William A. Edelstein, Ph.D.

Visiting Distinguished Professor of Radiology


Russel H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

600 North Wolfe St., Park 328, Baltimore, MD 21287

410-955-9617 Office, 410-614-1977 FAX, 410-336-6100 Mobile

w.edelstein at gmail.com






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Professional Interests: MRI Science and Medical Instrumentation - Electromagnetics and RF Applications

Other Interests: Election Technology and Election Integrity - Environmental Science - Energy 

Selected Publications

1.         Edelstein WA and Edelstein AD, "Speed kills: Highly relativistic spaceflight would be fatal for passengers and instruments." Natural Science, 2012; 4(10): 749-754. http://www.scirp.org/journal/ns. Paper available here

2.         Lauer AM, El-Sharkawy A-MM, Kraitchman DL, and Edelstein WA, "MRI acoustic noise can harm experimental and companion animals." Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 2012; 36(3): 743-747. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jmri.23653. Paper available here

3.         Wang G, El-Sharkawy AM, Edelstein WA, Schär M, and Bottomley PA, "Measuring T2 and T1, and imaging T2 without spin echoes." Journal of Magnetic Resonance; 214(0): 273-280. http://bit.ly/JodXNi .

4.         El-Sharkawy AM, Qian D, Bottomley PA, and Edelstein WA, "A multichannel, real-time MRI RF power monitor for independent SAR determination." Medical Physics, 2012; 39(5): 2334-2341. http://dx.doi.org/10.1118/1.3700169 .

5.         WA Edelstein, M Mahesh and JA Carrino, "MRI: Time is Dose—and Money and Versatility," Journal of the American College of Radiology, 2010; 7(8): 650-652. doi:10.1016/j.jacr.2010.05.002. Available at  http://tiny.cc/fdbtg  and here.

6.         WA Edelstein and AD Edelstein. "Queuing and Elections: Long Lines, DREs and Paper Ballots" in Proceedings of the 2010 Electronic Voting Technology Workshop/Workshop on Trustworthy Elections (EVT/WOTE '10), Washington, DC, 2010, Availble at http://tiny.cc/3wdjl [cited August 11, 2010].

7.         PA Bottomley, A Kumar, WA Edelstein, Allen JM, and Karmarkar PV, "Designing passive MRI-safe implantable conducting leads with electrodes." Medical Physics, 2010; 37(7): 3828-3843.

8.         A Kumar, WA Edelstein, and PA Bottomley, "Noise figure limits for circular loop MR coils". Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 61 1201-1209 (2009).

9.         RE Gabr, M Schar, AD Edelstein, DL Kraitchman, PA Bottomley and WA Edelstein "MRI dynamic range and its compatibility with signal transmission media". Journal Of Magnetic Resonance 198 137-145 (2009).

10.     TK Kidane, WA Edelstein, TP Eagan, V Taracila, TN Baig, YCN Cheng, and RW Brown, "Active-passive shielding for MRI acoustic noise reduction: Network analysis," IEEE Transactions on Magnetics 42(12) 3854-3860 (2006).

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

12.     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 60-64 (2005).

13.     WA Edelstein, TK Kidane, V Taracila, TN Baig, TP Eagan, YCN Cheng, RW Brown, and JA Mallick, "Active-passive gradient shielding for MRI acoustic noise reduction," Magnetic Resonance In Medicine 53(5) 1013-1017 (2005).

14.     WA Edelstein, RA Hedeen, RP Mallozzi, SA El-Hamamsy, RA Ackermann, and TJ Havens, "Making MRI Quieter," Magnetic Resonance Imaging 20(2) 155-163 (2002).

15.     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(11) 3144-3154 (1996).

16.     EE Uzgiris, WA Edelstein, HR Philipp, and IET Iben, "Complex Thermal-Desorption of PCBs from Soil," Chemosphere 30(2) 377-387 (1995).

17.     KY Chung, WA Edelstein, and G Belfort, "Dean Vortices with Wall Flux in a Curved Channel Membrane System .6. 2-Dimensional Magnetic-Resonance-Imaging of the Velocity-Field in a Curved Impermeable Slit," Journal of Membrane Science 81(1-2) 151-162 (1993).

