Upcoming Presentations

Date Event Format Location
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

5:00 PM Refreshments
5:30 PM Lecture

Grand Rounds: "The Perfect Radiologist"

Christine M. Glastonbury, MBBS

Christine Glastonbury, MBBS
Professor of Clinical Radiology, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, and Radiation Oncology
University of California, San Francisco

About this lecture: It has been said that the search for zero error rates is doomed from the start. Even the best trained experts in radiology make errors. The interpretation error rate at tertiary care institutions with subspecialty radiologists is not significantly different to error rates in a general radiology practice. So why do we make these errors in radiology and what can we do to minimize them? What is it about the way we think about scans that contributes to errors? How can we change the way we work or think to minimize errors?

Dr. Glastonbury will share her perspective as Neuro section QA chief with examples of real-life errors of experts. She sees errors as opportunities. Understanding our cognitive biases and how and why we make these errors is our first step in preventing them. Then we can pursue perfection in radiology.

Dr. Christine Glastonbury is a Professor of Clinical Radiology,Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and Radiation Oncology. She obtained her MBBS from the University of Adelaide, South Australia in 1991, and completed her residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Royal Adelaide Hospital in Adelaide, Australia and a residency in General Radiology at Hammersmith and Charing Cross Hospitals in London. She finalized a fellowship in General Radiology from the Royal Marsden Hospital in Surrey, UK, and a two-year fellowship in Neuroradiology, followed by a Body MR fellowship from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

She finalized a fellowship in General Radiology from the Royal Marsden Hospital in Surrey, UK, and a two-year fellowship in Neuroradiology, followed by a Body MR fellowship from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

Dr. Glastonbury’s particular interest is in the area of the head and neck malignancies and the detection of nodal disease, which is significantly important with treatment decisions for patients with head and neck tumors. Dr. Glastonbury’s goals are to better determine ways in which people are most likely to misinterpret films and find solutions in preventing radiology errors during diagnosis. She works closely with the Radiation Oncologists and Head and Neck surgeons on a weekly basis to improve the care of head and neck cancer patients.

Dr. Glastonbury is Editor-in-Chief for a new textbook Specialty Imaging: Head and Neck Cancer which was published in December 2012. She has written multiple chapters in the radiology textbook Diagnostic Imaging: Head and Neck that was published in September 2004 and is Co-Editor and second author for the second edition of this textbook in 2010. She is also Co-Editor and second author of Expert Differential Diagnosis – Head and Neck, which was published in April 2009. In April 2012, Dr. Glastonbury completed a review from the past 10 years of head and neck tumor imaging articles in the American Journal of Neuroradiology. Adding to her success, she has also written and published 73 articles and 10 book chapters.

Contact katherine.murphy@ucsf.edu for more information.
Grand Rounds Parnassus N-225
Thursday, September 4, 2014

12:00 PM

"Adrenal Imaging 2014: Characterizing the Incidentaloma"

Giles W. Boland, MD

Dr. Boland

Giles W. Boland, MD
Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School
Vice Chairman, Business Development
Abdominal Imaging & Intervention

Giles W. Boland, MD is Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School and Vice Chairman of Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He is the author of Gastrointestinal Imaging, 4th Edition, a volume in the bestselling Requisites in Radiology series.

Dr. Boland received his medical degree from the University of London and did his postgraduate work at Buchanan Hospital, Guy’s Hospital, London Hospital, Old Church Hospital, Royal East Sussex Hospital, and Waterbury Hospital Health Center.  He is board certified in diagnostic radiology.

Dr. Boland’s areas of specialty include practice and workflow management, leadership, information technology (PACS, teleradiology, voice recognition, decision support) and development of new markets. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles on these topics and has conducted more than 60 presentations in over 15 countries on these issues. In his clinical practice, Dr. Boland has a particular expertise in abdominal imaging.

Dr. Boland is associate editor for the Journal of American College of Radiology (Practice Management) and for Radiology (Computed Tomography).

Contact cindy.floresgaytan@ucsf.edu for more information.
Lecture Parnassus C-309 A/B
Friday, September 5, 2014

12:00 PM

"Cystic Neoplasms of the Pancreas"

Arnold Friedman, MD, FACR

Arnold C. Friedman, MD, FACR
Chief, Radiology
VAMC Fresno, CA 

Dr. Friedman is the Chief of Radiology at the VA in Fresno, California. Dr. Friedman joined the Arizona Health Sciences Center at The University of Arizona in 2006 as Professor of Radiology. He received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University in Chemistry and continued his pursuit of higher education at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he received his M.D. in 1975. Dr. Friedman completed his medical internship at Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Connecticut, and accepted the position of Chief Resident in Radiology at the Montefiore Hospital in 1976. From 1979-1983, he was an Instructor and then promoted to an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Radiology Uniformed Services, University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD. During the same period of time, he held the position of Assistant Professorial Lecturer in the Dept. of Radiology, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, which then led to the position of Associate Professor, George Washington University School of Medicine through 1984. As his career continued to progress, Dr. Friedman accepted the position of Associate Professor, Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA, in 1984, and was promoted to Professor, Dept. of Diagnostic Imaging in 1989. From 1992-1997, he held the position of Professor and Chairman at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. He was Associate Chairman of Radiology at Beth Israel New York from 1997-2000 and Professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He was Professor and Chairman of Radiology at the University of Florida, Jacksonville from 2000-2006 and Professor of Radiology, University of Arizona, Director of CT Colonography Program, University of Arizona from 2006-2012.

