Ed Staab, M.D.

Biography
Ed was a Board Certified Radiologist who joined the Vanderbilt faculty in Radiology as an Assistant Professor in 1969. He came after finishing 2 years in the Army at Walter Reed in the Radiobiology Research program. He also spent time with Merle Loken in Minnesota as pat of his Radiology training. At Vanderbilt, Ed spent part of his time supervising the Nuclear Medicine technologists at the VA and alternately at Vanderbilt. He and Joe Allen (Head of Neuroradiology) took the lead in studies of radionuclide cysternography in an attempt to identify those patients in which low-pressure hydrocephalus was the cause of a particular patient’s problem. Gene Johnston joined him in the evaluation of radiation dose received from these patients[50]. Pancreas imaging was performed with Se-75 selenomethionine using computer-coupled scanning devices. The images were of low quality and different approaches were tried to enhance image contrast. Electronic subtraction used different enhancement techniques with color displays that resulted in a small but discernible improvement. In 1973, Ed left for Chapel Hill, NC, where he became Chief of the Imaging Division. In 1986, he went on to Florida, serving as Chair of the Department of Radiology until 1998 when he went on to the NCI as a consultant in their Imaging Program. After retirement, he returned to Winston Salem, where he remained until he died in 2008.

Publications

  1. Brill, A.B., Wiliams, H., Cook, W., Watts, Jr., Johnston, R.E., Nash, R., and Staab, E.V.: Image evaluation with simulated data. J. Nuclear Med. 10: No. 6, 389, 1969.
  2. Johnston, R.E., Staab, E.V., Allen, J.H., and Brill, A.B.: Preliminary dosimetry data associated with radioisotope cisternography. Southern Med. J., 62: 1433, 1969.
  3. Brill, A.B., Williams, H., Cook, W.E., Watts, J.R., Johnston, R.E., Nash, R., and Staab, E.V.: Analysis of imaging techniques using digitally simulated scans. Southern Med. J. 62:1429, Nov. 1969.
  4. Johnston, R.E., Staab, E.V., Allen, J.H., and Brill, A.B.: Preliminary dosimetry data associated with radioisotope cisternography. Southern Med. J., 62: 1433, 1969.
  5. Brill, A.B., Williams, H., Cook, W.E., Watts, J.R., Johnston, R.E., Nash, R., and Staab, E.V.: Analysis of imaging techniques using digitally simulated scans. Southern Med. J. 62:1429, Nov. 1969.
  6. Johnston, R.E., Staab, E.V., Brill, A.B., and Allen, J.H.: Radiation dosimetry associated with the intrathecal administration of I 131 human serum albumin. Brit. J. Radiol. 45: 444 451, July 1972.
  7. Brill, A.B., Williams, H., Cook, W.E., Johnston, R.E., Nash, R., and Staab, E.V. Analysis of imaging techniques using digitally simulated scans, Physics in Med. & Biol., 15, #1, 164, 1970.. 11: 303 #6, 1970.
  8. Johnston, R.E., Staab, E.V., Allen, J.H., and Brill, A.B. Patient radiation dose from I IHSA cisternography studies, J. Nuc. Med., 11, #6, 332, 1970.
  9. Staab, E.V., Allen, J.H., Young, B., Meachem, W.A., and Brill, A.B. IHSA Cisternography correlated with pneumoencephalograms and surgical results in 58 patients, J. Nuc. Med., 11, #6, 363, 1970.
  10. McFarland, J., Staab, E.V., Patton, D., and Brill, A.B., “Value of Minified Liver Scans,” J. Nuc. Med., 12: #6, 480,1971.