UCSF Radiology to Participate in the 2020 Virtual Bay Area Science Festival

The tenth birthday of the Bay Area Science Festival (BASF) will be virtual this year featuring five days of science and over 125 unique events and experiences. Each year, the event is organized by the Science & Health Education Partnership at UC San Francisco. The festival runs from Wednesday, October 21 to Sunday, October 25.

The UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging has participated in the BASF since 2013, and it has since become a tradition. We find it rewarding to answer questions from both parents and children related to "What is radiology?" It gives us a chance to interact with Bay Area residents, share our experience and spread our knowledge. In 2020, we will be giving two presentations, both virtually, on Wednesday, October 21.

Brain Oscillations with Srikantan Nagarajan, PhD from 12 pm – 12:30 pm PDT

Dr. Nagarajan will present "Imaging brain oscillations". The human brain consists of neural networks whose electrical activity fluctuates in the frequency range of 1 250 Hz, fluctuations called neural oscillations. His research group develops models and algorithms for structural and functional human brain imaging modalities that help with the examination of neural oscillations and to investigate: 1) human brain plasticity in health, disease, and interventions, 2) neural mechanisms of speech motor control. His translational neuroscience research includes neurological, psychiatric, and otolaryngological disorders.




How PET/CT Detects Cancer with Erika Padilla-Morales CNMT, NMTCB(CT) from 1 pm – 1:30 pm PDT

In this presentation, you'll meet Nuclear Medicine Technologist Erika Padilla Morales, CNMT, and others involved in Metabolic Imaging at UCSF. Participants will learn about Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) and how technologies are used to detect cancer and help patients. PET CT increases diagnostic accuracy and specificity allowing information from two different studies to be correlated and interpreted on one image. Fusing PET and CT images results in more comprehensive anatomic and metabolic visualization of disease sites throughout the body.


Here is a full schedule of all of events and registration information.



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