UCSF Radiology team takes first place at AUR's Imaging Competition
April 4, 2014
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.
We have over 30 Radiology nurses (Medical Center) spread out at all our Radiology sites, Mount Zion, Parnassus, ACC, China Basin, Mission Bay. I am amazed by our nurses' knowledge, experience, professionalism and compassion. I am proud to be their manager and to be part of this amazing team. They work together to support all the patients in Radiology providing quality nursing care to a very diverse patient population. They provide specialized nursing care for patients needing various Radiologic procedures and exams.
Dr. Thomas Lang Elected to AIMBE’s College of Fellows
April 2, 2014
Congratulations to Dr. Thomas Lang, who has been elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). AIMBE’s College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers in the country.
A new book, published by world-renowned UCSF neuroradiologist Dr. Alisa Gean, tackles the complexity of traumatic brain injury (TBI), how it is sustained, and how it affects both civilians and combatants alike.
The PET-MRI scanner at China Basin has the latest technology that allows this hybrid system to simultaneously acquire PET and MR data. The MR system is the Discovery MR750w 3.0T with a large field of view, 50x50x50 cm. The MR system has 4 dedicated PET/MR-compatible coils: central matrix array coil, upper and lower anterior array coil, head neck coil and a split-top head coil. Learn more about this PET-MRI hybrid system.
Drs. Durazzo and Meyerhoff receive IJERPH Best Paper Award 2014
March 19, 2014
Timothy C. Durazzo, PhD and Dieter J. Meyerhoff, PhD (University of California, San Francisco), and Sara Jo Nixon (University of Florida) have been awarded the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Best Paper Award 2014. Their paper, “Chronic Cigarette Smoking: Implications for Neurocognition and Brain Neurobiology” received the 2nd prize in the category “Articles”.
The awarded article summarizes the peer-reviewed literature on the neurocognitive and neurobiological implications of chronic cigarette smoking in cohorts that were not seeking treatment for substance use or psychiatric disorders.
On an annual basis the IJERPH Best Paper Award recognizes outstanding papers in the area of remote sensing techniques, design and applications that meet the aims, scope and high standards of the IJERPH journal.
UCSF Radiology Wins GE NFL Head Health Challenge Award
January 24, 2014
UCSF Radiology is one of 16 winners worldwide to be awarded $300,000 by GE and the NFL to advance their work to speed diagnosis and improve treatment for mild traumatic brain injury. The UCSF Radiology team, led by Principal Investigator Esther Yuh, MD, PhD, Adam Ferguson, PhD, and Pratik Mukherjee, MD, PhD, is one of over 400 entrants from 27 countries that submitted proposals for the Head Health Challenge.