Imaging Research Symposium

The Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research Symposium is open to all in the UCSF and scientific communities and features speaker presentations and a scientific poster session highlighting the innovative work being done in the department. A broad spectrum of topics are covered including cancer, neurodegenerative disease, musculoskeletal disease and cardiovascular disease. Information is provided on research in the areas of CT, MR, PET, SPECT, MEG, EEG, optical imaging, and ultrasound. In addition, medical informatics, and MR/CT contrast agent development are addressed.

The Hasegawa Award, honoring the memory of Bruce Hasegawa, PhD, recognizes the research of an outstanding Radiology and Biomedical Imaging graduate student or postdoctoral scholar, and is presented each year at the conclusion of the symposium.

2017 Imaging Research Symposium Schedule:

The 14th Annual Imaging Research Symposium

Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging
University of California, San Francisco

October 10th, 2017

Symposium Program
12:00pm Registration & Poster Highlights Cole Hall


Opening Remarks

Sharmila Majumdar, PhD, Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

1:05-2:30pm Oral Presentations (Session I)
2:30-3:00pm Break
3:00-4:30pm Oral Presentations (Session II)
4:30-6:00pm    Poster Session, Award Presentations, and Catered Reception
Millberry Union
4:45pm Presentation of the Hasegawa Award

Podium and Poster Presentation Awards

Closing Comments - Ronald L. Arenson, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Radiology

and Biomedical Imaging


Past Imaging Research Symposiums

2016 Imaging Research Symposium

2016 Imaging Research Symposium Schedule:

The 13th Annual Imaging Research Symposium

Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging
University of California, San Francisco

September 20th, 2016

Speaker Presentations:
1:00pm - 4:30pm, Cole Hall, 513 Parnassus Ave.

Posters, Awards and Reception:
4:30pm – 6:00pm, Millberry Union, 500 Parnassus Ave.

Symposium Program
12:30 pm Registration & Poster Highlights Cole Hall

1:00-1:10 pm

Opening Remarks

Sharmila Majumdar, PhD, Professor and Vice Chair for Research,
Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

1:10-2:50 pm Oral Presentations (Session I)
1:10-1:20 pm

Five-minute Motion Robust High Resolution 3D Free-Breathing MR Pulmonary Imaging

Wenwen Jiang, Frank Ong, Kevin M. Johnson, Scott K Nagle,Thomas Hope, Michael Lustig, Peder E.Z. Larson

 1:20-1:30 pm

High coronary artery calcification in a lung cancer screening population and
Statin use

Lima APS, Kallianos K, Mukae K, Elicker BM, Hope MD, Naeger DN, Henry TS, Rao R, Ordovas KG.

1:30-1:40 pm

Developing ChemoFilter for Clearance of DNA Binding Drugs and
Chemotherapeutic Cocktails

Aboian MS, Yu J, Kuo W, Fisher J, Gautam A, Sze CH, Yang J, Chan J,
Lillaney PV, Jordan CD, Wilson DM, Patel AS, Wilson MW, Hetts SW.

 1:40-1:50 pm

Breast MRI Background Parenchymal Enhancement for Predicting Response
to Chemotherapy

Paul Kim, Wen Li, Roy Harnish, Cody McHargue, David C Newitt, Ella Jones,
Laura J Esserman, Bonnie N Joe, and Nola M Hylton

1:50-2:00 pm

Tau and Antecedent Amyloid Accumulation Rates in Asymptomatic and Early
Symptomatic Individuals

Duygu Tosun and Michael Weiner

2:00-2:10 pm

Induced high-gamma oscillations during speaking distinguish variants of primary progressive aphasia

Leighton B.N. Hinkley, Megan M. Cahill Thompson, Zachary A. Miller, Kamalini
Ranasinghe, Danielle Mizuiri, Coleman Garrett, Susanne Honma, Bruce Miller,
Keith Vossel, John F. Houde, Maria Luisa Gorno-Tempini, Srikantan S. Nagarajan

