When it comes to mammography screening recommendations, UCSF Radiology and the American College of Radiology agree.

With recent articles fueling the debate about the effectiveness of screening mammography, it is important for physicians and patients to understand that there is abundant sound scientific evidence demonstrating that screening mammography saves lives.

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.