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William P. Dillon, M.D.

Neuroradiologist

Dr. William Dillon is an expert in neuroradiology of the brain, head and neck. He has a special interest in head and neck radiology, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of cerebral vascular malformations, MRI and spectroscopy of brain tumors and minimally invasive methods for diagnosing and treating spine disorders.

Dillon earmed an undergraduate degree at the University of California, Los Angeles. He completed a residency in radiology at the University of Utah, followed by a fellowship in neuroradiolgy at the University of California, San Francisco in 1982. He was appointed section chief of neuroradiology at UCSF in 1992, where he also is vice chair for research in the radiology department. Dillon is past president of the American Society of Neuroradiology and the American Society of Head and Neck Radiology. He has written over 200 peer reviewed articles as well as several textbooks.

Clinics

Imaging Center at China Basin
185 Berry St., Lobby 6, Suite 190
San Francisco, CA 94107
Scheduling: (415) 353-2573
Phone: (415) 353-4500
Fax: (415) 353-7140

Hours: Monday to Friday
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Precision Spine and Peripheral Nerve Center
185 Berry St. Lobby 6, Suite 180
San Francisco, CA 94107
Main Phone: (415) 353-4500
Appointments: (415) 353-2573
Center Nurse: (415) 353-3717
Fax: (415) 353-7140

