaging without anesthesia.

Parkinson’s disease and Deep Brain Stimulation

Melanie Morrison, PhD, is an assistant professor in residence in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at UCSF, and a core member of the UCSF-UC Berkeley Joint PhD Program in Bioengineering. 

Mount Zion is Once Again an Inpatient Hospital Where Imaging Plays an Important Role

The resumption of in-patient care at Mount Zion Hospital in 2020 after many years as an outpatient site presented an opportunity for imaging expansion.

Watch: UCSF Radiology's Maya Vella Reads a 3D Model Heart Scan

In this video, Dr. Vella is reading a pediatric congenital heart scan alongside a 3D model of the patient's heart, with the 3D model providing a full-picture view of the heart. The 3D model is developed using CT and MRI scans.