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John R. Vetter, Ph.D.

Associate Professor (CHS), Director of Radiological Physics Services

Department Affiliations

Medical Physics


B.S., University of Wisconsin-School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison (Physics)

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

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (Medical Physics)


  • 1992-1993, Researcher, Department of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.

  • 1993-1996,,Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept of Medical Physics, U of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.

  • 1995-present, Director, Radiological Physics Services, Dept of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.

  • 1997, Assistant Professor (CHS), Department Administrator, Department of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.

  • 1994, Diplomate of the American Board of Radiology in Diagnostic Radiological Physics.

  • 1996-2003,Physical Imaging Panel Member, US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Breast Cancer Research Program, Prostate Cancer Research Program.

  • 2003, Short Term Consultant in Diagnostic Radiology Physics, World Health Organization Western Pacific Region, Manila, Philippines.


  • American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)

  • American College of Radiology


  • R.B. Mazess, and J.R. Vetter, ";The Influence of Marrow on Measurement of Trabecular Bone Using Computed tomography"; Bone 6: 349-351 (1985).
  • W.A. Kalender, W.H. Perman, J.R. Vetter, and E. Klotz, ";Evaluation of a Prototype Dual-Energy Computed Tomographic Apparatus I. Phantom Studies,"; Medical Physics 13(3): 334-339 (1986).
  • J.R. Vetter, W.H. Perman, W.A. Kalender, R.B. Mazess, and R.E. Holden, ";Evaluation of a Prototype Dual-Energy Computed Tomographic Apparatus II. Determination of Vertebral Bone Mineral Content,"; Medical Physics 13(3): 340-343 (1986).
  • R.B. Mazess, J.R. Vetter, and D.S. Weaver, ";Bone Changes in Olphorectomized Monkeys: CT Findings,"; J. Computer Assisted Tomography 11: 302-305 (1987).
  • J.R. Vetter, and J.E. Holden, ";Corrections for Scattered Radiation and Other Background Signals in Dual-Energy CT Material Thickness Measurements,"; Medical Physics 15(5): 726-731 (1988).
  • R.B. Mazess, H. Barden, J.R. Vetter, and M. Ettinger, ";Advances in Noninvasive Bone Measurements,"; Annals of Biomedical Engineering 17: 177-181 (1989).
  • J.R. Vetter, ";The Study of Dual-Energy Computed Tomography as a Technique for Measuring Bone Mineral Density,"; (Medical Physics Publishing Company, Madison, WI, 1990).
  • R.B. Mazess, P. Pedersen, J.R. Vetter, and H.S. Barden, ";Bone Densitometry of Excised Vertebrae; Anatomical Relationships,"; Calcif.\Tissue Int. 48: 380-386 (1991).
  • R.J. Aus, L.A. DeWerd, and J.R. Vetter, ";Entrance Skin Exposure and Mean Glandular Dose: Effect of Scatter and Field Gradient at Mammography,"; Radiology 205(2): 395-398 (1997).

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