Research

A Q&A With Thomas Hope, MD on PSMA PET Imaging for Prostate Cancer

Thomas Hope, MD answers some questions about recent developments of prostate-specific membrane antigen PET imaging, or PSMA PET, to provide a more effective imaging test for men who have prostate cancer and what's next. 

A Recap of the UCSF Radiology 18th Annual Imaging Research Symposium

UCSF Radiology held its 18th Annual Imaging Research Symposium virtually on November 3, 2021 to highlight the breadth and depth of innovative research being done in the department.

The TMIST Breast Screening Trial, A Conversation with Rita Freimanis, MD

2D and 3D digital mammography - which is better for breast cancer screening? The tomosynthesis mammographic imaging screening trial (TMIST), sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, aims to see which technology performs best in women who have no symptoms.

UCSF Radiology Faculty, Trainees and Alumni Collaborate on Research Related to Breast Imaging for Pregnant Women

A team of breast imaging researchers set out to assess the value of targeted breast ultrasound for the primary evaluation of breast symptoms in pregnant women of all ages.

UCSF Radiology and Radiation Oncology Researchers Join Forces to Study HP 13C MRI in Prostate Cancer Undergoing Radiation Therapy

Two UCSF Radiology faculty recently received funding from National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Cancer Institute (NCI) for an exciting research project to study hyperpolarized (HP) carbon-13 (13C) metabolic MRI in prostate cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy (RT).

For Concussion Patients, CTs Offer Window into Recovery

A UCSF-led study matches brain imaging with prognosis, showing lingering impairment for some. Esther Yuh, MD, PhD is first author.

An MD/PhD Collaboration to Apply Hyperpolarized 13 C Metabolic MRI for Assessing Renal Tumor Aggressiveness in Patients

Jane Wang, MD and Peder Larson, PhD are collaborating on a project applying hyperpolarized (HP) carbon 13 (13C) metabolic MRI in patients with renal tumors.

Examining Leukemia Risks Among Children with Down Syndrome

A recent collaborative retrospective cohort study from UC San Francisco, UC Davis and others confirmed that Down syndrome remains a strong risk factor for childhood leukemia, and associations with AML are stronger than previously reported.

A Case Where CT Perfusion Abnormalities Helped Diagnose RCVS After Carotid Artery Surgery

A team of physicians from the UCSF Radiology Neuro Interventional Radiology (Neuro IR) section, recently presented a novel case where computed tomography (CT) perfusion imaging studies demonstrated abnormalities that have not been previously described in patients with RCVS.

Advanced Neuroimaging Research Improves Quality of Life for People with Parkinson's and Their Families

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month! Finding a cure might take time but through advanced neuroimaging research we can improve the quality of life for people with Parkinson's and their families.

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