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Dr. Thomas Chi was a speaker at the Biomineralization Symposium 2017

By MU on May 23, 2017
During May 5-6, 2017, several leading researchers from the west coast gathered in San Francisco to attend the Biomineralization Symposium. These included Dr. Thomas Chi and Dr. Marshall Stoller from the UCSF Department of Urology, Dr. Sunita Ho from the UCSF Department of Dentistry, Dr. Pankaj...

2nd UCSF-China Urology Operative and Research Symposium 2017

By MU on May 22, 2017
With a kind support from Bard Medical, Dr. Chi and Dr. Stoller hosted a collaborative educational day on urinary stone disease on May 10, 2017. Attendees were a group of urologists from across China including Professor Jianxing Li and Dr. Wenzeng Yang who are experts in ultrasound-guided kidney...

Dr. Thomas Chi Introduced Ultrasound-Guided Stone Surgery to Urology Community

By MU on May 21, 2017
Dr. Thomas Chi attended a debate which is a part of the ROCK (Research on Calculus Kinetics) Society during the Annual AUA Meeting held in Boston, MA (May 12-16, 2017). He addressed a feasibility and safety of ultrasound-guided kidney stone surgery and presented new imaging modalities that utilize...

UCSF Stone Course 2017: Advances in the Management of Nephrolithiasis

By MU on April 22, 2017
Under the theme "Advances in the Management of Nephrolithiasis," Dr. Chi and Dr. Stoller held the second UCSF Stone Course during April 13-14, 2017. Almost twenty endourology/laparoscopy fellows and serior residents from all around the country gathered and learned tips and tricks for all...

New Publication: Disposable ureteroscope is safe and may shorten procedure duration

By MU on March 23, 2017
Dr. Manint Usawa, Dr. Thomas Chi and their colleagues from the UCSF Departments of Urology recently published a case-cohort study comparing two groups of patients undergoing flexible ureteroscopy for upper urinary tract pathology. The first group (115 patients) underwent surgery utilizing a...

Dr. Thomas Chi was a visiting professor in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

By MU on January 20, 2017
During December 18-21, 2016, Dr. Chi was invited to visit King Abdul Aziz University Hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, under a coutersy of Dr. Amjad Alwaal who is a former UCSF fellow. During this visit, Dr. Chi gave a talk about ultrasound-guided percutaneous kidney surgery and also shared his...

Two Japanese visiting professors at Chi Lab

By MU on January 18, 2017
During January 9-10, 2017, Dr. Chi and his research team had a chance to welcome two Japanese urologists, Dr. Junichi Matsuzaki and Dr. Rei Unno. Dr. Junichi Matsuzaki has been the Director of the Department of Urology, Ohguchi Higashi General Hospital since 2002. His hospital is a high-...

Dr. Thomas Chi was a guest speaker at the 30th Congress of Japanese Society of Endourology

By MU on January 17, 2017
Dr. Thomas Chi was invited to the 30th Congress of the Japanese Society of Endourology (JSE), held in Osaka, Japan between November 17-19, 2016. Under the International Session, he gave a talk entitled "The treatment strategy for kidney stones over 2 cm." He highlighted the advantage of ultrasound-...

New Publication: Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Detects Recurrent Renal cell Carcinoma in the Setting of Chronic Renal Insufficiency

By MU on January 06, 2017
Dr. David Tzou, Dr. Thomas Chi, and their colleagues from the UCSF Departments of Radiology and Urology have recently published a case report regarding a new application of contrast-enhanced ultrasound for a diagnosis of kidney cancer recurrence . Patients with chronic renal impairment and a...

New Publication: Ultrasound Guidance Reduces Cost for Percutaneous Stone Surgery.

By MU on January 06, 2017
Under Dr. Chi's direction, Matthew Hudnall and his colleagues compared cost factors associated with ultrasound (in 33 patients) and fluoroscopic guidance (in 40 patients) for percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). They have found that ultrasound-guided PCNL had significantly shorter mean operative...

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