UW Medicine’s radiology team last month created a novel imaging agent and, in an expansive team effort, performed a first-in-human PET/CT imaging study to observe how a statin drug distributes and accumulates in the body.
3-D printing has made clear its benefit to medicine: Models that show, in exact dimension and orientation, a patient's tumor or blood-vessel mass or failing aortic valve can enable surgeons to plan approaches and anticipate complications.
More donor organs have become available due to overdose deaths. UW Medicine’s chief of transplantation surgery Dr. Jorge Reyes talks about the organs’ health, risk of infection transmission, and the surrounding stigma.
You’d think you’d know if your heart were quivering instead beating normally, but many people who have atrial fibrillation – a serious form of irregular heartbeat or palpitations – don’t feel symptoms.
Joseph A. Beavo, professor emeritus of pharmacology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, has been awarded the Julius Axelrod Award by the American Society for Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics.