An invitation to serve athletes’ imaging needs at the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics was a highpoint of the lengthy and celebrated career of Lynne Steinbach, MD. “To nurture a lifelong interest in sports imaging and then to be in the presence of the greatest athletes of our time was a dream come true,” shared Dr. Steinbach about the experience.

As 2017 comes to an end, we encourage you to take a moment to look back and reflect on some of UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging’s top advances, cutting-edge research milestones, and departmental accomplishments from the year.

This fall, UCSF Imaging’s world-renowned radiologists had the opportunity to participate in the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine’s Mini Medical School for the Public in a series titled “Personalized Medicine Powered by Precision Imaging.” We encourage all  to watch the video series to see how personalized medicine is being powered by precision imaging. 

Through the use of imaging, Dr. Sharmila Majumdar and her team of musculoskeletal researchers have sought to find specific identifiers of joint degeneration.

Christopher Hess, MD, PhD, has been named the new chair of the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, effective January 1, 2018. In this role, Dr. Hess will also become the Alexander Margulis Distinguished Professor of Radiology.

Research from a team lead by UCSF’s Alexandra Gersing, M.D., was highlighted in the RSNA Newsroom and through a scientific paper presentation on Tuesday, Nov. 28. The MRI study indicates that obese people who lose a substantial amount of weight can significantly slow the degeneration of their knee cartilage, but only if they lose weight through diet and exercise or diet alone.