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Ronald L. Arenson, M.D.

Radiologist

Dr. Ronald L. Arenson is a radiologist at UCSF Medical Center and chair of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging in the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. His special interests include picture archival and communication systems, workload and finances in radiology, the future of academic radiology and research training. As department chair, he is responsible for radiology at — UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus, San Francisco General Hospital, the Veterans Administration Medical Center in San Francisco, Mt. Zion hospital as well as the Center for Molecular and Functional Imaging at China Basin Landing.

Arenson was a systems engineer at IBM from 1963 to 1970. After serving in the Navy at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., he joined the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 and served as associate chair of clinical services in Radiology and interim vice provost for Computing. Arenson, the Alexander R. Margulis Distinguished Professor of Radiology, joined UCSF in 1992 as radiology chair. He is a fellow of the American College of Radiology and the Society of Computer Applications in Radiology. He has served as the president of the Association of University Radiologists, the Society of Chairman of Academic Radiology Departments and the the Academy of Radiology Research.

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Education

New York Medical College 1970

Residencies

Massachusetts General Hospital, Radiology 1974

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Losey AD, Lillaney P, Martin AJ, Cooke DL, Wilson MW, Thorne BR, Sincic RS, Arenson RL, Saeed M, Hetts SW. Magnetically Assisted Remote-controlled Endovascular Catheter for Interventional MR Imaging: In Vitro Navigation at 1.5 T versus X-ray Fluoroscopy. Radiology. 2014 Jun; 271(3):862-9.
  2. Morgan TA, Avrin DE, Carr CD, Dreyer KJ, Flanders AE, Khorasani R, Langlotz CP, Arenson RL. Meaningful use for radiology: current status and future directions. Radiology. 2013 Nov; 269(2):318-21.
  3. Hetts SW, Saeed M, Martin AJ, Evans L, Bernhardt AF, Malba V, Settecase F, Do L, Yee EJ, Losey A, Sincic R, Lillaney P, Roy S, Arenson RL, Wilson MW. Endovascular Catheter for Magnetic Navigation under MR Imaging Guidance: Evaluation of Safety In Vivo at 1.5T. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2013 Nov; 34(11):2083-91.
  4. Wilson MW, Martin AB, Lillaney P, Losey AD, Yee EJ, Bernhardt A, Malba V, Evans L, Sincic R, Saeed M, Arenson RL, Hetts SW. Magnetic catheter manipulation in the interventional MR imaging environment. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2013 Jun; 24(6):885-91.
  5. Hetts SW, Saeed M, Martin A, Lillaney P, Losey A, Yee EJ, Sincic R, Do L, Evans L, Malba V, Bernhardt AF, Wilson MW, Patel A, Arenson RL, Caton C, Cooke DL. Magnetically-Assisted Remote Controlled Microcatheter Tip Deflection under Magnetic Resonance Imaging. J Vis Exp. 2013; (74).
  6. Coakley FV, Gould R, Yeh BM, Arenson RL. CT radiation dose: what can you do right now in your practice? AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011 Mar; 196(3):619-25.
  7. Settecase F, Hetts SW, Martin AJ, Roberts TP, Bernhardt AF, Evans L, Malba V, Saeed M, Arenson RL, Kucharzyk W, Wilson MW. RF Heating of MRI-Assisted Catheter Steering Coils for Interventional MRI. Acad Radiol. 2011 Mar; 18(3):277-85.
  8. Bernhardt A, Wilson MW, Settecase F, Evans L, Malba V, Martin AJ, Saeed M, Roberts TP, Arenson RL, Hetts SW. Steerable catheter microcoils for interventional MRI reducing resistive heating. Acad Radiol. 2011 Mar; 18(3):270-6.
  9. Seltzer SE, Menard A, Cruea R, Arenson R. "Hyperscrutiny" of academic-industrial relationships: potential for unintended consequences--a response. J Am Coll Radiol. 2010 Jan; 7(1):39-42.
  10. Arenson RL. Recommendations for additional imaging in radiology reports: radiologists' self-referral or good clinical practice? Radiology. 2009 Nov; 253(2):291-2.
  11. Lu Y, Zhao S, Chu PW, Arenson RL. An update survey of academic radiologists' clinical productivity. J Am Coll Radiol. 2008 Jul; 5(7):817-26.
  12. Metter D, Harolds J, Rumack CM, Relyea-Chew A, Arenson R. The disruptive professional case scenarios. Acad Radiol. 2008 Apr; 15(4):494-500.
  13. Settecase F, Sussman MS, Wilson MW, Hetts S, Arenson RL, Malba V, Bernhardt AF, Kucharczyk W, Roberts TP. Magnetically-assisted remote control (MARC) steering of endovascular catheters for interventional MRI: a model for deflection and design implications. Med Phys. 2007 Aug; 34(8):3135-42.
  14. Ehman RL, Hendee WR, Welch MJ, Dunnick NR, Bresolin LB, Arenson RL, Baum S, Hricak H, Thrall JH. Blueprint for imaging in biomedical research. Radiology. 2007 Jul; 244(1):12-27.
  15. Dunnick NR, Applegate KE, Arenson RL. Quality--a radiology imperative: report of the 2006 Intersociety Conference. J Am Coll Radiol. 2007 Mar; 4(3):156-61.
  16. Arenson R, Dunnick NR. Training a better radiologist. J Am Coll Radiol. 2006 Jun; 3(6):389-93.
  17. Dunnick NR, Applegate K, Arenson R, Levin D. Training for the future of radiology: a report of the 2005 Intersociety Conference. J Am Coll Radiol. 2006 May; 3(5):319-24.
  18. Lu Y, Arenson RL. The academic radiologist's clinical productivity: an update. Acad Radiol. 2005 Sep; 12(9):1211-23.
  19. Dunnick NR, Applegate KE, Arenson RL. The inappropriate use of imaging studies: a report of the 2004 Intersociety Conference. J Am Coll Radiol. 2005 May; 2(5):401-6.
  20. Andriole KP, Morin RL, Arenson RL, Carrino JA, Erickson BJ, Horii SC, Piraino DW, Reiner BI, Seibert JA, Siegel E. Addressing the coming radiology crisis-the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology transforming the radiological interpretation process (TRIP) initiative. J Digit Imaging. 2004 Dec; 17(4):235-43.

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