Guide to the Records of the Radiologic Imaging Laboratory MSS.2002.08

Support provided by Dr. Lawrence E. Crooks.
University of California, San Francisco Archives & Special Collections
2011, Revised 2016
530 Parnassus Ave
Room 524
San Francisco, CA 94143-0840

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: University of California, San Francisco Archives & Special Collections
Title: Radiologic Imaging Laboratory records
creator: Crooks, Lawrence E.
creator: University of California, San Francisco. Radiologic Imaging Laboratory
Identifier/Call Number: MSS.2002.08
Physical Description: 103 Linear Feet (73 cartons, 8 boxes, 6 oversize boxes, 4 flat file drawers)
Date (inclusive): 1963-2010
Abstract: Contains the records of the Radiologic Imaging Laboratory (RIL) of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) from its initial funding by Pfizer, Inc. through its operation as a unit of Diasonics, Inc. and Toshiba America MRI (TAMI). Material relates to the RIL's development and sale of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology, dated 1963-2010.
Language of Material: Collection materials are predominantly in English. Some material in Japanese, German, and Dutch.

Preferred Citation

Radiologic Imaging Laboratory records, MSS 2002-08. Archives and Special Collections, University of California, San Francisco.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. The UCSF Archives and Special Collections policy places access restrictions on material with privacy issues for a specific time period. Restrictions are noted at the series level. This collection will be reviewed for sensitive content upon request. Contact the UCSF Archivist for information on access to these files.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Library and Center for Knowledge Management. All requests for permission to publish or quote from material must be submitted in writing to the UCSF Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Library and Center for Knowledge Management as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Acquisition Information

Records donated to the UCSF Archives and Special Collections by Lawrence E. Crooks from 2002-2015. Additional material from Nancy Rockafellar added in 2016.

Related Collections

UCSF Oral History Collection, OH 2012-17

Processing Information

Initial processing completed in 2011. Revisions completed by Kelsi Evans in 2016.

Biographical / Historical

Radiologic Imaging Laboratory History: In 1975, the UCSF Department of Radiology, under the direction of Alexander Margulis, founded a small research and development group to investigate new medical diagnostic imaging instruments and systems. The team included electrical engineers, radiofrequency coil experts, computer scientists, and medical researchers. They sought in part to create a clinically viable diagnostic tool using nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, later called magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). They focused on creating a machine capable of safely and effectively capturing scanned images of the living human body. In 1978 the lab, now called the Radiologic Imaging Laboratory (RIL), opened an off-campus facility at 400 Grandview Drive in the Cabot, Cabot and Forbes Industrial Park in South San Francisco. Leon Kaufman served as chief scientist and director and Lawrence Crooks served as assistant director and electrical engineer. RIL researchers regularly consulted with physicians to initiate patient and animal studies and better understand how pathologies impact the imaging of tissue. They experimented with magnet technology and designed new computer hardware and software to improve MRI machine availability, image quality, speed, and sensitivity. RIL originally received funding from the Pfizer Corporation under an agreement with the UCSF Radiology Department. In late 1981, Pfizer discontinued its imaging activities and Diasonics purchased the project. In 1989, Toshiba acquired RIL from Diasonics. In 1994, RIL separated from the University and became a unit of Toshiba America called TAMI RIL. RIL researchers secured numerous patents and received royalties for their technology. In the 1990s, following royalty and patent disputes with UCSF regarding imaging technology, UC Berkeley professor Jerome R. Singer (later joined by Lawrence Crooks) sued the Regents of the University of California. The RIL ceased operation in 2001.
RIL Electrical Engineer Lawrence E. Crooks History: Lawrence E. Crooks, a founding member of the Radiologic Imaging Laboratory, was born in Berkeley, California in 1949. He received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1971, 1973, and 1978 respectively. From 1972 to 1976, Crooks was a National Institutes of Health trainee in bioengineering. In 1976, he joined the UCSF Department of Radiology Nuclear Medicine Section as an assistant professor of electrical engineering. He was appointed associate professor in 1981 and professor in 1985. From 1994-2001, Crooks served as a research fellow for Toshiba America MRI, Inc. He continues to serve as an independent consultant and research specialist affiliated with the UCSF Department of Anthropology, History, and Social Medicine. Crooks holds 22 patents on magnetic resonance imagers for medical applications. Crooks's publications include the 1981 textbook Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Medicine and more than 137 articles on MRI imaging and instrumentation. He has served on the editorial boards of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, American Journal of Roentgenology and Current Concepts in Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Crooks received the Bechtel Achievement Award in 1972, the IEEE Centennial Key in 1984 as an outstanding young investigator in the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Group, the 1986 Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine's Gold Medal, and the John P. Robarts Research Institute's International Taylor Prize in 1989. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, and Sigma Xi and was elected a Fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine in 1997.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains the records of the Radiologic Imaging Laboratory (RIL) of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) from its initial funding by Pfizer, Inc. through its operation as a unit of Diasonics, Inc. and Toshiba America MRI (TAMI). Material relates to the RIL's development and sale of medical imaging technology, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The collection includes administrative and marketing material and the professional papers of lab members. Notable material related to the lab's research includes corporate correspondence, MRI machine designs and engineering drawings, system operation binders, photographs of early scans, machine prototype artifacts, and laboratory research notebooks. Material related to the lab's administration and product marketing includes grant records, trade show slides and advertising brochures, marketing photographs and audiovisual recordings, large conference posters, and vendor and purchasing records. Restricted material in the collection includes court documents, patent records, and patient records.


