Radiology Personnel

Antonio Westphalen, M.D.

Section Chief
Abdominal Imaging


Dr. Westphalen is the Section Chief of abdominal imaging at the University of Washington and UW professor of radiology.

Dr. Westphalen earned his MD degree from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil in 1995, and completed his residency from the Instituto de Cardiologia do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil and from the Hospital Moinhos de Vento, Brazil, followed by a fellowship in Abdominal Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco in 2005. He also earned his MAS degree from the Master’s Degree Program in Clinical Research in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics from UCSF. He received his PhD from the Doctoral Degree Program in Surgical Sciences, Urology at Universidade Federal do Sul, Brazil in 2012.

Dr. Westphalen’s research interests are centered on the use of advanced imaging technologies to diagnose and treat patients with prostate cancer.

Recent Publications

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Variability of the positive predictive value of PI-RADS for prostate MRI across 26 centers: Experience of the society of abdominal radiology prostate cancer disease-focused panel
Westphalen A.C., McCulloch C.E., Anaokar J.M., Arora S., Barashi N.S., Barentsz J.O., Bathala T.K., Bittencourt L.K., Booker M.T., Braxton V.G., Carroll P.R., Casalino D.D., Chang S.D., Coakley F.V., Dhatt R., Eberhardt S.C., Foster B.R., Froemming A.T., Fütterer J.J., Ganeshan D.M., Gertner M.R., Gettle L.M., Ghai S., Gupta R.T., Hahn M.E., Houshyar R., Kim C., Kim C.K., Lall C., Margolis D.J.A., McRae S.E., Oto A., Parsons R.B., Patel N.U., Pinto P.A., Polascik T.J., Spilseth B., Starcevich J.B., Tammisetti V.S., Taneja S.S., Turkbey B., Verma S., Ward J.F., Warlick C.A., Weinberger A.R., Yu J., Zagoria R.J., Rosenkrantz A.B.
Radiology. 2020 Jul:76-84

Prostate MRI: staging and decision-making
Magnetta M.J., Catania R., Girometti R., Westphalen A.C., Borhani A.A., Furlan A.
Abdominal Radiology. 2020 Jul:2143-2153

Prostate magnetic resonance imaging technique
Mussi T.C., Baroni R.H., Zagoria R.J., Westphalen A.C.
Abdominal Radiology. 2020 Jul:2109-2119

How Often Does Magnetic Resonance Imaging Detect Prostate Cancer Missed by Transrectal Ultrasound?
Herlemann A., Overland M.R., Washington S.L., Cowan J.E., Westphalen A.C., Carroll P.R., Nguyen H.G., Shinohara K., Cooperberg M.R.
European Urology Focus. 2020 Jan

Quality Comparison of 3 Tesla multiparametric MRI of the prostate using a flexible surface receiver coil versus conventional surface coil plus endorectal coil setup
Ullrich T., Kohli M.D., Ohliger M.A., Magudia K., Arora S.S., Barrett T., Bittencourt L.K., Margolis D.J., Schimmöller L., Turkbey B., Westphalen A.C.
Abdominal Radiology. 2020 Jan

PET-detected asymptomatic recurrence is associated with improved survival in recurrent cervical cancer
Peters P.N., Pierson W.E., Chen L.m., Westphalen A.C., Chapman J.S., Hsu I.C.
Abdominal Radiology. 2020 Jan

Mutiparametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging Alone is Insufficient to Detect Grade Reclassification in Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer
Chu C.E., Lonergan P.E., Washington S.L., Cowan J.E., Shinohara K., Westphalen A.C., Carroll P.R., Cooperberg M.R.
European Urology. 2020 Jan

Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging can exclude prostate cancer progression in patients on active surveillance: a retrospective cohort study
Ullrich T., Arsov C., Quentin M., Mones F., Westphalen A.C., Mally D., Hiester A., Albers P., Antoch G., Schimmöller L.
European Radiology. 2020 Jan

MRI-based prostate-specific antigen density predicts gleason score upgrade in an active surveillance cohort
Washington S.L., Baskin A.S., Ameli N., Nguyen H.G., Westphalen A.C., Shinohara K., Carroll P.R.
American Journal of Roentgenology. 2020 Jan:574-578

Prognostic value of pretreatment MRI in patients with prostate cancer treated with radiation therapy: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Woo S., Han S., Kim T.H., Suh C.H., Westphalen A.C., Hricak H., Zelefsky M.J., Vargas H.A.
American Journal of Roentgenology. 2020 Jan:597-604