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Walter W. Peppler, Ph.D.

Professor (CHS), Medical Physics and Radiology

Department Affiliation

Medical Physics

Radiology

Education

B.S., Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

M.S., Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin-School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI

Ph.D., Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin-School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI

Research Interest

Diagnostic Imaging, X-ray imaging

Positions

  • 1986-1995: Clinical Associate Professor, Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • 1995-1997: Clinical Professor, Medical Physics and Radiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • 1997-present: Professor (CHS), Medical Physics and Radiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Memberships

  • American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)

  • Society for Computer Applications in Radiology

  • University of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center

Patents

  • Mistretta CA, Peppler WW, Kudva BV, Hasegawa BH, Dobbins JT III: Digitally controlled x-ray beam attenuation method and apparatus. US Patent No. 4497062, 1985.

Publications

  • Madsen M, Peppler WW, Mazess RB: Vertebral and total body bone mineral by dual photon absorptiometry (in) Calcified Tissues (eds) Pors-Nielsen S, Hansen E, F.A.D.L. Publishing, Copenhagen, 1975.
  • Mazess RB, Peppler WW: Total body bone mineral by dual photon absorptiometry. Calc. Tis. Res. 22:452-53, 1977.
  • Mazess RB, Peppler WW, et al: Total body bone mineral and lean body mass by dual photon absorptiometry II: Comparison with total body calcium by neutron activation analysis. Calc. Tiss. Int. 33:361-63, 1981.
  • Mazess RB, Peppler WW, Harrison JE, McNeil KG: Total body bone mineral and lean body mass by dual photon absorptiometry III: Comparison with trunk calcium by neutron activation analysis. Calc. Tiss. Int. 33: 365-68, 1981.
  • Peppler WW, Mazess RB: Total body bone mineral and lean body mass by dual-photon absorptiometry I: Theory and measurement and procedure. Calc. Tiss. Int. 33:353-59, 1981.
  • Peppler WW: Combined transmission-emission scanning using dual-photon absorptiometry. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1981.
  • Myerowitz PD, Turnipseed WD, Swanson DK, Van Lysel M, Peppler W, Mistretta C, Chopra PS, Berkoff H, Kroncke G, Hasegawa B, Steighorst M, Turski P, Crummy AB. Digital subtraction angiography as a method of screening for coronary artery disease during peripheral vascular angiography. Surgery. 92(Dec 1982): 1042-8, Dec 1982
  • Peppler WW, Kudva BV, Dobbins JT III, Lee CS, Hasegawa BH, Van Lysel MS, Mistretta CA: A digitally controlled beam attenuator. SPIE, Appl Opt Inst in Medicine X 347:106-111, 1982.
  • Mazess RB, Peppler W, Madsen M, Wilson C. Dual-photon absorptiometry [letter]. Physics in Medicine and Biology. 28(Jun 1983): 747-50, Jun 1983
  • Swanson DK, Myerowitz PD, Van Lysel MS, Peppler WW, Dhanani SP, Hasegawa BH, Mistretta CA: A correction for tissue iodine accumulation for videodensitometric measurement of left ventricular ejection fraction. Radiology 147(2):37-43, 1983.
  • Swanson DK, Myerowitz PD, Hasegawa B, Van Lysel MS, Watson KM, Frantz DW, Banaszak S, Hausman-Stokes E, Peppler WW, Dobbins JT 3d. Videodensitometric quantitation of mean blood flow. Journal of Surgical Research. 34(Jun 1983): 524-32, Jun 1983
  • Swanson DK, Myerowitz PD, Hasegawa B, Van Lysel MS Watson KM, Frantz DW, Banaszak S, Hausman-Stokes E, Peppler WW, Dobbins JT III. Videodensitometric quantitation of mean blood flow. J. Surg. Res. 34:524-532, June 1983.
  • Van Lysel MS, Dobbins JT III, Peppler WW, Hasegawa BH, Lee CS, Mistretta CA, Zarnstorff WC, Crummy AB, Kubal W, Bergsjordet B, Strother CM, Sackett JF: Work in progress: Hybrid temporal-energy subtraction in digital fluoroscopy. Radiology 147(3):869-874, 1983.
  • Dobbins JT III, Van Lysel MS, Hasegawa BH, Peppler WW, Mistretta CA: Spatial frequency filtering in digital subtraction angiography (DSA) by real-time digital video convolution. SPIE, Appl Opt Instr Med XI 419:111-121, 1983.
  • Hasegawa BH, Dobbins JT III, Peppler WW, Kudva BV, Melbye K, Van Lysel MS, Lee CS, Naimuddin S, Lancaster JC, Mistretta CA: Selective exposure radiography using digitally formed x-ray beam attenuators. SPIE, Appl Opt Instr Med XI 419:282-288, 1983.
  • Mistretta CA, Peppler WW, Dobbins JT III, Hasegawa BH, Myerowitz PD, Swanson DK, Lee CS, Naimuddin S et al: Recent advances in digital radiography. Annals de Radiologie 26(7):537 542, 1983.
  • Hasegawa BH, Dobbins JT III, Peppler WW, Cusma JT, Mistretta CA, Kudva BV, Van Lysel MS, Lee CS, Naimuddin S, Lancaster JC, Molloi S: Feasibility of selective exposure radiography. SPIE, Appl Opt Instr Medicine XII 454:1271-1278, 1984.
  • Mistretta CA, Van Lysel MS, Peppler WW et al: Applicazioni attuali e aspetti technici della angiografia digitale. Radiologica Medica 70:177-184, 1984.
  • Hasegawa BH, Naimuddin S, Dobbins JT III, Peppler WW, Cusma JT, Van Lysel MS, Lancaster JC, Lee CS, Molloi S, Mistretta CA, Kudva BV, Melbye KM: Application of a digital beam attenuator to chest radiography. SPIE, Conference on Medical Imaging and Instrumentation '84 486:2-7, 1984.
  • Mazess RB, Peppler WW, Chesney RW, Lange TA, Lindgren U, Smith E: Does measurement on the radius indicate skeletal status? Concise communication. J. Nucl. Med. 25, 1984.
  • Mazess RB, Peppler WW, Chesney RW, Lange TA, Lindgren U, Smith E: Total body and regional bone mineral by dual-photon absorptiometry in metabolic bone disease. Calc. Tiss. Int. 36:8 13, 1984
  • Mazess RB, Peppler WW, Gibbons M: Total body composition by dual-photon (153Gd) Absorptiometry. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 40, 1984.
  • Swanson DK, Myerowitz PD, Van Lysel MS, Peppler WW, Fields BL, Watson KM, O'Conner J: Arterial blood flow measurements using digital subtraction angiography. Proceedings SPIE, Conference on Medical Imaging and Instrumentation in Medicine Vol. 486, April 1984.
  • Lee CS, Peppler WW, Van Lysel MS, Mistretta CA, Dobbins JT III, Hasegawa BH, Cusma JT, Naimuddin S, Lancaster JT: Adaptive temporal filtering for digital subtraction angiocardiography. SPIE, Appl Opt Instr Med XIII 535:369-377, 1985.
  • Hasegawa BH, Naimuddin S, Dobbins JT III, Peppler WW, Van Lysel MS, Cusma JT, Lancaster JC, Hoffman P, Lee CS, Molloi S, Mistretta CA, Kudva BV, Melbye KM: Design of a digital beam attenuator for chest radiography. SPIE, Appl Opt Instr Med XIII 535:332-335, 1985.
  • Hasegawa BH, Naimuddin S, Dobbins JT III, Mistretta CA, Peppler WW, Hangiandreou NJ, Cusma JT, McDermott JC: Chest radiography using patient-specific digitally-prepared compensating filters. SPSE, Society of Photographic Scientists and Engineers 355:262-265, 1985.
  • Winkler SS, Van Lysel MS, Peppler WW, Rusy BF: Digital subtraction bronchography with stable xenon. Computerized Radiol. Vol. 9, No. 2, 1985.
  • Hasegawa BH, Naimuddin S, Dobbins JT III, Mistretta CA, Peppler WW, Hangiandreou NJ, Cusma JT, McDermott J, Kudva B, Melbye K: Digital beam attenuator technique for compensated chest radiography. Radiology 159:537-543, 1986.
