14th Annual Radiology Imaging Research Symposium


October 10, 2017



Time Duration

12:00 -6:00pm (program begins at 1:00pm with slides prior)

The Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research Symposium will be held on October 10, 2017. All within the UCSF and the scientific communities are encouraged to attend. 

COLE HALL (513 Parnassus Avenue):
A slide presentation showing an overview of Departmental Research Groups will run from 12:00-12:55pm. The oral presentations will feature a broad range of selected departmental speakers highlighting their recent research (
Cole Hall 1:00pm - 4:30pm.) 

MILLBERRY UNION (500 Parnassus Avenue):
A scientific poster session, reception and award ceremony will run from 4:30-6:00pm and will feature best poster, best podium presentation and the annual Bruce Hasegawa Award.

Event Registration


Research Topics
Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, UCSF

Session I

1:10 p.m. An Vu, PhD: ‘StImulus Locked K-space Shuffling (SILK) for Ultra-high Resolution fMRI’               

1:20 p.m. Jae Ho Sohn, MD, MS: Data-driven Lung Cancer Risk Stratification of Pulmonary Nodules in Chest CT using 3D Convolutional Neural Network’   
1:30 p.m. David Newitt, PhD ‘Concordance of Apparent Diffusion Coefficient Measurements across the NCI Quantitative Imaging Network’            

1:40 p.m. Spencer Behr, MD: First-in-Human Studies with CTT1057, a Novel F-18 PSMA PET in Prostate Cancer’           

1:50 p.m. Iris Broce, PhD: ‘Immune-related Genetic Enrichment in Frontotemporal Dementia’                     

2:00 p.m. Yiran Chen: ‘A Metabolic Study of Hypoxic Ischemia during Mouse Brain Development using Hyperpolarized 13C’   

2:10 p.m. Berk Norman: ‘Convolutional-Neural Networks for Knee Multi-Tissue Automatic Morphometry and Relaxometry’  

2:20 p.m. Melanie Morrison, PhD: The Effects of Radiotherapy-Induced Vascular Injury on Cognitive Function in Children treated for Pediatric Brain Tumors’

Coffee Break


Session II

3:00 p.m. Cyrus Manuel, MS: ‘Weakly Supervised Deep Feature Learning to Predict Aβ-positivity from Structural MR Brain Images’

3:10 p.m. Denis Beckford Vera, PhD: Positron Emission Tomography Imaging of Human Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha using Zirconium-89 Certoluzimab Pegol’

3:20 p.m. Peter Chang, MD: ‘Deep Learning for Identification and Quantification of Acute Intraparenchymal Hemorrhage on Head CT’

3:30 p.m. Ella Jones, PhD: ‘Association between Dedicated Breast PET and MR imaging Features in Primary Invasive Breast Cancers

3:40 p.m. Carly Demopoulos, PhD: ‘Auditory and Somatosensory Response in ASD: Evidence for Domain Specificity and Associations with Language’

3:50 p.m. Michael Samaan, PhD: ‘Abnormal Muscle Forces after Hip Arthroscopy are Related to Altered Cartilage Composition in FAI Patients’

4:00 p.m. Chin Hong Tan, PhD: ‘Polygenic Hazard Score: An Enrichment Marker for Alzheimer's Associated Amyloid and Tau Deposition’

4:10 p.m. Brice Tiret, PhD: ‘Hyperpolarized [1-13C] Pyruvate as a Biomarker for Treatment Monitoring in Lymphoma Murine Models’


4:20 p.m. Please cross the street to UCSF Millberry Union for the reception, awards and posters.


MILLBERRY UNION (500 Parnassus Ave, Golden Gate and City Lights Rms)


  • Comprehensive Poster Session
  • Best Podium Presentation Award, Best Poster Award, and the 2017 Bruce Hasegawa Award for Excellence in Research
  • Reception