Norbert Pelc, SCD

Norbert Pelc received his bachelor’s degree in 1974, and masters and doctoral degrees in Radiological Physics at Harvard in 1976 and 1979.  Dr. Pelc worked in industry from 1978 until 1990 where he was instrumental in the development of CT, MRI, and digital radiography. He joined Stanford in 1990.  He is Professor of Bioengineering and Radiology, and Electrical Engineering (by courtesy), and Chair of Bioengineering.

Dr. Pelc's research interests are in diagnostic imaging, especially MRI and CT.  His current research focuses on advanced CT system design and reconstruction methods, and in the development of new applications.  He has authored 190 papers, over 320 presentations, and 88 US patents. He is a Fellow of the AAPM, of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), and the Council on Cardiovascular Radiology of the American Heart Association.  He was awarded the Edith H. Quimby Award by the AAPM and the Outstanding Researcher Award by the RSNA.  He was a member of the first Advisory Council of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) and is currently a member of the Council of Councils of the NIH. In 2012 was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in recognition of his contributions to the development of CT and MRI.

2017 Presentations & Workshops

Point Of Care Cone Beam CT Systems
Monday | 8:10-8:20
Track 1 | Cutting Edge Mini-Symposia

Debate: Spatial Resolution - Have We Reached A Practical Limit?
Monday | 11:20-11:40
Track 1 | Cutting Edge Mini-Symposia

Making Sense Of Iterative Reconstruction Techniques
Tuesday | 14:20-14:30
Track 1 | Cutting Edge Mini-Symposia

Chair (Department of Bioengineering) | Stanford University School of Medicine

Professor of Radiology | Stanford University School of Medicine


2016 Presentations & Workshops

Session: Technical Developments | Monday June 20th, 2016

  • Iterative Algorithms: What are they really doing?
  • Cone Beam Hardening Correction with Dual Energy CT