William Pavlicek

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Digital imaging provides an effective means to electronically acquire, archive, distribute, and view medical images. Medical imaging display stations are an integral part of these operations. Therefore, it is vitally important to assure that electronic display devices do not compromise image quality and ultimately patient care. The AAPM Task Group 18 (TG18)(More)
Sixty-five patients were examined with magnetic resonance imaging (MR) to determine what combination of operator-selectable controls would result in a thorough examination of the intervertebral disks. There were 20 normal subjects, 8 with degenerative lumbar disk disease, 27 with both degeneration and herniation, 5 with stenosis of the spinal canal, and 5(More)
Conventional angiography and intravenous digital subtraction angiography (DSA) were used to examine the common carotid artery bifurcations in 100 patients with clinically suspected arteriosclerotic disease. In 60% of the patients, the quality of the DSA examination was good or excellent bilaterally; in 23%, the quality was good or excellent on one side; in(More)
The effect of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) imaging on six representative cardiac pacemakers was studied. The results indicate that the threshold for initiating the asynchronous mode of a pacemaker is 17 gauss. Radiofrequency levels are present in an NMR unit and may confuse or possibly inhibit demand pacemakers, although sensing circuitry is normally(More)
Digital subtraction angiography (DSA) was used to study the cardiovascular system in more than 400 patients and was specifically compared with conventional angiography of the aorta and renal arteries in 30 patients. For the renal arteries, the overall accuracy of DSA was 71% (50/70). Excluding 11 cases of inadequate visualization of the renal arteries on(More)
The object of this study was to determine the sensitivity of magnetic resonance (MR) for imaging intracranial lesions with heavily T2-weighted images compared with that of computed tomographic (CT) and T1-weighted images. Fifty-five patients with known intracranial pathology consisting of primary neurogenic tumors, brain infarcts, demyelinating disease, and(More)
Central and peripheral intravenous injections of contrast material for digital subtraction angiography were compared in 30 patients. With 40 ml of contrast material, visualization of the carotid bifurcations was as good with the peripheral as with the central injection. A more consistently high-quality examination of the small intracranial vessels was(More)
Seventy-two patients were examined to determine the clinical potential for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the spine. MRI using different pulse sequences was compared with plain radiography, high-resolution computed tomography, and myelography. There were 35 normal patients; pathologic conditions studied included canal stenosis, herniated disk,(More)
Forty subjects were examined to determine the accuracy and clinical usefulness of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) examination of the spine. The NMR images were compared with plain radiographs, high-resolution computed tomograms, and myelograms. The study included 15 patients with normal spinal cord anatomy and 25 patients whose pathological conditions(More)