Sandip Biswal, MD

Radiologist

Associate Professor of Radiology (General Radiology) at the Stanford University Medical Center

Sarcoma Program

  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
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Imaging Clinic at Stanford Hospital

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6855
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Professional Education

Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (2001) CA

Medical Education: Harvard Medical School (1996) MA

Fellowship: UCSD Medical Center (2002) CA

Board Certification: Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology (2001)

Internship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center (1997) NY

MD, Harvard Medical School-M.I.T., Medicine (1996)

BS, California Inst. of Technology, Biology (1990)

Honors & Awards

2010 Resident Teaching Award - Junior Faculty of the Year, Department of Radiology, Stanford University School of Medicine (June 2010)

Moncada Award, Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance (April 2008)

2006 Resident Teaching Award - Junior Faculty of the Year, Department of Radiology, Stanford University School of Medicine (June 2006)

Top Scientific Abstract Award, Academy of Molecular Imaging (March 2006)

2005 Resident Teaching Award - Junior Faculty of the Year, Stanford University, Department of Radiology, Stanford University School of Medicine (June 2005)

Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Foundation Research Scholar Award., Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Foundation (2004)

Administrative Appointments

Director, Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship, Department of Radiology (2009 - Present)

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

Evaluation of s-1 receptor radioligand 18F-FTC-146 in rats and squirrel monkeys using PET.
James, M. L., Shen, B., Nielsen, C. H., Behera, D., Buckmaster, C. L., & Chin, F. T. (2014). Evaluation of s-1 receptor radioligand 18F-FTC-146 in rats and squirrel monkeys using PET. Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine, 55(1), 147-153.

Evaluation of s-1 Receptor Radioligand 18F-FTC-146 in Rats and Squirrel Monkeys Using PET.
James, M. L., Shen, B., Nielsen, C. H., Behera, D., Buckmaster, C. L., & Chin, F. T. (2014). Evaluation of s-1 Receptor Radioligand 18F-FTC-146 in Rats and Squirrel Monkeys Using PET. Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine, 55(1), 147-153.

A F-18-Labeled Saxitoxin Derivative for in Vivo PET-MR Imaging of Voltage-Gated Sodium Channel Expression Following Nerve Injury
Hoehne, A., Behera, D., Parsons, W. H., James, M. L., Shen, B., & Du Bois, J. (2013). A F-18-Labeled Saxitoxin Derivative for in Vivo PET-MR Imaging of Voltage-Gated Sodium Channel Expression Following Nerve Injury. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 135(48), 18012-18015.

Molecular Imaging: An Innovative Force in Musculoskeletal Radiology
Wilmot, A., Gieschler, S., Behera, D., Gade, T. P., Reumann, M. K., & Mayer-Kuckuk, P. (2013). Molecular Imaging: An Innovative Force in Musculoskeletal Radiology. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ROENTGENOLOGY, 201(2), 264-277.

Automatic Retrieval of Bone Fracture Knowledge Using Natural Language Processing
Do, B. H., Wu, A. S., Maley, J., & Biswal, S. (2013). Automatic Retrieval of Bone Fracture Knowledge Using Natural Language Processing. JOURNAL OF DIGITAL IMAGING, 26(4), 709-713.

Bilateral peripheral neural activity observed in vivo following unilateral nerve injury.
Behera, D., Behera, S., Jacobs, K. E., & Biswal, S. (2013). Bilateral peripheral neural activity observed in vivo following unilateral nerve injury. American journal of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, 3(3), 282-290.

Exogenous MC3T3 Preosteoblasts Migrate Systemically and Mitigate the Adverse Effects of Wear Particles
Fritton, K., Ren, P.-G., Gibon, E., Rao, A. J., Ma, T., & Goodman, S. B. (2012). Exogenous MC3T3 Preosteoblasts Migrate Systemically and Mitigate the Adverse Effects of Wear Particles. TISSUE ENGINEERING PART A, 18(23-24), 2559-2567.

Rotator cuff tears: association with acromion angulation on MRI
McGinley, J. C., Agrawal, S., & Biswal, S. (2012). Rotator cuff tears: association with acromion angulation on MRI. CLINICAL IMAGING, 36(6), 791-796.

Assessment of Collagen-Induced Arthritis Using Cyanine 5.5 Conjugated with Hydrophobically Modified Glycol Chitosan Nanoparticles: Correlation with F-18-Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography Data
Cha, J. H., Lee, S. H., Lee, S.-W., Park, K., Moon, D. H., & Biswal, S. (2012). Assessment of Collagen-Induced Arthritis Using Cyanine 5.5 Conjugated with Hydrophobically Modified Glycol Chitosan Nanoparticles: Correlation with F-18-Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography Data. KOREAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY, 13(4), 450-461.

