The Gold Medal is the highest honor given by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Congratulations to Ronald Arenson, MD, professor emeritus and longtime chair on receiving this honor at the annual meeting.

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is defined as amyloid plaques, tau tangles and degeneration of nerve cells in the brain leading to memory problems, cognitive decline and dementia. Currently, there are no treatments which slow the progression of AD, but a number of treatments are in late-stage clinical trials and some appear promising.

A team of physicians from the UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center (SFVAMC) worked on and presented a framework for how to weigh repeatedly negative test results in clinical decision making when there is ongoing concern for COVID-19.

Thank you to all UCSF Medical Center Radiology staff – you are the essential workers who continue to provide essential services during this time. 

Nicholas Fidelman, MD has graciously agreed to serve as interim chief of Interventional Radiology at the UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging following the departure of Maureen Kohi, MD. 

Maureen Kohi, MD, associate professor of radiology chief of Interventional Radiology, has accepted the role of Ernest H. Wood Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiology at University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, effective December 31, 2020.