William Weadock

William Weadock, MD

Clinical Professor, Radiology
Division of Abdominal Radiology
Michigan Medicine
1500 E. Medical Center Dr, B1D520C
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5030

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Dr. Weadock has been in practice at U-M for over twenty years, and specializes in interpretation of CT, MRI and ultrasound studies of the abdomen and pelvis. He has a specific interest in arterial and venous studies, especially with regards to endovascular devices.

He has had an interest in 3D medical printing for the past ten years. As part of his role on the RSNA Informatics committee, he introduced 3D medical printing to the RSNA annual meeting through the creation of multiple didactic and hands-on courses with other 3D pioneers. He was one of the early proponents of 3D printing and one of the founding members of the RSNA 3D Printing Special Interest Group. Starting as Treasurer at the group's inception, he also served leadership roles including Secretary, Vice Chair, and Chair. He developed and continues to lead the Department of Radiology's 3D medical printing program. A broad spectrum of medical models, including orthopedic, vascular, thoracic, surgical and pediatric models have been created to assist in surgical planning, physician and patient education and research. Dr. Weadock had the opportunity to create 3D printed models for a U-M case involving the surgical planning of the successful separation of conjoined twins (http://victors.us/champs3Dmodel).

He has developed and presented computer applications in medical education since he was a resident at the University of Minnesota in the early 1990's, including web-based presentations on congenital heart disease, renal MR angiography and musculoskeletal ultrasound. A member of the RSNA Medical Image Resource Center (MIRC) committee for electronic radiology teaching file files, he was an influential director of the software's development.

Dr. Weadock is also the director of the Department of Radiology’s Media Services division, which takes content from faculty, fellows and residents and applies U-M branding and professional graphics and editing standards to improve the visual appeal. The group creates and reviews PowerPoint files for presentations, creates posters, and also manages the department website.

Optimization of the Department of Radiology PACS system and voice recognition system user settings remains one of his interests. He continues to educate radiology residents, fellows and faculty to improve their efficiency in usage of these programs. Often simple changes to the display screen make it easier for the radiologist to extract important information from the images. By decreasing the number of mouse clicks and improved understanding of how the overall system works, radiologist efficiency can be improved. Dr. Weadock is also proponent of structured radiology reporting, and has played a critical role in advancing the automatic insertion of values into radiology reports, which both improves accuracy, and saves the radiologist time creating reports.

Over the past 20 years, Dr. Weadock has organized many U-M Radiology Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses, in locations ranging from Colorado and Utah, to Florida to Northern Michigan's Mackinac Island to southeast Michigan. This has given many U-M faculty the opportunity to share their expertise with radiologists from around the United States. Dr. Weadock's CME lecture topics include MRI physics and artifacts, ergonomics, radiology reporting, aortic stent grafts, and various other abdominal and pelvic pathologies. For the past few years, these CME courses have included interactive components to more engage the participants.

Dr. Weadock has earned fellowship in the American College of Radiology and also a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Board of Radiology.


University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center Member

Clinical Interests

Body Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and Ultrasound (US). CT and MR Angiography, 3D analysis


Medical School or Training

  • University of Michigan Medical School, 1992


  • University of Minnesota, Radiology, MN, 1997


  • Body Imaging, University of Michigan Health System, 1998

Board Certification

  • Diagnostic Radiology