“I love the science we are doing. I believe it has the potential to make a difference for the patient,” said researcher Pavithra Viswanath, PhD, principal investigator of the Cancer Metabolic Imaging and Therapy Lab and associate professor in the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging. “At UCSF, we have a fantastic setup to develop novel therapies, and there’s no place better than Radiology to develop metabolic imaging biomarkers.”

A study from the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging investigates the relationship between aberrant neuronal circuit mechanisms and functional abnormalities observed in Alzheimer's disease (AD) using magnetoencephalography (MEG) imaging.

Celebrating our volunteer radiologists during National Volunteer Week.

While the exact size of radiology’s carbon footprint remains unknown, the energy-intensive nature of its equipment makes it a significant contributor to the healthcare sector’s 10 percent share of carbon emissions. A single MRI, for example, expends the energy equivalent to powering 12 US homes and one CT unit equates to three US homes.

Doris Wang, MD, PhD, presents the keynote address at the 2024 annual Research Conference. In her talk, Wang will discuss how she uses focused ultrasound to treat tremor disorders, as well as her translational research in developing closed-loop deep brain stimulation (DBS) to treat gait disorders in Parkinson’s disease.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) currently recommends that women begin breast cancer screening mammograms at age 40 and receive them every two years thereafter. Bonnie Joe, MD, PhD, Division Chief of Breast Imaging at UCSF’s Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, contends that biennial screenings are not frequent enough and the standard should instead be annual screenings.