The collection's arrangement reflects the original order preserved by Lawrence Crooks and archival processing completed in 2011 and revised in 2016. The collection is arranged in 18 series: I. Administrative and financial records, 1973 - 1997; II. Lawrence Crooks files, 1970 - 2002; III. Leon Kaufman files, 1973 - 2000; IV. Joel Blank files, 1968 - 1990; V. Ray Schultz files, 1982 - 1989; VI. Jeffrey Watts files, 1976 - 2000; VII. John Hoenninger files, 1964 - 1997; VIII. James Hale files, 1978 - 2000; IX. William Lu files, 1984 - 1999; X. Mitsuaki Arakawa files, 1977 - 1993; XI. John van Heteren files, 1980 - 1999; XII. Other RIL member files and miscellaneous material, 1977 - 2002; XIII. Writings and printed material, 1971 - 2006; XIV. Informational audiovisual and graphic material, 1980 - 2010; XV. Patent records and correspondence, 1976 - 2001; XVI. Jerome R. Singer v. The Regents of the University of California court records 1963-1996; XVII. Patient records, 1978 - 1994; XVIII. Artifacts, circa 1985-1995.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Biomedical engineering
Diasonics, Inc.
Magnetic resonance imaging
Nuclear magnetic resonance
Toshiba Corporation
University of California, San Francisco
University of California, San Francisco. Department of Radiology

cartons 1-3

Administrative and financial records 1973-1997

Scope and Contents

Series contains business records from the files of Mary Parish Camp and Linda Bruzzone.

Conditions Governing Access

There is restricted material in cartons 1 and 2. Contact the UCSF Archivist for information on access to these files.
carton 1, folders 1-6

Operating rules and financial records 1978-1980

carton 1, folders 7-14

Vendors and purchasing 1975-1991

carton 1, folder 15

Move to Cabot, Cabot, and Forbes Industrial Park Oyster Point property 1976-1979

carton 1, folder 16

Lawrence Crooks travel expenditures 1978-1983

carton 1, folders 17-20

Laboratory facilities management and design 1975-1997

carton 1, folders 21-22

San Francisco Radiologic Imaging Foundation records 1978-1979

carton 1, folders 23-24

Biographical sketches prepared for Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval 1981-1982

carton 1, folders 25-26

Radiologic Imaging Laboratory (RIL) opening reception and anniversary event 1978, 1988

carton 1, folders 27-30

Search committees and position announcements 1977-1982

carton 1, folders 31-35

Personnel records 1975-1981

carton 1, folder 36

Schering AG fund 1976-1982

carton 1, folder 37

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center Grant 1973-1975

carton 1, folder 38, carton 2, folder 1

National Cancer Institute Medical Nuclear Physics grants 1974-1980

carton 2, folders 2-11

Grant applications and abstracts 1973-1992

carton 2, folders 12-20

Program Project grants 1974-1984

carton 2, folders 21-24, carton 3, folders 1-21

Departmental reports of appropriations and expenditures 1987-1995

cartons 3-5, 72

Lawrence Crooks files 1970-2002

Conditions Governing Access

There is restricted material in cartons 3, 4, and 5. Contact the UCSF Archivist for information on access to these files.
carton 3, folder 22

International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 1995-2000

carton 3, folder 23

Radiology and magnetic resonance professional associations and newsletters 1988-2002

carton 3, folder 24

University of California San Francisco / University of California Berkeley Bioengineering Graduate Group directory 1996

carton 3, folders 25-28

Resumes, letters of recommendation, and editorial review boards 1975-1998

carton 4, folder 1

Performance appraisals 1987-2000

carton 4, folder 2

Resumes and letters of recommendation 1978-1995

carton 4, folder 3

Course announcements and lectures 1978-1988

carton 4, folders 4-9

Correspondence 1990-2000

carton 4, folder 10

Lincoln Bourne 1993-1994

carton 4, folder 11

Waylon House 1978

carton 4, folder 12

Michael Steckner 1994

carton 4, folders 13-15

Toshiba correspondence and memorandums 1991-1998

carton 4, folders 16-33, carton 5, folder 1

Printouts of email correspondence 1988-1998

Scope and Contents

Contains professional correspondence regarding imaging technology engineering, teaching, and laboratory administration.
carton 5, folder 2

