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On April 26, 2021, the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) inducted nine new Fellows.
I am pleased to announce three new leadership appointments in the department, key roles designed to work closely with UCSF Health managers, help guide our outpatient expansion, and continue to provide excellent care for our patients.
The news from Atlanta – where eight people were murdered on Tuesday evening, including six women of Asian descent – is yet another stark reminder of the toll that racism and misogyny takes on our society.
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 who accepted a position as the Ernest H.
I am honored to share that Maureen Kohi, MD, associate professor of radiology chief of Interventional Radiology, has accepted the role of Ernest H.
The tenth birthday of the Bay Area Science Festival (BASF) will be virtual this year featuring five days of science and over 125 unique events and experiences.
Jim Barkovich, MD, professor in residence and chief of Pediatric Neuroradiology at the UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and a renowned expert in the field of neuroradiology and pediatric neuroradiology, retired at the end of June 2020 after a long and successful career.
June 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of LGBTQ+ Pride traditions.
The following post is authored by Matthew Bucknor, MD, associate chair for wellbeing and professional climate, in the UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging to announce the launch of a new, wellbeing initiative.
The UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging had a strong presence at the recent American Society of Functional Neuroradiology (ASFNR) Annual Meeting held November 3-5, 2019 in San Francisco, CA.
The theme for this year's Women in Medicine Month (#WIMmonth) is "Women in Medicine: Trailblazers, Advocates, Leaders.
Nola Hylton, PhD, will be inducted as the newest Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) Honorary Fellow at this year's SBI/American College of Radiology (ACR) Annual Breast Imaging Symposium, the largest breast imaging conference in the world.
Thomas Link, MD, PhD has been inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows.
Sharmila Majumdar, PhD was recently selected by UC San Francisco (UCSF) Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS and Dean of the UCSF School of Medicine Talmadge King, MD as the next holder of the Margaret Hart Surbeck Distinguished Professorship in Advanced Imaging in the department.
Author:  Laurel Skurko, Marketing Director, UCSF Radiology and Biomedical Imaging The following is a continuation of our blog series on Social Media Marketing in Health Care.
Faculty and trainees at the UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging have just returned from the Radiology Society of North America’s 104th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting.
As a leading researcher of neurogenerative diseases, Rahul Desikan, MD, PhD is now battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), one of the diseases that he studies.
Women who are diagnosed with breast cancer often experience a rollercoaster of emotions from the time they learn of their diagnosis, as well as during and after treatment.
The UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging’s 15th Annual Research Symposium showcased the department’s current and ongoing research.
We know that Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography (Coronary CTA) can improve the level of diagnostic certainty when evaluating patients with stable chest pain suggestive of a coronary disease.
Author:  Laurel Skurko, Marketing Director, UCSF Radiology and Biomedical Imaging There’s no doubt that Twitter use by health care professionals is on the rise.
Ruth Goldstein, MD, professor of Radiology and Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, and chief of Ultrasound at the UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging retired at the end of June 2018.
Myelin is a fatty substance that surrounds nerve cells and plays a critical role in the nervous system, facilitating long-range connections.
Author:  Laurel Skurko, Marketing Director, UCSF Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Health care, meet social.
The UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging is pleased to announce Sabrina Ronen, PhD and Spencer Behr, MD as the new Director and Associate Director of the Precision Imaging of Cancer and Therapy (PICT) Program at UCSF.
Author:  Laurel Skurko, Marketing Director, UCSF Radiology and Biomedical Imaging We all know Facebook is great for sharing that birthday cake photo and connecting with that long-lost middle school buddy.
The UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging was pleased to recognize the following individuals with awards at commencement on June 8, 2018: The Medical Student Teaching Award Recipient: Andrew Phelps, MD, assistant professor of Clinical Radiology, UCSF Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Presented to a teacher demonstrating excellence in teaching UCSF medical students for the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award Recipient: David M.
What are the actions to take when one discovers one carries a genetic risk factor for cancer? UC San Francisco continues to be a resource for individuals who carry BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations – those most commonly involved in Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC).
Steven Hetts, MD has been appointed by the Systemwide Faculty Senate to be the Faculty Representative to the UC Regents Health Services Committee for 2018-2020.
Michael Weiner, MD, and his team have written a paper on the Brain Health Registry that has been published in Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association.
Earlier this month, a published study from UC San Francisco found genetic similarities between amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD).
The Dean’s Diversity Fund Committee has announced that Javier Villanueva-Meyer, MD, a neuroradiologist in the UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging has been selected as a John A.
An article titled ‘Race matters for breast cancer screening protocols,’ was published last month on AuntMinnie.
The following is a guest post from Keith Kim, a UC Berkeley Bioengineering student who participated in the Summer Biodesign Immersion Experience.
Author:  Laurel Skurko, Marketing Director, UCSF Radiology and Biomedical Imaging ​ Health care is among the many industries going through a sea change in our world today.
With the spring comes new opportunities, new challenges and new discoveries.
Peter Callen, MD came west from Chicago to UC San Francisco in 1969 as a first-year medical student.
Nearly one million people worldwide are estimated to have tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), with approximately 50,000 affected in the United States.
An invitation to serve athletes’ imaging needs at the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics was one of the high points of the celebrated career of Lynne Steinbach, MD.
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.
“Everybody has lower back pain,” begins Sharmila Majumdar, PhD, a professor, vice chair of research, and director of the Musculoskeletal Research Interest Group (RIG) at UCSF.
Research from a team lead by UCSF’s Alexandra Gersing, M.
Radiology’s gift—being able to see the interior of a body—has provided critical insight for surgeons for over a century.
UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging is thrilled to, once again, have a strong presence at the Radiology Society of North America’s 103rd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting! RSNA 2017, which runs from November 26th through December 1st in Chicago, will feature a number of scientific papers, posters and research topics from UCSF radiologists.
For John Kurhanewicz, PhD, and other researchers at UCSF, it’s important to work in an environment that not only supports their research, but provides the funding necessary for equipment and technological resources.
Author:  Laurel Skurko, Marketing Director, UCSF Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Last month, community members, researchers and providers from around the Bay Area came together for an important event on hereditary breast cancer and the rapid advances in research, coordinated teamwork, and the continuum of care offered at UCSF.
Sabrina Ronen, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and director of the Brain Research Interest Group (RIG) on campus.
At last month’s Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging’s Annual Research Symposium, Caroline Guglielmetti, PhD, was awarded the 2017 Hasegawa Award.
The UCSF Research Interest Groups (RIGs) are a success story for many reasons.
William Dillon, MD, has agreed to serve as interim chair of the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, effective October 1, 2017 following the retirement of long-time chair Ron Arenson, MD.