In vivo USPIO magnetic resonance imaging shows that minocycline mitigates macrophage recruitment to a peripheral nerve injury
Ghanouni, P., Behera, D., Xie, J., Chen, X., Moseley, M., & Biswal, S. (2012). In vivo USPIO magnetic resonance imaging shows that minocycline mitigates macrophage recruitment to a peripheral nerve injury. MOLECULAR PAIN, 8.

Effect of a CCR1 receptor antagonist on systemic trafficking of MSCs and polyethylene particle-associated bone loss
Gibon, E., Yao, Z., Rao, A. J., Zwingenberger, S., Batke, B., & Goodman, S. B. (2012). Effect of a CCR1 receptor antagonist on systemic trafficking of MSCs and polyethylene particle-associated bone loss. BIOMATERIALS, 33(14), 3632-3638.

MC3T3-E1 Osteoprogenitor Cells Systemically Migrate to a Bone Defect and Enhance Bone Healing
Gibon, E., Batke, B., Jawad, M. U., Fritton, K., Rao, A., & Goodman, S. B. (2012). MC3T3-E1 Osteoprogenitor Cells Systemically Migrate to a Bone Defect and Enhance Bone Healing. TISSUE ENGINEERING PART A, 18(9-10), 968-973.

Selective inhibition of the MCP-1-CCR2 ligand-receptor axis decreases systemic trafficking of macrophages in the presence of UHMWPE particles
Gibon, E., Ma, T., Ren, P.-G., Fritton, K., Biswal, S., & Goodman, S. B. (2012). Selective inhibition of the MCP-1-CCR2 ligand-receptor axis decreases systemic trafficking of macrophages in the presence of UHMWPE particles. JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC RESEARCH, 30(4), 547-553.

Oral manganese as an MRI contrast agent for the detection of nociceptive activity
Jacobs, K. E., Behera, D., Rosenberg, J., Gold, G., Moseley, M., & Biswal, S. (2012). Oral manganese as an MRI contrast agent for the detection of nociceptive activity. NMR IN BIOMEDICINE, 25(4), 563-569.

Magnetic Resonance Reporter Gene Imaging
Lee, S.-W., Lee, S.-H., & Biswal, S. (2012). Magnetic Resonance Reporter Gene Imaging. THERANOSTICS, 2(4), 403-412.

Pattern of 18F-FDG Uptake in the Spinal Cord in Patients With Non-Central Nervous System Malignancy
Do, B. H., Mari, C., Tseng, J. R., Quon, A., Rosenberg, J., & Biswal, S. (2011). Pattern of 18F-FDG Uptake in the Spinal Cord in Patients With Non-Central Nervous System Malignancy. SPINE, 36(21), E1395-E1401.

F-18-FDG PET/MRI Can Be Used to Identify Injured Peripheral Nerves in a Model of Neuropathic Pain
Behera, D., Jacobs, K. E., Behera, S., Rosenberg, J., & Biswal, S. (2011). F-18-FDG PET/MRI Can Be Used to Identify Injured Peripheral Nerves in a Model of Neuropathic Pain. JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE, 52(8), 1308-1312.

Continuous Infusion of UHMWPE Particles Induces Increased Bone Macrophages and Osteolysis
Ren, P.-G., Irani, A., Huang, Z., Ma, T., Biswal, S., & Goodman, S. B. (2011). Continuous Infusion of UHMWPE Particles Induces Increased Bone Macrophages and Osteolysis. CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, 469(1), 113-122.

Informatics in Radiology RADTF: A Semantic Search-enabled, Natural Language Processor-generated Radiology Teaching File
Do, B. H., Wu, A., Biswal, S., Kamaya, A., & Rubin, D. L. (2010). Informatics in Radiology RADTF: A Semantic Search-enabled, Natural Language Processor-generated Radiology Teaching File. RADIOGRAPHICS, 30(7), 2039-2048.

Surveillance of systemic trafficking of macrophages induced by UHMWPE particles in nude mice by noninvasive imaging
Ren, P.-G., Huang, Z., Ma, T., Biswal, S., Smith, R. L., & Goodman, S. B. (2010). Surveillance of systemic trafficking of macrophages induced by UHMWPE particles in nude mice by noninvasive imaging. JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL MATERIALS RESEARCH PART A, 94A(3), 706-711.

Indirect imaging of cardiac-specific transgene expression using a bidirectional two-step transcriptional amplification strategy
Chen, I. Y., Gheysens, O., Ray, S., Wang, Q., Padmanabhan, P., & Gambhir, S. S. (2010). Indirect imaging of cardiac-specific transgene expression using a bidirectional two-step transcriptional amplification strategy. GENE THERAPY, 17(7), 827-838.

