Stroke Imaging

Neurointerventional Radiology Saves Stroke Patient

In September 2021, Kevin Tuckman, a 48-year-old sales manager, was doing a demo for a potential client in Foster City when he started having difficulty talking. "I would want to say something, and some words came out, but others I couldn't say," Tuckman said. After he dropped his pen five times within a one-minute period, Tuckman's colleague, Melissa Jackson, asked him if he was OK. Eventually, Jackson said: "You aren't OK, we need to take you to the hospital."

Improving Workflow and Care Delivery for Stroke Patients

Improvements highlight one of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG)'s many goals to provide emergency medicine to underserved populations along with extensive stroke research programs designed to improve care for stroke patients.

What Does It Mean to Be A JCAHO Comprehensive Stroke Center?

UC San Francisco is the only JCAHO Comprehensive Stroke Center in San Francisco. What does this mean? According to Steven Hetts, MD, this means that we have extensive capabilities to diagnose and treat all types of strokes.

Free Education for Social Good: Nonprofit Started by UCSF Radiologists and Stanford Medicine Co-Founders Honored with Tech Startup Silver Stevie Award

Bhavya Rehani, MD, William Dillon, MD and Ankur Bharija, MD came to together to create Health4theworld which uses innovative technology for social good. This project was recently honored with a premier business award.

Time Is of the Essence When Treating Stroke

UCSF is a major referral center for all types of strokes and diseases affecting the brain, head, neck, and spine. Dr. Randall Higashida, chief of neuro interventional radiology, explains why seeking medical attention immediately is crucial.

Making San Francisco the Safest Place to Have a Stroke

The San Francisco Stroke Initiative links UCSF Moffitt Hospital and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital to improve the outcome of stroke patients.

New MRI-Guided Catheter Shows Major Potential for Stroke Treatment

Neurointerventional RadiologyA new investigative tool can navigate through blood vessels from the groin to the brain in search for blood clots using MRI-guided navigation.

Stroke Treatment at the San Francisco VA: One Patient’s Story

“The San Francisco VA has taken care of me from head to toe. I owe them my life.” These were the words from James K. Theriault, who shared the story of his recent journey from Salt Lake City to San Francisco, where he underwent a crucial procedure to address his blocked carotid and vertebral arteries, performed by the world renowned Interventional Radiology department at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.

Improving Stroke Imaging Around the World

Dr. Bhavya Rehani, Assistant Professor in Residence in Neuroradiology at UCSF, discusses this topic with reporter Christopher Michael in a radio interview, available to stream below.