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RAD 072Q. Flouresence Imaging in Living Cells
Preference to sophomores. Basic principles of fluorescent probes and their applications for live-cell imaging. Topics include: general classes of flourescent probes together with their fluorescence mechanisms; strategies and methods for live cell labeling and imaging of specific proteins. Examples of applications of fluorescence imaging are presented. Provides students first-hand experience in fluorescence imaging research, and exploration of cutting edge techniques. Readings include current reviews and key original articles.
2 units, Win (J. Rao)

RAD 101. Readings in Radiology Research
Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
1 to 18 units, any quarter (Search for instructor in Axess)

RAD 199. Undergraduate Research
Students undertake investigations sponsored by individual faculty members. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
1 to 18 units, any quarter (Search for instructor in Axess)

RAD 200. Imaging Anatomy and Pathology
Supplements traditional disectional anatomy with modern cross-sectional imaging, and traditional examination of the cadaver with study of live subjects. Chest-abdominal and pelvic anatomy; congenital, traumatic, and neoplastic processes that affect these structures. Preparation for encounters with imaging tests in clinical medicine and surgery. Also open to graduate students in fields related to imaging sciences.
2 units, Spr (M. Federle)

RAD 203. Introduction to Interventional Radiology
Designed to expose pre-clinical and clinical MD students to minimally-invasive procedures using image guidance through a combination of didactics, simulation, and cathlab observation. Weekly organ-based and/or disease-based lectures are followed by simulation and faculty shadowing. Daily case-based presentations by faculty, technical demonstrations, and informal discussions reinforce the learning experience.
1 unit, Aut (N. Kothary, G. Hwang, J. Louie)

RAD 220. Introduction to Imaging and Image-based Human Anatomy
(Same as BIOE 220) The physics of medical imaging and human anatomy through medical images. Emphasis is on normal anatomy, contrast mechanisms, and the relative strengths of each imaging modality. Labs reinforce imaging techniques and anatomy. Recommended: basic biology, physics, and math.
3 units, Win (G. Gold, K. Butts-Pauly)

RAD 222A. Multi-modality Molecular Imaging in Living Subjects
(Same as BIOE 222A) Focuses on instruments and chemistries for imaging of cellular and molecular processes in vivo. Basics of instrumentation physics, chemistry of molecular imaging probes, and an introduction to preclinical and clinical molecular imaging modalities
4 units, Aut (L. Xing, C. Contag, J. Rao)

RAD 222B. Chemistry of Molecular Probes for Imaging in Living Subjects
(Same as BIOE 222B) Focuses on molecular probes that target specific disease mechanisms. The ideal characteristics of molecular probes; how to optimize their design for use as effective imaging reagents that target specific steps in biological pathways and reveal the nature of disease through noninvasive assays.
4 units, Win ( J. Rao,C. Contag, L. Xing)

RAD 222C. Topics in Multimodality Imaging in Living Subjects
Focuses on emerging chemistries and instruments that address unmet needs for improved diagnosis and disease management in cancer, neurological disease, cardiovascular medicine and musculoskeletal disorders. Objective is to identify problems or controversies in the field, and to resolve them through understanding the relevant primary literature.
4 units, Spr (C. Contag, L. Xing, J. Rao)

RAD 226. In Vivo Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Imaging
Collections of identical independent nuclear spins are well described by the classical vector model of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), however, interactions among spins, as occur in many in vivo processes, require a more complete description. Physics and engineering principles of these in vivo magnetic resonance phenomena with emphasis on current research questions and clinical applications. Topics: quantum mechanical description of magnetic resonance, density matrix theory, product operator formalism, relaxation theory and contrast mechanisms, spectroscopic imaging, spectral editing, and multinuclear studies. Prerequisites: EE369b or familiarity with magnetic resonance, working knowledge of linear algebra.
3 units, Win (D. Spielman)

RAD 227. Functional MRI Methods
(Same As BIOPHYS 227) Basics of functional magnetic resonance neuroimaging, including data acquisition, analysis, and experimental design. Journal club sections. Cognitive neuroscience and clinical applications. Prerequisites: basic physics, mathematics. Recommended: neuroscience.
3 units, Win (G. Glover)

RAD 228. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Topics
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) offers numerous image contrast mechanisms achieved by pulse sequences that control radiofrequency and gradient magnetic fields in real time, while also acquiring data in an organized manner for image reconstruction. Introductory and student-initiated topics in seminars and hands-on labs. Primarily for students working on research projects involving MRI pulse sequence programming. Prerequisite: Completion of EE369B and consent of instructor.
2 units, Spr (B. Hargreaves)

RAD 280. Early Clinical Experience in Radiology
(Enrollment limited to MD candidates.) Provides an observational experience as determined by the instructor and student. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
1 to 2 units, any quarter (Search for instructor in Axess)

RAD 299. Directed Reading in Radiology
Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
1 to 18 units, any quarter (Search for instructor in Axess)

RAD 370. Medical Scholars Research
Provides an opportunity for student and faculty interaction, as well as academic credit and financial support, to medical students who undertake original research. Enrollment is limited to students with approved projects.
4 to 18 units, any quarter (Search for instructor in Axess)

RAD 399. Graduate Research
Students undertake investigations sponsored by individual faculty members. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
1 to 18 units, any quarter (Search for instructor in Axess)


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