Instrumentarium Acutscan 1985-1986

carton 5, folder 3

"Prospects for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Endogenous Atoms Other Than Hydrogen" draft and research notes circa 1975

carton 5, folder 4

MT/P product design and specifications 1987

carton 5, folder 5

Magnet enclosure engineering and patent correspondence 1987-1997

carton 5, folder 6

Echo planar gradient coil plans 1987

carton 5, folders 7-9

Gradient coils and Oxford magnet 1978-1988

carton 5, folder 10

Magnet vendors and specifications 1970-1978

carton 5, folder 11

Receiver block diagrams undated

carton 5, folder 12

John Hoenninger and radio frequency (RF) research 1990-1995

carton 5, folders 13-17

Laboratory research notebooks 1977-1994

Scope and Contents

Notebooks include photographs of machines, scans, and lab members.
carton 5, folder 18

Engineering backup floppy disks 1984-1986

carton 72, folder 12

Photocopy of Abusing Cancer Science: The Truth about NMR and Cancer and correspondence with Donald Hollis 1987

carton 72, folder 13

"Instrumentation for the Measurement of Viscosity and Flow of Biological Fluids," Crooks PhD dissertation 1978

cartons 5-6, 72-73

Leon Kaufman files 1973-2000

carton 5, folders 19-23

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and UCSF short courses 1973-1981

carton 5, folder 24

Montreal Neurological Institute 1978

carton 5, folder 25

Joel Blank and Pfizer Medical Systems, Inc. 1980-1981

carton 5, folder 26

Edward Cantey of Pfizer Legal Division 1979-1980

carton 5, folder 27

Gregory Gardiner and Pfizer, Inc. 1977-1982

carton 5, folder 28

Joshua Kalkstein 1979

carton 6, folder 1

Michael A. Lechter of Cushman, Darby & Cushman 1978-1980

carton 6, folder 2

Richard Matthews of Pfizer Medical Systems, Inc. 1978-1980

carton 6, folder 3

John Perry of Pfizer Medical Systems, Inc. 1977-1980

carton 6, folder 4

Randolph Richmond of Pfizer, Inc. 1980-1981

carton 6, folder 5

Cliff Stirba of Pfizer, Inc. 1981-1982

carton 72, folders 9-10

Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. v. TME, Inc. testimony transcript 1994

carton 72, folder 11

Correspondence and clippings regarding Fonar and interventional MRI patents 1991-2000

carton 73, folders 1-12

Binders of slides (photographs) 1977-1988

Scope and Contents

Includes slides (photographs) of MRI machines and sites, lab members, MRI scans of head, brain, and body, and graphs and other informational data. Removed from original binders for preservation purposes.
cartons 6-8

Joel Blank files 1968-1990

Conditions Governing Access

There is restricted material in carton 6. Contact the UCSF Archivist for information on access to these files.
carton 6, folders 6-10

Western Electric engineering and accounting courses 1968-1972

carton 6, folder 11

University of California San Francisco Radiological Health Sciences Education Project "Correlated Lecture-Laboratory Series in Diagnostic Radiological Physics" draft circa 1972

carton 6, folders 12-13

Personnel records 1978-1987

carton 6, folder 14

Delivery and order status report 1978

carton 6, folder 15

Cost analyses and parts lists 1976-1979

carton 6, folders 16-17

Budget analysis report 1978

carton 6, folders 18-19

"Material for the preparation of the Investigational Device Exemption" Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval 1978-1980

carton 6, folder 20

Financial projections and program schedules 1978-1982

carton 6, folder 21

Pfizer monthly reports 1980-1981

carton 6, folder 22

"Business of Diasonics - NMR Limited" draft circa 1981

carton 6, folder 23

Budgets and financial plans 1980-1985

carton 6, folder 24

Diasonics NMR strategic plan 1982

carton 6, folders 25-26

Strategic planning 1987-1990

carton 6, folder 27

Diasonics budget almanac 1983

carton 6, folder 28

Operations review 1987

carton 6, folder 29

Procedure for control of confidential information 1980

carton 6, folder 30

Promotional material for clinical trials undated

carton 6, folder 31

Diasonics NMR marketing booklets and other printed material 1982-1984

carton 6, folder 32

Diasonics press releases 1985

carton 7, folder 1

Diasonics ACCESS MRI System Site Planning Guide 1989

carton 7, folder 2

"MRI Movie Script" drafts 1983

carton 7, folders 3-6

"Diasonics Strategic Assessment and Recommendations" report from the Wilkerson Group 1986

