Pediatric Radiology

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.

Amrutha Ramachandran, MD Joins UCSF Radiology Faculty

The UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging is pleased to announce that Amrutha Ramachandran, MD has joined our faculty as an assistant professor of clinical radiology starting on November 1, 2022.

Kayla Cort, DO Joins UCSF Radiology Faculty

​The UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging is pleased to announce that Kayla Cort, DO has joined our faculty as an assistant professor of Clinical Radiology in the Pediatric Radiology section starting on February 28, 2022.

Jesse Courtier, MD, Appointed Chief of Pediatric Radiology

UCSF Radiology is pleased to announce that Jesse Courtier, MD has accepted the position of chief, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals in San Francisco Pediatric Radiology, January 1, 2022. Dr. Courtier has served as interim chief for the section since 2020.

A. James Barkovich, MD Recognized by the Society for Pediatric Radiology

A. James Barkovich, MD, received the Presidential Recognition Award from the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) at their annual meeting.

Meet Trinity, UCSF Benioff’s Beloved Facility Dog, in Honor of the Year of the Dog

In honor of the Year of the Dog, we wanted to introduce Trinity, a beloved facility dog who helps patients at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in Oakland redefine possible. 

An Added Dimension for CT

Radiology’s gift—being able to see the interior of a body—has provided critical insight for surgeons for over a century. But as Jesse Courtier, MD, associate clinical professor in pediatric radiology points out, going from a two-dimensional radiologic image to operating inside the body itself takes a strenuous cognitive leap.

UCSF Introduces KittenScanner for Pediatric Patients

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital at Mission Bay has introduced a KittenScanner into the pediatric waiting room of the radiology department. It is the latest addition to the department’s commitment to Ambient Experience design, which incorporates lighting, projection and sound to provide positive distractions for patients. With the KittenScanner, we’re involving children in their own care through play, reassurance and effective preparation.

UCSF’s Cutting-Edge Use of Fetal MRI: Diagnosing Complex Abnormalities in Utero

Led by the expertise of Orit Glenn, MD, director of fetal MRI at Mission Bay Hospital, and Jim Barkovich, MD, director of Pediatrics/Fetal RIG, the UCSF Medical Center is one of the few sites in the country that is experienced in performing and interpreting fetal MRI.

Helping the Smallest Patients Overcome Juvenile Arthritis

Pediatric arthritis is a challenging disease to diagnose, but fortunately new treatments greatly lessen the disease and are offering new hope for children.