Antonio Westphalen, MD



Prostate Cancer Center
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Medical Oncology Phone: (415) 476-4616
Surgical Oncology Phone: (415) 353-7171
Medical Oncology Fax: (415) 353-7107
Surgical Oncology Fax: (415) 514-6195

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Academic Title

Associate Professor

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Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) 1995


Instituto de Cardiologia do Rio Grande do Sul, Radiology 1999
Hospital Moinhos de Vento, Radiology 2001


UCSF Medical Center, Radiology 2005

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Marcus SG, Candia S, Kohli MD, Mongan J, Zagoria RJ, Behr SC, Sun D, Westphalen AC. Association between misty mesentery with baseline or new diagnosis of cancer: a matched cohort study. Clin Imaging. 2017 Dec 15; 50:57-61.
  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.
  3. 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.
  4. Westphalen AC, Margolis DJ, Rosenkrantz AB. The Director of Prostate Imaging: advancing care for prostate cancer patients. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2017 Apr 10.
  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.
  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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Purysko AS, Westphalen AC, Remer EM, Coppa CP, Lećo Filho HM, Herts BR. Imaging Manifestations of Hematologic Diseases with Renal and Perinephric Involvement. Radiographics. 2016 Jul-Aug; 36(4):1038-54.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Westphalen AC, Verma S, Zagoria RJ. Is it time for prostate MRI certification? Abdom Radiol (NY). 2016 May; 41(5):799-800.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. Lin WC, Muglia VF, Silva GE, Chodraui Filho S, Reis RB, Westphalen AC. Multiparametric MRI of the prostate: diagnostic performance and interreader agreement of two scoring systems. Br J Radiol. 2016 Jun; 89(1062):20151056.

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