Disorders of the spine have a tremendous impact on society—directly through the morbidity of afflicted individuals and indirectly through lost productivity and increased health care costs.
Whether five years old or 55, patients undergoing a CT or MRI scan may find it to be a stressful situation, in part because it is an unfamiliar experience.
Event: Considering BRCA Genes: Knowledge Improves Outcomes Date and Time: Oct.
For a limited time, UCSF Department of Biomedical Imaging is happy to provide complimentary tickets to guests of our Osher Mini Medical School sessions this fall (valued at $15/ticket).
  UCSF Medical Center has been named one of the nation's top ten premier hospitals for a 17th consecutive year, earning a fifth-place position on the 2016-2017 Best Hospitals Ranking and Ratings, conducted by U.
Author:  Laurel Skurko, Marketing Director, UCSF Radiology and Biomedical Imaging From radiologists, nurses and techs to the support staff and administrators, each member of the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging team plays a critical part in keeping the department running smoothly and successfully.
In the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, the radiology nursing staff is rich with nursing experience, clinical skills and versatility to manage a wide range of responsibilities.
Senator John McCain’s recent glioblastoma diagnosis brings to light the impact of this deadly disease.
The Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging would like to extend a warm welcome to our talented incoming faculty members.
Imagine using 3D technology to visualize planning for liver transplants and surgery.
Last month, the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging was thrilled to collaborate with neighbors for a unique event that highlighted important insights on osteoporosis, ranging from advice about on-time screening to information on advances in science.
At UC San Francisco, physicians play three important roles – patient care clinician, researcher and educator.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s Disease—a figure that could more than triple by 2050.
After 40 years of service and dedication to the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Robert Gould, ScD, professor and vice chair of Technology and Capital Projects, has announced his retirement.
Working at the forefront of neuroradiology, Pratik Mukherjee, MD, PhD, continually seeks answers to why brains work the way they do.
Over fifty million people in the world suffer from schizophrenia.
UCSF Imaging’s Parnassus facility in the main Radiology department is about to embark on its largest-ever expansion with groundbreaking set for late July.
Author:  Laurel Skurko, Marketing Director, UCSF Radiology and Biomedical Imaging When Jan fell, it was a shock.
UC San Francisco’s Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Residency Program has been named a Top Medical Residency Program by U.
In the United States, a baby is born with a birth defect every 4-½ minutes.
As a follow-up to a recently published paper in the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology, “Noninvasive PET quantitative myocardial blood flow with regadenoson for assessing cardiac allograft vasculopathy in orthotopic heart transplantation patients,” Ernie Garcia, PhD, editor of the journal, spoke with Miguel Hernandez Pampaloni, MD, the first author of the article.
Event: Conquering Osteoporosis through World-Class Care, Research, and Community Connections Date: Tuesday, May 9 from 5 – 7 p.
The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) presented its highest acknowledgement, the SIR Gold Medal, to Jeanne M.
After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in U.
When many hear the term “screening” their minds automatically go to cancer screening, as in breast cancer screening or prostate cancer screening.
“That is my favorite part of the job.
If you’ve never experienced back pain, you’re one of the lucky few.
We recently celebrated two landmark events in our department which we’re eager to share with our community.
In arthritis, the immune system attacks the joints and the surrounding bones and soft tissues, causing redness, pain and swelling.
The mainstream perception of radiology is as a diagnostic tool to see into parts of the body where our eyes can’t.
Chiyo Uchida, RN has been selected from the entire Radiology nursing staff at all UC San Francisco sites as the inaugural awardee of the new “UCSF Radiology Nurse of the Month” recognition program.
The number one cause of disability in older adults is osteoarthritis, which is caused when the ends of bones wear down over time.
You might have recently seen the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the Bay Area Science Festival (BASF) at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
As 2017 approaches, 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.
Author:  Laurel Skurko, Marketing Director, UCSF Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Any successful enterprise must learn as much as possible about the people it serves in order to consistently meet expectations and provide the experience we promise.
I’m proud to let you know that my wife, Kat, will star in the Children’s Theater Association of San Francisco’s production of “Aladdin and His Wonderful, Magical Lamp.
UCSF Radiology recommends annual mammograms to screen for breast cancer beginning at age 40.
UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging is thrilled to, once again, have a strong presence at the Radiology Society of North America’s 102nd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting! RSNA 2016, running from November 27th through December 2nd in Chicago, will feature a number of scientific papers, posters and research topics from UCSF radiologists.
In celebration of our unique downtown neighborhood, 1725 Montgomery Street, we are offering visitors a box of artisan chocolate from a Ferry Building chocolatier during the holidays.
Picture this: A child walks hand-in-hand with his parents through the hallways of a medical center as they count down the minutes until he undergoes his first imaging exam.
New research co-authored by UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging’s Christine Glastonbury, MD, demonstrates the value of adopting multi-disciplinary teams that include radiologists and other medical specialists.
From oncology to cardiology, Alzheimer’s disease to stroke, imaging faculty have an impact on nearly all the conditions that have research or clinical relevance to the UCSF campus.
For many women in the Bay Area, breast imaging services to detect and diagnose breast cancer may seem inaccessible.
The following post was written by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital’s Certified Child Life Specialist Lauren Meyer, MA.
The data underlying a new study on breast cancer screening clearly show that mammography catches more cancers early and save lives by reducing the number of women with cancers of advanced size, according to the American College of Radiology and the Society of Breast Imaging.
Mammography and biopsies are important tools in breast cancer detection and diagnosis, but some women face barriers both to access and understanding of the procedures.
For women living and working near downtown San Francisco, there’s a new choice for comprehensive health care.
Breast cancer survivor Laura Holmes Haddad has a new outlook on life.
For patients battling breast cancer, feeling simply like a medical record number can be devastating.
Working at the forefront of breast imaging, Bonnie Joe, MD, PhD steadily pushes for improvement in daily practice, national health policy, and technological development.
One in eight American women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.
Fast-moving innovations in radiology allow more precision for diagnosis, treatment, disease management, and patient safety.
Collaboration is critical to success in research, explains Dr.
Author:  Laurel Skurko, Marketing Director, UCSF Radiology and Biomedical Imaging The blond woman in the flowing red dress who graces UCSF’s “Redefining Possible” billboards and ads in and around San Francisco – you’ve probably seen her, but you likely don’t know her story.
  Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) affects blood vessel development and can cause a range of issues from bleeding to reduced neurological function and potentially life-threatening ruptures.
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the United States with approximately 1 in 8 women developing invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
Watch the video below, where Dr.
In the ongoing and sometimes contentious global conversation about when to begin screening for breast cancer, Heather Greenwood, MD provides an insistent voice.
NCIRE, the Veterans Health Research Institute, today announced a major award to advance Alzheimer’s disease research.
The UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging will hold its 13th Annual Imaging Research Symposium on Tuesday, September 20, 2016.
