Research from a team lead by UCSF’s Alexandra Gersing, M.D., was highlighted in the RSNA Newsroom and through a scientific paper presentation on Tuesday, Nov. 28. The MRI study indicates that obese people who lose a substantial amount of weight can significantly slow the degeneration of their knee cartilage, but only if they lose weight through diet and exercise or diet alone.

Radiology’s gift—being able to see the interior of a body—has provided critical insight for surgeons for over a century. But as Jesse Courtier, MD, associate clinical professor in pediatric radiology points out, going from a two-dimensional radiologic image to operating inside the body itself takes a strenuous cognitive leap.

UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging is thrilled to, once again, have a strong presence at the Radiology Society of North America’s 103rd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting! RSNA 2017 will feature a number of scientific papers, posters and research topics from UCSF radiologists.  Mark your calendar and learn about a few of the refresher courses and educational exhibits being presented by radiologists from UCSF Imaging.

In a video from last year’s Mini Medical School for the Public held by the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Maureen Kohi, MD, an Interventional Radiologist who specializes in women’s health and interventions, discusses how she treats women with symptomatic uterine fibroids using high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) or magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS).

For John Kurhanewicz, PhD, and other researchers at UCSF, it’s important to work in an environment that not only supports their research, but provides the funding necessary for equipment and technological resources.

Last month, community members, researchers and providers from around the Bay Area came together for an important event on hereditary breast cancer and the rapid advances in research, coordinated teamwork, and the continuum of care offered at UCSF.