 2:10-2:20 pm    

DTI-based brain network changes in youth with training of attention and emotion regulation

Olga Tymofiyeva, Eva Henje Blom, Justin Yuan, Colm G. Connolly,
Tiffany C. Ho, Lisa Baldini, Trevor Flynn, Matthew D. Sacchet, Kaja Z. LeWinn,
Rebecca Dumont Walter, Tony T. Yang, Duan Xu

2:20-2:30 pm

Metabolic Profiling of Malignant Transformation and IDH-mutation in Diffuse Infiltrating Gliomas

Llewellyn Jalbert, Adam Elkhaled, Joanna J Phillips, Evan Neill, 
Marram P Olson, Mitchel S Berger, John Kurhanewicz, Sabrina Ronen,
Susan M Chang, and Sarah J Nelson

2:30-3:00 pm Coffee Break
3:00-4:20 pm Oral Presentations (Session II)
3:00-3:10 pm

In Vivo Imaging and Quantification of Grafted Stem Cells With SWIFT Pulse Sequence

Sergey Magnitsky, Djaudat Idiyatullin, Jinjin Zhang, Nancy Lane, Sharmila Majumdar

3:10-3:20 pm

Detection of Bacteria-specific metabolism using hyperpolarized 13C pyruvate

Renuka Sriram, Javier Villanueva-Meyer, Tiffany Kwak, Dave Korenchan, Oren
Rosenberg, John Kurhanewicz, Dave Wilson and Michael Ohliger

3:20-3:30 pm

PET imaging of infection using metabolic labeling of the bacterial cell wall

Villanueva-Meyer, Javier E., Mutch, Christopher A., Neumann, Kiel D.,
Ohliger, Michael A., Rosenberg, Oren S., Wilson, David M.

3:30-3:40 pm

Perfusion and Metabolic Imaging of Acute Kidney Injury

Celine Baligand*, Hecong Qin*, David Lovett, Jeremy Gordon, Joy Walker,
David Wilson, John Kurhanewicz, Zhen Jane Wang

3:40-3:50 pm

Dicarboxylic Acids as pH Sensors with Hyperpolarized 13C MR Spectroscopy

Korenchan, David E.; Taglang, Celine; Blecha, Joseph; Kurhanewicz, John;
Wilson, David M.; Flavell, Robert R.

3:50-4:00 pm

MRI and Biomechanics Topological Data Analysis for data-driven discovery in

Valentina Pedoia, Jenny Haefeli, Kazuhito Morioka, Hsiang-Ling Teng, Lorenzo
Nardo, Richard B. Souza, Adam Ferguson, Sharmila Majumdar

4:00-4:10 pm

Acceleration of 3D UTE Imaging to Quantify Temperature-Dependent T1
Changes in Cortical Bone

Misung Han, Wenwen Jiang, Eugene Ozhinsky, Roland Krug,
Peder EZ Larson, Viola Rieke

4:10-4:20 pm

Validity & Reliability of Pocket-size Ultrasound to Assess Distal-Radius
Fracture & Closed-Reduction

Brian C. Lau, Aaron Robertson, Nicolas Lee, Daria Motamedi

4:35-6:00 pm Poster Session, Award Presentations, and Catered Reception
Millberry Union
4:45 pm Presentation of the Hasegawa Award
5:45 pm    

Podium and Poster Presentation Awards

Closing Comments - Ronald L. Arenson, MD, Professor and Chair,
Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

Poster Presentations

 #  Presenting Author  Abstract Title


 2  ana paula santos lima Impact of coronary calcium description on lung cancer screening CT

 3  Jinny Sun Metabolic profiling of androgen insensitive prostate cancer cells using high resolution NMR

 4  Lisa Wilmes Diffusion Tensor Imaging to Assess Breast Tumor Response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy

 5  Ana Paula Santos Lima Cardiac Magnetic Resonance strain analysis showing abnormalities in patients with aortic stenosis

 6  Loc Huynh Measuring mTOR activity in models of tuberous sclerosis complex with 89Zr-transferrin PET

 7  Madeline Hess 3D Hamming Window Filter Implementation for Spectroscopic MR Imaging in SIVIC

 8  Eugene Ozhinsky T2-based Temperature Monitoring in Bone Marrow for MR-guided Focused Ultrasound

 9  v s testing new forms

 10  Justin Yuan Test-retest reliability of DTI-based brain network measures in adolescents

 11  Jeremy Huang Differences in Variation of Hepatic ADC in HCV+ and HCV+/HIV+ Men with Similar Pathology

 12  Hsin-Yu Chen 3D Dynamic Hyperpolarized 13C-Pyruvate MR Metabolic Imaging of Human Prostate Cancer

 13  Caroline Jordan Preclinical Feasibility Study of MR-guided Embolectomy using Wireless Resonant Markers

 14  Yu Zhang Rates of progressive white matter degeneration and gray matter loss differ in FTLD subtypes

 15  Valerie Caroll Differential Transport of [11C]Vitamin C and [11C]Dehydroascorbic Acid Redox Pair.

 16  Caroline Guglielmetti Imaging myelin with ultrashort-echo time (UTE) in a Multiple Sclerosis model on a clinical 7T system

 17  Joy Yeh Changes in Structural Networks after Radiation Therapy in Patients with Brain Tumors

 18  Olga Starobinets Sparse Prostate Cancers Can be Detected on Multiparametric MRI

 19  Charles TRUILLET Imaging the Glucocorticoid Receptor in the Context of Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer


 21  Kimberly Kallianos 24-hour Coronary CTA in the ED: Increased scanner volume and increased efficiency.

 22  Cyrus Raji Insights from Population Based Neuroimaging Regarding Modifiable Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Dementia

 23  Hosung Kim Fetal Brain Volume May Predict Neonatal Brain Injury in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease

 24  Jack Lambert An image-domain, contrast material extraction method for Dual-Energy CT

 25  Yung-Hua Wang Development of radiolabeled artificial substrates to target important cancer metabolic pathways

 26  Benjamin Hinton A Measure of Regional Mammographic Masking Based on the CDMAM Phantom

 27  Nathan Poulin EM Simulations of a Loopless RF coil at 3T with and w/out extremely high dielectric coating

 28  Peng Cao Magnetization-prepared, Multi-contrast, Volumetric and Rapid Gradient Echo Imaging at 7T

 29  Kiel Neumann A Novel Radiosynthesis and in vivo characterization of an Acetylcholinesterase PET Tracer

 30  Jesus Avila Energy dependence of water and lipid calibration materials for three-compartment breast imaging

 31  Priya Nimbalkar Contrast Agents for MRI Cell Tracking With Positive Contrast

 32  Paul Kim Automated versus Manual Segmentation for Measuring Background Parenchymal Enhancement on Breast MRI

 33  Stojan Maleschlijski Predicting malignant transformations in recurrent low-grade gliomas using ex vivo spectroscopic data

