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Benjamin Yeh, M.D.


Dr. Benjamin M. Yeh is a professor of radiology in the Abdominal Imaging Section of Radiology at UCSF Medical Center with particular expertise in computed tomography (CT), contrast materials, advanced liver imaging and genitourinary imaging.

Yeh earned a medical degree at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., and completed an internship in medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in Boston. He completed a residency in radiology and a fellowship in abdominal imaging, both at UCSF. Yeh is NIH grant funded to study and develop novel CT contrast material, holds three patents, and is active in teaching.


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Duke University School of Medicine 1996


UCSF Medical Center, Diagnostic Radiology 2001

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Leach JR, Elicker B, Yee J, Puppula S, Wisneski JA, Yeh BM. Clot Through the Heart: Paradoxical Embolism With Thrombus-in-Transit at Multidetector Computed Tomography. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2015 Jul-Aug; 39(4):598-600.
  2. Kim SY, Park SH, Wu EH, Wang ZJ, Hope TA, Chang WC, Yeh BM. Transient respiratory motion artifact during arterial phase MRI with gadoxetate disodium: risk factor analyses. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Jun; 204(6):1220-7.
  3. Wu EH, Wojciechowski D, Chandran S, Yeh BM, Park M, Westphalen A, Wang ZJ. Prevalence of abdominal aortic calcifications in older living renal donors and its effect on graft function and histology. Transpl Int. 2015 May 23.
  4. Hope TA, Fowler KJ, Sirlin CB, Costa EA, Yee J, Yeh BM, Heiken JP. Hepatobiliary agents and their role in LI-RADS. Abdom Imaging. 2015 Mar; 40(3):613-25.
  5. Lambert JW, Kumar S, Chen JS, Wang ZJ, Gould RG, Yeh BM. Investigating the CT localizer radiograph: acquisition parameters, patient centring and their combined influence on radiation dose. Br J Radiol. 2015 Apr; 88(1048):20140730.
  6. Tillack AA, Joe BN, Yeh BM, Jun SL, Kornak J, Zhao S, Deng D. Vaginal shape at resting pelvic MRI: predictor of pelvic floor weakness? Clin Imaging. 2015 Mar-Apr; 39(2):285-8.
  7. Valenzuela DM, Behr SC, Coakley FV, Wang ZJ, Webb EM, Yeh BM. Computed tomography of iatrogenic complications of upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, stenting, and intubation. Radiol Clin North Am. 2014 Sep; 52(5):1055-70.
  8. Jha RC, Mitchell DG, Weinreb JC, Santillan CS, Yeh BM, Francois R, Sirlin CB. LI-RADS categorization of benign and likely benign findings in patients at risk of hepatocellular carcinoma: a pictorial atlas. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2014 Jul; 203(1):W48-69.
  9. Somsouk M, To'o K, Ali M, Vittinghoff E, Yeh BM, Yee J, Monto A, Inadomi JM, Aslam R. Esophageal varices on computed tomography and subsequent variceal hemorrhage. Abdom Imaging. 2014 Apr; 39(2):251-6.
  10. Schneider JG, Wang ZJ, Wang W, Yee J, Fu Y, Yeh BM. Patient-tailored scan delay for multiphase liver CT: improved scan quality and lesion conspicuity with a novel timing bolus method. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2014 Feb; 202(2):318-23.
  11. Zissen MH, Wang ZJ, Yee J, Aslam R, Monto A, Yeh BM. Contrast-enhanced CT quantification of the hepatic fractional extracellular space: correlation with diffuse liver disease severity. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Dec; 201(6):1204-10.
  12. Chu LL, Webb EM, Stengel JW, Yeh BM, Lu Y, Coakley FV. CT of acute appendicitis: can diagnostic accuracy serve as a practical performance metric for readers specialized in abdominal imaging? Clin Imaging. 2014 Jan-Feb; 38(1):56-9.
  13. Kelley RK, Hwang J, Magbanua MJ, Watt L, Beumer JH, Christner SM, Baruchel S, Wu B, Fong L, Yeh BM, Moore AP, Ko AH, Korn WM, Rajpal S, Park JW, Tempero MA, Venook AP, Bergsland EK. A phase 1 trial of imatinib, bevacizumab, and metronomic cyclophosphamide in advanced colorectal cancer. Br J Cancer. 2013 Oct 1; 109(7):1725-34.
  14. Wang W, Wang ZJ, Webb EM, Westphalen AC, Gross AJ, Yeh BM. Omental infarction preceded by anatomically upturned omentum. Clin Imaging. 2013 Nov-Dec; 37(6):1125-7.
  15. Zhang LJ, Luo S, Yeh BM, Zhou CS, Tang CX, Zhao Y, Li L, Zheng L, Huang W, Lu GM. Diagnostic accuracy of three-dimensional contrast-enhanced MR angiography at 3-T for acute pulmonary embolism detection: comparison with multidetector CT angiography. Int J Cardiol. 2013 Oct 12; 168(5):4775-83.
  16. Penn A, Wang W, Wang ZJ, Yee J, Webb EM, Yeh BM. Demographics and frequency of the intermittently upturned omentum at CT. Eur J Radiol. 2013 Nov; 82(11):e637-40.
  17. Mongan J, Rathnayake S, Fu Y, Gao DW, Yeh BM. Extravasated contrast material in penetrating abdominopelvic trauma: dual-contrast dual-energy CT for improved diagnosis--preliminary results in an animal model. Radiology. 2013 Sep; 268(3):738-42.
  18. Keedy AW, Breiman RS, Webb EM, Roberts JP, Coakley FV, Yeh BM. Determinants of second-order bile duct visualization at CT cholangiography in potential living liver donors. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 May; 200(5):1028-33.
  19. Kelley RK, Nimeiri HS, Munster PN, Vergo MT, Huang Y, Li CM, Hwang J, Mulcahy MF, Yeh BM, Kuhn P, Luttgen MS, Grabowsky JA, Stucky-Marshall L, Korn WM, Ko AH, Bergsland EK, Benson AB, Venook AP. Temsirolimus combined with sorafenib in hepatocellular carcinoma: a phase I dose-finding trial with pharmacokinetic and biomarker correlates. Ann Oncol. 2013 Jul; 24(7):1900-7.
  20. Webb EM, Wang ZJ, Westphalen AC, Nakakura EK, Coakley FV, Yeh BM. Can CT features differentiate between inferior vena cava leiomyosarcomas and primary retroperitoneal masses? AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Jan; 200(1):205-9.

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