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In this video, Dr. Vigneron describes his work and how it’s helping tens of thousands of patients with prostate cancer and brain tumors by more accurately identifying the location of cancers, monitoring whether those cancers are responding to treatment, and, as needed, adjusting the treatment to more specifically target the disease.

The UCSF Research Interest Groups (RIGs) are a success story for many reasons. In this post, hear from Dr. Vigneron and other members of the Research Interest Group to understand what makes RIGs work:

Uterine fibroids are the most common benign tumors of the female pelvis. High-intensity focused ultrasound (or HIFU) is a relatively novel FDA-approved noninvasive outpatient treatment option available for women with symptomatic fibroids

William Dillon, MD, has agreed to serve as interim chair of the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, effective October 1, 2017, following the retirement of long-time chair Ron Arenson, MD. The search for a permanent new chair is ongoing, and we hope to be able to make an announcement before the end of the year.

Image-guided spine injections, using contemporary techniques, can provide significant benefits in relation to pain relief, disability, and quality of life in patients; identify the specific pain generator; and help avoid surgery.

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.

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