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William A. Edelstein , Ph.D.
Visiting Professor, Department of Radiology

Research Interests

Dr. Edelstein received a BSc in Physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1965, and a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1974. From 1974-77 he was a postdoctoral Research Fellow at Glasgow University working on gravitational wave detection. He moved to Aberdeen University, also in Scotland, as a Research Fellow from 1977-80, where he was part of a pioneering effort to develop MRI.

His critical contributions to MRI began at Aberdeen where he collaborated in constructing one of the first whole-body scanners and was the primary inventor of the "Spin Warp" imaging method that is still used in all commercial MRI systems.

 

Affiliations:

American Physical Society (APS)
Institute of Physics (UK)
International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Editorial Board, Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Editorial Board, Magnetic Resonance Engineering

Select Publications:

•  WA Edelstein, JF Schenck, HR Hart, CJ Hardy, TH Foster, and PA Bottomley, "Surface Coil Magnetic-Resonance Imaging." Jama-Journal of the American Medical Association 253, p. 828-828 (1985).

•  W Edelstein, T Foster and J Schenck, "The relative sensitivity of surface coils to deep lying tissues." in 4th Annual Meeting, Society of Magnetic Resonance . 1985. London: Society of Magnetic Resonance, p. 964-5.

•  GH Glover, CE Hayes, NJ Pelc, WA Edelstein, OM Mueller, HR Hart, CJ Hardy, M Odonnell, and WD Barber, "Comparison of Linear and Circular-Polarization for Magnetic- Resonance Imaging." Journal of Magnetic Resonance 64, p. 255-270 (1985).

•  CE Hayes, WA Edelstein, JF Schenck, OM Mueller, and M Eash, "An Efficient, Highly Homogeneous Radiofrequency Coil for Whole- Body NMR Imaging at 1.5-T." Journal of Magnetic Resonance 63, p. 622-628 (1985).

•  M O'Donnell and WA Edelstein, "NMR Imaging in the Presence of Magnetic-Field Inhomogeneities and Gradient Field Nonlinearities." Medical Physics 12, p. 20-26 (1985).

•  WA Edelstein, GH Glover, CJ Hardy, and RW Redington, "The Intrinsic Signal-to-Noise Ratio in NMR Imaging." Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 3, p. 604-618 (1986).

•  WA Edelstein, CJ Hardy and OM Mueller, "Electronic Decoupling of Surface-Coil Receivers for NMR Imaging and Spectroscopy." Journal of Magnetic Resonance 67, p. 156-161 (1986).

•  CJ Hardy, WA Edelstein and D Vatis, "Efficient Adiabatic Fast Passage for NMR Population-Inversion in the Presence of Radiofrequency Field Inhomogeneity and Frequency Offsets." Journal of Magnetic Resonance 66, p. 470-482 (1986).

•  P Roemer and W Edelstein, "Ultimate sensitivity limits of surface coils" in Sixth Annual Meeting, Society of Magnetic Resonance . 1987. New York: Society of Magnetic Resonance, p. 410.

•  PB Roemer, WA Edelstein, CE Hayes, SP Souza, and OM Mueller, "The NMR Phased-Array." Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 16, p. 192-225 (1990).

•  WA Edelstein and EM Schulson, "NMR Imaging of Salt-Water Ice." Journal of Glaciology 37, p. 177-180 (1991).

•  LF Fuks, FSC Huang, CM Carter, WA Edelstein, and PB Roemer, "Susceptibility, Lineshape, and Shimming in High-Resolution NMR." Journal of Magnetic Resonance 100, p. 229-242 (1992).

•  KY Chung, G Belfort, WA Edelstein, and XM Li, "Dean Vortices in Curved Tube Flow .5. 3-D MRI and Numerical- Analysis of the Velocity-Field." Aiche Journal 39, p. 1592-1602 (1993).

•  WA Edelstein, IET Iben, OM Mueller, EE Uzgiris, HR Philipp, and PB Roemer, "Radiofrequency Ground Heating for Soil Remediation - Science and Engineering." Environmental Progress 13, p. 247-252 (1994).

•  EE Uzgiris, WA Edelstein, HR Philipp, and IET Iben, "Complex Thermal-Desorption of Pcbs from Soil." Chemosphere 30, p. 377-387 (1995).

•  IET Iben, WA Edelstein, RB Sheldon, AP Shapiro, EE Uzgiris, CR Scatena, SR Blaha, WB Silverstein, GR Brown, GL Stegemeier, and HJ Vinegar, "Thermal blanket for in-situ remediation of surficial contamination: A pilot test." Environmental Science & Technology 30, p. 3144-3154 (1996).

•  BL Sorgenfrei and WA Edelstein, "Optimizing MRI signal-to-noise ratio for quadrature unmatched RF coils: Two preamplifiers are better than one." Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 36, p. 104-110 (1996).

•  RA Hedeen and WA Edelstein, "Characterization and prediction of gradient acoustic noise in MR imagers." Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 37, p. 7-10 (1997).

•  H Mallubhotla, G Belfort, WA Edelstein, and TA Early, "Dean vortex stability using magnetic resonance flow imaging and numerical analysis." Aiche Journal 47, p. 1126-1140 (2001).

•  WA Edelstein, RA Hedeen, RP Mallozzi, S-A El-Hamamsy, RA Ackermann, and TJ Havens, "Making MRI Quieter." Magnetic Resonance Imaging 20, p. 155-163 (2002).

•  V Taracila, WA Edelstein, TK Kidane, TP Eagan, TN Baig, and RW Brown, "Analytical Calculation of Cylindrical Shell Modes: Implications for MRI Acoustic Noise." Concepts in Magnetic Resonance B: Magnetic Resonance Engineering 25B, p. 60-64 (2005).

•  WA Edelstein, TK Kidane, V Taracila, TN Baig, TP Eagan, Y-CN Cheng, RW Brown, and JA Mallick, "Active-Passive Gradient Shielding for MRI Acoustic Noise Reduction." Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 53, p. 1013-1017 (2005).

•  H Cheng, Q Zhao, GR Duensing, WA Edelstein, D Spencer, N Browne, C Saylor, and M Limkeman, "SmartPhantom--an fMRI simulator." Magnetic Resonance Imaging 24, p. 301-313 (2006).

•  TK Kidane, WA Edelstein, TP Eagan, V Taracila, TN Baig, Y-C N Cheng, RW Brown, “Active-Passive Shielding for MRI Acoustic Noise Reduction: Network Analysis,” IEEE Trans. Magnetics , in press (2006)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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