What a ‘Good Catch’ in the MRI Suite Looks Like
Harnessing her experience, training and intuition, a UCLA Health MRI technologist saves a patient from harm. Katelyn Williams is a literal lifesaver. An MRI technologist at UCLA Health, Williams prevented a life-threatening, dangerous medical event from happening in a patient being scanned at the UCLA Health North Hollywood Imaging and Interventional Center in November 2021.
UCLA Doctor Performs World’s First Robotic Embolization
Dr. Tateshima, an interventional neuroradiologist and professor of radiological sciences, performed the world’s first fully robotic embolization in 2021. Since then, Dr. Tateshima has completed three more. And if his vision for the future of robotic procedures comes to fruition, that’s only the beginning.
Annual screenings improve chances of catching disease early and new guidelines expand opportunities. Too few adults with a history of smoking are undergoing annual lung cancer screenings that can cut death rates by at least 20%.
Dr. Sid Padia, an Interventional Radiologist at UCLA, published an update of findings of the Geniculate Artery Embolization study at the 2021 Society of Interventional Radiologists Annual Scientific Meeting.
In the setting of the COVID-19 pandemic, chest imaging plays a very important role in the early diagnosis and the treatment planning for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 chest infections. The UCLA Department of Radiology’s Thoracic and Acute Care Imaging (ACI) sections recognized the importance of the chest x-ray in this setting, as it is readily available in the community physician offices, urgent care clinics and hospital emergency departments. To help physicians and radiologists in these settings, they have developed the UCLA Chest X-Ray COVID-19 Guidelines.