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Dr. Frank Welte

Radiology
San Francisco, CA
18 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

14 Answers
3 Agrees
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Welte
Radiology 18 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 g... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Welte
Radiology 18 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 ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Frank Welte
Radiology 18 years experience
MRI can miss masses: In my experience, the most common soft tissue mass missed on MRI is a lipoma, a benign tumor made up of cells containing fat, which look very like the... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Welte
Radiology 18 years experience
No: A simple breast cyst or cyst with a single thin septation is very common and does not require biopsy or follow up. If it has a more suspicious feature... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Welte
Radiology 18 years experience
Not enough info: A "mass" on MRI could be a tumor, blood vessel, normal structure, artifact, or something else. If the report doesn't mention it, you should speak to t... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Welte
Radiology 18 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... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Welte
Radiology 18 years experience
Most do: Most radiology departments perform DEXA scans, usually in the mammography department. The reason is that women have DEXA scans often every 1-2 years a... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Welte
Radiology 18 years experience
Uncertain viability: Depending on the gestational age, a flattened yolk sac could be normal variation or an abnormal or failed pregnancy. Typically, a short term follow up... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Welte
Radiology 18 years experience
Needs further workup: A nodular density seen on only a single view of a mammogram (referred to as an asymmetry) requires additional workup, such as extra views with more co... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Welte
Radiology 18 years experience
Depends on symptoms: A dominant follicle is a normal physiologic part of an ovary during the ovulation cycle. Multiple small follicles at the periphery of one/both ovari... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Welte
Radiology 18 years experience
Some possibilities..: GVM is not a common radiology report abbreviation. GVM may stand for Glomuvenous malformations (vascular lesions in the skin). More here: http://tiny... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Welte
Radiology 18 years experience
Pneumonia: Primary lung infection most commonly means pneumonia. Regression means that the infection has decreased since the last study. Hyperaerated lungs can ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Welte
Radiology 18 years experience
No, but...: A patient can call a radiology department and tell them that their physician would like them to have a test, but that he has not put in an order/requi... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Welte
Radiology 18 years experience
Not enough info: White circles on pelvic ultrasound, depending on where they are and what they look like, could be follicles in the ovaries, the ovaries, calcified fib... Read More

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Jan 27, 2018
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Sep 25, 2017
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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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