The annual Hasegawa Award recognizes a radiology and biomedical imaging graduate student or postdoctoral scholar exemplifying the scope and quality of investigation demonstrated by Dr.
For Alisa Gean, MD, raising funds and participating in 2016’s AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer was personal.
Radiologic tools have become safer over time: Better tools lead to more precise views, and more precision allows reduced radiation dose.
I’m not the first person to say it: In ischemic stroke, time lost is brain lost.
            It’s been a great honor to serve the Bay Area and beyond for more than 100 years.
At a recent dinner and symposium held at UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center, Elizabeth Edgerly, chief program officer of the Northern California and Northern Nevada chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, summed up in stark terms one of today’s largest health challenges: “More than half of the people with Alzheimer’s disease are never even diagnosed.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, accounting for approximately 50 to 70 percent of all cases, yet there are still many complexities involved in diagnosing the disease.
Author:  Laurel Skurko, Marketing Director, UCSF Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Picture a tidy, humble medical center conference room brightened by a pink tablecloth, two inviting bakery cakes, and a freshly opened box of chocolates.
We are proud to be a site for the Imaging Dementia - Evidence for Amyloid Scanning (IDEAS) Study.
Ruth Goldstein, MD began the exploration of her radiology tool of choice, ultrasound, by taking up its long traditional use in obstetrics and gynecology early in her career.
UCSF Medical Center ranks among the nation's top 10 premier hospitals for the 15th consecutive year and is the best in Northern California, according to the 2016-2017 Best Hospitals Survey conducted by U.
When people write about Alisa Gean-Gersh, MD, they use phrases like “acknowledged global expert,” and “world-class neuroradiologist.
Brett Elicker, MD was awarded the 2010 Hideyo Minagi Outstanding Teaching Award for his work with UCSF diagnostic radiology residents, but his broader goal is to teach the public about the value of early screening for lung cancer.
  On July 17, 2016, a team of staff, faculty, and friends of UCSF’s Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging hopes to raise major funds for Bay Area AIDS and HIV programs with AIDS Walk San Francisco.
Spurred by a lifelong interest in the human nervous system, Jim Barkovich, MD's work in optimizing techniques for studying normal and abnormal brain development in infants and children has been described as “visionary,” “pioneering” and “ground-breaking.
The University of California (UC) has been certified by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to create appropriate use criteria for imaging: rules that define when it is appropriate to use powerful but expensive methods of imaging such as CT, MR and nuclear medicine.
David Avrin, MD, PhD, has embraced technology’s vital role in the field of radiology since the beginning of his career.
Among the shortest lists ever written is surely “People Looking Forward to Their Next Colonoscopy.
In the current era of precision medicine, the oncology community of medical professionals understands that the biological features of a patient’s tumor must be characterized to ensure that the appropriate treatments are being chosen to inhibit the dominant driver of that patient’s cancer.
Many people who rise to department management in medicine have little prior experience with administration.
Lisa Rooney is a member of the CT or CAT (computerized axial tomography) radiology team who assists the interventional radiology team.
Visionary Bioengineering: The Radiologic Imaging Laboratory Archive UCSF Library, 530 Parnassus Avenue, 3rd floor, San Francisco, CA Through April 2017 Free and open to the public during library hours Visit the UCSF Library and view a “sneak peek” exhibit on the history of the Radiologic Imaging Laboratory (RIL).
Some patients with kidney tumors have a high risk of surgical complications because of their age or health status.
Image-sharing network Mammosphere recently hosted #Mammochat, the first in a series of Twitter chats aimed at encouraging communication between healthcare representatives and patients.
Patients with kidney tumors sometimes have treatment options: Complete nephrectomy, which removes the cancerous kidney fully, or partial nephrectomy, which removes a section of kidney.
Join us in congratulating Thomas Hope, MD, the 2016 recipient of the Marc Tetalman Award and the Robert E.
Sharmila Majumdar, PhD, Professor  and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco has been awarded the 2016 Gold Medal of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) for her innovative contributions to the development of quantitative imaging methods, linking these methods to musculoskeletal tissue composition, biochemistry, and skeletal biomechanics and function.
The UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging is proud to be a part of a new business model for UCSF – providing access to UCSF care to those who live and work in downtown San Francisco for the first time.
The UCSF Imaging Center at Montgomery Street is the UCSF Department of Radiology’s newest location, offering screening mammography, ultrasound and bone density scan (DXA or DEXA) at a new site in San Francisco’s North Waterfront district.
The UCSF Imaging Center at Montgomery Street is the UCSF Department of Radiology’s newest location, offering screening mammography, ultrasound and bone density scan (DXA or DEXA) at a new site in San Francisco’s North Waterfront district.
The field of radiology is constantly evolving and the Breast Imaging Group at UCSF is proud to stay on the forefront with the latest technologies.
As medicine has transitioned into the precision era, the scientific community appreciates now more than ever how important it is to treat patients individually.
  The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation has recently teamed up with the Brain Health Registry, led by UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging’s and other top researchers from UCSF.
A recent meeting was held with researchers from the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and the UCSF Department of Psychiatry.
Two-thirds of consumers think 50 is too late to start annual mammograms for the detection of breast cancer, according to a new study conducted by the health care technology company HealthMine.
Our latest research, published in the January 2016 edition of American Journal of Roentgenology, suggests that there is room for improvement by radiologists when it comes to managing patients in accordance to established BI-RADS categories for breast MRI exams.
“As radiologists, we work with doctors from all specialties to identify disease at the earliest possible stages.
Mark How, radiology tech working with patients using the PET/MRI device, shares his perspective on UCSF's cutting-edge technology and the high quality of patient care: “I strive to give patients not only high-quality imaging, but a high-quality experience.
PET/MRI is a hybrid imaging technology that is serving critical diagnostic and treatment purposes for current UCSF patients as well as playing an important role in research for future patients.
The PET/MRI, a recently-developed hybrid imaging modality, offers the convenience of two scans, the PET and the MRI, in one.
MRI is an excellent modality to visualize soft tissue as well as functional and morphological details.
Hybrid imaging is the fusion of two or more imaging modalities to form a new technique, leading to a new or more powerful modality.
With a record crowd of 33,000 people, the Bay Area Science Festival has become the region’s biggest event for science and education.
The Brain Health Registry, a groundbreaking, web-based project led by UCSF researchers designed to speed up cures for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other brain disorders, has a new face.
"I was one of the lucky four.
PET/MRI is a first-of-its-kind imaging technology approved by the FDA in November 2014.
A new investigative tool can navigate through blood vessels from the groin to the brain in search for blood clots using MRI-guided navigation.
As 2015 comes to an end, take a moment to look back and reflect on the top advances, research and imaging news from the year.
Author:  Laurel Skurko, Marketing Director, UCSF Radiology and Biomedical Imaging “None of us -- globally -- has gotten health care right.
Author:  Laurel Skurko, Marketing Director, UCSF Radiology and Biomedical Imaging The UCSF Department of Radiology marketing team just completed a survey of 5,100 local referring physicians on their communications patterns and preferences.
In the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, we don’t ignore the facts.
