UCSF offers PET/MRI technology with state-of-the-art, highly sensitive detectors for less radiation dose to our patients. By combining these two innovative tools, we are able to achieve optimal imaging for detecting early stages of abnormal cell growth

Hybrid imaging is the fusion of two or more imaging modalities to form a new technique, leading to a new or more powerful modality.  For Dr. Youngho Seo, PhD, Associate Professor in Residence and Director of Nuclear Imaging Physics at the UCSF Department of Radiology, working with hybrid imaging led to work with PET/MRI.

PET/MRI provides high-quality images while reducing patient exposure to radiation. This combined technology is used for the diagnosis, staging and treatment of a variety of conditions, including cancer, neurological, oncological and musculoskeletal diseases. 

UCSF researchers are one step closer to finding and destroying pain with targeted, lasting relief and no side effects. 

Members of the UCSF Radiology marketing team were among 170,000 people to attend the annual Dreamforce conference in downtown San Francisco last week.

Some patients with kidney tumors have a high risk of surgical complications because of their age or health status. For those patients, kidney tumor ablation offers a promising solution. Ablation is a nonsurgical procedure that is effective with small tumors.