University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Antonio Westphalen, MD

Antonio Westphalen, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging; Director, Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Clinical Prostate MR Imaging Program, UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Prostate Cancer

Research Summary

Antonio Westphalen, MD, MAS, PhD, is an Associate Professor in Residence in the Abdominal Imaging Section in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and Urology at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Westphalen received his medical degree from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil in 1995, and completed his residency from the Instituto de Cardiologia do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil and from the Hospital Moinhos de Vento, Brazil, followed by a fellowship in Abdominal Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco in 2005. Shortly after, Dr. Westphalen completed his MAS degree from the Master’s Degree Program in Clinical Research in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics from UCSF. He received his PhD from the Doctoral Degree Program in Surgical Sciences, Urology at Universidade Federal do Sul, Brazil in 2012.

Dr. Westphalen is the Director of the Clinical Prostate MR Imaging Program and a member of the UCSF Department of Radiology’s Clinical Research Team and of the Prostate Cancer Imaging Group. Dr. Westphalen’s research emphasizes on the use of advanced imaging technologies to diagnose and treat patients with prostate cancer. Dr. Westphalen’s unique background has allowed him to expand his research and provide new expertise to the Prostate Cancer Imaging Group.

Dr. Westphalen has published over 100 articles related to his research, study cases, and reviews. His publications have appeared in the major journals in the fields of radiology, urology, and radiation oncology.

Education

  • Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, M.D., 06/1995
  • Resident, Radiology, Instituto de Cardiologia do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 06/1999
  • Resident, Radiology, Hospital Moinhos de Vento, Brazil, 06/2001
  • Clinical Fellow in Abdominal Imaging, Department of Radiology, UCSF, 06/2005
  • Clinical Fellow (T32 - NIH supported research year), Department of Radiology, UCSF, 06/2006
  • Master's Degree Program in Clinical Research, Dept of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF, M.A.S. 06/2011
  • Doctoral Degree Program in Surgical Sciences - Urology, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, Ph.D. 06/2013

Professional Experience

  • 2006-2012
    Assistant Professor in Residence, Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Abdominal Imaging, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2012-present
    Associate Professor In Residence, Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Abdominal Imaging Section & Department of Urology, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2015-present
    Director, Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Clinical Prostate MR Imaging Program

Honors & Awards

  • 2013
    Selected as a speaker at the Society of Abdominal Radiology International Educational Conference, a collaborative educational program in which members travel to countries in Central and South America and provided lectures at the host country’s national or regional radiological meetings.
  • 2015
    Invited to speak at the plenary session of the Abdominal Radiology Course - Society of Abdominal Radiology - "Role of MR Imaging in Active Surveillance of Prostate Cancer"
  • 2016
    Keynote Speaker at the 2016 ARRS Annual Meeting. Imaging Differentiation of Diverticulitis from Colon Cancer. April 17-22, 2016, Los Angeles, CA.
  • 2016
    2016 Society of Abdominal Radiology Genitourinary Clinical Research Award. Rosenkrantz AB, Ginocchio LA, Cornfeld D, Froemming AT, Gupta RT, Turkbey B, Westphalen AC, Margolis D. Inter-observer Reproducibility of the PI-RADS Version 2 Lexicon: A Multi-Center Study of Six Experienced Prostate Radiologists.
  • 2016
    Radiological Society of North America Student Travel Award - Eric J. Jordan, MD (resident): Evaluating the Additional Utility of ADC Values to PI-RADS v2 - Role: mentor

Selected Publications

  1. Garcia-Reyes K, Nguyen HG, Zagoria RJ, Shinohara K, Carroll PR, Behr SC, Westphalen AC. Impact of lesion visibility on transrectal ultrasound on the prediction of clinically significant prostate cancer (Gleason score = 3+4) with TRUS-MRI fusion biopsy. J Urol. 2017 Sep 20.
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  2. Lake ST, Greene KL, Westphalen AC, Behr SC, Zagoria R, Small EJ, Carroll PR, Hope TA. Optimal MRI sequences for 68Ga-PSMA-11 PET/MRI in evaluation of biochemically recurrent prostate cancer. EJNMMI Res. 2017 Sep 19; 7(1):77.
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  3. Cabarrus MC, Westphalen AC. Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging of the prostate-a basic tutorial. Transl Androl Urol. 2017 Jun; 6(3):376-386.
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  4. Lin WC, Westphalen AC, Silva GE, Chodraui Filho S, Reis RB, Muglia VF. Erratum to: Comparison of PI-RADS 2, ADC histogram-derived parameters, and their combination for the diagnosis of peripheral zone prostate cancer. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2017 May; 42(5):1619.
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  5. Cai L, Yeh BM, Westphalen AC, Roberts J, Wang ZJ. 3D T2-weighted and Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced 3D T1-weighted MR cholangiography for evaluation of biliary anatomy in living liver donors. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2017 Mar; 42(3):842-850.
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  6. Vilaseca RM, Westphalen AC, Reis HF, Zogbi OS, Silva GE, Dos Reis RB, Muglia VF. Reproducibility and interobserver agreement of the R.E.N.A.L. nephrometry score: focus on imaging features. Radiol Bras. 2017 Jan-Feb; 50(1):7-12.
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  7. Lin WC, Westphalen AC, Silva GE, Chodraui Filho S, Reis RB, Muglia VF. Comparison of PI-RADS 2, ADC histogram-derived parameters, and their combination for the diagnosis of peripheral zone prostate cancer. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2016 Nov; 41(11):2209-2217.
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  8. Lin WC, Chen JH, Westphalen AC, Liao CH, Chen CH, Chen CM, Lin CH. The role of CT in predicting the need for surgery in patients diagnosed with mesenteric phlebosclerosis. Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Oct; 95(41):e5139.
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  9. Tran GN, Leapman MS, Nguyen HG, Cowan JE, Shinohara K, Westphalen AC, Carroll PR. Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Ultrasound Fusion Biopsy During Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance. Eur Urol. 2017 Aug; 72(2):275-281.
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  10. Hope TA, Aggarwal RR, Westphalen AC, Cooperberg MR, Greene KL. Targeted PET imaging for prostate-specific membrane antigen in prostate cancer. Future Oncol. 2016 Nov; 12(21):2393-2396.
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  11. Rosenkrantz AB, Oto A, Turkbey B, Westphalen AC. Reply to "Standardizing Biparametric MRI to Simplify and Improve Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System, Version 2, in Prostate Cancer Management". AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016 Jul 06; W1.
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  12. Li Y, Mongan J, Behr SC, Sud S, Coakley FV, Simko J, Westphalen AC. Beyond Prostate Adenocarcinoma: Expanding the Differential Diagnosis in Prostate Pathologic Conditions. Radiographics. 2016 Jul-Aug; 36(4):1055-75.
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  13. Purysko AS, Westphalen AC, Remer EM, Coppa CP, Leão Filho HM, Herts BR. Imaging Manifestations of Hematologic Diseases with Renal and Perinephric Involvement. Radiographics. 2016 Jul-Aug; 36(4):1038-54.
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  14. Cai L, Yeh BM, Westphalen AC, Roberts JP, Wang ZJ. Adult living donor liver imaging. Diagn Interv Radiol. 2016 May-Jun; 22(3):207-14.
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  15. Margolis DJ, Westphalen AC, Haider MA. Why we need a vendor neutral specification for delineating prostate cancer with mpMRI. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2016 May; 41(5):801-2.
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  16. Westphalen AC, Verma S, Zagoria RJ. Is it time for prostate MRI certification? Abdom Radiol (NY). 2016 May; 41(5):799-800.
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  17. Starobinets O, Korn N, Iqbal S, Noworolski SM, Zagoria R, Kurhanewicz J, Westphalen AC. Practical aspects of prostate MRI: hardware and software considerations, protocols, and patient preparation. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2016 May; 41(5):817-30.
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  18. Lin WC, Chen JH, Westphalen A, Chang H, Chiang IP, Chen CH, Wu HC, Lin CH. Primary Renal Rhabdomyosarcoma in an Adolescent With Tumor Thrombosis in the Inferior Vena Cava and Right Atrium: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 May; 95(21):e3771.
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  19. Eltemamy MM, Leapman MS, Cowan JE, Westphalen A, Shinohara K, Carroll PR. Serial Anatomical Prostate Ultrasound during Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance. J Urol. 2016 Sep; 196(3):727-33.
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  20. Rosenkrantz AB, Ginocchio LA, Cornfeld D, Froemming AT, Gupta RT, Turkbey B, Westphalen AC, Babb JS, Margolis DJ. Interobserver Reproducibility of the PI-RADS Version 2 Lexicon: A Multicenter Study of Six Experienced Prostate Radiologists. Radiology. 2016 Sep; 280(3):793-804.
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