UCSF Radiology is committed to CT scan dose reduction. A new study by UCSF researchers concludes that radiation to patients undergoing CT-guided spinal injections can be decreased significantly without affecting outcome.

Treatment for OA is limited and typically begins once the disease has progressed well beyond its early stages, thus emphasizing a strong need to detect the disease earlier. The osteoarthritis initiative underlines the importance of public health initiatives for early prevention of OA.

While, like every procedure, there is the rare potential for complications, prostate cancer biopsies are a potentially life saving medical imaging exam. UCSF strives to mitigate risk, and through state of the art imaging research has developed a specialized exam to reduce the number of required biopsies for patients.

A new study suggests the advantage of using breast MRI screenings among high-risk, underserved women, as opposed to the general- risk mammography screenings.

Data from a recent study suggests that secondary breast cancer diagnosis rates in the US are higher among African American women than Caucasian women.

In August, the new Center of Research Translation for the Study of Osteoarthritis, a joint effort between UCSF and UC Davis, was announced. It is now officially off the ground.