  • Van Lysel MS, Ergun DL, Miller WP, Toggart EJ, Cusma JT, Peppler WW, Molloi SY, Mistretta CA: Cardiac digital angiography and dual-energy subtraction imaging: Current and future trends. Amer J Cardiac Imaging, 1:254-256, 1987.
  • Hasegawa BH, Dobbins JT III, S Naimuddin, Peppler WW, Mistretta CA: Geometrical properties of a digital beam attenuator system. Medical Physics 14(3):314-321, 1987.
  • Cusma JT, Toggart EJ, Folts JD, Peppler WW, Hangiandreou NJ, Lee CS, Mistretta CA: DSA imaging of coronary flow reserve. Circulation 75(2):461-472, 1987.
  • Toggart EJ, Peppler WW, Hangiandreou NJ, Mistretta CA: Intravenous Digital Coronary Angiography: A review of technical considerations and recent results. Proceedings of Second International Symposium on Coronary Arteriography, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, June 1987.
  • Peppler WW, Zink F, Naimuddin S, Hasegawa BH, Blume H, Mistretta CA: Patient-specific beam attenuators. Proceedings of Chest Imaging Conference, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 64-78, 1987.
  • Mistretta CA, Peppler WW, McCollough CH, Van Lysel MS, Hangiandreou NJ, Zink F, Toggart E, Molloi S, Folts J, Weber D: Experimental X-ray Imaging Methods, Proceedings of Henry Goldberg Workshop, Imaging Analysis and Simulation of the Cardiac System, p. 73-86, Sideman S & Beyer R (eds) United Kingdom, 1988.
  • Mistretta CA,. Peppler WW: Digital Cardiac X-ray Imaging: Fundamental Principles. American Journal of Cardiac Imaging, (2)1:26-39, 1988.
  • McCollough CM, Van Lysel MS, Peppler WW, Mistretta CA: A correlated noise reduction algorithm for Dual-Energy digital subtraction angiography. Medical Physics, 16(6):873-80, Nov/Dec 1989.
  • Zink F, Peppler WW, Blume H, Zarnstorff WC, Mistretta WC: Feasibility of an optical beam attenuator (OBA) equalization in camera-based x-ray imaging systems. SPIE, Appl Opt Instr Med XVII 1090:196-209, 1989.
  • Molloi SY, Weber DM, Peppler WW, Folts JD, Mistretta CA: Quantitative dual-energy coronary arteriography. Investigative Radiology 25:908-914, August 1990.
  • Kelcz F, Peppler WW, Mistretta CA, De Smet A: K-edge digital subtraction arthrography of the painful hip prosthesis: A feasibility study. The American Journal of Roentgenology 155:1053-1058, November 1990.
  • Weber DW, Molloi SY, Folts JD, Peppler WW, Mistretta CA: Geometric quantitative coronary arteriography: A comparison of unsubtracted and dual-energy subtracted images. Investigative Radiology 26(7):649-654, July 1991.
  • Hangiandreou NJ, Folts JD, Peppler WW, Mistretta CA: Coronary blood flow measurement using an angiographic first pass distribution technique: A feasibility study. Medical Physics, 18(5):947-954, Sept/Oct. 1991.
  • McCollough CH, Miller WP, Van Lysel MS, Folts JD, Peppler WW, Albright DJ: Densitometric Assessment of regional left ventricular systolic function during graded ischemia in the dog by use of dual-energy digital subtraction angiography. American Heart Journal, 125:1667 1675, 1993.
  • McCollough CH, Felmlee JP, Hasegawa BH, Morin RL, Peppler WW, Ritenour ER: RSNA '92 Meeting Notes: Technical Exhibits, Radiology 186:921-923, 1993.
  • Kelcz F, Zink FE, Peppler WW, Kruger DG, Ergun DL, MIstretta CA: Conventional chest radiography vs dual-energy computed radiography in the detection and characterization of pulmonary nodules. The American Journal of Roentgenology, 162(2), 1994.
  • McCollough CH, Cunningham IA, Felmlee JP, Hangiandreou NJ, Hasegawa BH, Kofler JM, Peppler WW, Thomadsen BR: RSNA '93 Meeting Notes: Technical Exhibits, Radiology 190:920 922, 1994.
  • Kruger DG, Zink F, Peppler WW, Ergun DL, Mistretta CA: A regional convolution kernel algorithm for scatter correction in dual-energy images: comparison to single kernel algorithms. Medical Physics, 21(1), 1994.