carton 7, folder 7

Diasonics "Mobile User Survey" report from the Technology Marketing Group 1988

carton 7, folder 8

Diasonics product information binder 1983

carton 7, folders 9-18

Diasonics customer service and sales and marketing 1983-1989

carton 7, folder 19

Sales presentation slides 1983-1984

carton 7, folder 20

Diasonics marketing photographs of scans undated

carton 7, folder 21

Diasonics users meetings 1988

carton 7, folder 22

Diasonics Corporate National Sales Meeting binder 1983

carton 7, folder 23

Toshiba America MRI 1990

carton 7, folder 24

Trade show and conference budgets 1985

carton 7, folder 25

Marketing plans and conference preparation 1983-1985

carton 7, folder 26, carton 8, folders 1-3

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conferences 1985-1987

carton 8, folders 4-8

Sales meetings and conferences 1986-1987

carton 8, folder 9

University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas site 1984-1987

carton 8, folder 10

Installation sites and customer service 1986

carton 8, folder 11

Veterans Administration (VA) in Hines, Illinois installation bid 1986

carton 8, folders 12-13

MT/S product specifications 1986

carton 8, folder 14

512 project 1987

carton 8, folder 15

Instrumentarium 1986

carton 8, folders 16-18

Program management meeting minutes 1987-1988

cartons 8-9

Ray Schultz files 1982-1989

Conditions Governing Access

There is restricted material in cartons 8 and 9. Contact the UCSF Archivist for information on access to these files.
carton 8, folder 19

Clinical scan image inventories undated

carton 8, folders 20-24

Sales meetings and conferences 1982-1989

Scope and Contents

Includes photographs and slides of conference booths, presentations, and Mardi Gras.
carton 8, folders 25-30, carton 9, folders 1-3

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conferences 1982-1989

Scope and Contents

Includes photographs and slides of conference booths and presentations, scans, and laboratory members.
carton 9, folder 4

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference patient reports 1985

carton 9, folder 5

Trade show budgets 1985-1987

carton 9, folder 6

Diasonics NMR slide presentation 1983

carton 9, folder 7

Marketing photographs of scans circa 1984

cartons 9-11

Jeffrey Watts files 1976-2000

carton 9, folders 8-12

Facilities planning and purchasing 1992-1999

carton 9, folder 13

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) microwave radio station licenses for computer network link 1988-2000

carton 9, folder 14

Microwave systems and services for computer network link 1996-2000

carton 9, folders 15-23

Hardware and software engineering 1983-1999

Scope and Contents

Includes computer programming material and program listings, correspondence, product guides, specifications and reports, and vendor printed material. Subjects include MicroVAX, ACCESS, acquisition software, Q-bus, T/R rack, display library, radiofrequency levels, fluoroscopy, MRT 35, MT/S and MT/S II systems, LSIMON, and Flexart.
carton 9, folder 24, carton 10, folder 1

Next Generation MRI product (NGP) 1989-1994

carton 10, folder 2

Mini TAMI coil module (MiniTCM) 1996-2000

carton 10, folders 3-15

Hardware and software engineering 1983-2000

Scope and Contents

Material includes computer programming tests and program listings, correspondence, product manuals, specifications, and printed material regarding computer engineering and vendors. Subjects include front end processor (FEP) software, fluoro design, linearity correction, OPART, Open GL Graphics, prescan, RM communication, pipeline, Tibet system, sequence editor, and VAX.
carton 10, folder 16

Toshiba hardware and software design 1990-2000

carton 10, folders 17-20

Hardware and software design specifications 1988-1996

carton 10, folder 21

Software walkthrough reports 1998-2000

carton 10, folder 22

Lawrence Crooks reports 1989, 1993

carton 10, folder 23

MRIMON project 1989-1990

carton 10, folder 24

Autoshim project 1987-1989

carton 10, folder 25

Interprocessor link 1983-1987

carton 10, folder 26

VAX to Mac and PC subject file 1987-1991

carton 10, folder 27

System performance management subject file 1989-1991

carton 10, folder 28

Software licenses 1988-1990

carton 10, folder 29

User Interface Library (UIFLIB) 1984-1987

carton 11, folder 1

Hardware scaler 1983-1984

carton 11, folder 2

Digital Equipment Corporation software version release cover letters circa 1985

carton 11, folders 3-26

Software version release records 1983-1994

carton 11, folder 27

Year 2000 preparation 1994-1999

carton 11, folder 28

Coil tuning 1991-1999

carton 11, folder 29

Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) 1996-1998

carton 11, folder 30

Toshiba OPART 1995-1998

carton 11, folder 31

Power supply specifications 1976-1979

carton 11, folder 32

Disk drive installation guides and photocopies of drives 1999-2000

carton 11, folders 33-34

Toshiba Nasu Works software infrastructure meeting 1995

carton 11, folders 35-36

Laboratory research notebooks 1985, 1995-2000

carton 11, folders 37-38

Photocopies of weekly diaries 1979-1998

cartons 11-16, oversized-box 1

John Hoenninger files 1964-1997

Conditions Governing Access

There is restricted material in cartons 11 and 12 and oversized box 1. Contact the UCSF Archivist for information on access to these files.
carton 11, folder 39

Personnel records 1980-1995

carton 11, folder 40

Radiologic Imaging Laboratory reprints 1985-1989

carton 11, folder 41

MRI controller presentation undated

carton 12, folder 1

Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine conferences 1984-1988

carton 12, folder 2

Digital Equipment Corporation Users Society (DECUS) 1978-1981

carton 12, folders 3-4

Budgets and purchasing records 1980-1989

carton 12, folder 5

Pfizer NMR system inventories and planning 1977-1978

carton 12, folders 6-7

Site installation plans and specifications 1982-1990

carton 12, folders 8-19

Engineering correspondence and memorandums 1982-1990

carton 12, folders 20-27, oversized-box 1, folder 1

Patent records 1984-1997

carton 12, folder 28

Multiwire West 1977-1986

carton 12, folder 29

Peritek Corporation 1980-1989

carton 12, folder 30

Computer engineering project management 1981-1983

carton 12, folders 31-32, carton 13, folders 1-4

Computer vendor clippings and brochures 1979-1995

carton 13, folders 5-12

Computer programming notes and program listings 1978-1989

carton 13, folders 13-19, carton 14, folders 1-24

Hardware and software engineering 1973-1995

Scope and Contents

Material includes correspondence, photographs and floppy disks, engineering drawings and block diagrams, specifications, vendor material, and computer programming notes and program listings. Subjects include image processors, FEP, sequencer hardware, MicroVAX II, LSIMON, data acquisition systems, DAP, digital analog converters, ADS project, NMR integrator and systems, well counter, and displayers.
carton 14, folders 25-26

Bus scaler backplane project 1986-1987

carton 14, folders 27-29, carton 15, folders 1-3

Digital receiver/transmitter project 1989-1995

carton 15, folder 4

Waveform generator project 1989

carton 15, folder 5

Control computer project 1989

carton 15, folder 6

Sky Computers Warrior processors 1987-1988

carton 15, folder 7

T/R rack project 1987-1989

carton 15, folder 8

DRFEP receiver software walkthrough reports 1997

carton 15, folders 9-10

MRI serial bus project 1988-1989

carton 15, folder 11

ARCHIVE design 1989

carton 15, folder 12

Cadmium telluride (CdTe) integrator project and photographs 1976-1977

carton 15, folders 13-16

MRIMON project 1987-1992

carton 15, folders 17-18

Next Generation Product (NGP) projects 1989

carton 15, folder 19

Positron camera 1977

carton 15, folders 20-23, oversized-box 1, folder 2

Prototype change orders and engineering drawings 1986-1987

carton 15, folders 24-25

MRI system computer architecture article drafts 1984

carton 16, folders 1-2

Toshiba Nasu Works 1990

carton 16, folders 3-4

Clippings and reprints 1964-1990

carton 16

James Hale files 1978-2000

Conditions Governing Access

There is restricted material in carton 16. Contact the UCSF Archivist for information on access to these files.
carton 16, folder 5

Diasonics annual reports and stock option plans 1984-1985

carton 16, folder 6

Toshiba address list and Research and Development Center in the USA circa 2000

carton 16, folder 7

Toshiba American Medical Systems v. TME, Inc. subpoena and question and answer 1995

carton 16, folder 8

Correspondence 1985-1991

carton 16, folders 9-11

Writings of Hale and Radiologic Imaging Laboratory members 1978-1992

carton 16, folders 12-17

Meetings and conferences 1984-1992

carton 16, folder 18

ACCESS fellowship course 1993

carton 16, folder 19

Imaging systems subject file undated

carton 16, folder 20

Image reconstruction 1985-1997

carton 16, folder 21

Research notes and data 1985-1997

carton 16, folder 22

Vessel view software and patient reports 1986

cartons 16-24, oversized-box 1

William Lu files 1984-1999

Conditions Governing Access

There is restricted material in cartons 19, 23, and 24. Contact the UCSF Archivist for information on access to these files.
carton 16, folders 23-27

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) conference and membership 1993

Scope and Contents

Includes presentation slides.
carton 16, folders 28-30

Meetings and conferences 1987-1994

carton 16, folder 31, carton 17, folders 1-10

Vendors and purchasing 1987-1999

carton 17, folders 11-12

Engineering correspondence 1987-1996

carton 17, folders 13-20

Manuals and guides 1986-1996

Scope and Contents

Subjects includes Hitachi Tesla magnet, MRT 50A, Toshiba training manuals, MRT 35A, and MRT 600.
carton 17, folders 21-26, carton 18, folder 1

Radiofrequency (RF) Group weekly reports and meeting minutes 1987-1999

carton 18, folder 2

Toshiba Nasu Works 1992

carton 18, folders 3-19, oversized-box 1, folder 3

Test procedures and standards for products and site installations 1987-1996

carton 18, folders 20-21

Coil product development plans and project file change reports 1993-1998

carton 18, folders 22-24

Environmental testing 1996-1997

carton 18, folder 25

Dual temporomandibular joints (TMJ) coil projects 1988-1989

carton 18, folders 26-27

Quality assurance worksheets and data circa 1988

carton 19, folders 1-6

Extremity array coil projects 1997-1999

carton 19, folders 7-8

Tibet projects 1995

carton 19, folders 9-14

ACCESS x-wing TX coil projects 1992-1996

carton 19, folders 15-28, carton 20, folders 1-2

QD L-spine and body coil projects 1988-1994

Scope and Contents

Includes photographs.
carton 20, folder 3

Sumitomo Corporation 1987-1988

carton 20, folder 4

Toshiba coil evaluations 1990-1992

carton 20, folders 5-24, carton 21, folder 1

MRT-600 magnet and coil projects 1991-1997

carton 21, folders 2-23, carton 22, folders 1-20, carton 23, folders 1-8

Magnet and coil engineering 1985-1999

Scope and Contents

Includes memorandums, engineering drawings, test procedures and results, specifications, seven plane field plot data, research notes, and photographs and floppy disks. Subjects include MRT 600, OPART, radiofrequency shield, Rainbow TX and RX projects, QD spine and body coils, Tibet projects, Bridge projects, MRT 150, TX and RX coils, and extremity array coils.
carton 23, folders 9-20, carton 24, folders 1-6

Laboratory research notebooks 1987-1999

Scope and Contents

Notebooks include photographs of machines, data, and scans.
oversized-box 1, folders 4-5

Engineering drawings and block diagrams 1989-1992

cartons 24-27, oversized-box 2

Mitsuaki Arakawa files 1977-1993

Conditions Governing Access

There is restricted material in carton 27. Contact the UCSF Archivist for information on access to these files.
carton 24, folders 7-23, carton 25, folders 1-8

Product and system test procedures 1987-1991

carton 25, folders 9-13

"Next Generation Product (NGP) design no. 2" binders 1990

carton 25, folders 14-16

"MRT 35 design notes" binders 1980-1982

carton 25, folders 17-22

Product and system design binders 1984-1989

carton 26, folders 1-5

T/R project binders 1989-1992

carton 26, folder 6

"Hidden TX coil" binder 1992-1993

carton 26, folders 7-13

High and low field adapter binders 1979-1988

carton 26, folders 14-15

"QD RFFE" binders 1987

carton 26, folders 16-19

"Work notes" binders 1980-1987

carton 26, folders 20-22, carton 27, folders 1-10

Laboratory research notebooks 1977-1993

Scope and Contents

Notebooks include photographs of scans, data, and equipment.
oversized-box 2, folders 1-2

Engineering drawings and block diagrams 1982-1984

cartons 27-31

John van Heteren files 1980-1999

Conditions Governing Access

There is restricted material in cartons 27, 28, and 31. Contact the UCSF Archivist for information on access to these files.
carton 27, folders 11-14

Directories and personnel records 1987-1999

Scope and Contents

Includes floppy disks.
carton 27, folders 15-17

Diasonics Employee Activities Committee and Toshiba Small Group Activities (SGA) 1988-1993

carton 27, folder 18

ISO 9000 and 9001 certification steering committees 1994-1995

carton 27, folders 19-20

Presentations and talks 1988-1993

carton 27, folders 21-24

University of California, Berkeley course lecture notes and exams 1990

carton 28, folder 1

University of California Berkeley / University of California San Francisco Bioengineering Graduate Group directories and meeting minutes 1992-1993

carton 28, folders 2-6

Manuscripts and reviews 1987-1995

carton 28, folder 7

Paul Moran article critiques 1987

carton 28, folders 8-10

Grant applications and correspondence with Lincoln Bourne of Superconductor Technologies Inc. 1991-1994

carton 28, folders 11-15

Meetings and conferences 1985-1994

Scope and Contents

Includes presentation slides.
carton 28, folders 16-18

Meeting and conference notebooks 1984-1991

Scope and Contents

Includes photographs of posters.
carton 28, folders 19-30

Vendor brochures and purchasing 1980-1996

carton 29, folder 1

Radiofrequency (RF) Group weekly reports and meeting minutes 1989-1990

carton 29, folders 2-9

Autotune unit test procedures and version release records 1988-1989

Scope and Contents

Includes floppy disks.
carton 29, folder 10

GP-150 projects 1992-1993

carton 29, folders 11-20

Hardware and software engineering 1987-1995

Scope and Contents

Material includes data, block diagrams, computer programming notes and program listings, and memorandums. Subjects include T/R rack, serial bus, sequencer controller, mini TCM, signal generator board, and direct digital synthesis (DDS).
carton 29, folders 21-24

Coil tuning 1990-1995

carton 29, folders 25-28, carton 30, folders 1-6

Magnet and coil engineering 1984-1996

Scope and Contents

Material includes correspondence, engineering drawings, specifications and reports, data, and photographs. Subjects include speeder coil, TMJ coils, ACCESS, phased array and QD coils, cryostat, and high temperature superconductor coil.
carton 30, folder 7

Lawrence Crooks reports and memorandums 1989-1990

carton 30, folders 8-19

Laboratory research notebooks 1986-1995

Scope and Contents

Notebooks include photographs of scans, data, and equipment.
carton 30, folder 20

Phone conversation logbook 1991-1992

carton 31, folders 1-5

Patent records 1990-1996

cartons 31-32, 72, oversized-box 2, box 8

Other RIL member files and miscellaneous material 1977-2002

Conditions Governing Access

There is restricted material in carton 31. Contact the UCSF Archivist for information on access to these files.
carton 31, folder 6

Joe Carlson magnet vendor material 1985-1995

carton 31, folder 7

Joe Carlson coil engineering 1994

carton 31, folders 8-9

Hsu Chang software release version 2.0 binder 1985

carton 31, folder 10

Peter Davis laboratory research notebook 1981-1982

carton 31, folders 11-15

Kevin Derby spectra research data circa 1987

Scope and Contents

Includes photographs and slides.
carton 31, folders 16-19

Kevin Derby laboratory research notebooks 1987-1989

carton 31, folders 20-21

Riley English integrator probe system engineering 1985-1987

Scope and Contents

Includes photographs.
carton 31, folder 22

John Fehn personnel records and directories 1986-1994

carton 31, folder 23

John Fehn correspondence and employee activity flyers 1989-1998

Scope and Contents

Includes material regarding the corporate Diasonics / Toshiba sale.
carton 31, folder 24

John Fehn patent records 1987-1989

carton 31, folder 25

John Fehn coil engineering 1988-1993

Scope and Contents

Includes photographs of data and laboratory.
carton 31, folder 26

John Fehn Toshiba service and installation manuals 1989-1990

carton 31, folders 27-29

Bonnie Houston laboratory research notebooks 1989-1990

carton 32, folders 1-2

David Kramer ASEP installation manual draft 1986

carton 32, folder 3

Alexander Margulis correspondence and human subjects research protocol 1977-2002

carton 32, folder 4

Peter Rothschild Magnevist material 1988

Scope and Contents

Includes slides.
carton 32, folder 5, oversized-box 2, folder 3

Gary Temkow engineering drawings and block diagrams 1985-1988

carton 32, folder 6

Gary Temkow laboratory research notebook 1983

carton 32, folder 7

Gradient coil and sequence data 1987-1989

carton 32, folders 8-9

Toshiba America Medical Systems Intermediate Technologist course binder undated

carton 32, folders 10-11

Toshiba OPART screenshots 1997

oversized-box 2, folder 4

Figures prepared for UCSF Educational Media Services undated

oversized-box 2, folder 5

Calendar 1992

oversized-box 2, folder 6

Cartoons circa 1982

oversized-box 2, folders 7-8

Engineering drawings and block diagrams 1989-1992

oversized-box 2, folder 9

Photocopies of Diasonics RF Group plaque 1989

box 8

RIL member floppy disks circa 1990

carton 72, folder 7

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Radiologic Devices Panel transcript 1983

carton 72, folder 8

Toshiba America MRI design control training seminar 1999

cartons 32-34, 72, oversized-box 2

Writings and printed material 1971-2006

carton 32, folder 12

Diasonics marketing booklets and brochures 1982-1983

carton 32, folders 13-23, carton 33, folders 1-4

Operation and installation manuals 1986-1997

Scope and Contents

Subjects include OPART, Toshiba Superconducting MRI System, ACCESS, MT/S, and FLEXART.
carton 33, folders 5-18

Study protocols and data for use in publications 1980-1981

carton 33, folders 19-21

Research subject files and bibliographies 1971-1980

carton 33, folder 22

RIL history 1980

carton 33, folders 23-24

RIL publication lists and abstracts 1978-1981

carton 33, folders 25-30, carton 34, folder 1

Manuscripts and reprints 1973-1995

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence with publishers and reviewers.
carton 34, folders 2-15, oversized-box 2, folder 10

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Medicine drafts and other material 1980-1981

