Research

Pioneering a Range of New Uses for High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)

Using high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), Matthew Bucknor, MD and his team are finding new ways to treat patients with uterine fibroids and bone metastasis.

Combining Advanced Imaging Techniques with Loading Biomechanics to Slow, Prevent and Treat Osteoarthritis

Richard Souza, PhD, PT, and his team are working with UCSF radiologists on lower extremities biomechanics research to change loading profiles and intervene in the osteoarthritis disease process.

Translational Research to Improve Musculoskeletal Health and Well-Being

The research of Sharmila Majumdar, PhD, focuses on osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and lower back pain, particularly on quantitative musculoskeletal imaging image processing and artificial intelligence applied to the musculoskeletal system.

Preventing Fractures and Degenerative Joint Disease Through Research

Thomas Link, MD, PhD's research is focused on degenerative diseases of the musculoskeletal system, in particular on osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.

Applying Advanced Computer Vision and Machine Learning to Study Musculoskeletal Disorders and Osteoporosis

Valentina Pedoia, PhD is a data scientist applying computer vision and machine learning techniques to MRI scans to study musculoskeletal disorders.

Advancing ALS Research with Dr. Rahul Desikan, Dr. Leo Sugrue and their Team in the Laboratory for Precision Neuroimaging

With complimentary backgrounds in basic and clinical neuroscience and a shared desire to ask (and answer) big questions, when Drs. Desikan and Sugrue met in the Neuroradiology fellowship training program at UCSF they quickly became both friends and research partners. Today as junior faculty in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging they jointly run the Laboratory for Precision Neuroimaging at UCSF.

Rahul Desikan, MD, PhD Talks About His Battle with ALS on ‘Good Morning America’

Rahul Desikan, MD, PhD is now battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), one of the diseases that he studies. He and his wife shared their emotional story on Good Morning America.

Using Deep Learning for Pneumothorax Detection: Newly Published Research from UCSF Radiology

Pneumothorax can be a life-threatening emergency. Researchers created an automated method of screening chest x-rays which can result in more rapid review and earlier treatment. Findings were published in PLOS Medicine.

A Deep Learning Model Predicts a Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease Using 18F-FDG PET

Artificial intelligence (AI) technology improves the ability of brain imaging to predict Alzheimer's disease, according to a study from UCSF Radiology researchers published in the journal Radiology.

PET and MRI Radiomic Features Can Help Personalize Breast Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment

Radiomics is an emerging discipline in radiology. Researchers set out to determine the benefit of using multi-modality radiomics data from PET and MR images in the characterization of breast cancer phenotype and prognosis.

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