Benjamin M. Yeh, MD

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Benjamin M. Yeh, MD

Professor, Abdominal Imaging, Department of Radiology, UCSF; Assistant Chief of Radiology, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center

ben.yeh@ucsf.edu

Phone: (415) 514-9318 (voice)
Box 0628, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143-0628

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Research Summary

Benjamin M. Yeh, MD, is a Professor in the Abdominal Imaging Section in the Department of Radiology at the University of California, San Francisco. He received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine, and completed his residency in diagnostic radiology and fellowship in abdominal imaging at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Yeh directs the Contrast and CT Research lab at UCSF which explores novel contrast-enhanced imaging techniques for CT, dual energy CT, and MR imaging. Ongoing projects include the development and testing of novel contrast materials, bowel imaging, fibrosis imaging, assessment of contrast material distribution in healthy and diseased tissues, and oncologic imaging. His research group is recognized for mentoring medical students, residents, and fellows, including five Howard Hughes Medical Student research fellows, and visiting faculty.

Expertise:

Abdominal Imaging, Adult

Specialty:

Abdominopelvic CT and MRI, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary radiology

Professional Interests:

Development of novel applications for CT and MR imaging, contrast material development for CT and MR imaging, advanced hepatobiliary imaging, Large and small bowel imaging, patient-specific image protocol development

Education and Training:

• Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine, North Carolina

• Internship: Beth Israel Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts

• Residency: University of California, San Francisco

• Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco - Abdominal Imaging

• Board Certification: Certificate of Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology

Education

Harvard College, AB, 1988-1992, Biochemistry
Duke University Medical School, MD, 1992-1996, Medicine
Beth Israel Medical Center, Boston, 1996-1997, Medicine Internship
UCSF, Department of Radiology, 1997-2001, Radiology Residency
UCSF, Department of Radiology, 2001-2002, Abdominal Imaging Fellowship


Professional Experience

  • 2002-2007
    Assistant Professor, Abdominal Imaging, UCSF Dept. of Radiology
  • 2007-2011
    Associate Professor, Abdominal Imaging, UCSF Dept. of Radiology
  • 2006-2010
    Vice-Chair, American College of Radiology Imaging Network, Abdominal Imaging committee
  • 2007-2010
    Co-director, MR and CT Contrast Media Development Specialized Resource Group, UCSF Dept of Radiology. This group comprised three laboratories at UCSF and met monthly to explore means to develop new contrast materials and applications for MR and CT imaging.
  • 2008-2011
    Chair, Radiological Society of North America Scientific Program Gastrointestinal Subcommittee
  • 2009-present
    Assistant Chief of Radiology, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • July 2011-
    Professor, Abdominal Imaging, UCSF Dept. of Radiology

Honors & Awards

  • 1995
    Alpha Omega Alpha
  • 2001
    Margulis Society Excellence in Research Award, UCSF Dept. of Radiology
  • 2002
    Outstanding Fellow Teaching Award, UCSF Dept. of Radiology
  • 2005
    UCSF Department of Radiology Hideo Minagi Outstanding Teacher Award
  • 2006
    RSNA Trainee Prize for GU Radiology, Resident ZJ Wang, MD. Role: Primary mentor
  • 2007
    RSNA Trainee Prize for GU Radiology, Fellow ZJ Wang, MD. Role: Primary mentor
  • 2007
    RSNA Trainee Prize for GI Radiology, Medical Student Lisa Chu, BA. Role: Primary mentor
  • 2008
    Mentor for Howard Hughes Research Grant for Medical Student, Lisa Chu, BA
  • 2008
    Cum laude Award, Society of Computed Body Tomography / Magnetic Resonance
  • 2008
    Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2009
    Mentor for Howard Hughes Research Grant for Medical Student, Rahi Kumar, BA
  • 2009
    Hounsfield Award, Society of Computed Body Tomography / Magnetic Resonance for best CT paper
  • 2010
    Mentor for Howard Hughes Research Grant for Vanja Varenika, BA & Miguel Cabarrus, BA(RSNA Trainee Prizes are for the single best paper by a trainee in that scientific category at the Radiological Society of North America, the largest annual meeting for the Radiology specialty)
  • 2011
    Society of Gastroenterologists Visiting Professor Award
  • 2011
    Mentor for Howard Hughes Research Grant for Medical Student, Samira Rathnayake, BA
  • 2015
    Academy of Radiology Research Distinguished Investigator Award
  • 2015
    Outstanding Medical Student Mentor Award, UCSF Department of Radiology

Selected Publications

  1. Lambert JW, Sun Y, Gould RG, Ohliger MA, Li Z, Yeh BM. An Image-Domain Contrast Material Extraction Method for Dual-Energy Computed Tomography. Invest Radiol. 2016 Nov 22.
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  2. Dotson B, Lambert JW, Wang ZJ, Sun Y, Ohliger MA, Winklhofer S, Yeh BM. Benefit of iodine density images to reduce out-of-field image artifacts at rapid kVp switching dual-energy CT. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2016 Nov 16.
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  3. Lambert JW, FitzGerald PF, Edic PM, Sun Y, Bonitatibus PJ, Colborn RE, Yeh BM. The Effect of Patient Diameter on the Dual-Energy Ratio of Selected Contrast-Producing Elements. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2016 Nov 7.
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  4. De Cecco CN, Boll DT, Bolus DN, Foley WD, Kaza RK, Morgan DE, Rofsky NM, Sahani DV, Schoepf UJ, Shuman WP, Siegel MJ, Vrtiska TJ, Yeh BM, Berland LL. White Paper of the Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance on Dual-Energy CT, Part 4: Abdominal and Pelvic Applications. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2016 Nov 7.
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  5. Siegel MJ, Kaza RK, Bolus DN, Boll DT, Rofsky NM, De Cecco CN, Foley WD, Morgan DE, Schoepf UJ, Sahani DV, Shuman WP, Vrtiska TJ, Yeh BM, Berland LL. White Paper of the Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance on Dual-Energy CT, Part 1: Technology and Terminology. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2016 Nov/Dec; 40(6):841-845.
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  6. Hope TA, Aslam R, Weinstein S, Yeh BM, Corvera CU, Monto A, Yee J. Change in Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System Characterization of Focal Liver Lesions Using Gadoxetate Disodium Magnetic Resonance Imaging Compared With Contrast-Enhanced Computed Tomography. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2016 Oct 31.
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  7. Winklhofer S, Lambert JW, Sun Y, Wang ZJ, Sun DS, Yeh BM. Pelvic Beam-Hardening Artifacts in Dual-Energy CT Image Reconstructions: Occurrence and Impact on Image Quality. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016 Oct 27; 1-10.
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  8. Ikram NS, Yee J, Weinstein S, Yeh BM, Corvera CU, Monto A, Hope TA. Multiple arterial phase MRI of arterial hypervascular hepatic lesions: improved arterial phase capture and lesion enhancement. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2016 Oct 21.
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  9. Foley WD, Shuman WP, Siegel MJ, Sahani DV, Boll DT, Bolus DN, De Cecco CN, Kaza RK, Morgan DE, Schoepf UJ, Vrtiska TJ, Yeh BM, Berland LL. White Paper of the Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance on Dual-Energy CT, Part 2: Radiation Dose and Iodine Sensitivity. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2016 Oct 20.
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  10. 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). 2016 Oct 7.
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  11. Srinivasa Babu A, Wells ML, Teytelboym OM, Mackey JE, Miller FH, Yeh BM, Ehman RL, Venkatesh SK. Elastography in Chronic Liver Disease: Modalities, Techniques, Limitations, and Future Directions. Radiographics. 2016 Sep 30.
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  12. Yeh MJ, Kim SY, Jhaveri KS, Behr SC, Seo N, Yeh BM. Imaging of autoimmune biliary disease. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2016 Sep 17.
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  13. Yeh BM, FitzGerald PF, Edic PM, Lambert JW, Colborn RE, Marino ME, Evans PM, Roberts JC, Wang ZJ, Wong MJ, Bonitatibus PJ. Opportunities for new CT contrast agents to maximize the diagnostic potential of emerging spectral CT technologies. Adv Drug Deliv Rev. 2016 Sep 9.
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  14. Wells ML, Moynagh MR, Carter RE, Childs RA, Leitch CE, Fletcher JG, Yeh BM, Venkatesh SK. Correlation of hepatic fractional extracellular space using gadolinium enhanced MRI with liver stiffness using magnetic resonance elastography. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2016 Aug 10.
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  15. Ehman EC, Umetsu SE, Ohliger MA, Fidelman N, Ferrell LD, Yeh BM, Yee J, Hope TA. Imaging prediction of residual hepatocellular carcinoma after locoregional therapy in patients undergoing liver transplantation or partial hepatectomy. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2016 Aug 3.
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  16. Wang CW, Feng S, Covinsky KE, Hayssen H, Zhou LQ, Yeh BM, Lai JC. A Comparison of Muscle Function, Mass, and Quality in Liver Transplant Candidates: Results From the Functional Assessment in Liver Transplantation Study. Transplantation. 2016 Jun 1.
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  17. Chang WC, Sun Y, Wu EH, Kim SY, Wang ZJ, Huang GS, Yeh BM. CT Findings for Detecting the Presence of Gangrenous Ischemia in Cholecystitis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016 Jun 1; 1-8.
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  18. 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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  19. Ehman EC, Behr SC, Umetsu SE, Fidelman N, Yeh BM, Ferrell LD, Hope TA. Rate of observation and inter-observer agreement for LI-RADS major features at CT and MRI in 184 pathology proven hepatocellular carcinomas. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2016 May; 41(5):963-9.
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  20. FitzGerald PF, Butts MD, Roberts JC, Colborn RE, Torres AS, Lee BD, Yeh BM, Bonitatibus PJ. A Proposed Computed Tomography Contrast Agent Using Carboxybetaine Zwitterionic Tantalum Oxide Nanoparticles: Imaging, Biological, and Physicochemical Performance. Invest Radiol. 2016 Apr 25.
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