Efforts to record and cumulate individual patient radiation dose are being advocated by a variety of societies. The problem with this concept is that at present, we do not have a method of individualizing patient dose.

How you move during walking, running, and jumping may be closely related to your cartilage health and will affect your future risk for osteoarthritis. UCSF to study this, and more, at the new Center of Research Translation.

The University of California’s (UC) Center for Health Quality and Innovation (CHQI) has awarded several grants to UC faculty and staff with the goal of improving health care delivery in California. This proposal aims to standardize and optimize CT doses across UC medical centers so that patients receive the lowest dose possible to produce the necessary medical benefit.

Nearly 5,000 hospitals were analyzed by U.S. News & World Report, and – once again – UCSF Medical Center ranks among the nation’s best.

Chief of Nuclear Medicine Dr. Miguel Pampaloni, M.D., Ph.D., discusses combining positron emission tomography (PET) with computed tomography (CT) in oncology.

I was recently interviewed for an article, published in The New York Times, about the tendency for some hospitals and imaging centers to perform multiple CT scans on a single patient in one day. Not only is this extra radiation exposure an extremely unsafe practice, but it is also a very costly one for the Medicare system and other insurance companies.