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Thienkhai Vu, MD | UCSF Radiology

His main areas of interest and expertise are molecular imaging, thoracic imaging, MRI, MDCT, small animal imaging, micro-MRI, micro-CT, micro-PET/CT, quantum dots, magnetic resonance imaging or MDCT coronary angiogram, cardiac MRI, hyperpolarized xenon, and carbon-13. Dr. Vu has 12 abstracts and 20 peer-reviewed publications. Expertise:

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PET/CT Scan: How to Prepare, What to Expect & Safety Tips

Posted: (52 years ago) Positron emission tomography, also called PET imaging or a PET scan, is a diagnostic examination that involves getting images of the body based on the detection of radiation from the emission of positrons. Positrons are tiny particles emitted from a radioactive substance administered to the patient. Patient Safety Tips Prior to the Exam Please let us know if you …

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Joint PICT & ci2 mini Symposium | UCSF Radiology

Posted: (52 years ago) PET/MRI Hybrid PET/MRI systems combine the functional information from PET tracers with the soft-tissue contrast from MRI. Our team is working on PET/MRI technology developments for motion management, quantitative imaging, and multi-modal data analysis with this modality. Radiation Therapy PLanning

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Size & Weight Limitations For Imaging | UCSF Radiology

Posted: (52 years ago) Exams acquired with PET include FDG PET, cardiac PET, PSMA PET, and DOTA-TATE PET. Exams acquired with SPECT or planar imaging include cardiac perfusion scans, bone scans, V/Q scans, HIDA scans, and others. Please contact the MI&T department if there are further questions about how a specific exam is acquired.

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PET/MRI Scans at UCSF Radiology | Safety, Speed and ...

Posted: (52 years ago) UCSF’s PET/MRI brings cutting-edge technology to the clinic. This new technology combines time-of-flight PET with 3-Tesla MRI for exceptional image quality, more conclusive diagnosis, and lower radiation in a single exam. The powerful combination of molecular, functional and anatomic information provides essential data for critical treatment decisions.

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PET/MRI Technology | UCSF Radiology

Posted: (52 years ago) PET/MRI is a new imaging modality, where the camera (or detector) used to image the PET has been engineered to fit and function within the bore of the MRI. This allows for the simultaneous acquisition of both PET and MRI data while the patient is in the scanner. PET (or positron emission tomography) is an imaging modality that is used to detect the presence of a …

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PSMA PET Scan for Prostate Cancer | UCSF Radiology

Posted: (52 years ago) PSMA PET scans are offered at UCSF Radiology China Basin location in the San Francisco Bay area. For UCSF patients , please reach out to Radiology Scheduling (415) 353-3900 directly to schedule your PSMA scan. For non-UCSF facilities referring patients that are new to UCSF, please fax the following to (415) 353-7299 for patient registration to ...

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PET CT Scan - UCSF Radiology

Posted: (52 years ago) PET/ CT - Positron Emission Tomography / CT Positron emission tomography, also called PET imaging or a PET scan, is a type of nuclear medicine imaging. PET scans measure the metabolic activity of cells in the human body and is used in patients with certain conditions affecting the brain and the heart, as well as in patients with certain types of cancer. PET is …

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Ella Jones, PhD | UCSF Radiology

Posted: (52 years ago) Jones has been working with OncoVision since 2014 on integrating the dedicated breast PET (dbPET) into the breast care workflow. Through this academic-industrial partnership (R01CA227763), a new software interface has been successfully developed to improved DICOM compatibility for the dbPET’s use in the clinic and by the I-SPY 2 TRIAL.

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PET | UCSF Radiology

Posted: (52 years ago) PET/MRI two machines combined into one and can do both PET and MRI scans simultaneously. PET and MR scans can be done simultaneously since it is now one machine. It is an engineering feat in getting a PET to function inside a strong magnetic field. This gives a patient an adequate MR stage and PET whole body at the exact same time.

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PET/MRI Ordering Instructions | UCSF Radiology

Posted: (52 years ago) 1. All PET/MRI orders are now available in Apex. a. Search using the string "PETMR" or "PETMRI" b. The orders will not be available through ancillary orders. 2. Each PET/MRI order set is attached to two orders: one for the PET and one for the MRI. a. For example the order entitled "PET/MRI WB with adomen with and without contrast (PET/MRI)" will result in two orders: i.

