Thienkhai Vu, MD

Title(s)Professor, Radiology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1001 Potrero Ave, #1X55D
San Francisco CA 94110
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    University of California, San FranciscoResidency School of Medicine - Radiology
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    San Francisco General Hospital 2009Nominated for the Robert Lull, MD Award

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    Thienkhai H. Vu, MD, PhD, is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the Unviersity of California, San Francisco. He primarily provides his expertise on chest imaging at SFGH, and occasionally provides his services in ultrasound, abdominal and musculoskeletal imaging at SFGH. Dr. Vu received his PhD in Pathology from the Unviersity of Oklahoma HSC, Oklahoma City in 1997, and obtained his MD from the University of Oklahoma HSC in 1999. Dr. Vu completed a residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Wisconsin Hospital/Clinicas in Madison, Wisconsin in 2001, a residency in Diagnostic Radiology from King/Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles, California in 2004, and a residency in Diagnostic Radiology from UCSF in 2005, followed by a Clinical Instructor fellowship in Cross-Sectional Imaging at SFGH in 2006.

    Dr. Vu has previously served as Program Director of the Cross-Sectional Training Program and Co-Program Director of the Breast and Body Imaging at SFGH. Presently, he serves as an Interviewer for the UCSF Abdominal Imaging Fellowship Selection Committee. His main areas of interest and expertise are molecular imaging, thoracic imaging, MRI, MDCT, small animal imaging, micro-MRI, micro-CT, micro-PET/CT, quantum dots, magnetic resonance imaging or MDCT coronary angiogram, cardiac MRI, hyperpolarized xenon, and carbon-13.

    Dr. Vu has 12 abstracts and 20 peer-reviewed publications.

    Diagnostic Radiology

    Chest, ultrasound imaging, abdominal imaging, musculoskeletal imaging, breast imaging, body imaging, CT and MRI

    Professional Interests:
    Molecular imaging, thoracic imaging, MRI, MDCT, small animals imaging, micro-MRI, micro-CT, micro-PET/CT, quantum dots, magnetic resonance imaging or MDCT coronary angiogram, cardiac MRI, hyperpolarized xenon and carbon-13

    Education and Training:
    • Medical School: University of Oklahoma HSC, Oklahoma City
    • Internship: University of Oklahoma HSC, Tulsa - Medicine
    • Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospital/Clinics, Madison - Ophthalmology
    • Residency: King/Drew Medical Center, Los Angeles - Diagnostic Radiology
    • Residency: University of California, San Francisco - Diagnostic Radiology
    • Fellowship: San Francisco General Hospital - Cross-Sectional Imaging
    • Doctor of Philosophy: University of Oklahoma HSC, Oklahoma City - Pathology
    • Medical Licensure, Oklahoma
    • Medical Licensure, Wisconsin
    • Medical Licensure, California
    • California X-ray Supervisor License
    • Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology, June 2005
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    1. Application of a Domain-specific BERT for Detection of Speech Recognition Errors in Radiology Reports. Radiol Artif Intell. 2022 Jul; 4(4):e210185. Chaudhari GR, Liu T, Chen TL, Joseph GB, Vella M, Lee YJ, Vu TH, Seo Y, Rauschecker AM, McCulloch CE, Sohn JH. PMID: 35923373; PMCID: PMC9344210.
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    2. Prediction of future healthcare expenses of patients from chest radiographs using deep learning: a pilot study. Sci Rep. 2022 05 18; 12(1):8344. Sohn JH, Chen Y, Lituiev D, Yang J, Ordovas K, Hadley D, Vu TH, Franc BL, Seo Y. PMID: 35585177; PMCID: PMC9117267.
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    3. Clinical language search algorithm from free-text: facilitating appropriate imaging. BMC Med Imaging. 2022 02 04; 22(1):18. Chaudhari GR, Chillakuru YR, Chen TL, Pedoia V, Vu TH, Hess CP, Seo Y, Sohn JH. PMID: 35120466; PMCID: PMC8815252.
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    4. Domain specific word embeddings for natural language processing in radiology. J Biomed Inform. 2021 01; 113:103665. Chen TL, Emerling M, Chaudhari GR, Chillakuru YR, Seo Y, Vu TH, Sohn JH. PMID: 33333323; PMCID: PMC7856086.
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    5. Unusual Radiographic Presentation of Pneumocystis Pneumonia in a Patient with AIDS. Case Rep Infect Dis. 2017; 2017:3183525. Block BL, Mehta T, Ortiz GM, Ferris SP, Vu TH, Huang L, Cattamanchi A. PMID: 29362681; PMCID: PMC5738569.
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    6. Acute paraplegia during weightlifting: an unusual vascular catastrophe. Tex Heart Inst J. 2014 Aug; 41(4):451-2. Parikh RV, Alemi F, Kievlan DR, Vu TH, Barnett CF. PMID: 25120408; PMCID: PMC4120518.
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