Imaging Research Symposium

The Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging’s Annual Imaging Research Symposium “provides a snapshot of the diversity and depth of the excellence in research in our department. It brings the achievements of high school, college, medical and graduate students, post-docs, fellows, residents and faculty to the forefront,” according to Sharmila Majumdar, PhD, vice-chair of research.

The Imaging Research Symposium is open to the UCSF and scientific communities and features oral presentations as well as a scientific poster session highlighting the innovative work being done in the department. A variety of topics are covered including cancer, neurodegenerative disease, musculoskeletal disease and cardiovascular disease. Information is provided on UCSF imaging 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, recognizing the research of an outstanding radiology and biomedical imaging graduate student or postdoctoral scholar, is presented each year at the conclusion of the symposium.

The 11th Annual Imaging Research Symposium

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

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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

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

Click here to download the 2014 Symposium Program

Click here to download the 2014 Symposium Poster Presentations

Click here to view Abstracts and Posters 

Time Title Speaker
1:00-1:10 Introductory Remarks Sharmila Majumdar
1:10-1:20 Knee bone shape features predict the progression of cartilage T1ρ 1 year after ACL reconstruction Valentina Pedoia
1:20-1:30  Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer Imaging of Knee    Anand Venkatachari
1:30-1:40 Optimization of MRI for Breast Cancer Subtypes in Predicting Response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Wen Li
1:40-1:50 Dynamic 3D Imaging of Mouse Prostate Cancer for Estimation of Metabolic and Perfusion Kinetics Hsin-Yu Chen
1:50-2:00 Hyperpolarized [1-13C] glutamate: a metabolic imaging biomarker of IDH1 mutational status in glioma Myriam Chaumeil
2:00-2:10   Design of an energy-independent SPECT gamma camera using a CZT detector and pixel-matched collimator Srijeeta Bagchi
2:10-2:20 H2O2- labile [18F]FLT prodrug for sensing ROS in UOK262 renal carcinoma cells Valerie Carroll
2:20-2:30 Biological Response to Bevacizumab Using FMISO PET/MR Imaging In Recurrent Glioma     Ramon Barajas Jr
2:30-3:00  BREAK   
3:00-3:10 Selective Deletion of Nociceptors by Ganglionic Injection of Resiniferatoxin Jacob Brown
3:10-3:20 Anatomic Embedding of the Structural Connectome Within the Human Brain Julia Owen
3:20-3:30 Regional functional connectivity predicts distinct cognitive impairments in Alzheimer's spectrum Kamalini Ranasinghe
3:30-3:40 Variability of resting-state cortical functional connectivity in hypoxic-ischemic infants    Trevor Flynn
3:40-3:50 MRI Quantification of Function, Perfusion and Viability in Microembolized Ischemic Myocardium Loi Do
3:50-4:00 FID navigator for motion compensation in 3D black blood carotid MRI Henrik Haraldsson
4:00-4:10 Ultrasound Findings in Failed Pancreas Transplants Tara Morgan
4:10-4:20 Development of Endovascular Chemotherapy Filter for Removing Doxorubicin from Blood: In Vivo Study Jeffrey Yang
4:30-6:00 Poster Session, Award Presentations, and Catered Reception 

Call for Abstracts:

Abstract Deadline:  Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Online Submission Site

Abstracts are invited for the 11th Annual Imaging Research Symposium of the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging. The Symposium provides an opportunity for members of the department to showcase their research and provides a forum for exchange of ideas and identification of possible collaborations.  It covers the areas of CT, MR, PET, PET/MR, SPECT, MEG, EEG, optical imaging, ultrasound, medical informatics, and contrast agent development. We encourage the presentation of work in all areas of Radiology – including both clinical studies and technical development – from all faculty, research staff, residents, fellows, post-docs and students.

Abstracts must be no longer than 500 words, and may contain a single figure. Highlights of the abstract, not exceeding 50 words, must also be provided. Abstracts previously submitted to external conferences are welcome, but must be fit within the constraints detailed above. 

Participation in the Symposium has increased significantly since its inception in 2004. Increased participation has made the Symposium a successful and stimulating event, but precludes the acceptance of all submitted abstracts. The Symposium committee asks that each first author submit a maximum of one abstract, and that research groups avoid significant content overlap in multiple abstracts.

Accepted abstracts will be presented either orally or as a poster.  Notification of abstract review outcome will be provided by October 1, 2014.

Certificates will be presented for the best poster and oral presentations. In addition, the Bruce Hasegawa Award for Excellence in Biomedical Imaging will be given to a student or postdoctoral researcher working in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging for outstanding work in Radiology, bioengineering, medical physics or nuclear engineering.  (There will be a separate call for applications for this Award.)

Contact Information:
Accessing abstract submission webpage: Vivek Swarnarkar,
General questions: Katie Murphy,

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Contact Information

Katherine Murphy
Ph:  (415) 476-9776 


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