Benjamin Franc, MD

Radiologist

Clinics

Radiology at Parnassus
505 Parnassus Ave., Third Floor, Room M-327
San Francisco, CA 94143
Scheduling: (415) 353-2573
Main Phone: (415) 353-1968
Interventional Radiology: (415) 353-1300
Fax: (415) 353-7299

Hours: Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Board Certification

Nuclear Medicine, American Board of Nuclear Medicine

Academic Title

Professor

More about Benjamin Franc

Education

University of Southern California 2000

Residencies

Stanford Health Care 2003

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Shaikh F, Franc B, Allen E, Sala E, Awan O, Hendrata K, Halabi S, Mohiuddin S, Malik S, Hadley D, Shrestha R. Translational Radiomics: Defining the Strategy Pipeline and Considerations for Application-Part 1: From Methodology to Clinical Implementation. J Am Coll Radiol. 2018 Mar; 15(3 Pt B):538-542.
  2. Shaikh F, Franc B, Allen E, Sala E, Awan O, Hendrata K, Halabi S, Mohiuddin S, Malik S, Hadley D, Shrestha R. Translational Radiomics: Defining the Strategy Pipeline and Considerations for Application-Part 2: From Clinical Implementation to Enterprise. J Am Coll Radiol. 2018 Mar; 15(3 Pt B):543-549.
  3. Copeland TP, Hillman JM, Franc BL. Contextualizing Oncologic Imaging Utilization Through End-of-Life Spending Patterns. J Am Coll Radiol. 2017 Oct; 14(10):1269-1278.
  4. Ronald JA, Kim BS, Gowrishankar G, Namavari M, Alam IS, D'Souza A, Nishikii H, Chuang HY, Ilovich O, Lin CF, Reeves R, Shuhendler A, Hoehne A, Chan CT, Baker J, Yaghoubi SS, VanBrocklin HF, Hawkins R, Franc BL, Jivan S, Slater JB, Verdin EF, Gao KT, Benjamin J, Negrin R, Gambhir SS. A PET Imaging Strategy to Visualize Activated T Cells in Acute Graft-versus-Host Disease Elicited by Allogenic Hematopoietic Cell Transplant. Cancer Res. 2017 06 01; 77(11):2893-2902.
  5. Copeland TP, Creasman JM, Seidenwurm DJ, Franc BL. Contextualizing the use of oncologic imaging within treatment phases: imaging trends and modality preferences, 2000-2014. Curr Oncol. 2017 Apr; 24(2):e99-e105.
  6. Franc BL, Goth S, MacKenzie J, Li X, Blecha J, Lam T, Jivan S, Hawkins RA, VanBrocklin H. In Vivo PET Imaging of the Activated Immune Environment in a Small Animal Model of Inflammatory Arthritis. Mol Imaging. 2017 Jan 01; 16:1536012117712638.
  7. Jones EF, Ray KM, Li W, Seo Y, Franc BL, Chien AJ, Esserman LJ, Pampaloni MH, Joe BN, Hylton NM. Dedicated Breast Positron Emission Tomography for the Evaluation of Early Response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Breast Cancer. Clin Breast Cancer. 2017 06; 17(3):e155-e159.
  8. Zygourakis CC, Winkler E, Pitts L, Hannegan L, Franc B, Lawton MT. Clinical utility and cost analysis of routine postoperative head CT in elective aneurysm clippings. J Neurosurg. 2017 Feb; 126(2):558-563.
  9. Spratt DE, Zaki BI, Franc BL, Hartford AC, Osborne JR. ACR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Therapy With Unsealed Radiopharmaceutical Sources. Clin Nucl Med. 2016 Feb; 41(2):106-17.
  10. Kleis MA, Daldrup-Link H, Goldsby R, Hawkins RA, Franc BL. Multiple Scalp Lesions in a Patient with Keratitis, Ichthyosis and Deafness Syndrome Mimicking Metastatic Squamous Cell Carcinoma on 18F-FDG PET/CT. Radiol Case Rep. 2009; 4(2):218.
  11. Savic D, Pedoia V, Seo Y, Yang J, Bucknor M, Franc BL, Majumdar S. Imaging Bone-Cartilage Interactions in Osteoarthritis Using [18F]-NaF PET-MRI. Mol Imaging. 2016 01 01; 15:1-12.
  12. Franc BL, Lin H. Detection of Recurrent Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma on In-111 Capromab Pendetide Imaging. Clin Nucl Med. 2015 Jul; 40(7):585-8.
  13. Franc BL, Cho SY, Rosenthal SA, Cui Y, Tsui B, Vandewalker KM, Holz AL, Poonamallee U, Pomper MG, James RB. Detection and localization of carcinoma within the prostate using high resolution transrectal gamma imaging (TRGI) of monoclonal antibody directed at prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA)--proof of concept and initial imaging results. Eur J Radiol. 2013 Nov; 82(11):1877-84.
  14. Seo Y, Jiang H, Franc BL. Preclinical SPECT and SPECT/CT. Recent Results Cancer Res. 2013; 187:193-220.
  15. Franc BL, Myers R, Pounds TR, Bolton G, Conte F, Bartheld M, Da Silva AJ. Clinical utility of SPECT-(low-dose)CT versus SPECT alone in patients presenting for bone scintigraphy. Clin Nucl Med. 2012 Jan; 37(1):26-34.
  16. Sayre GA, Franc BL, Seo Y. Patient-Specific Method of Generating Parametric Maps of Patlak K(i) without Blood Sampling or Metabolite Correction: A Feasibility Study. Int J Mol Imaging. 2011; 2011:185083.
  17. Quach A, Ji L, Mishra V, Sznewajs A, Veatch J, Huberty J, Franc B, Sposto R, Groshen S, Wei D, Fitzgerald P, Maris JM, Yanik G, Hawkins RA, Villablanca JG, Matthay KK. Thyroid and hepatic function after high-dose 131 I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (131 I-MIBG) therapy for neuroblastoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2011 Feb; 56(2):191-201.
  18. Bidlingmaier S, He J, Wang Y, An F, Feng J, Barbone D, Gao D, Franc B, Broaddus VC, Liu B. Identification of MCAM/CD146 as the target antigen of a human monoclonal antibody that recognizes both epithelioid and sarcomatoid types of mesothelioma. Cancer Res. 2009 Feb 15; 69(4):1570-7.
  19. Matthay KK, Quach A, Huberty J, Franc BL, Hawkins RA, Jackson H, Groshen S, Shusterman S, Yanik G, Veatch J, Brophy P, Villablanca JG, Maris JM. Iodine-131--metaiodobenzylguanidine double infusion with autologous stem-cell rescue for neuroblastoma: a new approaches to neuroblastoma therapy phase I study. J Clin Oncol. 2009 Mar 01; 27(7):1020-5.
  20. Hwang AB, Bacharach SL, Yom SS, Weinberg VK, Quivey JM, Franc BL, Xia P. Can positron emission tomography (PET) or PET/Computed Tomography (CT) acquired in a nontreatment position be accurately registered to a head-and-neck radiotherapy planning CT? Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2009 Feb 01; 73(2):578-84.

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