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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

The focus of my research has been on the application of advanced ultrasound imaging techniques to problems of tissue characterization and the pathophysiology of blood flow. My principle contributions to the medical literature have been in the field of obstetrical ultrasound and vascular Doppler ultrasound. In the field of obstetrical ultrasound, my research has concentrated primarily on the identification and characterization of fetal malformations. In the field of Doppler ultrasound, my focus has been on analyses of the spectral waveforms in both normal and abnormal hemodynamic states. Currently, I am collaborating with colleagues in Medical Physics on clinical applications for tissue characterization techniques such as backscatter analysis and elastography.



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Department of Radiology

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Diagnostic Radiology
Fellowship Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Residency Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Internship The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Medical School Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC

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PubMed Articles
Kliewer MA Mao L Brinkman MR Bruce RJ Hinshaw JL Diurnal variation of major error rates in the interpretation of abdominal/pelvic CT studies. Abdom Radiol (NY) . 2020 Oct 10;
[PubMed ID: 33040173]
Kliewer MA Dyke WB Birch CW Bagley AR Respiratory Fluctuation of Peak Systolic Velocities in the Carotid Doppler Waveforms of Patients With Obstructive Airway Disease: Evidence of Pulsus Paradoxus With Experimental Validation. J Ultrasound Med . 2020 Jul 29;
[PubMed ID: 32725845]
Kliewer MA Lee LJ Bagley AR Measurement of the Internal Carotid Artery Cross-Sectional Area: Systematic Differences Depending on Grayscale, Power Doppler, and Color Doppler Techniques. J Ultrasound Med . 2020 Jul 24;
[PubMed ID: 32706144]
Yi PH Golden SK Harringa JB Kliewer MA Readability of Lumbar Spine MRI Reports: Will Patients Understand? AJR Am J Roentgenol . 2019 Mar;212(3):602-606
[PubMed ID: 30620671]
Schrauben EM Kohn S Macdonald J Johnson KM Kliewer M Frost S Fleming JO Wieben O Field A Four-dimensional flow magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound assessment of cerebrospinal venous flow in multiple sclerosis patients and controls. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab . 2017 Apr;37(4):1483-1493
[PubMed ID: 27364001]
Kramer H Pickhardt PJ Kliewer MA Hernando D Chen GH Zagzebski JA Reeder SB Accuracy of Liver Fat Quantification With Advanced CT, MRI, and Ultrasound Techniques: Prospective Comparison With MR Spectroscopy. AJR Am J Roentgenol . 2017 Jan;208(1):92-100
[PubMed ID: 27726414]
Omari EA Varghese T Kliewer MA Harter J Hartenbach EM Dynamic and quasi-static mechanical testing for characterization of the viscoelastic properties of human uterine tissue. J Biomech . 2015 Jul 16;48(10):1730-6
[PubMed ID: 26072212]
Wang X Jackson DC Varghese T Mitchell CC Hermann BP Kliewer MA Dempsey RJ Correlation of cognitive function with ultrasound strain indices in carotid plaque. Ultrasound Med Biol . 2014 Jan;40(1):78-89
[PubMed ID: 24120415]
Wagner JM Lee KS Rosas H Kliewer MA Accuracy of sonographic diagnosis of superficial masses. J Ultrasound Med . 2013 Aug;32(8):1443-50
[PubMed ID: 23887955]
Rocque BG Jackson D Varghese T Hermann B McCormick M Kliewer M Mitchell C Dempsey RJ Impaired cognitive function in patients with atherosclerotic carotid stenosis and correlation with ultrasound strain measurements. J Neurol Sci . 2012 Nov 15;322(1-2):20-4
[PubMed ID: 22658531]
DeWall RJ Bharat S Varghese T Hanson ME Agni RM Kliewer MA Characterizing the compression-dependent viscoelastic properties of human hepatic pathologies using dynamic compression testing. Phys Med Biol . 2012 Apr 21;57(8):2273-86
[PubMed ID: 22459948]
Omari EA Varghese T Kliewer MA A novel saline infusion sonohysterography-based strain imaging approach for evaluation of uterine abnormalities in vivo: preliminary results. J Ultrasound Med . 2012 Apr;31(4):609-15
[PubMed ID: 22441918]
Robbins JB Parry JP Guite KM Hanson ME Chow LC Kliewer MA Sadowski EA MRI of pregnancy-related issues: müllerian duct anomalies. AJR Am J Roentgenol . 2012 Feb;198(2):302-10
[PubMed ID: 22268172]
DeWall RJ Varghese T Kliewer MA Harter JM Hartenbach EM Compression-dependent viscoelastic behavior of human cervix tissue. Ultrason Imaging . 2010 Oct;32(4):214-28
[PubMed ID: 21213567]
Shi H Varghese T Mitchell CC McCormick M Dempsey RJ Kliewer MA In vivo attenuation and equivalent scatterer size parameters for atherosclerotic carotid plaque: preliminary results. Ultrasonics . 2009 Dec;49(8):779-85
[PubMed ID: 19640556]
Shi H Mitchell CC McCormick M Kliewer MA Dempsey RJ Varghese T Preliminary in vivo atherosclerotic carotid plaque characterization using the accumulated axial strain and relative lateral shift strain indices. Phys Med Biol . 2008 Nov 21;53(22):6377-94
[PubMed ID: 18941278]
Sadowski EA Ochsner JE Riherd JM Korosec FR Agrawal G Pritts EA Kliewer MA MR hysterosalpingography with an angiographic time-resolved 3D pulse sequence: assessment of tubal patency. AJR Am J Roentgenol . 2008 Nov;191(5):1381-5
[PubMed ID: 18941073]
Hobson MA Kiss MZ Varghese T Sommer AM Kliewer MA Zagzebski JA Hall TJ Harter J Hartenbach EM Madsen EL In vitro uterine strain imaging: preliminary results. J Ultrasound Med . 2007 Jul;26(7):899-908
[PubMed ID: 17592053]
Kiss MZ Hobson MA Varghese T Harter J Kliewer MA Hartenbach EM Zagzebski JA Frequency-dependent complex modulus of the uterus: preliminary results. Phys Med Biol . 2006 Aug 7;51(15):3683-95
[PubMed ID: 16861774]
Hinshaw JL Laeseke PF Winter TC 3rd Kliewer MA Fine JP Lee FT Jr Radiofrequency ablation of peripheral liver tumors: intraperitoneal 5% dextrose in water decreases postprocedural pain. AJR Am J Roentgenol . 2006 May;186(5 Suppl):S306-10
[PubMed ID: 16632692]