Utilizing Technology to Better Patient Service

David Avrin, MD, PhD, has embraced technology’s vital role in the field of radiology since the beginning of his career. He began his academic career with studies in electrical engineering and computer science. Since then, he has gained fifty years of experience in digital imaging.

That technological background has helped him to bring a systems and informatics perspective to all aspects of radiology at UCSF, from understanding the imaging and informatics tools radiologists use to deeply, thoroughly organizing the information needed for patient care, education, and research.

“We have become more reliant on technology to address some of our most challenging healthcare issues,” he said. “Radiology leads the way in medical technology and healthcare informatics, but we can also, for example, mine the data collected by our technologies’ various systems to regulate and monitor required performance, quality, and safety indicators.”

UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging has cultivated the knowledge, skills, and highly focused talents of an extraordinary team of clinicians, researchers, and teachers. Each doctor is a seasoned expert, thoughtful scientist, and caring professional – as well as a specialist in multiple fields of innovative medical practices.