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

Research Funding

  • May 1, 2019 - April 30, 2023 - Nanoparticle CT Contrast Agent for New Capabilities in Tumor Detection, Staging, and Therapy Planning and Response, Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NCI, Sponsor Award ID: R01CA226868
  • September 16, 2014 - July 31, 2020 - Augmenting Dual Energy CT for Novel Contrast Agents, Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NIDDK, Sponsor Award ID: R42DK104580
  • May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2017 - Nanoparticle CT Contrast Agents for Reduced Radiation Dose and New Imaging Applic, Co-Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NIBIB, Sponsor Award ID: R01EB015476
  • April 1, 2012 - March 31, 2014 - Complementary Injectable Tungsten Contrast for Dual Contrast Dual Energy CT, Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NIBIB, Sponsor Award ID: R21EB013816

Education

Harvard College, AB, 06/97, Summa Cum Laude, Biochemical Sciences
Stanford University, MD, 06/06
Stanford University, PhD, 06/06, Biomedical Informatics
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Intern, 06/07, Transitional Internship
University of Washington, Resident, 06/10, Dermatology
University of California, San Francisco, Fellow, 06/11, Dermatopathology

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. Kulkarni NM, Fung A, Kambadakone AR, Yeh BM. Computed Tomography Techniques, Protocols, Advancements, and Future Directions in Liver Diseases. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2021 Aug; 29(3):305-320.  View on PubMed
  2. Obmann MM, Punjabi G, Obmann VC, Boll DT, Heye T, Benz MR, Yeh BM. Dual-energy CT of acute bowel ischemia. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2021 Jun 30.  View on PubMed
  3. Parakh A, An C, Lennartz S, Rajiah P, Yeh BM, Simeone FJ, Sahani DV, Kambadakone AR. Recognizing and Minimizing Artifacts at Dual-Energy CT. Radiographics. 2021 May-Jun; 41(3):E96.  View on PubMed
  4. Harris HW, Primus F, Young C, Carter JT, Lin M, Mukhtar RA, Yeh B, Allen IE, Freise C, Kim E, Sbitany H, Young DM, Hansen S. Preventing Recurrence in Clean and Contaminated Hernias Using Biologic Versus Synthetic Mesh in Ventral Hernia Repair: The PRICE Randomized Clinical Trial. Ann Surg. 2021 04 01; 273(4):648-655.  View on PubMed
  5. Zhang TT, Chang WC, Wang ZJ, Sun DC, Ohliger MA, Yeh BM. Bowel Wall Visualization Using MR Enterography in Relationship to Bowel Lumen Contents and Patient Demographics. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2021 Mar 04.  View on PubMed
  6. Parakh A, An C, Lennartz S, Rajiah P, Yeh BM, Simeone FJ, Sahani DV, Kambadakone AR. Recognizing and Minimizing Artifacts at Dual-Energy CT. Radiographics. 2021 Mar-Apr; 41(2):509-523.  View on PubMed
  7. Chatterji M, Fidler JL, Taylor SA, Anupindi SA, Yeh BM, Guglielmo FF. State of the Art MR Enterography Technique. Top Magn Reson Imaging. 2021 Feb 01; 30(1):3-11.  View on PubMed
  8. Parakh A, Lennartz S, An C, Rajiah P, Yeh BM, Simeone FJ, Sahani DV, Kambadakone AR. Dual-Energy CT Images: Pearls and Pitfalls. Radiographics. 2021 Jan-Feb; 41(1):98-119.  View on PubMed
  9. Mileto A, Ananthakrishnan L, Morgan DE, Yeh BM, Marin D, Kambadakone AR. Clinical Implementation of Dual-Energy CT for Gastrointestinal Imaging. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2020 Dec 30.  View on PubMed
  10. Obmann MM, An C, Schaefer A, Sun Y, Wang ZJ, Yee J, Yeh BM. Improved Sensitivity and Reader Confidence in CT Colonography Using Dual-Layer Spectral CT: A Phantom Study. Radiology. 2020 10; 297(1):99-107.  View on PubMed
  11. Wang ZJ, Zhang TT, An C, Ko AH, Tempero M, Collisson E, Yeh BM. Estimation of Fractional Extracellular Space at CT for Predicting Chemotherapy Response and Survival in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2020 09; 215(3):610-616.  View on PubMed
  12. Welle CL, Miller FH, Yeh BM. Advances in MR Imaging of the Biliary Tract. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2020 Aug; 28(3):341-352.  View on PubMed
  13. Obmann MM, Cosentino A, Cyriac J, Hofmann V, Stieltjes B, Boll DT, Yeh BM, Benz MR. Quantitative enhancement thresholds and machine learning algorithms for the evaluation of renal lesions using single-phase split-filter dual-energy CT. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2020 06; 45(6):1922-1928.  View on PubMed
  14. Gandhi NS, Dillman JR, Grand DJ, Huang C, Fletcher JG, Al-Hawary MM, Anupindi SA, Baker ME, Bruining DH, Chatterji M, Fidler JL, Gee MS, Grajo JR, Guglielmo FF, Jaffe TA, Park SH, Rimola J, Taouli B, Taylor SA, Yeh B. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance enterography protocols and techniques: survey of the Society of Abdominal Radiology Crohn's Disease Disease-Focused Panel. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2020 04; 45(4):1011-1017.  View on PubMed
  15. Winklhofer S, Lin WC, Wang ZJ, Behr SC, Westphalen AC, Yeh BM. Comparison of Positive Oral Contrast Agents for Abdominopelvic CT. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2019 Mar 05; 1-7.  View on PubMed
  16. Huang HC, Srinivasan R, Sun Y, Kazakia GJ, Lin PC, Yeh BM. Detection of Lumbar Spine Osseous Metastases Using Dual-Energy CT: Phantom Results and Preliminary Clinical Validation. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2019 02; 212(2):402-410.  View on PubMed
  17. Yeh BM, Obmann MM, Westphalen AC, Ohliger MA, Yee J, Sun Y, Wang ZJ. Dual Energy Computed Tomography Scans of the Bowel: Benefits, Pitfalls, and Future Directions. Radiol Clin North Am. 2018 Sep; 56(5):805-819.  View on PubMed
  18. Shah R, Khoram R, Lambert JW, Sun Y, Wang ZJ, Webb EM, Yeh BM. Effect of gantry rotation speed and scan mode on peristalsis motion artifact frequency and severity at abdominal CT. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2018 09; 43(9):2239-2245.  View on PubMed
  19. Wang ZJ, Behr S, Consunji MV, Yeh BM, Ohliger MA, Gao K, Ko AH, Cinar P, Tempero MA, Collisson EA. Early Response Assessment in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma Through Integrated PET/MRI. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2018 11; 211(5):1010-1019.  View on PubMed
  20. Lambert JW, Sun Y, Stillson C, Li Z, Kumar R, Wang S, FitzGerald PF, Bonitatibus PJ, Colborn RE, Roberts JC, Edic PM, Marino M, Yeh BM. An Intravascular Tantalum Oxide-based CT Contrast Agent: Preclinical Evaluation Emulating Overweight and Obese Patient Size. Radiology. 2018 10; 289(1):103-110.  View on PubMed

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