Keck School of Medicine of USC


Molecular Imaging Center opens new state-of-the-art PET cGMP cyclotron facility

July 2nd, 2016|

The USC Molecular Imaging Center (MIC) on the Health Sciences Campus recently installed and began operation of a GE PETrace cyclotron in a newly renovated good manufacturing practices (GMP) compliant facility. This advanced imaging technology center is now available to Keck Medicine faculty and staff, as well as USC internal and external staff.

A cyclotron is

Brain Imaging Study Reveals High-Calorie Food Cravings After Starting Depo-Provera Regimen

May 17th, 2016|

Researchers believe counseling to mitigate unwanted weight gain would help women stay on birth control, prevent more unintended pregnancies

Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) have found that the contraceptive injection depo medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA), more widely known as Depo-Provera, can increase activity in the “reward” areas of the brain stimulated by food. Additionally,

Molecular Imaging Center director recognized for scientific contributions

May 3rd, 2016|

Peter Conti, MD, PhD, was recognized by the Western Region Society of Nuclear Medicine (WRSNM) recently with the presentation of its Distinguished Scientist Award, given annually to an individual who has made significant contributions to the Clinical Science of Nuclear Medicine or Molecular Imaging.

Conti, who also is director of the Molecular Imaging Center and PET

Expanding the Mind

December 15th, 2015|

Keck School researchers are advancing the understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and pursuing potential therapies

Twenty years ago, when Terrence Town, PhD, first began researching the connection between Alzheimer’s disease and the immune system, most people in the field thought this course of inquiry was leading nowhere. Alzheimer’s disease was still poorly understood and so, while Town

NIH grant to fund prostate cancer imaging research

October 12th, 2015|

A Keck School of Medicine researcher has been awarded grant funding to further his research into the detection and treatment of prostate cancer, which is among the most common types of cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death among U.S. men.

Hossein Jadvar, MD, PhD, MPH, MBA, associate professor of radiology and biomedical engineering,

Alzheimer’s researcher awarded prestigious radiology grants

July 15th, 2015|

A Keck School of Medicine neuroradiologist has been awarded four grants that will pave the way for new research into the underlying causes of cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Kevin S. King, MD, assistant professor of clinical radiology at the Keck School, will receive $300,000 in grant funding to further his research for