Neuro Textbook
‘Neuroradiology Signs’:
An Innovative New Neuroimaging Textbook!

July 10, 2014

An exciting and innovative new book, Neuroradiology Signs, has just been published by neuroradiologists at UCSF.

The lead authors are Mai-Lan Ho, MD, a Chief Fellow and Clinical Instructor in Neuroradiology at UCSF, and Ronald L. Eisenberg, MD, JD, a Professor of Radiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. Other key contributors from UCSF include Drs. Bill Dillon, MD, Jim Barkovich, MD, Christine Glastonbury, MD, Cynthia Chin, MD, and Christopher Dowd, MD.

Read more about it on at our department blog page: ‘Neuroradiology Signs’: An Innovative New Neuroimaging Textbook!

CT-Guided Steroid Injections for Relief of Spine Pain

June 23, 2014
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.  At UCSF, when we are injecting near blood vessels, we use a steroid that has no particles in order to minimize the risk of embolization.

Patient-Friendly Scan Suites for Children



June 13, 2014

At the new UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, opening at Mission Bay in February 2015, pediatric patients will have the option to enjoy the pacific ocean or the outdoor while undergoing an imaging exam. Read more about the patient-friendly scan suites for children from Dr. John Mackenzie on our department blog page:


HHT Center of Excellence at UCSF

June 4, 2014
UCSF is the only facility in Northern California to specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of HHT, a genetic disorder of the blood vessels. And now, UCSF has been named a Center of Excellence by the HHT Foundation.  Read more about it on at our department blog page:

CT colonography is effective and less invasive



May 28, 2014

CT colonography (CTC), also known as virtual colonoscopy, is equally effective, less invasive, safer and faster than standard colonoscopy for colon cancer screening.  Yet, CT colonography is not widely used.  Read more about it on at our department blog page:
Learn more about our Virtual Colonoscopy/CT colonography service at UCSF: