M. Diane Williams

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In this study, two computational phantoms of the newborn patient were used to assess individual organ doses and effective doses delivered during head, chest, abdomen, pelvis, and torso examinations using the Siemens SOMATOM Sensation 16 helical multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT) scanner. The stylized phantom used to model the patient anatomy was the(More)
HYPOTHESIS Middle ear prostheses made from nonmagnetic, magnetic resonance (MR)-compatible metals reportedly displace ex vivo in the presence of high magnetic fields used in MR imaging (MRI). The authors postulate that the prosthesis displacement seen with "nonmagnetic" MR-compatible prostheses ex vivo may not be clinically significant in vivo. METHODS(More)
A method for partially correcting the spatial coherence of an array of laser beams is described. The method trades far-field intensity for simplistic implementation and array lifetime extension, resulting in a quasicoherent array with features of adaptive optics. An algorithm for implementing the method is described and feasible options for improvement are(More)
The theory of reflection from an oxide-coated metal is combined with experimentally measured parameters of aluminum to produce useful amplitude and phase shift information applicable to the concentration and direction of laser light. Amplitude and phase are plotted vs angle of incidence for several important laser wavelengths in the near UV, visible, and IR(More)
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