18.     LF Fuks, FSC Huang, CM Carter, WA Edelstein, and PB Roemer, "Susceptibility, Lineshape, and Shimming in High-Resolution NMR," Journal of Magnetic Resonance 100(2) 229-242 (1992).

19.     WA Edelstein and EM Schulson, "NMR Imaging of Salt-Water Ice," Journal of Glaciology 37(125) 177-180 (1991).

20.     PB Roemer, WA Edelstein, CE Hayes, SP Souza, and OM Mueller, "The NMR Phased-Array," Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 16(2) 192-225 (1990).

21.     PA Bottomley, HC Charles, PB Roemer, D Flamig, H Engeseth, WA Edelstein, and OM Mueller, "Human Invivo Phosphate Metabolite Imaging with P-31 NMR," Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 7(3) 319-336 (1988).

22.     PB Roemer and WA Edelstein. "Ultimate sensitivity limits of surface coils,"  pp 410. in Sixth Annual Meeting, Society of Magnetic Resonance, New York, Society of Magnetic Resonance, 1987.

23.     PB Roemer, WA Edelstein, and JS Hickey. "Self Shielded Gradient coils,"  pp 1067-8 in 5th Annual Conference, Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 1986.

24.     WA Edelstein, CJ Hardy, and OM Mueller, "Electronic Decoupling of Surface-Coil Receivers for NMR Imaging and Spectroscopy," Journal of Magnetic Resonance 67(1) 156-161 (1986).

25.     WA Edelstein, GH Glover, CJ Hardy, and RW Redington, "The Intrinsic Signal-to-Noise Ratio in NMR Imaging," Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 3(4) 604-618 (1986).

26.     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(2) 255-270 (1985).

27.     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(3) 622-628 (1985).

28.     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(6) 828-828 (1985).

29.     WA Edelstein, OM Mueller, PA Bottomley, HR Hart, JF Schenck, LS Smith, M Odonnell, WM Leue, and RW Redington, "NMR Images of the Whole Human Trunk at 64 Mhz," Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 1(2) 145-145 (1984).

30.     WA Edelstein, PA Bottomley, and LM Pfeifer, "A Signal-to-Noise Calibration Procedure for NMR Imaging-Systems," Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 1(2) 145-146 (1984).

31.     PA Bottomley, HR Hart, WA Edelstein, JF Schenck, LS Smith, WM Leue, OM Mueller, and RW Redington, "NMR Imaging Spectroscopy System To Study Both Anatomy And Metabolism," Lancet 2(8344) 273-274 (1983).

32.     WA Edelstein, PA Bottomley, HR Hart, WM Leue, JF Schenck, and RW Redington, "NMR Imaging At 5.1-MHz," Radiology 142(1) 246-246 (1982).

33.     JMS Hutchison, WA Edelstein, and G Johnson, "A Whole-Body NMR Imaging Machine," Journal of Physics E-Scientific Instruments 13(9) 947-955 (1980).

34.     WA Edelstein, JMS Hutchison, G Johnson, and T Redpath, "Spin Warp NMR Imaging and Applications to Human Whole-Body Imaging," Physics in Medicine and Biology 25(4) 751-756 (1980).

35.     WA Edelstein, J Hough, JR Pugh, and W Martin, "Limits to Measurement of Displacement in an Interferometric Gravitational Radiation Detector," Journal of Physics E-Scientific Instruments 11(7) 710-711 (1978).

36.     R Drever, J Hough, WA Edelstein, JR Pugh, and W Martin. "On gravitational radiation detectors using optical sensing techniques,"  pp 365-369 in International Meeting on Experimental Gravitation, Pavia, Italy, Accademia Nazionale Dei Lincei, 1977.

37.     WA Edelstein and RV Pound, "Time-Dependent Directional Correlations of Hg-199m in Liquid Hg, Solid Hg, and HgCl2," Physical Review B 11(3) 985-989 (1975).