Patient Safety

UCSF, UC Berkeley and 3D Printer Carbon, Inc. Team Up to Create a Drug Sponge to Absorb Excess Chemotherapy Medication

Steven Hetts, MD, and a team from his lab, UC Berkeley and Carbon Inc. (3D printer) developed a drug sponge, that removes excess chemotherapy from the blood while treating tumors, preventing toxicity.

UC DOSE Project and Recent Research Call for Standard Protocols for CT Scan Doses

The UCSF CT International Dose Registry, created to broaden patients' protection from excessive radiation, is expanding this year thanks to new funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Addressing Safety Concerns One Decision at a Time

Radiologic tools have become safer over time: Better tools lead to more precise views, and more precision allows reduced radiation dose. But patient safety is still a topic daily on the minds of radiologists.

How to Ensure You Receive the Safest Possible MRI

Ensuring you’re undergoing the safest possible MRI begins with selecting the professional team who will do your imaging. What should you look for in a reliable imaging institution?

Diminishing the Risks of Imaging with an Established Safety Plan

In the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, we don’t ignore the facts. The fact is there are risks to medical imaging.

Radiation Safety: A Priority at UCSF

At UCSF we take great care to protect patients from radiation. UCSF is a leader in adopting practices for the reduction of radiation in all of our patients.

UCSF CT Radiation Dose Registry Wins $1.9M Grant!

UCSF Radiology’s Dr. Rebecca Smith-Bindman and her team of investigators were recently awarded a $1.9 million grant to fund the UCSF CT Radiation Dose Registry and ensure a patient-centered approach to imaging!

Regulation to Reduce CT Scan Risk?

A recent study at UCSF finds powerful CT scanners used for high-end imaging may also pose radiation risks.