Michael Van Lysel

Credentials: Ph.D

Position title: Emeritus Professor, Medical Physics

Email: vanlysel@wisc.edu

Phone: 608/263-9449

1159 WIMR


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

M.S., Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

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

Department Affilations

Medical Physics



Emeritus Professor, Departments of Medical Physics and Medicine

Technical Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, UW Hospital

Awards and Honors

  • Association for the Advancement of MEDICAL instrumentation (AAMI) (1995)
  • Biomedical Engineering Achievement Award (1995)
  • American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Sylvia (1994)
  • Sorkin Greenfield Award for the best paper published in MEDICAL PHYSICS (1995)


  • Cao H. Speidel MA. Tsai JZ. Van Lysel MS. Vorperian VR. Webster JG. FEM analysis of predicting electrode-myocardium contact from RF cardiac catheter ablation system impedance. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. 49(6):520-6, 2002 Jun.
  • Speidel MA. Wilfley BP. Heanue JA. Betts TD. Van Lysel MS. Comparison of vessel contrast measured with a scanning-beam digital x-ray system and an image intensifier/television system. Medical Physics. 28(2):232-40, 2001 Feb.
  • Van Lysel MS. The AAPM/RSNA physics tutorial for residents: fluoroscopy: optical coupling and the video system. [Review] [5 refs]Radiographics. 20(6):1769-86, 2000 Nov-Dec.
  • Van Lysel MS. Miller WP. Fuerst TP. Albright DJ. Improved densitometric measurement of left ventricular ejection fraction using dual-energy digital subtraction angiography. International Journal of Cardiac Imaging. 10(2):113-21, 1994 Jun.
  • Van Lysel MS. Optimization of beam parameters for dual-energy digital subtraction angiography. Medical Physics. 21(2):219-26, 1994 Feb.
  • Fuerst TP. Van Lysel MS. Measurement of absolute blood iodine concentration during digital subtraction ventriculography. Medical Physics. 20(3):795-803, 1993 May-Jun.
  • 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 ventriculography. American Heart Journal. 125(6):1667-75, 1993 Jun.
  • Van Lysel MS. Miller WP. Senior DG. Gupta VK. Ende DJ. Albright DJ. Left ventricular dual-energy digital subtraction angiography: a motion immune digital subtraction technique. International Journal of Cardiac Imaging. 7(1):55-65, 1991.
  • McCollough CH. Van Lysel MS. Peppler WW. Mistretta CA. A correlated noise reduction algorithm for dual-energy digital subtraction angiography. Medical Physics. 16(6):873-80, 1989 Nov-Dec.
  • Winkler SS. Van Lysel M. Peppler WW. Rusy BF. Digital subtraction bronchography with stable xenon. Computerized Radiology. 9(2):79-83, 1985 Mar-Apr.
  • Mistretta CA. Peppler WW. Van Lysel M. Dobbins J. Hasegawa B. Myerowitz PD. Swanson D. Lee CS. Shaik N. Zarnstorff W. et al. Recent advances in digital radiography. Annales de Radiologie. 26(7):537-42, 1983 Nov.
  • Swanson DK. Myerowitz PD. Hasegawa B. Van Lysel MS. Watson KM. Frantz DW. Banaszak S. Hausman-Stokes E. Peppler WW. Dobbins JT 3rd. Videodensitometric quantitation of mean blood flow. Journal of Surgical Research. 34(6):524-32, 1983 Jun.
  • Van Lysel MS. Dobbins JT 3rd. 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):869-74, 1983 Jun.
  • Swanson DK. Myerowitz PD. Van Lysel M. Peppler W. Dhanani SP. Hasegawa B. Mistretta C. Work in progress: a correction for tissue iodine accumulation in videodensitometric measurements of left ventricular ejection fraction. Radiology. 147(1):37-43, 1983 Apr.
  • 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(6):1042-8, 1982 Dec.
  • Myerowitz PD. Turnipseed WD. Shaw CG. Mistretta CA. Swanson DK. Chopra PS. Berkoff HA. Kroncke GM. Dhanani SP. Rowe GG. Van Lysel M. Crummy AB. Computerized fluoroscopy: new technique for the noninvasive evaluation of the aorta, coronary artery bypass grafts, and left ventricular function. Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery. 83(1):65-73, 1982 Jan.
  • Shaw CG. Ergun DL. Myerowitz PD. Van Lysel MS. Mistretta CA. Zarnstorff WC. Crummy AB. A technique of scatter and glare correction for videodensitometric studies in digital subtraction videoangiography. Radiology. 142(1):209-13, 1982 Jan.
  • Ragozzino MW. Gray JE. Burke TM. Van Lysel MS. Estimation and minimization of fetal absorbed dose: data from common radiographic examinations. AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology. 137(4):667-71, 1981 Oct.
  • Gray JE. Ragozzino MW. Van Lysel MS. Burke TM. Normalized organ doses for various diagnostic radiologic procedures. AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology. 137(3):463-70, 1981 Sep.


  • “Controlled optimization of relative exposure levels in dual-energy digital subtraction angiography”, U.S. Patent No. 5,170,421, 1992, Institution-Owned
  • “Method and device for real-time measurement of iodine concentration in blood passing through the heart”, U.S. Patent No. 5,361,761, 1994, Institution-Owned


  • American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)
  • American Heart Association Council on Circulation