Scope and Contents

Includes photographs. Correspondents include Heather Tosteson, Leon Kaufman, John Gardner, Paul Lauterbur, Jerome Singer, Lila Maron, Lawrence Crooks and others.
carton 34, folders 34-36

Lawrence Crooks writings and correspondence with publishers 1977-2002

carton 72, folder 1

David Feinberg Radiology article illustrations and photographs 1985

carton 72, folder 2

Diagnostic Imaging Intelligence Report issues 2006

carton 72, folder 3

Toshiba publications and newsletters 1992-2002

carton 72, folder 4

Diasonics employee announcements and newsletters 1982-1984

carton 72, folders 5-6

Diasonics annual reports and financial statements 1979-1989

carton 34, boxes 5-7, oversized-box 3, case D

Informational audiovisual and graphic material 1980-2010

carton 34, folders 16-33

Marketing photographs 1983-1988

Scope and Contents

Photographs used at conferences and sales presentations. Includes prints, negatives, and slides. Subjects include scans, lab members, buildings and site installations, and MRI scanners and machine parts.
box 5

Toshiba "The T.A.M.S. Home Companion" audiocassettes 1990

boxes 5-7

Marketing video recordings 1987-1991

Scope and Contents

From the files of Karen Pearson. Includes 24 VHS videocassettes created by Toshiba, Diasonics, Enertech Group, Laser LTD., Christopher Kent of Ramsey Radiology Services, Motivation Media, and Kontron Electronics. Subjects include MRI installation and selling, system operations, introductions to magnetic resonance imaging, Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and conference presentations, and press releases.
box 7

Brian Dolan "MRI Documentary" hard drive circa 2010

Scope and Contents

Hard drive of Brian Dolan, PhD. Includes footage and other digital material related to his 2010 documentary, "Visionary Medicine: Bio-Entrepreneurship and the Invention of MRI." Added to the collection in 2016.
oversized-box 3, folders 1-4, case D, drawer 1-4

Conference posters circa 1980-1995

cartons 35-43, carton 72, folders 14-21, boxes 1-4

Patent records and correspondence 1976-2001

Scope and Contents

Includes patents, patent applications, invention disclosure forms, license agreements, and correspondence with attorneys and various University of California patent, royalty, and technology transfer offices. Correspondents include Toshiba, Roger Ditzel, Terence Feuerborn, Mitsuaki Arakawa, Nixon and Vanderhye P.C., Leon Kaufman, Lawrence Crooks, Valentin Fikovsky, John Lundberg, Albert Macovski, Hiroshi Miyauchi, Martin Simpson, John Hoenninger, Carl Wootten and others. Patent records are mostly arranged by UC case number. Contact the UCSF Archivist for an incomplete inventory of patent case numbers and titles.

Conditions Governing Access

Patent records are restricted. Contact the UCSF Archivist for information on access to these files.
cartons 44-50, box 4

Jerome R. Singer v. The Regents of the University of California court records 1963-1996

Scope and Contents

Contains material regarding the 1990s lawsuits of Jerome R. Singer v. the Regents of the University of California. Material relates to patents, royalty payments, and disputes between the UC and RIL concerning inventions.

Conditions Governing Access

Court records are restricted. Contact the UCSF Archivist for information on access to these files.
cartons 44-47

Respondent's/cross-appellant's appendix in lieu of clerk's transcript, volumes 1-37 1996

cartons 47-48

Appellants' appendix in lieu of clerk's transcript, volumes 1-6 1996

carton 48, folders 9-14, carton 49, folders 1-14

Court transcripts 1995-1996

carton 49, folders 15-28, carton 50, folders 1-32, box 4, folders 4-6

Depositions, exhibits, and correspondence 1963-1996

Scope and Contents

Box 49, folder 28 includes videocassette,"TAMI Your MR Exam."
cartons 51-66, 69-71

Patient records 1978-1994

Conditions Governing Access

Patient records are restricted. Contact the UCSF Archivist for information on access to these files.
carton 51, folders 1-3

Tape logbooks 1987-1993

carton 51, folders 4-5

System logbooks 1982-1994

cartons 51-54

Patient logbooks 1981-1990

carton 54

Human subject research consent forms 1978-1988

cartons 54-66

Clinical case records 1982-1986

cartons 69-70

Magnetic tape reels of scans circa 1990

carton 71

TK50 CompacTape 1/2 inch cartridges of scans circa 1990

cartons 67-68, oversized-box 4-6, case D

Artifacts circa 1985-1995

cartons 67-68, oversized-box 4-5

MRI head and body coils and computer system components circa 1985-1995

Scope and Contents

Four coils and machine parts. Detailed descriptions included with objects.
oversized-box 6

Scale model of magnetic resonance imaging scanner undated

case D, drawer 4

MR Room magnet warning sign undated