15th Annual Radiology Imaging Research Symposium

The 15th Annual Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research Symposium will be held on TUESDAY, OCT 23, 2018. All within the UCSF and the scientific communities are encouraged to attend. 

HSW-301 (513 Parnassus Avenue):
A slide presentation showing an overview of Departmental Research Groups will run from 12:00-12:55pm. The oral presentations will feature a broad range of selected departmental speakers highlighting their recent research (HSW-301, 1:00pm - 4:30pm.)

MILLBERRY UNION (500 Parnassus Avenue):
A scientific poster session, reception and award ceremony will run from 4:30-6:00pm and will feature best poster, best podium presentation and the annual Bruce Hasegawa Award.

Symposium Program

12:30 pm Registration & Poster Highlights

1:00-1:10 pm Opening Remarks

  • Christopher P. Hess, MD PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging
  • Sharmila Majumdar, PhD, Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

1:10-2:30 pm Oral Presentations (Session I)
Moderators: Rita Freimanis, MD and Jing Liu, PhD

1:10-1:20 pm A shallow introduction to deep learning methods for neuroimaging researchers and radiologists 
John Colby MD PhD, Pratik Mukherjee MD PhD

1:20-1:30 pm Artificial Intelligence System for Fully-Automated Characterization & Diagnosis of Brain MRI Lesions 
Andreas Rauschecker MD PhD, Long Xie PhD, Jiancong Wang, Emmanuel Botzolakis MD PhD, Ilya Nasrallah MD PhD, Nick Bryan MD PhD, Tessa Cook MD PhD, Suyash Mohan MD, James Gee PhD, and Jeffrey Rudie MD PhD.

1:30-1:40 pm Large Scale Deidentification of DICOM Medical Imaging Data for Computational Health Science Research at UCSF 
Marram (Beck) Olson, James Hawkins, Ritika Maheshwari, Joe Hesse, Wyatt Tellis, Emma Bahroos, Paul Rowley, Dana Ludwig, Eugenia Rutenberg, Gundof Schenk, Sharmila Majumdar, Jason C. Crane

1:40-1:50 pm Neural correlates of smartphone dependence in adolescents 
Olga Tymofiyeva, Justin P. Yuan, Roma Kidambi, Chiung-Yu Huang, Henje Blom E, Tony T. Yang, Duan Xu

1:50-2:00 pm Imaging brain inflammation using hyperpolarized 13C MRSI of pyruvate and urea in a model of multiple sclerosis 
Caroline Guglielmetti, Christian Cordano, Ari Green, Myriam M. Chaumeil

2:00-2:10 pm Evaluating patients with Glioma using Multi-modal hyperpolarized C-13 and H-1 Metabolic Imaging 
Yan Li, Adam Autry, Jeremy Gordon, Hsin-Yu Chen, Jason Crane, Beck Olson, Marisa Lafontaine, Ilwoo Park, Javier Villanueva-Meyer, Daniel Vigneron, Susan Chang and Sarah Nelson

2:10-2:20 pm Distinguishing metabolic signals of liver tumors from surrounding liver cells using hyperpolarized 13C MRI and Gadoxetate 
Shubhangi Agarwal, Jeremy Gordon, Natalie Korn, Robert A. Bok, Cornelius Von Morze, Daniel B. Vigneron, John Kurhanewicz, Michael A. Ohliger

2:20-2:30 pm Androgen Independence Leads to Altered Metabolism in Prostate Cancer Cell and Murine Models 
Jinny Sun, Justin Delos Santos, Robert Bok, Romelyn Delos Santos, Mark Van Criekinge, Daniel B. Vigneron, Renuka Sriram, John Kurhanewicz

************************************* 2:30-3:00 pm Coffee Break***************************************

3:00-4:20 pm Oral Presentations (Session II)
Moderators: Michael Ohliger, MD, PhD and Valentina Pedoia, PhD

3:00-3:10 pm Reducing Bowel Peristalsis Artifact with Dual-Energy CT: A Phantom Study 
Markus M. Obmann, Chansik An, Michael A. Ohliger, Yuxin Sun, Zhen J. Wang, Benjamin M. Yeh

3:10-3:20 pm Motion resolved UTE based Pulmonary QSM 
Xucheng Zhu, Hongjiang Wei, Kevin M. Johnson, Scott K. Nagle, Wenwen Jiang, Joseph Cheng, Shreyas S. Vasanawala, Michael Lustig, Chunlei Liu, Peder E.Z. Larson

3:20-3:30 pm Highly Accelerated Breath-hold Steady-State Ferumoxytol Abdomen MRA using Compressed Sensing 
Chengcheng Zhu, Joseph Leach, Sinyeob Ahn, David Saloner, and Michael D Hope

3:30-3:40 pm Aerosol Jet-Deposited Double Helix Wireless Resonant Markers for MRI Catheter Tracking 
Caroline D. Jordan, Bradford R. H. Thorne, Arjun Wadhwa, Sravani Kondapavulur, Vincent Fratello, Ron Watkins, Greig Scott, Alastair J. Martin, Xiaoliang Zhang, Mark W. Wilson, Steven W. Hetts

3:40-3:50 pm Long-Term Volumetric Thermometry for Measurement of Diffuse Tissue Heating during MRgFUS Treatments 
Eugene Ozhinsky, Matthew Bucknor, and Viola Rieke

3:50-4:00 pm Imaging Bone-Cartilage Interactions in the Hip Joint using [18F]-NaF PET-MRI 
Radhika Tibrewala M.Sc, Emma Bahroos M.Sc, Hatef Mehrebian PhD, Valentina Pedoia PhD, Sharmila Majumdar PhD

4:00-4:10 pm Multi-modality in vivo imaging of cortical bone vasculature – Comparison of diabetes patients to healthy controls
Po-hung Wu, Matthew Gibbons, Sarah Foreman, Julio Carballido-Gamio, Misung Han, Roland Krug, Jing Liu, Thomas Link, Galateia Kazakia

4:10-4:20 pm Automatic Hip Fracture Identification and Functional Classification with Deep Learning 
Kaiyang Cheng1, Justin D. Krogue MD2, Kevin Hwang MD2, Eugene Ozhinsky PhD1, Sharmila Majumdar PhD1, Valentina Pedoia PhD1, 1 - Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging (UCSF), 2 - Orthopedic Surgery (UCSF)

4:35-6:00 pm Poster Session, Award Presentations, Bruce Hasegawa Award Presentation, and Catered Reception
Millberry Union

5:00 pm  Comments by Christopher P. Hess, MD PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging; 

5:45 pm Announcement of the Oral and Poster Presentation Awards

Poster Presentations

# Presenting Author Abstract Title

1 Adam Autry - Comparison between 8- and 32-channel phased-array receive coils for in vivo hyperpolarized C-13 imaging of the human brain

2 Karthik Gopalan - Digitally Manufactured, Highly Conformal Receive Arrays

3 Anna Moroz - Remodeling of the cell surface proteome presents new opportunities for the treatment of RAS driven malignancies.

4 Evan Kao - Quantitative comparison of CFD and 4DMR in the transverse sinus of a pulsatile tinnitus patient

5 Hardik Kothare - Neural correlates of aberrant vocal motor control in Adductor Spasmodic Dysphonia

6 Ella Jones - Initial Experience of Dedicated Breast PET imaging of ER+ Breast Cancers Using [F-18]fluoroestradiol

7 Dharshan Chandramohan - Quantitative imaging of bone material analogues for PET/MRI phantoms

8 Denis Beckford VeraImmuno - PET imaging of human tumor necrosis factor alpha in an transgenic mouse model of rheumatoid arthritis.

9 Brian Chung - First-in-Man Hyperpolarized [2-13C]Pyruvate MR Studies of Human Brain Metabolism

10 Kristina Liu - Towards Clinical Hyperpolarized 13C pH Imaging Using a New Bicarbonate Precursor

11 David Korenchan - Hyperpolarized In vivo pH Imaging Reveals Grade-Dependent Acidification in Prostate Cancer

12 Wen Li - The role of diffusion-weighted MRI in the prediction of response in I-SPY 2 TRIAL

13 Elavarasan Subramani - Magnetic resonance spectroscopy-based metabolic biomarkers of IDH1 mutant glioma response to temozolomide therapy

14 Sivakami Avadiappan - Characterization of Radiation Therapy Effects on Cerebral Vasculature in Pediatric Brain Tumor Survivors

15 Pedro Maia - Heterogeneity of Incipient Atrophy Patterns in Parkinson’s Disease.

16 Lisa Wilmes - Effect of image distortion and gradient nonlinearity corrections on breast tumor DTI metrics pre- and early-therapy

17 Junnian Wei - Profiling the surface proteome identifies actionable biology for TSC1 mutant cells beyond mTORC1 signaling

18 Chang Cai - COGNAC: A Novel Bayesian Scanning Algorithm for MEG/EEG imaging based on Covariance Partitioning

19 Grace Jun - 18F-Fluorocholine PETMR: Optimizing Injection Delay for Parathyroid Adenoma Localization

20 Georgios Batsios - PI3K/mTOR inhibition of IDH1 mutant glioma leads to reduced 2HG production that is associated with increased survival

21 Alejandro Morales Martinez - Weakly Supervised and Unsupervised Segmentation Deep Learning Models: Can we Overcome the Ground Truth?

22 Chang Cai - Evaluation of DSSP in MEG recordings from patients with intractable epilepsy and VNS

23 Yung-Hua Wang - Targeting iron metabolism in high grade glioma with 68Ga-citrate PET/MR

24 Ning Zhao - Exploiting the Labile Fe(II) Pool to Image Prostate Cancer with PET

25 Yangjie Huang - Measuring glucocorticoid receptor expression in vivo with PET.

26 Jeremy Gordon - Coil Combination Methods for Multi-Channel Hyperpolarized 13C MRI

27 Abhejit Rajagopal - Deep iterative-reconstruction algorithms for single-photon computed tomography (SPECT)

28 Yao Liu - The evolution of knee structural changes differs in subjects at risk for knee OA with and without HIV infection

29 Céline Taglang - Imaging tissue pH using chemical shift-based hyperpolarized 13C MRI probes

30 Yutaka Natsuaki - Motion-Robust and Efficient Radial TSE T2 Mapping with “Pseudo” Golden Ratio Reordering

31 Shuyu Tang - Metabolic Specific Imaging with Bolus tracking and Real-time B0/B1 calibration for Human Hyperpolarized 13C Imaging

32 Jason Crane - Automated Longitudinal Alignment and Visualization of Clinical Neurological MRI Exams

33 Raven Smith - 68Ga-PSMA PET/MRI: Determining ideal acquisition times to reduce noise and increase image quality

34 Fayyaz Ahamed - Assessment of intracellular lactate relaxation and production and efflux rates in cells using hyperpolarized 13C MR

35 Brian Leahy - MR Imaging of Vasculature within Cortical Bone Pores: A Validation Study

36 Natalie Korn - Rate of Hyperpolarized [1-13C] Pyruvate to Lactate Conversion Distinguishes High-Grade Prostate Cancer in Patients

37 Anna Moroz - A preclinical assessment of 89Zr-atezolizumab identifies a requirement for carrier added formulations not observed with 89Zr-C4.

38 Leighton Hinkley - Cortical dynamics during speech preparation in primary progressive aphasia

39 Denis Beckford Vera - A Personalized Predictive Tracer with Diagnostic and Therapeutic Potential

40 Sinan Wang - Development and validation of new hyperpolarized 13C magnetic resonance imaging probes targeting zinc metabolism

41 Anna Moroz - Targeting mTORC1 signaling to detect tuberous sclerosis complex and lymphangioleiomyomatosis with PET.

42 Paula Alcaide Leon - Pseudoprogression in GBM patients treated with HSP-peptide vaccine and chemoradiation

43 Colin Yee - Intravascular Gentamicin Filter for Reduction of Systemic Toxicities

44 Justin Yuan - Structural brain network properties and cognitive impairment in adolescents after radiation therapy

45 Trevor Flynn - Graph metrics of white matter connectomes in infants with CHD

46 Silvia Schiro - Diagnostic success rate of CT-guided deep bone biopsy in confirming clinical findings and imaging suspicious of bone infection

47 Sarah Foreman - Meniscal Damage but Not Cartilage Composition, Predict Accelerated Knee OA: Data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative

48 Baptiste Hans - A Densely Connected Convolutional Neural Network for Automatic Scoring of Articular Cartilage in Hip Osteoarthritis MRI

49 Thomas Hayes - Preparation of carbon-11-labeled surrogates of VX and Sarin: Divergent radiosynthesis of 11C-tracers

50 Carly Demopoulos - Global Alpha and Beta Band Functional Connectivity in Children with Autism and Children with Sensory Processing Dysfunction

51 Henrik Haraldsson - Reduction of Flow Jets following Lumbar Puncture in Patients with Pulsatile Tinnitus

52 Keerthi Valluru - Characterizing Pulsatile Tinnitus with venous etiology using 4D Flow MRI and in vitro patient-specific flow models

53 Yan Wang - Combined Deep Learning and Annular-like Shape Constrained Deformable Method for Fully Automatic Left Ventricle Segmentation

54 Fadya Binyameen - Automated Segmentation of Hip Muscles using Unsupervised Multi-Parametric Method

55 Fredrik Strand - Breast MRI: Correlation between the quantitative BPE of a single central slice and the whole-breast visual BI-RADS category

56 Andrew Leynes - PET/MRI joint estimation of attenuation and activity with deep learning-based uncertainty estimation

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 1:00pm to 6:00pm

HSW-301 Auditorium
513 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, California 94143

Event Type



School of Medicine


Students, Faculty, Staff





UCSF Imaging


Contact Info

Katie Murphy, katherie.murphy@ucsf.edu, 415-476-9776