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Dr. Frank Welte

Radiology
San Francisco, CA
17 years experience male

Locations

Frank Welte, MD PC

San Francisco, CA

Address

San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
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About

Bio

Dr. Welte is a board certified general and neuroradiologist based in San Francisco.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Radiology

Neuroradiology

Nuclear Medicine

Licenses

United States: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin

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Doctor Q&A

16 Answers
3 Agrees
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Welte
Radiology 17 years experience
No: Spinal vertebral body hemangiomas are very common and are benign. Very, very rarely patients have hemangiomas that act aggressively, but this doesn't sound like one of those. Incidental is used in radiology reports to refer to something that wasn't what was being looked for or that has no bearing on the clinical situation at hand, but may need follow up. Here it means 'nothing of concern.'
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Welte
Radiology 17 years experience
No: The pituitary gland normal homogeneously enhances. The most common tumor of the pituitary (microadenoma or macroadenoma depending on size) shows up as an area of lower enhancement. Lymphocytic hypophysitis involves the pituitary stalk/infundibulum just above the pituitary, which becomes thickened. Homogeneous pituitary enhancement is a way of saying that by MRI the pituitary looks normal.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Welte
Radiology 17 years experience
Depends: Most commonly, barium is administered into the rectum (along with air) for barium enema. If there is suspicion of bowel perforation, water soluble gastrografin is used instead. Gastrografin is hyperosmolar and can cause fluid shifts (fluid moves from the blood to the GI tract) and should be used with caution in hemodynamically unstable patients. Colon is then imaged with x-rays/fluoroscopy.

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Jan 27, 2018
The information I received was some I had not seen before. I was glad to get it. Thank you.
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Sep 25, 2017
Excellence
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Mar 19, 2016
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Massachusetts Medical School, MA
Graduated 2004MD

Residency

BAYSTATE MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Medical Student Fellowship, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Affiliations

American College of Radiology (ACR)
American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR)
American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)
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