Ronald Zagoria, MD

Radiologist

Dr. Ronald Zagoria is a radiologist and the chief of Abdominal Imaging at UCSF Medical Center. His clinical interests include uro-oncology, urolithiasis and infertility. He specializes in image-guided tumor ablation for kidney cancer. Zagoria has been recognized as one of the Best Doctors in America, America's Top Radiologist, America's Top Doctors for Cancer and Top Doctor for the International Association of Radiologists by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. and U.S. News and World Report. He has given over 300 lectures and presentations and has written over 300 publications, including textbooks, book chapters, journal articles and abstracts.

Prior to joining UCSF, Zagoria served as the chief of Genitourinary Imaging and Intervention and executive vice chair for the Department of Radiology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Currently, he is a professor of radiology at UCSF.

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.

Academic Title

Professor

More about Ronald Zagoria

Education

University of Maryland School of Medicine 1983

Residencies

Wake Forest University 1986

Fellowships

University of Massachusetts Medical Center 1987

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Jordan EJ, Fiske C, Zagoria R, Westphalen AC. PI-RADS v2 and ADC values: is there room for improvement? Abdom Radiol (NY). 2018 Mar 17.
  2. 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.
  3. Jordan EJ, Fiske C, Zagoria RJ, Westphalen AC. Evaluating the performance of PI-RADS v2 in the non-academic setting. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2017 Nov; 42(11):2725-2731.
  4. Wang ZJ, Zagoria RJ. Invited Commentary on "Differentiation of Solid Renal Tumors with Multiparametric MR Imaging". Radiographics. 2017 Nov-Dec; 37(7):2042-2044.
  5. 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.
  6. Jha P, Bentley B, Behr S, Yee J, Zagoria R. Imaging of flank pain: readdressing state-of-the-art. Emerg Radiol. 2017 Feb; 24(1):81-86.
  7. Winklhofer S, Lambert JW, Wang ZJ, Sun Y, Gould RG, Zagoria RJ, Yeh BM. Reduction of peristalsis-related gastrointestinal streak artifacts with dual-energy CT: a patient and phantom study. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2016 Aug; 41(8):1456-65.
  8. Westphalen AC, Verma S, Zagoria RJ. Is it time for prostate MRI certification? Abdom Radiol (NY). 2016 05; 41(5):799-800.
  9. 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 05; 41(5):817-30.
  10. Kohli M, Mayo-Smith W, Zagoria R, Sandrasegaran K. Image-guided intervention in the coagulopathic patient. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2016 04; 41(4):667-76.
  11. Westphalen AC, Noworolski SM, Harisinghani M, Jhaveri KS, Raman SS, Rosenkrantz AB, Wang ZJ, Zagoria RJ, Kurhanewicz J. High-Resolution 3-T Endorectal Prostate MRI: A Multireader Study of Radiologist Preference and Perceived Interpretive Quality of 2D and 3D T2-Weighted Fast Spin-Echo MR Images. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016 Jan; 206(1):86-91.
  12. Zagoria R. Emergency Radiology goes international. Emerg Radiol. 2015 Oct 20.
  13. Zagoria R. Emergency Radiology: what is different in children? Emerg Radiol. 2015 Sep; 22 Suppl 1:1.
  14. Childs DD, Clingan MJ, Zagoria RJ, Sirintrapun J, Tangtiang K, Anderson A, Leyendecker JR. In-phase signal intensity loss in solid renal masses on dual-echo gradient-echo MRI: association with malignancy and pathologic classification. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2014 Oct; 203(4):W421-8.
  15. Allen BC, Chen MY, Childs DD, Zagoria RJ. Imaging-guided radiofrequency ablation of cystic renal neoplasms. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Jun; 200(6):1365-9.
  16. Davis IC, Heilbrun ME, Tangtiang K, Childs DD, Zagoria RJ. Computed tomography-guided renal tumor biopsies: tumor imaging features affecting sample adequacy. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2013 Mar-Apr; 37(2):171-5.
  17. Gupta P, Allen BC, Chen MY, Childs DD, Kota G, Zagoria RJ. Renal function outcomes for multifocal renal neoplasms managed by radiofrequency ablation. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2013 Oct; 36(5):1329-35.
  18. Zagoria RJ, Childs DD. Update on thermal ablation of renal cell carcinoma: oncologic control, technique comparison, renal function preservation, and new modalities. Curr Urol Rep. 2012 Feb; 13(1):63-9.
  19. Heilbrun ME, Yu J, Smith KJ, Dechet CB, Zagoria RJ, Roberts MS. The cost-effectiveness of immediate treatment, percutaneous biopsy and active surveillance for the diagnosis of the small solid renal mass: evidence from a Markov model. J Urol. 2012 Jan; 187(1):39-43.
  20. Parks GE, Perkins LA, Zagoria RJ, Garvin AJ, Sirintrapun SJ, Geisinger KR. Benefits of a combined approach to sampling of renal neoplasms as demonstrated in a series of 351 cases. Am J Surg Pathol. 2011 Jun; 35(6):827-35.

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