UCSF Radiologists Recognized with Awards at RSNA

RSNA 11/30/15 Press Conference on UCSF Research 

TOPIC: MRI Reveals Weight Loss Protects Knees

Obese people who lose a substantial amount of weight can significantly slow the degeneration of their knee cartilage, according to a new MRI study presented today by its first author, Alexandra Gersing, MD, of UCSF Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). 

About the study results:

  • Obese patients who lose weight can slow down the progression of cartilage degeneration in the knee.
  • Researchers investigated the association between different degrees of weight loss and the progression of knee cartilage degeneration in 506 overweight and obese patients.
  • Patients who lost more than 10 percent of their body weight had slower degeneration of their knee cartilage.

Co-authors on the study are Martin Solka, Gabby B. Joseph, Ph.D., Benedikt J. Schwaiger, M.D., Ursula R. Heilmeier, M.D., Georg Feuerriegel, John Mbapte Wamba, M.D., Charles E. McCulloch, Ph.D., Michael C. Nevitt, Ph.D., and Thomas M. Link, M.D., Ph.D.

See the full RSNA press release here


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2015 Roentgen Resident/Fellow Award Recipient:
Robert Richard Flavell, MD, PhD, University of California, San Francisco


RSNA Research Fellow Grants:

Nicholas S. Burris, MD

University of California, San Francisco

Combined Evaluation of Hemodynamic and Inflammatory Markers in Chronic Type B Aortic Dissection Using PET/MRI


Robert Richard Flavell, MD, PhD

University of California, San Francisco

Study of Acidic Interstitial pH in Aggressive Prostate Cancer Using Novel PET and Hyperpolarized 13C Imaging Probes


RSNA Research Resident Grant

Rahi Jiten Kumar, MD

University of California, San Francisco

In Vitro and In Vivo Differentiation and Quantification of Novel Contrast Materials at Dual-energy CT

Mallinckrodt/RSNA Research Scholar Grant

Michael A. Ohliger, MD, PhD

University of California, San Francisco

Non-invasive Monitoring of Liver Inflammation and Fibrosis Using Hyperpolarized Carbon-13 MRI

GE Healthcare/RSNA Education Scholar Grant

Bhavya Rehani, MD

University of California, San Francisco

Developing Web-based Virtual Classroom Teaching RISE (Radiology International Student Virtual Education) Platform: A Pilot International Outreach Educational Program

Philips Healthcare/RSNA Research Seed Grant

Thomas A. Hope, MD

University of California, San Francisco

nterim Response to Y-90 Therapy of Neuroendocrine Tumor Using DOTA-TOC PET/MRI




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