Contact katherine.murphy@ucsf.edu for more information.
Lecture Parnassus C-309 A/B
Thursday, September 11, 2014

5:00 PM Refreshments
5:30 PM Lecture

Grand Rounds: "Radiology Physician Extenders"

Robert M. Barr, MD of Mecklenburg Radiology Associates

Robert Barr MD

Robert M. Barr, MD, FACR
President, Mecklenburg Associates

About this Lecture: Physician extenders are playing an increasing role in healthcare delivery and have become more widely accepted in private practice radiology over the past 10 years or more.  There remains some confusion regarding the various degree programs and the role that different practitioners would play in the radiology department.  We will discuss the role of physician extenders in radiology, with a focus on the role of physician assistants (PAs) in particular in the private practice setting. We will highlight the differences in training and credentialing of physician assistants, nurse practitioners (NPs), radiology assistants (RAs), and radiology practitioner assistants (RPAs), and discuss the impact of state and federal regulations on their practicality in radiology.  Potential efficiencies in the setting of healthcare reform will be considered, and an introduction into the Medicare regulatory and valuation processes will be helpful in understanding obstacles and risks. 

Dr. Robert Barr is a neuroradiologist practicing in Charlotte, North Carolina since 1995, and is the President of Mecklenburg Radiology Associates, a group of 40 radiologists and 10 physician assistants. He is a graduate of Harvard University and the UCSF School of Medicine. Following internship at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, he returned to UCSF for radiology residency and neuroradiology fellowship. In Charlotte, Dr. Barr serves on multiple hospital committees including the Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center Executive Steering Committee.  He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Novant Medical Group.

Dr. Barr has been a strong advocate for clinical neuroradiology and has been actively involved in issues regarding coding, reimbursement, and coverage policy through the ASNR Health Policy Committee (HPC), which he currently chairs. He previously served as the ASNR Advisor to the AMA/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC), where he helped determine the value for a wide range of neuroradiology procedures. He is also a member of the Economics Commission of the American College of Radiology (ACR) and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute.

He has lectured and published on topics in neuroradiology and health policy, and has served as a reviewer for theAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology.  He is married to Tara (Nakayama) Barr, UCSF Medical School class of 1991.  They have a son at UNC Chapel Hill and a daughter in high school.


Contact katherine.murphy@ucsf.edu for more information.
Grand Rounds Parnassus N-217 (broadcasting to SFGH Radiology Conf Room)
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

12:00 PM Videos; 1:00 PM; Start time (COLE HALL) 513 Parnassus Avenue
4:30 PM Poster Session, Hasegawa Award, Oral and Poster Awards (Millberry Union, 500 Parnassus Ave)

11th Annual Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research Symposium

Showcasing the Research from the Department

Symposium Lecture

Scientific Poster Presentation

Bruce Hasegawa Award

The Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging’s Annual Research Symposium has grown in scope each year, serving as a touchstone for the array of research performed in the department. The 11th Annual Imaging Research Symposium will “provide a snapshot of the diversity and depth of the excellence in research in our department" according to Sharmila Majumdar, PhD, Vice-Chair of Research. It brings the achievements of high school, college, medical and graduate students, post-docs, fellows, residents and faculty to the forefront at oral presentations in UCSF's Cole Hall, and in a large poster session in Millberry Union.

Scheduled for October 21, 2014, the Symposium is open all within the UCSF and scientific communities. The Imaging Research Symposium will begin at 1:00 PM at UCSF’s Parnasssus Campus (Cole Hall) and will feature brief oral presentations that will cover a variety of topics and approaches to imaging research. At 4:30 PM, a poster session and presentation of the annual Bruce Hasegawa Award as well as poster and oral presentation awards will be held in the City Lights and Golden Gate rooms at Millberry Union.

Contact katherine.murphy@ucsf.edu for more information.
Parnassus UCSF's Cole Hall and Millberry Union
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

5:00 PM, refreshments; 5:30 PM Lecture

Important Molecular Variants of GBM: Impact on Imaging

T. Hans Newton Memorial Lecture

UCLA Physician Whitney Pope, MD, PhD specializes in Diagnostic Radiology.

Whitney Pope, MD, PhD
Associate Professor,  Radiology
Director, UCLA Brain Tumor Imaging
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Contact katherine.murphy@ucsf.edu for more information.
Lecture Parnassus N-225
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

12:00 PM

Shoulder Surgery Decision-making Using Quantitative MR Imaging

Forum for Advanced Imaging Research (FAIR)


High-resolution Fat Quantification in the Musculoskeletal System
Chemical-shift Based Water-fat MRI
Roland Krug, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

How Does MRI Guide Treatment of Rotator Cuff Diseases?
C. Benjamin Ma, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
University of California, San Francisco

Contact katherine.murphy@ucsf.edu for more information.
FAIR Parnassus C309 A/B (broadcast to CBL, VAMC, SFGH)