 34  Sravani Kondapavulur Optimization of an endovascular magnetic filter for maximized capture of magnetic nanoparticles

 35  Eugene Milshteyn Using a Local Low Rank plus Sparse Reconstruction to Accelerate 3D bSSFP Hyperpolarized 13C Imaging

 36  Matthew Parker Development of radiolabeled artificial receptors to target important cancer signaling pathways

 37  Ella Jones MammiPET imaging of early response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in breast cancer

 38  Charles Truillet Applying transferrin based PET to study oncogene signaling in cancer: from bench to bedside

 39  Cyrus Raji Relationship of Subtle Cognitive Deficits and White Matter Microstructure on DTI in Pediatric TBI

 40  Jessica Gibbs Comparison of whole tumor and single slice ROIs for measuring ADC in breast cancer

 41  Chloé Najac Detection of inflammatory cell function using 13C MRS of hyperpolarized [6-13C]-arginine

 42  Kamalini Ranasinghe Altered sensorimotor integration in feedback control of vocal pitch in Alzheimer’s Disease

 43  Pavithra Viswanath MCT down-regulation contributes to reduced hyperpolarized lactate production in mutant IDH1 cells

 44  Bennett Ng Body shape and fat distribution from DXA predicts metabolic syndrome across sexes and ethnicities

 45  Ilwoo Park Hyperpolarized Pyruvate Differentiates Distinct Molecular Phenotypes in Pediatric Brainstem Glioma

 46  Wen Li Effect of MRI contrast thresholds for prediction of NACT response in breast cancer

 47  Jeremy Gordon Improving Accuracy in Hyperpolarized ADC Mapping: Exploring the Impact of Slice-Profile Effects

 48  Khaled Jami PET Imaging of Tumor PD-L1 Expression with 89Zr-Labeled Anti-PD-L1 Antibodies

 49  David Korenchan Chemical Exchange Effects on Hyperpolarized 13C-Bicarbonate MRS Imaging

 50  Rutwik Shah Estimation of the probability of an osseous metastasis using CT size and density measurements

 51  Andrew Leynes Pseudo-CT Image Generation Using Combined Dixon and Zero Echo-time (ZTE) MRI

2015 Imaging Research Symposium

The 12th Annual Imaging Research Symposium

UCSF, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging
Weds, October 21, 2015

Complimentary Registration and Research Interest Group Powerpoints:
Please sign in at the Registration Desk between 12:00-1:00 p.m. so that we may track attendance. Between 12:00-1:00 p.m. powerpoint posters from the department's Research Interest Groups will be displayed in Cole Hall.

Speaker Presentations:
1:00pm - 4:30pm, Cole Hall, 513 Parnassus Ave. San Francisco, CA

Posters, Awards and Reception:
4:30pm – 6:00pm, Millberry Union Conference Center, Golden Gate & City Lights Rooms, 500 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco, CA

Note that links to speaker presentation abstracts may be accessed by UCSF employees with a Radiology password.
 12:00 pm  Complimentary Registration & Research Interest Group (RIG) Powerpoints
Cole Hall

 1:00-1:10 pm  Opening Remarks

Sharmila Majumdar, PhD,
Professor and Vice Chair, Research, UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

 1:10-2:50 pm  Oral Presentations (Session I)
Moderators: Michael Evans, PhD, and Roland Krug, PhD
 1:10-1:20 pm  Associations between Gait Kinetic Variables and Patellofemoral Cartilage T1ρ and T2 Relaxation Time 
Hsiang-Ling Teng, Nathaniel Calixto, Thomas Link, Sharmila Majumdar , Richard Souza
 1:20-1:30 pm  Kinect Body Composition: Assessing Clinical Metabolic Health Indices using 3D Optical Images 
Bennett K. Ng, Benjamin J. Hinton, Jesus I. Avila, Bo Fan, Leila Kazemi, Eboni Stephens, Viva W. Tai, Caitlin Sheets, Alka Kanaya, John A. Shepherd
 1:30-1:40 pm  Longitudinal Bone Quality Assessment in Patients with Type-2 Diabetes by HR-pQCT 
Pasco C, Dinh N, Link T, Heilmeier U, Kazakia G
 1:40-1:50 pm  Caged [18F]-FDG Glycosylamines for Imaging Acidic Tumor Microenvironments 
Robert R. Flavell, Charles Truillet, Melanie K. Regan, Tanushree Ganguly, Joseph E. Blecha, John Kurhanewicz, Henry F. VanBrocklin, Kayvan R. Keshari, Christopher J. Chang, Michael J. Evans, David M. Wilson
 1:50-2:00 pm  Noninvasive Measurement of PI3K Pathway Signaling in GBM and Prostate Models 
Charles Truillet, Sergio Wong, John T. Cunningham, Davide Ruggero, Jason S. Lewis, Michael J. Evans
 2:00-2:10 pm  Tissue Classification for PET/MR MR-based Attenuation Correction Using Zero-echo Time (ZTE) MRI 
Andrew Leynes, Peder Larson
 2:10-2:20 pm  Detection of Pulmonary Nodules by UTE Sequences in Oncology Patients using a PET/MR System 
Nicholas S Burris, Kevin M Johnson, Peder E Z Larson, Michael D Hope, Scott K. Nagle, Spencer C Behr and Thomas A Hope
 2:20-2:30 pm  High resolution DWI to evaluate breast tumor treatment response: Association of ADC changes with pCR 
Lisa J Wilmes, Wei-Ching Lo, Wen Li, David C Newitt, Suchandrima Banerjee, Evelyn Proctor, Emine U Saritas, Ajit Shankaranarayanan, Nola M Hylton
 2:30-3:00 pm  Coffee Break
Nobel Wall outside Cole Hall
Research Interest Group (RIG) Powerpoints will be shown in Cole Hall during the break

 3:00-4:20 pm  Oral Presentations (Session II)
Moderators: Peder Larson, PhD, and Susanne Mueller, MD
 3:00-3:10 pm  Triple-Negative Glioma: MR Features & Molecular Markers in an Aggressive Subtype of Low-Grade Glioma 

Javier Villanueva Meyer, MD; Byung Se Choi, MD; Matthew Wood, MD, PhD; Tarik Tihan, MD, PhD; Soonmee Cha, MD
 3:10-3:20 pm  Hyperpolarized 13C MRSI is a better predictor of survival than tumor size in treated GBM models 
Marina Radoul, Myriam M Chaumeil, Pia Eriksson, Aaron S Wang, Joanna J Phillips, Sabrina M Ronen
 3:20-3:30 pm  Hyperpolarized 13C MRSI can detect neuroinflammation in vivo in a Multiple Sclerosis murine model 
Caroline Guglielmetti, Chloe Najac, Annemie Van der Linden, Sabrina M. Ronen, Myriam M. Chaumeil
 3:30-3:40 pm  In vivo Measurement of Renal Redox Capacity And Renal Perfusion in a Model of Chronic Kidney Disease 
Celine Baligand, David Lovett, Lalita Uttarwar, Rajeev Mahimkar, David Wilson, John Kurhanewicz, Jane Wang
 3:40-3:50 pm  Novel RF Coil Design to Incorporate Parallel Imaging into 13C MRSI for Human Subjects at 3T 
Natalie Korn, John Kurhanewicz, Susan Noworolski
 3:50-4:00 pm  Real-time MR Thermometry Feedback Control for Prostate Hyperthermia with a Commercial HIFU System 
Eugene Ozhinsky, Vasant A. Salgaonkar, Chris J. Diederich, and Viola Rieke
 4:00-4:10 pm  A Novel Approach to Segment Neonatal Brain Tissues and Measure Cortical Folding in MRI with Motion 
Hosung Kim, Romir Maheshwary, A. James Barkovich and Duan Xu
 4:10-4:20 pm  Patient-Specific CFD Analysis of Flow Patters in the Jugular Vein 
Evan Kao, Sarah Kefayati, Farshid Faraji, Matthew Amans, Van Halbach, David Saloner
 4:35-6:00 pm  Poster Session, Award Presentations, and Catered Reception
Millberry Union

 4:45 pm  Presentation of the Bruce Hasegawa Award
David Saloner, PhD, Professor in Residence, Dept of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

 5:45 pm  Podium and Poster Presentation Awards - Xiaojuan Li, PhD, Associate Professor in Residence, Dept of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

Closing Remarks
Ronald L. Arenson, MD, Professor and Chair, UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging