Abdominal Imaging Experience and Specialization

Abdominal Imaging - UCSF Medical

Members of the abdominal imaging subspecialty in the UCSF Department of Radiology are widely recognized for the depth and breadth of their expertise in abdominal radiology, which primarily involves the organs, systems and tissues of the pelvis and abdomen, including the gastrointestinal and genitourinary systems. In fact, many of our radiologists are dual subspecialists in gastrointestinal radiology and genitourinary radiology.  We also work to accurately diagnose diseases involving the:

  • adrenal glands
  • bladder
  • colon
  • gallbladder
  • kidneys (including renal cancer)
  • liver
  • prostate
  • pancreas
  • uterus

Because all of our radiologist physicians are active in national and international abdominal radiological societies, they remain as current as possible in the latest techniques and contribute to advances in the field. We hold quality assurance, both in image quality, interpretation and reporting, as standards of our success. 

We are committed to outstanding clinical imaging, training, and research. All of our clinical physicians are also teachers in the medical school, residency program, or subspecialty fellowship program. Several of our physicians bring additional expertise from their work in other specialty departments

Abdominal Imaging Team - UCSF Medical

Read more about the legacies of our distinguished, visionary radiologists: Earl Miller Honorary LectureMargulis Alumnus Lecture, and the Henry L. Goldberg Center for Advanced Imaging Education.

Experience Enhances Expertise

Our experience is based on a high volume of imaging exams, frequent interactions with referring physicians, and continual quality assurance.  All of that promotes superior clinical judgment, which yields valuable insight for referring physicians and patients.

Physicians in the abdominal imaging subspecialty are also leaders in many high profile medical societies, including the Radiological Society of North American, the American Roentgen Ray Society, and the Society of Abdominal Radiologists. Spencer Behr, MD, is an expert in PET, scintigraphic, and bowel imaging; Z. Jane Wang, MD, performs research in novel MR imaging techniques including hyperpolarized carbon-13 spectroscopy; Antonio Westphalen, MD, has special expertise in prostate imaging and epidemiological research; and Benjamin Yeh, MD, is developing advanced techniques for liver, pancreatic, and bowel imaging. In addition to being in charge of teaching UCSF medical students about radiology, Emily Webb, MD, has researched the colon and appendix.