Hours: Monday to Friday
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

More about William P. Dillon

Education

UCLA Medical Center 1978

Residencies

University of Utah Medical Center, Radiology 1982

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Neuroradiology 1983

Selected Research and Publications

  1. González RG, Furie KL, Goldmacher GV, Smith WS, Kamalian S, Payabvash S, Harris GJ, Halpern EF, Koroshetz WJ, Camargo EC, Dillon WP, Lev MH. Good outcome rate of 35% in IV-tPA-treated patients with computed tomography angiography confirmed severe anterior circulation occlusive stroke. Stroke. 2013 Nov; 44(11):3109-13.
  2. Schellinger PD, Köhrmann M, Liu S, Dillon WP, Nogueira RG, Shuaib A, Liebeskind DS. Favorable vascular profile is an independent predictor of outcome: a post hoc analysis of the safety and efficacy of NeuroFlo Technology in Ischemic Stroke trial. Stroke. 2013 Jun; 44(6):1606-8.
  3. Karampinos DC, Melkus G, Shepherd TM, Banerjee S, Saritas EU, Shankaranarayanan A, Hess CP, Link TM, Dillon WP, Majumdar S. Diffusion tensor imaging and T2 relaxometry of bilateral lumbar nerve roots: feasibility of in-plane imaging. NMR Biomed. 2013 Jun; 26(6):630-7.
  4. Leker RR, Molina C, Cockroft K, Liebeskind DS, Concha M, Shuaib A, De Deyn PP, Burgin WS, Gupta R, Dillon W, Diener HC. Effects of age on outcome in the SENTIS trial: better outcomes in elderly patients. Cerebrovasc Dis. 2012; 34(4):263-71.
  5. Hess CP, Dillon WP. Imaging the pituitary and parasellar region. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2012 Oct; 23(4):529-42.
  6. Waung MW, Grossman AW, Barmada SJ, Josephson SA, Dillon WP, Ralph JW. Pearls & Oy-sters: the use of CT venography in Hirayama disease. Neurology. 2012 Jul 31; 79(5):e38-40.
  7. Gilbert AL, Dillon WP, Horton JC. Blepharospasm in a patient with pontine capillary telangiectasia. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Jul-Aug; 28(4):e92-3.
  8. González RG, Lev MH, Goldmacher GV, Smith WS, Payabvash S, Harris GJ, Halpern EF, Koroshetz WJ, Camargo EC, Dillon WP, Furie KL. Improved outcome prediction using CT angiography in addition to standard ischemic stroke assessment: results from the STOPStroke study. PLoS One. 2012; 7(1):e30352.
  9. Shuaib A, Bornstein NM, Diener HC, Dillon W, Fisher M, Hammer MD, Molina CA, Rutledge JN, Saver JL, Schellinger PD, Shownkeen H. Partial aortic occlusion for cerebral perfusion augmentation: safety and efficacy of NeuroFlo in Acute Ischemic Stroke trial. Stroke. 2011 Jun; 42(6):1680-90.
  10. Yuh EL, Dillon WP. Intracranial hypotension and intracranial hypertension. Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2010 Nov; 20(4):597-617.
  11. Hussain MS, Bhagat YA, Liu S, Scozzafava J, Khan KA, Dillon WP, Shuaib A. DWI lesion volume reduction following acute stroke treatment with transient partial aortic obstruction. J Neuroimaging. 2010 Oct; 20(4):379-81.
  12. Desikan RS, Cabral HJ, Settecase F, Hess CP, Dillon WP, Glastonbury CM, Weiner MW, Schmansky NJ, Salat DH, Fischl B. Automated MRI measures predict progression to Alzheimer's disease. Neurobiol Aging. 2010 Aug; 31(8):1364-74.
  13. Ahn AH, Berman BD, Dillon WP. Spontaneous intracranial hypotension-hypovolemia associated with tacrolimus. Headache. 2010 Sep; 50(8):1386-9.
  14. Barajas RF, Hodgson JG, Chang JS, Vandenberg SR, Yeh RF, Parsa AT, McDermott MW, Berger MS, Dillon WP, Cha S. Glioblastoma multiforme regional genetic and cellular expression patterns: influence on anatomic and physiologic MR imaging. Radiology. 2010 Feb; 254(2):564-76.
  15. Smith WS, Lev MH, English JD, Camargo EC, Chou M, Johnston SC, Gonzalez G, Schaefer PW, Dillon WP, Koroshetz WJ, Furie KL. Significance of large vessel intracranial occlusion causing acute ischemic stroke and TIA. Stroke. 2009 Dec; 40(12):3834-40.
  16. Hope TA, Hope MD, Purcell DD, von Morze C, Vigneron DB, Alley MT, Dillon WP. Evaluation of intracranial stenoses and aneurysms with accelerated 4D flow. Magn Reson Imaging. 2010 Jan; 28(1):41-6.
  17. Desikan RS, Cabral HJ, Hess CP, Dillon WP, Glastonbury CM, Weiner MW, Schmansky NJ, Greve DN, Salat DH, Buckner RL, Fischl B. Automated MRI measures identify individuals with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease. Brain. 2009 Aug; 132(Pt 8):2048-57.
  18. Soares BP, Dankbaar JW, Bredno J, Cheng S, Bhogal S, Dillon WP, Wintermark M. Automated versus manual post-processing of perfusion-CT data in patients with acute cerebral ischemia: influence on interobserver variability. Neuroradiology. 2009 Jul; 51(7):445-51.
  19. Barbaro NM, Quigg M, Broshek DK, Ward MM, Lamborn KR, Laxer KD, Larson DA, Dillon W, Verhey L, Garcia P, Steiner L, Heck C, Kondziolka D, Beach R, Olivero W, Witt TC, Salanova V, Goodman R. A multicenter, prospective pilot study of gamma knife radiosurgery for mesial temporal lobe epilepsy: seizure response, adverse events, and verbal memory. Ann Neurol. 2009 Feb; 65(2):167-75.
  20. Goldmakher GV, Camargo EC, Furie KL, Singhal AB, Roccatagliata L, Halpern EF, Chou MJ, Biagini T, Smith WS, Harris GJ, Dillon WP, Gonzalez RG, Koroshetz WJ, Lev MH. Hyperdense basilar artery sign on unenhanced CT predicts thrombus and outcome in acute posterior circulation stroke. Stroke. 2009 Jan; 40(1):134-9.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.