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PET/MRI Clinical Research | UCSF Radiology

Posted: (52 years ago) PET/MRI Clinical Research. UCSF participated in the initial FDA clinical trial used to obtain FDA approval for the first time-of-flight PET/MRI in 2014. Since the installation of the machine, researchers at UCSF have been working on numerous applications leveraging the capabilities of the new technology. The UCSF Radiopharmaceutical Facility ...

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Cancer Imaging Services | UCSF Radiology

Posted: (52 years ago) Cancer Imaging Services at the UCSF Imaging Center at China Basin include cancer disease detection, screening, staging and monitoring response to treatment using SPECT and PET scans, additional nuclear medicine protocols, and other advanced techniques. Radiation treatment planning is also offered using guided imagery and additional quantitation for radiation therapy.

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MicroPET/CT, MicroSPECT/CT, MicroCT, and Optical Imaging ...

Posted: (52 years ago) All imaging studies can be done through our PET/SPECT/CT core protocol and LARC/IACUC standard procedures. Equipment. Siemens Inveon dedicated microPET docked with microCT (for PET/CT and CT) MILabs VECTor4/CT (for SPECT/CT, PET/CT, and CT) PerkinElmer IVIS 50 (for bioluminescence and fluorescence imaging)

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The Future of Molecular Imaging and Prostate Cancer | UCSF ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Sep 16, 2020  · The goal of a PSMA (positron-emission tomography) PET is to locate and determine the extent of prostate cancer. PSMA compounds have been developed by a number of groups and companies over the last ten years. Thomas Hope, MD, associate professor and director of molecular therapy in the UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and …

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PET/SPECT Radiochemistry - UCSF Radiology

Posted: (52 years ago) PET/SPECT Radiochemistry. Our group focuses on the design, development, and utilization of molecular imaging agents based on single photon – and positron – emitting radionuclides using our microPET/CT radiochemistry lab. Our lab facility includes microPET/CT (x-ray CT), radiotracer, etc. for imaging, we combine the sensitivity of ...

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A Q&A With Thomas Hope, MD on PSMA PET Imaging for ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Nov 18, 2021  · Thomas Hope, MD. Researchers at UC San Francisco and UCLA continue to study prostate-specific membrane antigen PET imaging, or PSMA PET, to provide a more effective imaging test for men who have prostate cancer. Last year, this collaboration on a clinical trial led to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the technique at both ...

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Amyloid PET Scan for Alzheimer's Disease Assessment | UCSF ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Amyloid PET imaging represents a potential major advance in the assessment of those with cognitive impairment. The scan visualizes plaques present in the brain, which are prime suspects in damaging and killing nerve cells in Alzheimer's. Before amyloid PET, these plaques could only be detected by examining the brain at autopsy.

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UCSF Radiology Installs Digital-Only PET/CT System

Posted: (52 years ago) Jul 30, 2018  · Continued improvements in PET/CT systems can lead to increased diagnostic accuracy and specificity, along with enhanced image quality, better treatment planning and more efficient workflows. At the UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, we are excited to announce the installation of our first digital-only Philips Vereos PET/CT …

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Which Imaging Exam is Ideal for the Diagnosis and ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Sep 14, 2015  · PET (positron emission tomography) – A PET scan may also be used to localize parts of the brain causing seizures. While an MRI uses a magnet, a PET scan involves injecting a small amount of low-dose radioactive substance, usually FDG. This results in images of the brain’s basic biochemistry or function that are sensitive to abnormal neurons.

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Radiopharmaceutical Facility | UCSF Radiology

Posted: (52 years ago) PET DRUG 13N Ammonia 15O Water 18F SFB 18F FDG 18F FLT 18F FMISO 11C Methionine 18F NaF 18F FES 18F, 11C Choline 11C Acetate 18F FDOPA 11C PK11195 11C PIB 68Ga-HBED-PSMA 68Ga-DOTATOC 68Ga-Citrate 90Y-DOTATOC 18F GE180 18F CTT 18F FAraG MECHANISM Cardiac Profusion Perfusion Protein Labeling Glucose Metabolism Cell Division …

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UCSF Radiology Locations & Services at a Glance

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Posted: (52 years ago) PET: PET/CT: PET/MRI: U/S: X-ray: UCSF San Mateo Primary & Specialty Care Clinic: 1100 Park Place, Suite 100 San Mateo, CA 94403 X: Berkeley Outpatient Imaging Center CT: DXA: Fluoro: IR: Breast U/S: Breast MG Dx: Breast MG Screen: MRI: Neuro IR: Nuc Med: PET: PET/CT: PET/MRI: U/S: X-ray: JMH/UCSF Berkeley Outpatient Center: 3100 San Pablo Ave ...

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Brain Tumor PET/MRI | UCSF Radiology

Posted: (52 years ago) Brain Tumor PET/MRI. MRI is the standard imaging modality for detection and characterization of intracranial metastatic disease. PET can be helpful in specific circumstances to help differentiate treatment related effect and residual tumor. There is great promise in the future for PET/MRI of intracranial malignancy, especially with the ...

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Michael Evans' Lab | UCSF Radiology

Posted: (52 years ago) Michael J. Evans, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in Residence in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. He is an experienced chemical biologist with a focus on molecular imaging, organic chemistry, and biomarker discovery through proteomics. Dr.

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Wilson Lab | UCSF Radiology

Posted: (52 years ago) The goal of research in the Wilson lab is to develop metabolism and microenvironment-targeted imaging methods, to guide intervention and predict response to molecular therapies. We are currently developing cutting-edge positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques to study basic biochemical pathways and their alterations …

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Seizure PET/MRI | UCSF Radiology

Posted: (52 years ago) Seizure PET/MRI. Patients who suffer from epilepsy can be treated most effectively when the origin of their seizures can be specifically localized to one or more regions within the brain. Careful clinical evaluation, electroencephalogram (EEG) and 3 tesla MRI serve as the cornerstones for modern seizure localization.

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PET/MRI's Role in Reducing Radiation | UCSF Radiology

Posted: (52 years ago) Jan 02, 2016  · PET/MRI is a first-of-its-kind imaging technology approved by the FDA in November 2014. This combined technology is used for the diagnosis, staging and treatment of a variety of conditions, including cancer, neurological, oncological and musculoskeletal diseases.

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Nuclear Medicine | Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics (MI ...

Posted: (52 years ago) The Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics (MI&T) section, at UCSF Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging, oversees the clinical practice of traditional nuclear medicine, including multimodality PET/CT and PET/MR, and stewards the application of molecular therapeutic agents for our patients.The section will also work closely with the Chemistry, Probes and Molecular …

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PET MRI at China Basin - UCSF Radiology

Posted: (52 years ago) The PET-MRI scanner has the latest technology from GE Healthcare, being a hybrid imaging technology that incorporates MRI soft tissue morphological imaging and PET functional imaging. The spatial resolution of this PET system has a significant improvement over conventional PET-CT systems primarily due to the smaller ring size that has a reduced effect on the resolution …

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Understanding What the FDA’s Accelerated Approval of ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Jul 23, 2021  · Amyloid PET scans and lumbar puncture for fluid biomarker assessment will be an indispensable component of qualifying patients, at least for foreseeable future. The use of these diagnostic methods has been greatly limited particularly by the high cost of PET scans, and the failure of Medicare and insurers to provide reimbursement.

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Program for Molecular Imaging and Targeted Therapy (Hope ...

Posted: (52 years ago) The simultaneous modality, PET/MRI, is a challenging environment due to the limitations of bringing PET and MRI together, but when appropriately leveraged, PET/MRI offers significant advantages over PET/CT. Nonetheless, significant work remains to move the field forward, and we are working at UCSF to help address these:

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Guest Lecture: PET/MRI and MRI for the improved ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Join Dr. Sharmila Majumdar as she hosts Dr. Daehyun Yoon, Physical Science Research Scientist at Stanford University. Dr. Yoon's talk will be on PET/MRI and MRI for the improved identification of peripheral pain generators. The abstract is below. Pain now affects more people than cancer, diabetes, and heart disease combined in the U.S. It is a leading cause of …

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Dedicated Breast PET with [18F]Fluoroestradiol for ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Oct 30, 2020  · Positron emission tomography (PET), in particular, offers a highly sensitive quantitative measure of molecular markers expressed in tumors. Estradiol, a form of estrogen, is produced for tissues of the reproductive organs, and 18 F-fluoroestradiol ([18 F]FES) is a radiotracer that has been developed for PET imaging of ER status 2,3.

