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Founded in 1982, California Advanced Imaging Medical Associates, Inc. has grown to 68 radiologists who provide subspecialty expertise at 11 hospitals and multiple outpatient imaging centers in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as nationally through its subspecialty teleradiology practice. CAIMA’s mission is to work with our hospital partners and outpatient centers to serve our communities and to provide state of the art, accurate, comprehensive and compassionate radiology services to our patients.

Our Services

CAIMA radiologists, most of whom have had fellowship training after their radiology residency, specialize in diagnosing and treating disease and injury by using medical imaging techniques. All of our facilities are accredited by the American College of Radiology. We act as expert consultants to referring doctors and patients to choose the proper exam, interpret and report the imaging studies, and correlate the results of the tests. Our practice includes:

  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Nuclear Medicine Imaging
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
  • Fusion Imaging
  • Ultrasound
  • Interventional Procedures
  • Interventional Neuroradiology
  • Pain Management
  • Neuroradiology
  • Musculoskeletal Imaging
  • Cancer Imaging
  • Pediatric Imaging
  • Breast Imaging / Mammography

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Dr. Vivek Reddy awarded Physician of the Year

Dr. Vivek Reddy, head of the Lake division of CAIMA, was named Physician of the Year at Sutter Lakeside Hospital.

POTY award


The San Francisco and Neurointerventional divisions are pleased to announce that they have jointly instituted new services at CPMC for management of inpatients and outpatients with back pain, suffering from conditions ranging from lumbar disc disease, axial back pain, and vertebral body compression fractures.

New procedures offered include vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty for treatment of pain from acute compression fractures, epidural steroid injections, selective nerve root blocks and facet injections for the treatment of degenerative spinal disease; and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for the treatment of axial back pain such as that caused by degenerative facet disease.

Vertebroplasty (or a similar procedure called ‘kyphoplasty’) is injection of bone ‘cement’ into a fractured vertebral body under image guidance and has been shown to significantly reduce pain, enhance quality of life and improve mobility in appropriately selected patients who were treated early in their disease course.

Epidural steroid injection (ESI) is an image guided procedure that is indicated to alleviate pain caused by inflamed spinal nerve roots, often caused by disc herniation, or spinal stenosis. This can be a very important adjunct to pain medications and physical therapy in managing back pain conservatively.

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a minimally invasive treatment in the management of axial back pain often caused by degeneration of the spinal facet joints or intervertebral disks. A small needle is used to direct energy to a sensory nerve causing the pain, effectively cutting the connection and resulting in pain relief. Radiofrequency also offers a non-surgical option in the treatment of other pain conditions in the head and neck such as trigeminal or glossopharyngeal neuralgia.

The joint interventional radiology / neurointerventional spinal procedures team at CPMC includes Drs. Nicholas Telischak, Brian Bronzo, Dare Olorunsola and Ricky Tong.