RSNA 11/30/15 Press Conference on UCSF Research  TOPIC: MRI Reveals Weight Loss Protects Knees Obese people who lose a substantial amount of weight can significantly slow the degeneration of their knee cartilage, according to a new MRI study presented today by its first author, Alexandra Gersing, MD, of UCSF Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
I am always amazed at the quality of the presentations, the excitement generated by the technical exhibits, and the atmosphere of camaraderie produced at RSNA each year.
Obese people who lose a substantial amount of weight can significantly slow degeneration of cartilage in the knee, a common site of osteoarthritis in aging baby boomers, according to a new MRI study by Alexandra Gersing, M.
Sunday morning, I had the honor to address the 101st Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, also known as RSNA 2015.
I’m trusting everyone had a warm and fulfilling Thanksgiving.
“VA Radiology is a wonderful place to learn because everyone is so willing to teach.
Radiologists are increasingly concerned with how best to serve the needs of their patients.
  UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging will be participating in the Radiology Society of North America’s 100th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, RSNA 2015, from November 29 through December 4 in Chicago.
Vascular disease affects the broad network of veins throughout the body.
As an administrative officer at the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC) my work is dependent on the flow of the department.
  "Ultimately, taking care of patients and veterans is why my fellow coworkers and I work at the San Francisco VA.
“We attract medical students from all over the world who want to learn and conduct research at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and at UCSF.
Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA or DEXA) is a means of measuring bone density, but a recent article in the Wall Street Journal is highlighting another way in which the imaging exam can be used to benefit your health.
Are you interested in mastering biomedical imaging and research methods to enhance your research designs and broaden your investigative projects? If yes, than UCSF’s Masters of Science in Biomedical Imaging (MSBI) program might be the right fit for you! The enrollment process to the program for Fall 2016 begins on November 16, 2015, when applications will start to be accepted.
“I wanted to be at UCSF because I wanted to see research solve problems.
The American Cancer Society recently made a revision in their recommendations on when women should begin to receive screening mammograms for breast cancer.
Doctors and researchers are driven to improve patient care and outcomes with questions like How can we see more? How can we more accurately locate abnormalities or learn which treatments are working? “For years, we’ve wanted to get biochemical information from imaging scans.
Getting preventive care is one of the most important steps you can take to manage your health.
UCSF’s Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), the world’s largest observational study on Alzheimer’s disease, is pioneering the use of amyloid PET imaging as a diagnostic biomarker for a disease that afflicts over 5 million Americans.
Currently, the primary measure of pain we have is a questionnaire completed by the patient.
KGO Radio talk show host Ronn Owens, a popular radio personality in San Francisco, recently reported on having brain surgery at UCSF.
Chronic and acute severe pain is debilitating and hard to treat.
Author:  Laurel Skurko, Marketing Director, UCSF Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Members of the UCSF Radiology marketing team were among 170,000 people to attend the annual Dreamforce conference in downtown San Francisco last week.
Epilepsy is a common and disabling disorder caused by the unpredictable and uncontrolled electrical discharges within the brain.
The Breast Imaging Group from UCSF and SFGH are joining forces and “Making Strides” to support the American Cancer Society’s fight against breast cancer on October 24! We’re thrilled to once again walk, raise funds and help to end breast cancer.
Three faculty in the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging were named as recipients of 2015 Distinguished Investigator Awards by the Academy of Radiology Research on August 13, 2015.
UCSF faculty & staff aren’t just at the top of the field of radiology – they’re making strides in the competitive running circuit, too! Dr.
It’s a fact: The United States spends more than any other country on healthcare.
The UCSF Imaging Center at Montgomery Street is a one-of-a-kind location.
On July 19, members of the UCSF Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging came together to raise over $5,000 to support Bay Area HIV and AIDS services.
When it comes to receiving their imaging results, who do patients want to hear from and what information are they interested in receiving? Determining patient preference was the goal of a recent survey I co-authored.
When most people think of breast imaging, they think only of mammography.
When most people think of breast imaging, they immediately think of mammography.
Cathy Garzio, MBA, administrative director of three UCSF departments including the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, will leave UCSF to become the Vice-Chair and Director of Finance and Administration at Stanford University’s Department of Medicine, effective July 2015.
In a recent survey of patients’ experiences by Medicare, UCSF Medical Center earned four out of a possible five stars and scored above the average for California hospitals in every category! At UCSF, patients are our primary concern and we do everything we can to ensure the patient experience is a positive one.
The UCSF Breast Imaging group is proud to announce the arrival of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT, sometimes informally referred to as "3D mammography") at the Avon Comprehensive Breast Center at San Francisco General Hospital.
UCSF has a long history of participating in SF AIDS WALK.
Breast cancer screening in women aged 40 to 49 continues to make headlines.
The California Blueprint for Research to Advance Innovations in Neuroscience (Cal-BRAIN), a neurotechnology program in California aimed at innovations applicable to the full spectrum of brain disorders, recently awarded the team of UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging team lead by Myriam M.
The UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging team continues to make headlines on a global basis.
On April 21-23, 2015, the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging held its first dedicated Research Retreat at the Marconi Conference Center and State Historical Park in Marshall, CA.
The UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging’s Dr.
As of June 1st, the UCSF Department of Radiology will undergo a major change to the department’s leadership structure.
When undergoing an imaging procedure, it’s important for patients to be at ease.
An article published in The New York Times questions the reliability of breast biopsy when imaging for subtle abnormalities.
Perhaps BBC World News says it best: UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay is no ordinary healthcare facility.
Enjoy some serious CME learning while you relish all that Sydney has to offer, including the historic Rocks District, gorgeous beaches, fascinating art and culture, and the Sydney Harbor Bridge! Our 2015 international course “UCSF Imaging Down Under” will be held in Sydney, Australia on June 15-19 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney, overlooking the beautiful Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbor, one of the world’s largest natural harbors.
How do we make stroke imaging better around the world? Bhavya Rehani, MD, assistant professor in residence in Neuroradiology at the UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, discusses this topic with reporter Christopher Michael in a radio interview, available to stream below.
A UCSF radiologist delivered the Society of International Radiology’s (SIR’s) 2015 Dr.
In Kenya, a country home to over 43 million people and just 200 radiologists, to access imaging may seem slim to many citizens, especially those in rural Kenyan areas.
A recent article in Consumer Reports raises some important issues for all patients to think about regarding exposure to radiation from medical imaging procedures and overuse of Computed Tomography (CT).
With the New Year comes exciting new opportunities, including the opening of the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital at Mission Bay.
 The following post was created by Christine Glastonbury, MBBS, Professor of Clinical Radiology, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and Radiation Oncology, and Co-Director of the Mentorship Program in Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at UCSF.
The American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) announced in January that William P.
The following article was written by Ronald Zagoria, MD, FACR, Professor and Chief of Abdominal Imaging in the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging.
The following post was written by Jonathan Iris-Wilbanks, MA, CCLS at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital: San Francisco.
Every year, we like to take the time to look back and reflect on the top advances, research and imaging news from the year.
Alexander Margulis, MD, who served as professor and chair of the Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging from 1963 to 1989, was recently appointed to the rank of Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor by the President of France for educating most of the present leaders of French radiology during his years at UCSF.
UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging is thrilled to, once again, have a strong presence at the Radiology Society of North America’s 100th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting! RSNA 2014, running from November 30 through December 5 in Chicago, will highlight a number of scientific papers, posters and research topics from UCSF radiologists.
Smaller MRI coils provide much more detail about the surface of the brain, where thinking and learning take place, but less detail about the interior, as illustrated in these simulated vews from the top of the head on the right.
With 30,000 attendees, the 2014 Bay Area Science Festival was another huge success!  On Saturday, November 1, families gathered at AT&T Park for an exciting day of science.
It is well known that obesity is associated with osteoarthritis and an accelerated course of osteoarthritis.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and during this month, it’s important to discuss and revisit the facts about breast cancer.
The following article was written by Soonmee Cha, MD, Professor of Radiology and Neurological Surgery at UCSF, Principle Investigator of the Brain Tumor Research Center, and Program Director of the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program.
The following article was written by Alireza Radmanesh, MD, Clinical Fellow at UCSF.
The following article was written by Mark Mamlouk, MD, clinical instructor and chief fellow in neuroradiology at UCSF.
  Come join us for an in-depth Women’s Imaging CME program in the beautiful Napa Valley  October 5-10 Kimberly Ray, MD, course co-Chair for Women’s Imaging in Wine Country.
 In this country close to 16,000 children under the age of 21 are diagnosed with cancer every year; approximately one-quarter of them will not survive the disease.
The following article was written by Thomas Lang, PhD, Professor in Residence, faculty member of the Musculoskeletal Quantitative Imaging Research Group, and leader of the Musculoskeletal CT Imaging Research Group at UCSF.
The following was written by Christopher F.
The UCSF Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging is excited to announce "Advances in Neuroimaging: Essentials to Cutting-Edge", a CME course open to all medical professionals, to be held October 27- 31 in San Francisco! We have arranged an exciting line-up of speakers to address neuroradiology essentials, as well as advanced neuroradiology topics.
  Innovative research by Pratik Mukherjee, MD, PhD, professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, and Director of the Center for the Imaging of Neurodegenerative Diseases (CIND), recently demonstrated quantifiable differences between Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD).
UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging is not the only medical institution using social media as a tool to get our messages out to the world.
Some of the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging's team-members pose with the UCSF Bear at the SF AIDS Walk.
Together, we achieved much, but the most important accomplishment was that so many of the people that trained here carried their acquired knowledge and the UCSF culture throughout our country and the world Dr.
  The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has awarded Neuroradiology Clinical Fellow JP Yu, MD, PhD, and PGY5 Resident Jacob Brown, MD, PhD the 2014 Research Resident/Fellow Grant Award.
An exciting and innovative new book, Neuroradiology Signs, has just been published by neuroradiologists at UCSF.
Some patients may be concerned about the safety of treating radiating back pain with corticosteroid injections in the wake of a recent article in the Los Angeles Times that warned about the risks associated with corticosteroid injections in the spine.
Imagine taking in the sights of San Francisco by cable car, enjoying the Pacific Ocean, or being transported to Muir Woods, while listening to the sounds of nature or soothing music… all while undergoing an imaging exam.
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, affecting nearly 50 percent of those over the age of 85.
As Northern California’s only facility that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), UCSF has been named a Center of Excellence by the HHT Foundation International, Inc.
CT colonography (CTC), also known as virtual colonoscopy, is equally effective, less invasive, safer and faster than standard colonoscopy for colon cancer screening.
The following article was written by Michael W.
The World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIS), an organization dedicated to developing and promoting preclinical and clinical multi-modal molecular imaging, has announced that a UCSF Radiology and Biomedical Imaging research team lead by Professors Sarah J.
In late April, the Journal of the American College of Radiology published an article about the research colleagues and I had done on the quality of communications between radiologists and physicians in our hospitals.
Antioxidants, the stuff that helps us ward off disease, may protect healthy individuals, but they can also cause problems for people with cancer.
The following article was written by Robert Gould, ScD, Professor of Radiology, Vice Chair of Radiology for Technology and Capital Projects at UCSF, Jack Lambert, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow in CT Physics, & John Mackenzie, MD, Chief of Pediatric Radiology, Assistant Professor in Residence at UCSF.
As a pediatric radiologist, I am often asked by parents about imaging tests for their children that use medical radiation.
A highlight of the 62nd annual meeting of the Association for University Radiologists (AUR), held April 1-4 in Baltimore, was a first place win for UCSF Radiology’s Imaging Team at the 2014 Philips Vydareny Imaging Interpretation Competition.
Last month, the Journal of the American College of Radiology released a special issue entitled Radiation Dose Optimization, inspired by the UCSF Virtual Symposium that went live last May and has been available on demand since then.
The year 2013 was a good one for me.
The following was written by David Avrin, MD, PhD, clinical member of the Interventional Radiology and Abdominal Imaging Sections at UCSF, Vice-Chair of Informatics, & Thomas Urbania, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology at UCSF.
I recently gave a radio interview about my work with a relatively new, FDA-approved treatment for pain related to bone metastases using Magnetic Resonance-guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS).
The following was written by Andy Bindman, MD, Professor in Medicine, Health Policy, Epidemiology & Biostatistics at UCSF.
  Three young investigators working in the Margaret Hart Surbeck Laboratory were honored for their outstanding research at the 8th Annual Surbeck Awards on March 7, 2014 at UCSF.
A new book, published by world-renowned UCSF neuroradiologist Dr.
Sadly, two recent articles in respected medical journals underestimate the value of mammography.
UCSF will play a vital role in a new research project being awarded $18.
The following article was written by Miguel Hernandez Pampaloni, MD, PhD, an Assistant Professor in Residence and Chief of Nuclear Medicine in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at UCSF.
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland have formally completed an affiliation, building on the hospitals’ mutual commitment to provide outstanding care to children in local communities, and advance medical discovery and treatment for the world.
The following article was written by Cathy Garzio, M.
GE and the NFL just announced the 16 winners in the first stage of the $20 million Head Health Challenge, and UCSF is proud to be on the list! A collaborative team from UCSF Radiology, UCSF Neurosurgery and Ayasdi, a Silicon Valley start-up company, will receive a $300,000 award to advance their work to speed diagnosis and improve treatment for mild traumatic brain injury.
The following article was written by Miguel Hernandez Pampaloni, M.
The following was written by Anand Patel, MD, Senior Radiology Resident in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at UCSF.
As 2013 comes to an end, take a moment to read about the top advances, research and imaging news stories from the year.
UCSF health care providers are increasingly introducing new technology to transform health.
UCSF Radiology’s Rebecca Smith-Bindman, MD and her team of investigators were recently awarded a $1.
The following was written by Dave Naeger, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology in the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Course Director for Radiology 140.
With 28,000 attendees, the 2013 Bay Area Science Festival was a huge success.
The patient with a vascular birthmark presents a challenge to the physician, as many entities that may look alike carry different diagnoses and are treated far differently.
The interim results from a study sponsored by the Centers for Medicare & Medical Services (CMS) confirm that patients with symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) who are diagnosed early with PET scans receive medication earlier and, thus, have better clinical outcomes.
UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging is proud to, once again, have a strong presence at the Radiology Society of North America’s 99th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting.
“Meaningful Use” is a government program which will require the use of electronic medical records by the majority of hospitals and practicing physicians.
More good news for proponents of CT colonography as a screening tool! In a joint meeting with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Gastroenterology- Urology Devices Panel and the Radiological Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee, the use of CT colonography (CTC) as a screening tool for routine colorectal cancer screening was deemed safe and effective.
We are pleased to be representing the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging on Saturday, November 2 at the Bay Area Science Festival! The science fair, which runs for 10 days from Santa Rosa to San Jose, will culminate at the FREE Festival finale at AT&T Park from 11 am to 4 pm PST!   The 3rd annual Bay Area Science Festival will feature hundreds of hands-on- activities, provocative conversations, electrifying performances and tours of cutting-edge facilities, all in the name of science and technology.
The Arthritis Foundation has awarded a $1 million grant to a team of researchers from UCSF, the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.
The following was written by Gil Rabinovici, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center.
At UCSF we support thyroid cancer biopsies, but new research shows evidence that thyroid cancer biopsy standards should be updated and simplified to reduce unnecessary procedures.
The following article was written by Jesse Courtier, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatric Radiology at UCSF.
Sensory processing disorder is a complicated and controversial condition that affects between 5 and 16 percent of children.
The US Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) has released new recommendations in favor of annual CT lung cancer screening for long-term smokers.
The following was written by Andy Bindman, MD, Professor in Medicine, Health Policy, Epidemiology & Biostatistics at UCSF.
Men with low-grade prostate cancer are increasingly opting for active surveillance to manage their disease and diagnostic imaging tests may play an important role in this setting.
It was a quiet morning on Saturday, July 6.
The Department of Radiology’s Benjamin Yeh, MD, and Yanjun Fu, PhD, have been named the top winners for the Spring 2013 Catalyst Awards, a major awards program at UC San Francisco.
A recent feature on NBC News highlighted an increasing trend amongst San Francisco clinics.
The following was written by Roland Henry, Ph.
UCSF’s Thomas Lang, PhD, was one of three researchers to be honored for achievements in International Space Station (ISS) top discoveries in microgravity at the second annual ISS Research and Development Conference, organized by the American Astronauticul Society (AAS) in cooperation with NASA and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS).
The UCSF Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging is proud to announce and congratulate the multiple Department members who have been selected as Distinguished Investigators by the Academy of Radiology Research.
Mark your calendars… this coming Tuesday, July 9, Drs.
Are you familiar with UCSF’s T32 advanced training program for biomedical imaging research? The program is sponsored by a grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, and is designed to give radiologists-in-training and junior nuclear medicine physicians the skills required to become independent clinical scientific investigators and leaders in academic biomedical imaging.
The UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging would like to welcome Ronald Zagoria, MD, as the new Chief of Abdominal Imaging.
A new study published in Radiology found that direct digital radiography (DDR), is the more effective digital mammography option when compared to computed radiography (CR).
As National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month comes to a close, it’s important to remember that the disease is an increasingly important public health issue, and effective treatments to prevent fragility fractures are available.
The following article was written by Elissa Price, M.
A study published in Radiology and highlighted on TIME’s Healthland finds that coronary CT angiography (CCTA) may be a better predictor of heart attack risk than cholesterol tests and blood pressure readings.
The following article was written by Elissa Price, M.
The Radiation Safety and Computed Tomography Virtual Symposium will go live online this week -- May 8th-10th, 2013.
An article from NPR’s Shots discusses the oft unanswered question: What exactly does a radiologist do? At a presentation at the 2012 RSNA annual meeting, it was revealed that only about half of the 300 patients surveyed upon receiving a CT scan knew that radiologists are in fact physicians.
Radiation safety in computed tomography and beyond continues to be a top priority for all radiology professionals in the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging.
Imagine you go to the hospital experiencing unusual symptoms.
  Two physicians in the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Dr.
The way you walk at age 15 could have a dramatic effect on whether you develop arthritis at age 60.
When it comes to men versus women, women are now in the lead… But this isn't a race that either gender wants to win.
Neuroradiology plays an increasingly important role in the evaluation and treatment of patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a disease that affects an estimated 2.
The following article was written by Jeanne M.
Lung cancer screening advocates have another major organization on their side.
The following article was written by Richard Souza, Ph.
As 2013 approaches, take some time to re-read some of the most important blog posts from the year.
The following article was written by Jesse Courtier, M.
A new study presented on Tuesday at the 2012 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting analyzed the records of approximately 250,000 women and found that increased CT utilization over a ten year period could result in an increase in breast cancer risk for certain women.
A new study conducted at UCSF and presented today at the annual Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting confirms that both too much and too little physical activity can accelerate the degeneration of knee cartilage in middle-aged adults.
UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging is proud to, once again, have a strong presence at the Radiology Society of North America’s 98th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting.
Advocates for virtual colonoscopy (CT Colonography) at this year’s International Symposium on Virtual Colonoscopy were more hopeful than ever for the acceptance of the exam as an effective screening method by the U.
Each year the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting honors one individual who has contributed immensely to research in the field of radiology.
The following article was written by Benjamin M.
The following article was written by Elissa Price, M.
A medical recall of steroid compound used as an injection of spine pain from the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Massachusetts may have recently caught your attention.
The UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging will hold its 9th Annual Imaging Research Symposium on October 30, 2012.
The following was written by Jeanne M.
The following was written by Alastair J.
The following was written by Sarah J.
UCSF Medical Center ranks among the nation's top premier hospitals, according to the 2012-13 America's Best Hospitals’ survey conducted by U.
The National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), the largest randomized lung screening trial ever conducted, showed a substantial benefit for heavy smokers aged 55-74 who were screened for lung cancer using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) scans.
The following was written by Steven W.
New UCSF research, performed jointly with Massachusetts General Hospital, confirms that computed tomographic colonography (CTC) administered without laxatives is as accurate as standard colonoscopy in detecting polyps that are clinically significant and potentially cancerous.
The following article was written by Nola Hylton, Ph.
The following article was written by John MacKenzie, M.
New research confirms the effectiveness of medical imaging for breast cancer, when combined with annual screening mammograms for women at elevated- risk for the disease.
The following article was written by Soonmee Cha, M.
The following article was written by Elissa Price, M.
The following article was written by Linda L.
The following article was written by Michael W.
The following article was written by Elissa Price, M.
The following article was written by Lori Strachowski, M.
The following article was written by William P.
(Last updated January 13, 2021) The answer to which imaging modality is better for imaging the brain is dependent on the purpose of the examination.
The following article was written by Michael Lu, M.
The following article was written by Christopher P.
The following article was written by Vickie Feldstein, M.
The following article was written by Christopher P.
I was recently interviewed on the practice of neuroimaging at UCSF.
The following article was written by Z.
Recent new research further validates the need for women to begin screening for breast cancer with mammography at age 40.
I recently co-authored one of the largest studies to date examining the effectiveness of CT Colonography (virtual colonoscopy) in older individuals.
The following article was written by Srikantan Nagarajan, Ph.
The Image Wisely and Image Gently campaigns emerged as a means to address concerns about the surge of public exposure to ionizing radiation from medical imaging to both adults and children.
A UCSF team has discovered a new way to image brain tumors and predict recurrence amongst brain cancer patients.
I recently spoke at the 2012 Cowan Cancer Symposium at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah on the importance of breast cancer screening and early detection.
It’s been quite a year for MR- guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery (MRg- FUS).
The following article was written by Orit Glenn, M.
RSNA 2011 is right around the corner and the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging is excited to announce our involvement.
The following article was written by Harry Genant, M.
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has recently updated their recommendations in favor of lung cancer screening.
I recently commented on a NY Times article regarding screening mammography in response to the publication by Welch and Frankel.
With recent articles fueling the debate about the effectiveness of screening mammography, it is important for physicians and patients to understand that there is abundant sound scientific evidence demonstrating that screening mammography saves lives.
The following article was written by William P.
A recent article from the NY Times highlighted the risks of prostate cancer biopsies.
A new study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Conference in September 2011, suggests the advantage of using breast MRI screenings among high-risk, underserved women, as opposed to the general- risk mammography screenings.
In August, the new Center of Research Translation for the Study of Osteoarthritis, a joint effort between UCSF and UC Davis, was announced.
The recently released National Lung Screening Trial has shown very promising results in CT screening for lung cancer.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability for Americans under the age 45 and is increasing in prevalence globally.
At UCSF, radiologists understand the importance of minimizing patient exposure to radiation, while obtaining the highest quality of results from CT scans.
A recent special featuring UCSF Associate Professor of Radiology, Dr.
Newborn babies, whether born prematurely or at term, have a very different brain than a mature child.
The following article was written by Vignesh Arasu, M.
Efforts to record and cumulate individual patient radiation dose are being advocated by a variety of societies, including the American College of Radiology, and even the International Atomic Energy Agency.
The following article was written by Sharmila Majumdar, Ph.
The University of California’s (UC) Center for Health Quality and Innovation (CHQI) has awarded several grants to UC faculty and staff with the goal of improving health care delivery in California.
UCSF Medical Center ranks among the nation's top 10 premier hospitals for the 11th consecutive year and is the best in Northern California, according to the 2011-2012 Best Hospitals Survey conducted by U.
The following article was written by Miguel Pampaloni, M.
I was recently interviewed for an article, published in The New York Times, about the tendency for some hospitals and imaging centers to perform multiple CT scans on a single patient in one day.
As ABC News put it: "Mammograms save lives, period, end of story.
Imaging can contribute substantially to the local and distant evaluation of prostate cancer, as highlighted in a recent article on HealthImaging.
We wanted to let our readers know about an exciting event coming up on Saturday, June 18.
The following is a guest post by Dr.
The American College of Radiology (ACR) has launched a CT Dose Index Registry in an effort to broaden patients’ protection from excessive radiation, according to an article on HealthImaging.
CT colonography (CTC) is a minimally invasive colon imaging test that was found to be highly effective for identifying colorectal cancer in a recently published study.
Our very own blog contributor, Rebecca Smith-Bindman, MD, has been featured in the latest installment of AuntMinnie's "Leaders in Imaging" series! In this in-depth interview, Dr.
Over the last few weeks, there has been a lot of discussion in the news media about thyroid cancer and increased radiation risks to women – specifically about how the use of thyroid shields during mammograms may or may not be useful in protecting against excess radiation exposure.
The following is a guest post written by Edward A.
Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a term that is used to describe the loss of memory, language or other mental functions.
I came across a article and thought it would make a good basis for a blog post about what to ask your doctor if you are experiencing intermittent chest pain.
A study I recently co-authored on backscatter x-ray scanners – the radiation-emitting scanners being used in airports across the country – found that the machines pose an extremely low risk to travelers.
Eighty percent of Americans will experience an episode of back pain during their lifetime.
The tragedy in Japan resulting from the earthquake and tsunami is difficult to comprehend.
The following is a guest post written by Edward A.
The following is a guest post by Belinda Chang, M.
The following is a guest post by Robert Gould, ScD, Professor and Vice Chair-Technology at UCSF.
The following is a guest post by Drs.
The following was co-written by Dr.
The following article is a guest post by Dr.
An article in the February issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology provides further support for the benefits of screening mammography starting at age 40.
The following is a guest post from John MacKenzie, M.
This is the second installment of a two-part series on screening for lung cancer with CT.
The following is the first installment of a two-part discussion on screening for lung cancer with CT.
The following article was written by John Kurhanewicz, PhD, Professor in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and Director of the Prostate Cancer Imaging Group at UCSF.
Most cases of colorectal cancer are completely preventable – the problem is that most Americans who should be screened for it will not come in to be tested.
When the Discovery Channel show “MythBusters” needed an expert to help them test the myth that humans use only 10 percent of their brain, they turned to UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging's Dr.
The risks of CT scan radiation and ways to reduce those risks have been making headlines for more than a year, following admissions last fall by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center that it had mistakenly overdosed more than 200 patients during CT scans, giving some patients doses equivalent to 50,000 chest X-rays, according to a recent ABC news story.
From the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) comes breaking news for all middle-aged exercisers, but particularly women.
Until recently the utility of computed tomography (CT) scans in the screening of lung cancer has been controversial.
A recent study at UCSF finds powerful CT scanners used for high-end imaging may also pose radiation risks.

Jessica Hayward, MD, and Amie Lee, MD Inducted as 2021 SBI Fellows

Jessica Hayward, MD and Amie Lee, MD, associate professors of clinical radiology in the Breast Imaging section are among the 2021 Class of Fellows of the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI).

Clinical Leadership Announcements

Three new leadership appointments in the department; Kimberly Kallianos, MD, will serve as Modality Director for CT, Javier Villanueva-Meyer, MD will serve as Modality Director for MRI, and Jesse Courtier, MD, will serve as Clinical Director for the Mission Bay Hospitals.

Department Statement Addressing Anti-Asian Violence

The news from Atlanta – where eight people were murdered on Tuesday evening, including six women of Asian descent – is yet another stark reminder of the toll that racism and misogyny takes on our society.

Nicholas Fidelman, MD, Steps into Role of Interim Chief of Interventional Radiology

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 Accepts Position as Chair of the Department of Radiology at UNC Chapel Hill

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.

UCSF Radiology to Participate in the 2020 Virtual Bay Area Science Festival

In 2020, we will be giving two presentations, both virtually, on Wednesday, October 21 at the Bay Area Science Festival (BASF).

UCSF Radiology Honors the Service and Extraordinary Career of A. James Barkovich, MD

Jim Barkovich, MD, professor in residence and chief of Pediatric Neuroradiology at the UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and a renowned expert in the field of neuroradiology and pediatric neuroradiology, retired at the end of June 2020 after a long and successful career.

UCSF Radiology Nurses, Staff, Trainees Share What Pride Means to Them

June 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of LGBTQ+ Pride traditions. Though traditional in-person Pride festivities may be cancelled this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we used UCSF Radiology staff, nurses and trainees to share their thoughts on what Pride means to them.

UCSF Radiology Launches 3 Good Things (3GT), A Monthly Column on Wellbeing and Climate

 Matthew Bucknor, MD, associate chair for wellbeing and professional climate, announces the launch of a new, wellbeing initiative.

A Recap of UCSF Radiology at ASFNR 2019

The UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging had a strong presence at the recent American Society of Functional Neuroradiology (ASFNR) Annual Meeting held November 3-5, 2019 in San Francisco, CA.

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