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Alzheimer's Disease Assessment and Treatment at UCSF ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Amyloid PET imaging represents a potential major advance in the assessment of those with cognitive impairment. Amyloid is a radioactive diagnostic agent for PET imaging of the brain that reflects the beta-amyloid neuritic plaque density in adult patients with cognitive impairment who are being evaluated for Alzheimer’s disease.

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A Deep Learning Model Predicts a Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Nov 12, 2018  · A deep learning algorithm can be used to improve the accuracy of diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease from 18F-FDG PET scans of the brain. By predicting Alzheimer’s disease earlier in the disease course in conjunction with other biochemical and imaging tests, a deep learning algorithm provides an opportunity for early therapeutic intervention. Dr.

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Nuclear Medicine Residency and Fellowship Programs | UCSF ...

Posted: (52 years ago) The nuclear medicine section is a busy clinical service over multiple sites including three PET/CT instruments, a PET/MRI, and four SPECT/CT cameras. Trainees are most commonly placed at one of three locations - Parnassus, Mission Bay, or China Basin, each of which offer a different mix of cases and experience.

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Clinical Nuclear Imaging Research (C-NIR) - UCSF Radiology

Posted: (52 years ago) The C-NIR group is dedicated to performing Molecular Imaging Research in humans with state of the art PET/CT and SPECT/CT capabilities. Our imaging scanners are run by highly trained and qualified Nuclear Medicine and CT certified technologists. We also have imaging science experts to provide additional help on diagnosis, image reconstruction, co-registration, tracer kinetic …

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Hybrid Imaging and the Relationship Between Physics and ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Jan 26, 2016  · 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.

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How to Prepare for My Exam | UCSF Radiology

Posted: (52 years ago) Arthrogram Barium Enema Bone (RFA) Radiofrequency Ablation for Osteoid Osteoma Breast Biopsy Breast MRI CT Angiogram CT Heart Screening CT-Guided Interventional Spine CT Scan Diagnostic X-Ray Discogram Fetal MRI Fluoroscopic Hysterosalpingogram (HSG) Gastrostomy Tubes Hysterosalpingogram (HSG) Hysterosalpingo-Contrast Sonography (HyCoSy) …

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PET and MRI Radiomic Features Can Help Personalize Breast ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Oct 10, 2018  · Radiomics is an emerging discipline in radiology. It is the process of extracting quantitative image features from multiple imaging modalities such as computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET), and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and converting them into mineable data for other …

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An Evening with Experts of Alzheimer's Disease Assessment ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 18, 2016  · Dr. Pampaloni is a world-renowned authority on PET imaging. He explained to the audience how PET, which shows abnormalities at a cellular level, is particularly well suited to finding amyloid plaques. He also discussed other imaging approaches for diagnosing Alzheimer’s and their differences from amyloid PET.

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San Francisco VA Neurodegenerative Disease Imaging | UCSF ...

Posted: (52 years ago) State-of-the-art imaging of the head and neck is offered with CT, MRI, and molecular modalities such as PET. The group has expertise in the full array of neurologic disease, including brain tumors, stroke and other vascular disorders, spine disease, neurodegenerative diseases, and brain malformations. Neuro-Interventional Radiology

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Parnassus | UCSF Radiology

Posted: (52 years ago) Parking Parking is available in the Millberry Union Garage at 500 Parnassus Ave. There are two garage entrances, one on the north side of Parnassus Avenue and another on Irving Street, just east of Third Avenue. Current rates are available on the UCSF Parking and Transportation web site. Public Transportation The Parnassus campus is served by the N Judah MUNI streetcar …

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Radiology's Role in Determining the Impact of Amyloid PET ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Jun 19, 2019  · The amyloid PET scan is the principal imaging tool for diagnosis of Alzheimer’s patients at UCSF. UCSF Radiology partners with the UCSF Memory and Aging Center , the Center for Imaging of Neurodegenerative Diseases (CIND) , and the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) to both provide a wide range of services to patients and to ...

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The Exploration of PSMA PET as a Possible Theranostic ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Jan 11, 2021  · The Exploration of PSMA PET as a Possible Theranostic Agent in Thyroid Cancer. Figure: Ga-68 PSMA PET (a) and F-18 FDG PET (b) of the same patient with poorly differentiated papillary thyroid cancer. The patient's metastatic disease in the chest (red ovals) had more PSMA uptake than FDG uptake. Interestingly, however, a small right-sided rib ...

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