As ABC News put it: "Mammograms save lives, period, end of story." This declaration -- something we at UCSF already advocated -- is the conclusive result of a landmark (29-year-long!) study of mammography screening.

Imaging can contribute substantially to the local and distant evaluation of prostate cancer. However, not all imaging is created equal.

The U.S. Preventive Service Task Force (USPSTF) recently revised their mammography guidelines, stating that women can wait until age 50 to have biennial (every 2 years) screening mammograms. However, research presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Breast Surgeons indicated that following the USPSTF guidelines would actually have a negative impact on survival. And we agree.

We wanted to let our readers know about an exciting event coming up on Saturday, June 18. It’s the Mount Zion Community Health Fair, and the campus community, family members and friends are all invited to attend!

I recently co-authored a study, published in the June issue of Radiology, that found that brain volume may indicate pre-clinical Alzheimer’s. I thought I’d talk a little bit about this disease and what my research was trying to accomplish.

The American College of Radiology (ACR) has launched a CT Dose Index Registry in an effort to broaden patients’ protection from excessive radiation. We’ve taken a proactive stance on the issue.