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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Kelcz received his PhD in Medical Physics at the University of Wisconsin and worked as a physicist at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center before deciding to obtain his Medical Degree. He then entered the Radiology Residency at the University of Minnesota and returned to Wisconsin for fellowship training in Abdominal Imaging. Dr. Kelcz is a member of the Abdominal Imaging Section and also rotates into the Breast imaging section. His chief research interests lie in MRI applications. Dr. Kelcz initiated the breast MRI clinical and research program at the University of Wisconsin and is a member of the UW Health Breast Center.



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Abdominal MRI

Abdominal X-Ray

Breast Imaging

Breast MRI

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Image-guided Biopsy

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MRI Angiogram (MRA)


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Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Diagnostic Radiology
Fellowship University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Residency University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
Internship Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
Medical School University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL

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PubMed Articles
Zhang Y Wells SA Triche BL Kelcz F Hernando D Stimulated-echo diffusion-weighted imaging with moderate b values for the detection of prostate cancer. Eur Radiol . 2020 Jun;30(6):3236-3244
[PubMed ID: 32064561]
Zhang R Fowler AM Wilke LG Kelcz F Garrett JW Chen GH Li K Fast acquisition with seamless stage translation (FASST) for a trimodal x-ray breast imaging system. Med Phys . 2020 May 27;
[PubMed ID: 32458449]
Falomo E Strigel RM Bruce R Munoz Del Rio A Adejumo C Kelcz F Incidence and outcomes of incidental breast lesions detected on cross-sectional imaging examinations. Breast J . 2018 Sep;24(5):743-748
[PubMed ID: 29687537]
Strigel RM Burnside ES Elezaby M Fowler AM Kelcz F Salkowski LR DeMartini WB Utility of BI-RADS Assessment Category 4 Subdivisions for Screening Breast MRI. AJR Am J Roentgenol . 2017 Jun;208(6):1392-1399
[PubMed ID: 28792802]
Strigel RM Rollenhagen J Burnside ES Elezaby M Fowler AM Kelcz F Salkowski L DeMartini WB Screening Breast MRI Outcomes in Routine Clinical Practice: Comparison to BI-RADS Benchmarks. Acad Radiol . 2017 Apr;24(4):411-417
[PubMed ID: 27986508]
Kelcz F Jarrard DF Prostate cancer: The applicability of textural analysis of MRI for grading. Nat Rev Urol . 2016 Apr;13(4):185-6
[PubMed ID: 26878802]
Henze Bancroft LC Strigel RM Hernando D Johnson KM Kelcz F Kijowski R Block WF Utilization of a balanced steady state free precession signal model for improved fat/water decomposition. Magn Reson Med . 2016 Mar;75(3):1269-77
[PubMed ID: 25946145]
Blute ML Jr Abel EJ Downs TM Kelcz F Jarrard DF Addressing the need for repeat prostate biopsy: new technology and approaches. Nat Rev Urol . 2015 Aug;12(8):435-44
[PubMed ID: 26171803]
Kelcz F Wish list for future features of breast MRI computer aided evaluation. Eur J Radiol . 2012 Sep;81 Suppl 1:S78-9
[PubMed ID: 23083613]
Kelcz F It is not all in the CAD or BI-RADS. Eur J Radiol . 2012 Sep;81 Suppl 1:S76-7
[PubMed ID: 23083612]
Moran CJ Kelcz F Jung Y Brodsky EK Fain SB Block WF Pilot study of improved lesion characterization in breast MRI using a 3D radial balanced SSFP technique with isotropic resolution and efficient fat-water separation. J Magn Reson Imaging . 2009 Jul;30(1):135-44
[PubMed ID: 19557728]
Zastrow E Davis SK Lazebnik M Kelcz F Van Veen BD Hagness SC Development of anatomically realistic numerical breast phantoms with accurate dielectric properties for modeling microwave interactions with the human breast. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng . 2008 Dec;55(12):2792-800
[PubMed ID: 19126460]
Davis SK Van Veen BD Hagness SC Kelcz F Breast tumor characterization based on ultrawideband microwave backscatter. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng . 2008 Jan;55(1):237-46
[PubMed ID: 18232367]
Liu G Rugo HS Wilding G McShane TM Evelhoch JL Ng C Jackson E Kelcz F Yeh BM Lee FT Jr Charnsangavej C Park JW Ashton EA Steinfeldt HM Pithavala YK Reich SD Herbst RS Dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging as a pharmacodynamic measure of response after acute dosing of AG-013736, an oral angiogenesis inhibitor, in patients with advanced solid tumors: results from a phase I study. J Clin Oncol . 2005 Aug 20;23(24):5464-73
[PubMed ID: 16027440]
Sadowski EA Kelcz F Frequency of malignancy in lesions classified as probably benign after dynamic contrast-enhanced breast MRI examination. J Magn Reson Imaging . 2005 May;21(5):556-64
[PubMed ID: 15834907]
Wood J Collins J Burnside ES Albanese MA Propeck PA Kelcz F Spilde JM Schmaltz LM Patient, faculty, and self-assessment of radiology resident performance: a 360-degree method of measuring professionalism and interpersonal/communication skills. Acad Radiol . 2004 Aug;11(8):931-9
[PubMed ID: 15288041]
Kelcz F Furman-Haran E Grobgeld D Degani H Clinical testing of high-spatial-resolution parametric contrast-enhanced MR imaging of the breast. AJR Am J Roentgenol . 2002 Dec;179(6):1485-92
[PubMed ID: 12438042]