The Peripheral Nerve Center at UCSF is comprised of a multidisciplinary team devoted to precisely assessing and addressing often painful and difficult-to-diagnose conditions of the peripheral nervous system. The Precision Spine Center run by the neuroradiology section of the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging collaborates closely with the Peripheral Nerve Center and is one of the only centers in the world that routinely offers high-resolution imaging techniques including MR neurography as well as CT, MR and ultrasound image guided injections.

When 53-year-old photographer and single mom Pia Navales went to the Berkeley Outpatient Center for her annual mammogram in December 2021, she had no reason to suspect any problems. The mammogram identified three masses on her left breast. After a follow-up mammogram and ultrasound with UCSF Professor of Clinical Radiology Rita Freimanis, MD, Navales drove from Berkeley across the Bay Bridge to get a core biopsy and fine needle aspiration done at the UCSF Breast Imaging Clinic at Mission Bay.

A UCSF team that includes members of the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, is addressing new clinical and research neuro applications of High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) and Low Intensity Focused Ultrasound (LIFU). A time will present their work on brain applications of HIFU and LIFU in an upcoming webinar on March 28 at noon PDT.  

We are pleased to announce that 14 talented medical students have matched to our diagnostic radiology and integrated IR residency programs. 

UCSF Radiology & Biomedical Imaging strives to ensure patient safety in all our imaging modalities, and this includes providing patients with the highest level of MR safety. MR Safety is overseen by the MR Safety Committee, led by Michael Ohliger, MD, PhD, associate professor and MR Modality Director. Additional leaders contributing to our MR Safety focus are Michael Hoff, PhD, associate professor and MRI Safety Expert (MRSE) and Christina Calvin, MRI Safety Officer (MRSO) and Supervisor.

It's always a good time of year to recognize and celebrate the many women who contribute their talent and expertise to the UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging. We invite you to peruse the bios and recent projects of a selection of our faculty and trainees.