  • Ergun DL, Peppler WW, Dobbins JT III, Zink FE, Kruger DG, de Bruijn FJ, Bellers EW, Wang Y, Althof RJ, Wind MGJ: Dual-energy computed radiography: Improvements in processing, Proceedings of the SPIE, Newport Beach, February 1994.
  • McCollough CH, Cunningham IA, Hangiandreou NJ, Hasegawa BH, Kofler JM, Korosec FR, Morin RL, Mount CJ, Peppler WW: RSNA '94 Meeting Notes: Technical Exhibits, Radiology 194:950 953, 1995.
  • de Bruijn FJ, Bellers EB, Wang Y, Kruger DG, Slump CH, Bentum MJ, Peppler WW, Mistretta CA: An automatic calibration method for material decomposition using a single-exposure dual energy system, Accepted for publication in Medical Physics.
  • Abreu CC, Kruger DG, MacDonald CA, Mistretta CA, Peppler WW, Xiao QF: Measurements on capillary optics with potential for use in mammographic imaging, Medical Physics 22(11) pt. 1, 1793-1801, 1995.
  • Kruger DG, Abreu CC, MacDonald CA, Hendee EG, Kocharian A, Peppler WW, Mistretta CA: Imaging characteristics of x-ray capillary optics in mammography, Medical Physics 23(2), 187-196, 1996.
  • McCollough CH, Cunningham IA, Hangiandreou NJ, Hasegawa BH, Huda W, Kofler JM, Korosec FR, Morin RL, Peppler WW, Schueler BA, Technical exhibits, RSNA 1996, Radiology 198(3):950-3, 1996.
  • Bradford CD, Peppler WW, Dobbins JT 3rd, Performance characteristics of a Kodak computed radiography system. Medical Physics. 26(1): 27-37, 1999.
  • Wang L, MacDonald CA, Peppler WW, Performance of polycapillary optics for hard x-ray imaging, accepted for publication in Medical Physics.
  • Bradford CD, Peppler WW, Waidlich JM, Use of a slit camera for MTF measurements, Med Phys vol. 26(11) pgs 2286-2294, 1999.
  • Wendt G, Kulbago T, Peppler W, Implementing a Java-based image and report distribution system in a non-picture archiving and communication system environment, Journal of Digital Imaging. 13(2 Suppl 1):142-4, 2000.
  • Wendt G. Kulbago T. Peppler W. Using digital certificates for radiology result receipt confirmation. Journal of Digital Imaging. 14(2 Suppl 1):147-8, 2001.
  • Wendt G. Kulbago T. Peppler W. Automatic generation of teaching files during routine clinical dictation. Journal of Digital Imaging. 14(2 Suppl 1):102-3, 2001.
  • Wendt GJ,Nagy PG, Peppler WW, Kahn C,Ehlers K, A fault tolerant 300 GB raid server and 2 TB tape jukebox PACS archive for under $20k, RADIOLOGY, vol. 152, Nov. 2001.
  • Ross RE, Bradford CD, Peppler WW, Optimization of x-ray capillary optics for mammography. SPIE, Medical Imaging 2002, 4682: 558-569, 2002.
  • Wendt G. Peppler W. Edwards W. Parisot C. Lindop C. Clinical implementation of the IHE presentation of grouped procedures integration profile in a multivendor environment--workflow modification and barriers to implementation. Journal of Digital Imaging. 15 Suppl 1:64-6, 2002.
  • Wendt G. Peppler W. Edwards W. Proof of commercial off-the-shelf hardware scalability in an on-line clinical PACS, Journal of Digital Imaging. 15 Suppl 1:13-4, 2002.
  • Wendt G. Peppler W. Edwards W. PACS disaster recovery procedures--evaluation in a clinical environment, Journal of Digital Imaging. 15 Suppl 1:112-3, 2002.
  • Bradford CD, Peppler WW, Ross RE, Multitapered x-ray capillary optics for mammography. Medical Physics. 29(6): 1097-1108, 2002.
  • MacDonald CA. Gibson WM. Peppler WW. X-ray optics for better diagnostic imaging. Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment. 1(2):111-7, 2002.
  • Orgill RD, Pasic TR, Peppler WW, Hoffman MD. Radiographic evaluation of aspirated metallic foil foreign bodies. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 114(6):419-24, 2005 Jun.


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