Research

Rahul Desikan, MD, PhD Investigates the Science and Experience of ALS

Even as Rahul Desikan, MD, PhD battles amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) himself, he continues the rigorous lines of questioning that led him to become a leading investigator focused on neurogenerative diseases. 

Drs. Rahul Desikan and Leo Sugrue Discuss Genomic Medicine and Neurogenerative Diseases

Rahul Desikan, MD, PhD, and Leo Sugrue, MD, PhD recently discussed polygenic scores and why they are important in Scientific American.

UCSF Researchers Publish Initial Results on FES-dbPET Imaging of ER+ Breast Cancers

Researchers with the UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging set out to evaluate FES-dbPET technology for enabling a more precise characterization of ER+ breast cancers.

Researchers Assess the Accuracy of 68Ga-PSMA-11 PET in Localizing Prostate Cancer

Scientists at UCSF and UCLA designed a single-arm prospective trial on 635 patients with biochemically recurrent prostate cancer to assess the accuracy of 68Ga-PSMA-11 PET.

First-Of-Its-Kind Study Demonstrates Clinical Impact of Amyloid PET Imaging

Amyloid PET imaging to predict Alzheimer's disease dramatically alters physicians' care decisions for patients with mild cognitive impairment/dementia, according to the nationwide IDEAS study.

Hyperpolarized 13C MRI as an Emerging Molecular Imaging Technique

Hyperpolarized (HP) carbon 13 (13C) MRI is an emerging molecular imaging technique that is actively undergoing clinical translation at multiple institutions. At UCSF Radiology, we are engaged in work to develop this new technology.

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.

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.

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