The UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging is pleased to announce that Zhen Jane Wang, MD, professor in the UCSF Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging, has accepted the role of Section Chief, Abdominal Imaging and Ultrasound, effective June 15, 2022.

The Bay Area Community Of Bay area RAdionuclide imagers (COBRA) meeting returned this year and was hosted at UC Davis on May 25, 2022. COBRA, originally conceived in 2006 by the late Bruce Hasegawa, PhD - brilliant investigator, educator and mentor at UCSF – and Ling Shao.

UCSF Radiology is pleased to announce that Thomas Hope, MD, associate professor and director of molecular therapy in the Molecular Imaging & Therapeutics Section, has accepted the role of Vice Chair, Clinical Operations and Strategy, effective June 1, 2022.

Recently, investigators from the Cancer Metabolic Imaging and Therapy Lab at the UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging teamed up with the Department of Neurosurgery to identify metabolic alterations linked to this ALT pathway that can be exploited for non-invasive deuterium magnetic resonance spectroscopy (2H-MRS)-based imaging of astrocytomas in vivo.

Improvements highlight one of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG)'s many goals to provide emergency medicine to underserved populations along with extensive stroke research programs designed to improve care for stroke patients.

We interviewed Kimberly Okamoto, RN, a clinical research nurse, about the variety of roles research nurses play overall and here at UCSF as well as what she enjoys most about being a clinical research nurse.