Norbert J. Pelc

Professor of Radiology
Professor of Electrical Engineering, courtesy
Associate Chair for Research, Radiology

office: Lucas Center P-262
phone: 650-723-0435
fax: 650-723-5795
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Norbert J. Pelc, Sc.D., received his doctorate in Medical Radiological Physics from Harvard in 1979. His dissertation was on 3D reconstruction from projections, with application to positron emission tomography (PET) and x-ray imaging. From 1978 until 1990 he worked at GE Medical Systems in the Applied Sciences Laboratory as a Senior Physicist and as the manager of this group. During his tenure at GE he was involved in research and advanced development in all medical imaging modalities but concentrated on computed tomography (CT), digital x-ray imaging, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Dr. Pelc moved to Stanford in 1990 where he is now Professor and Associate Chair for Research of the Radiology department, and Professor of Electrical Engineering (by courtesy). He is also involved in Biophysics and Bioengineering at Stanford. Dr Pelc has more than 130 peer reviewed publications and 62 issued US patents.

Representative Publications

MT Draney, RJ Herfkens, TJR Hughes, NJ Pelc, CK Zarins, and CA Taylor: Quantification of Vessel Wall Cyclic Strain Using Cine Phase Contrast Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Ann Biomed Eng 30, 1033-1045, 2002.

B. Madore and N.J. Pelc: New approach to 3D time-resolved angiography. Mag. Res. Med. 47, 1022-1025, 2002.

R. Fahrig, K. Butts, Z. Wen, R. Saunders, S.T. Kee, D.Y. Sze, B.L. Daniel, F. Laerum, and N.J. Pelc: Truly hybrid interventional MR/X-ray system: investigation of in vivo applications.. Acad Radiol. 8:1200-7, 2001.

G.M. Stevens, R. Fahrig and N.J. Pelc: Filtered backprojection for modifying the impulse response of circular tomosynthesis. Medical Physics 28: 372-380, 2001.

Y. Zhu and N.J. Pelc: A Spatiotemporal model of cyclic kinematics and its application to analyzing nonrigid motion with MR velocity images. IEEE Trans Med Imaging 18, 557- 569, 1999.