William Pavlicek, Ph.D.



  1. Phoenix, Arizona


  • Physics of computed tomography, radiography, flat panel technology, and radiation dosimetry of patient examinations
  1. 1990
    Post Doctoral FellowshipDepartment of Ultrasound, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia
  2. 1989
    PhDUniversity of Akron
  3. 1976
    MSDepartment of Radiological Physics, University of Pittsburgh

Awards and honors

  1. 2012
    CPI-10 Award: Monitoring Fluoroscopy Skin Dose: A Patient Safty and Quality Initiative Using an Automated Informatics ToolMayo Clinic in Arizona
  2. 2012
    2012 RSNA Honored Educator AwardRadiological Society of North America
  3. 2010
    Best Student Paper Travel Award: Patient Specific Radiation Skin Dose for X-ray Fluoroscopic, Cardiac Catheterization and Interventional ProceduresSociety for Imaging Informatics in Medicine
  4. 2010
    Best Student Paper Travel Award: Tag Tracker: A Tool for Exam Efficiency and Dose Index TrackingSociety for Imaging Informatics in Medicine
  5. 2008
    First Place "An Anthropomorphic Beating Heart Phantom for CT and MR Testing of Cardiac Imaging Performance"Annual Meeting Chicago , Illinois, Radiological Society of North America
  6. 2006
    First Place - Capstone Design: Fabrication of Computed Tomography Cardiac Phantom for Optimization of Image Quality and Dose During Clinical Examinations of the HeartArizona State University and Mayo Clinic Scottsdale
  7. 2002
    First Place Physics: Viewing Cone Specification for Radiographic Examinations Interpreted on Monochrome Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) DisplaysArizona State University and Mayo Clinic Scottsdale
  8. 2000
    Outstanding ChairVideo Electronic Standards Association
  9. 1984
    Honorable Mention Poster - Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Intervertebral Disc Disease: Clinical and Pulse Sequence ConsiderationsModic MT, Pavlicek W, Weinstein MA, Boumphrey F, Ngo F, Hardy R, Duchesneau PM
  10. 1983
    Gold Award Poster - Digital Subtraction Angiography of Congenital Heart DiseaseRadiological Society of North America
  11. 1982
    Honorable Mention Poster - Intravenous Digital Subtraction Angiography in the Evaluation of Congenital Abnormalities of the Aorta and Aortic ArchRadiological Society of North America
  12. 1981
    Gold Award Poster: Digital Subtraction Angiography of the Abdominal Aorta and Renal Arteries: Comparison with Conventional Aortography. Guonocore E, Meaney TF, Borkowski GP, Pavlicek W, Gallagher JRadiological Society of North America

Professional memberships

  1. 2018 - present
    MemberUN40 Committee Tree, American Association of Physicists in Medicine
  2. 2013
    Voting MemberWG 2 Projection Radiography and Angiography, American Association of Physicists in Medicine
  3. 2012 - present
    MemberWork Group 28 Physics, DICOM Standards Committee, Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM)
  4. 2010 - present
    MemberIndustrial Advisory Group, Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, Arizona State University
  5. 2007
    Project LeaderOne Mayo Automated Bone Mineral Density Radiology Reporting, Department of Radiology
  6. 2007 - present
    ReviewerNuclear Medicine and PET Reviewer, American College of Radiology
  7. 2006 - present
    InspectorComputed Tomography Accreditation Program, American College of Radiology
  8. 2003
    ReviewerSymposium for Computer Applications in Radiology (SCAR)
  9. 2003 - present
    ReviewerComputed Tomography Accreditation Program, American College of Radiology
  10. 2001 - present
    MemberResearch/Innovation Committee, Department of Radiology
  11. 1995 - 1997
    ChairLaser Safety Committee, Department of Radiology
  12. 1993 - present
    OfficerRadiation Safety Officer, Radiation Safety Committee, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  13. 1986 - present
    Member in PhysicsAmerican College of Radiology
  14. 1983
    MemberRadiation Protection Committee, American Association of Physicists in Medicine
  15. 1980 - 1984
    InspectorRadiation Physics, College of American Pathologists
  16. 1980 - 1981
    PresidentCleveland Area Medical Physicists
  17. 1978
    Co-FounderCleveland Area Medical Physicists
    MentorMGP Rotation, Division of Education Services, Department of Administration
    ChairSubcommittee on Safety in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Department of Public Health, State of Ohio Medical Advisory Committee
    ChairMR Bio-Effects Committee, American Association of Physicists in Medicine
    MemberSubcommittee on Radioactive Waste, National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards
    ChairVESA Committee on Display Metrology, Video Electronic Standards Association (VESA)
    ChairMR Bio-Effects Committee, Society of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    MemberMR Bio-Effects Committee, Society of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    MemberRadiological Society of North America
    MemberSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
    MemberHealth Physics Society
    MemberAmerican Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
    MemberMedical Imaging, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    MemberSociety of Computer Application in Medicine
    MemberAmerican College of Medical Physics
    MemberThe Society for Information Display


Research activities

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