Triblock copolymer coated iron oxide nanoparticle conjugate for tumor integrin targeting
Chen, K., Xie, J., Xu, H., Behera, D., Michalski, M. H., & Chen, X. (2009). Triblock copolymer coated iron oxide nanoparticle conjugate for tumor integrin targeting. BIOMATERIALS, 30(36), 6912-6919.

A Novel Estrogen Receptor Intramolecular Folding-based Titratable Transgene Expression System
Paulmurugan, R., Padmanabhan, P., Ahn, B.-C., Ray, S., Willmann, J. K., & Gambhir, S. S. (2009). A Novel Estrogen Receptor Intramolecular Folding-based Titratable Transgene Expression System. MOLECULAR THERAPY, 17(10), 1703-1711.

Analysis of Bone Mineral Density and Bone Turnover in the Presence of Polymethylmethacrylate Particles
Zilber, S., Lee, S. W., Smith, R. L., Biswal, S., & Goodman, S. B. (2009). Analysis of Bone Mineral Density and Bone Turnover in the Presence of Polymethylmethacrylate Particles. JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL MATERIALS RESEARCH PART B-APPLIED BIOMATERIALS, 90B(1), 362-367.

A NEAR-INFRARED FLUORESCENT DEOXYGLUCOSE DERIVATIVE FOR OPTICAL IMAGING OF EXPERIMENTAL ARTHRITIS
Liu, X., Xiong, Z., Lee, S.-W., Levi, J., Yaghoubi, S., & Cheng, Z. (2009). A NEAR-INFRARED FLUORESCENT DEOXYGLUCOSE DERIVATIVE FOR OPTICAL IMAGING OF EXPERIMENTAL ARTHRITIS. JOURNAL OF INNOVATIVE OPTICAL HEALTH SCIENCES, 2(2), 179-187.

Stem Cell-Mediated Accelerated Bone Healing Observed with in Vivo Molecular and Small Animal Imaging Technologies in a Model of Skeletal Injury
Lee, S.-W., Padmanabhan, P., Ray, P., Gambhir, S. S., Doyle, T., & Biswal, S. (2009). Stem Cell-Mediated Accelerated Bone Healing Observed with in Vivo Molecular and Small Animal Imaging Technologies in a Model of Skeletal Injury. JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC RESEARCH, 27(3), 295-302.

Systemic trafficking of macrophages induced by bone cement particles in nude mice
Ren, P.-G., Lee, S.-W., Biswal, S., & Goodman, S. B. (2008). Systemic trafficking of macrophages induced by bone cement particles in nude mice. BIOMATERIALS, 29(36), 4760-4765.

Tibial aperture bone disruption after retrograde versus antegrade tibial tunnel drilling: a cadaveric study
McAdams, T. R., Biswal, S., Stevens, K. J., Beaulieu, C. F., & Mandelbaum, B. R. (2008). Tibial aperture bone disruption after retrograde versus antegrade tibial tunnel drilling: a cadaveric study. KNEE SURGERY SPORTS TRAUMATOLOGY ARTHROSCOPY, 16(9), 818-822.

Stress-related injuries around the lesser trochanter in long-distance runners
Nguyen, J. T., Peterson, J. S., Biswal, S., Beaulieu, C. F., & Fredericson, M. (2008). Stress-related injuries around the lesser trochanter in long-distance runners. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ROENTGENOLOGY, 190(6), 1616-1620.

Early findings of small-animal MRI and small-animal computed tomography correlate with histological changes in a rat model of rheumatoid arthritis
Lee, S.-W., Greve, J. M., Leaffer, D., Lollini, L., Bailey, P., & Biswal, S. (2008). Early findings of small-animal MRI and small-animal computed tomography correlate with histological changes in a rat model of rheumatoid arthritis. NMR IN BIOMEDICINE, 21(5), 527-536.

Synthesis and characterization of PVP-coated large core iron oxide nanoparticles as an MRI contrast agent
Lee, H.-Y., Lee, S.-H., Xu, C., Xie, J., Lee, J.-H., & Chen, X. (2008). Synthesis and characterization of PVP-coated large core iron oxide nanoparticles as an MRI contrast agent. NANOTECHNOLOGY, 19(16).

Mouse femoral intramedullary injection model: Technique and microCT scan validation
Zilber, S., Epstein, N., Lee, S.-W., Larsen, M., Ma, T., & Goodman, S. B. (2008). Mouse femoral intramedullary injection model: Technique and microCT scan validation. JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL MATERIALS RESEARCH PART B-APPLIED BIOMATERIALS, 84B(1), 286-290.

Synthesis and characterization of PVP-coated large core iron oxide nanoparticles as an MRI contrast agent.
Lee, H. Y., Lee, S. H., Xu, C., Xie, J., Lee, J. H., & Chen, X. (2008). Synthesis and characterization of PVP-coated large core iron oxide nanoparticles as an MRI contrast agent. Nanotechnology, 19(16), 165101.

Molecular imaging: Integration of molecular imaging into the musculoskeletal imaging practice
Biswal, S., Resnick, D. L., Hoffman, J. M., & Gambhir, S. S. (2007). Molecular imaging: Integration of molecular imaging into the musculoskeletal imaging practice. RADIOLOGY, 244(3), 651-671.

Sacral stress fractures: Magnetic resonance imaging not always definitive for early stage injuries - A report of 2 cases
Fredericson, M., Moore, W., & Biswal, S. (2007). Sacral stress fractures: Magnetic resonance imaging not always definitive for early stage injuries - A report of 2 cases. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, 35(5), 835-839.

Diagnosis of aseptic deep venous thrombosis of the upper extremity in a cancer patient using fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computerized tomography (FDG PET/CT)
Do, B., Mari, C., Biswal, S., Kalinyak, J., Quon, A., & Gambhir, S. S. (2006). Diagnosis of aseptic deep venous thrombosis of the upper extremity in a cancer patient using fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computerized tomography (FDG PET/CT). ANNALS OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE, 20(2), 151-155.

Visualization of telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) promoter activity using a trimodality fusion reporter construct
Padmanabhan, P., Otero, J., Ray, P., Paulmurugan, R., Hoffman, A. R., & Ulaner, G. A. (2006). Visualization of telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) promoter activity using a trimodality fusion reporter construct. JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE, 47(2), 270-277.

Erdheim-Chester disease: MR imaging, anatomic, and histopathologic correlation of orbital involvement
de Abreu, M. R., Chung, C. B., Biswal, S., Haghighi, P., Hesselink, J., & Resnick, D. (2004). Erdheim-Chester disease: MR imaging, anatomic, and histopathologic correlation of orbital involvement. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NEURORADIOLOGY, 25(4), 627-630.

Tetraphenylphosphonium as a novel molecular probe for Imaging tumors
Min, J. J., Biswal, S., Deroose, C., & Gambhir, S. S. (2004). Tetraphenylphosphonium as a novel molecular probe for Imaging tumors. JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE, 45(4), 636-643.

Molecular imaging of musculoskeletal diseases.
Biswal, S. (2003). Molecular imaging of musculoskeletal diseases. Seminars in musculoskeletal radiology, 7(4), 317-350.

Risk factors for progressive cartilage loss in the knee: a longitudinal magnetic resonance imaging study in forty-three patients.
Biswal, S., Hastie, T., Andriacchi, T. P., Bergman, G. A., Dillingham, M. F., & Lang, P. (2002). Risk factors for progressive cartilage loss in the knee: a longitudinal magnetic resonance imaging study in forty-three patients. Arthritis and rheumatism, 46(11), 2884-2892.

Interventional radiologic procedures: Patient anxiety, perception of pain, understanding of procedure, and satisfaction with medication - A prospective study
Mueller, P. R., Biswal, S., Halpern, E. F., Kaufman, J. A., & Lee, M. J. (2000). Interventional radiologic procedures: Patient anxiety, perception of pain, understanding of procedure, and satisfaction with medication - A prospective study. RADIOLOGY, 215(3), 684-688.

SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL PATTERNS OF DISTRIBUTION OF THE GAP JUNCTION PROTEIN CONNEXIN-43 DURING MOUSE GASTRULATION AND ORGANOGENESIS
YANCEY, S. B., Biswal, S., & Revel, J. P. (1992). SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL PATTERNS OF DISTRIBUTION OF THE GAP JUNCTION PROTEIN CONNEXIN-43 DURING MOUSE GASTRULATION AND ORGANOGENESIS. DEVELOPMENT, 114(1), 203-212.

THE INFLUENCE OF DIAZIQUONE FREE-RADICALS ON THE INVITRO ACTIVITY OF DIAZIQUONE
Nguyen, B., Biswal, S., & Gutierrez, P. L. (1988). THE INFLUENCE OF DIAZIQUONE FREE-RADICALS ON THE INVITRO ACTIVITY OF DIAZIQUONE. XENOBIOTICA, 18(5), 593-602.

REDUCTIVE ACTIVATION OF DIAZIQUONE AND POSSIBLE INVOLVEMENT OF FREE-RADICALS AND THE HYDROQUINONE DIANION
Gutierrez, P. L., Biswal, S., Nardino, R., & Biswal, N. (1986). REDUCTIVE ACTIVATION OF DIAZIQUONE AND POSSIBLE INVOLVEMENT OF FREE-RADICALS AND THE HYDROQUINONE DIANION. CANCER RESEARCH, 46(11), 5779-5785.