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I was trained as an Electrical Engineer and Computer Scientist and have been working in medical computing for more than 35 years. Until 1997, I was a Senior Research Scientist at Stanford University Medical School.

I have a significant record of accomplishments in medical computing. My bibliography includes over 40 papers (see below). I was a member of the Board of Directors of Computers in Cardiology (an international association of physicians, engineers and scientists) for 15 years and served as President for three years. I was also Director of Information Systems for Computers in Cardiology and operated the Computers in Cardiology web site.

In addition to QCA PlusPlus, I have designed several other important medical computer systems and I also hold a patent for a cardiac monitoring device. In recognition of my achievements, I have been listed in Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World.

If you would like to know more about me and my family, please visit our personal web site at http://www.garyandbill.net.

Bill Sanders
Sanders Data Systems
3980 Bibbits Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94303
650-857-0455 (Phone)
650-867-0455 (Fax)

Other Medical Computing Systems That I Have Designed:

  1. The Hewlett Packard Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Hemodynamic Analysis System.
  2. The Hewlett Packard Arrhythmia Monitoring System.
  3. The Hewlett Packard Coronary Arteriography Reporting System.
  4. The Hewlett Packard Left Ventricular Analysis System.
  5. The SU-CCSS medical database system.
  6. AAP, a program for the collection and reporting of cardiac angiographic data for the NHLBI-sponsored BARI research project. This program was later adapted for use in angiographic reporting at Stanford Hospital.

My Bibliography:

  1. Sanders WJ, Breitbard G, Cummings D, et al: An advanced computer for medical research. Proc Fall Joint Computer Conf 31:497, 1967.
  2. Silvers A, Hess RE, Sanders WJ: Automated digital graphic procedures to study biological systems. Mathematical Biosciences 7:421-434, 1970.
  3. Silvers A, Sanders WJ: Digital on-line computer display to investigate the structure of metabolic systems. Computers and Biomed Res 3:1330145, 1970.
  4. Sanders WJ, Ridges JD, Harrison DC: An automated system for the collection and analysis of cardiac catheterization. Proc 23rd Ann Conf Eng Med Biol 312, 1970.
  5. Ridges ID, Sanders WJ, Harrison DC: Computer analysis of atrial pressures. Proc 23rd Ann Conf Eng Med Biol, p 11, 1970.
  6. Harrison DC, Ridges ID, Sanders WJ, Alderman EL, Fanton JA: Real-time analysis of cardiac catheterization data using a computer system. Circulation 44:709-718,1971.
  7. Alderman EL, Branzi A, Sanders WJ, Brown BW Jr, Harrison DC: Evaluation of the pulse-pressure method of determining stroke volume. Circulation 41:546-558, 1972.
  8. Alderman EL, Sandier H, Brooker JZ, Sanders WJ, Simpson CJ, Harrison DC: Light-pen computer processing of video-image for the determination of left ventricular volume. Circulation 47:309-3 16, 1973.
  9. Ridges JD, Sanders WJ, Harrison DC: The on-line analysis of atrial pressures using a digital computer. Comp and Biomed Res 6:196-208, 1973.
  10. Hirsch M, Sanders WJ, Popp RL, Harrison DC: Computer processing of ultrasonic data from the cardiovascular system. Comp Biomed Res 6:336-346, 1973.
  11. Harrison DC, Sanders WJ, Tecklenberg PL, Alderman EL: State of the art of automatic arrhythmia detectors: Commercial systems. In Computers in Cardiology,, pp 11-14, 1974.
  12. Alderman EL, Spitz AL, Sanders WJ, Harrison DC: A cardiologist’s evaluation of a computer cardiac catheterization system. Ibid., p. 8 1-83.
  13. Sanders WJ, Alderman EL, Tecklenberg PL, Harrison DC: The Stanford computer-based arrhythmia monitoring system. Ibid., pp 199-200.
  14. Sanders WJ and Harrison DC: Computer processing of echocardiographic images. In Cardiovascular Imaging and Image Processing. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, pp 37-44, 1975.
  15. Sanders WJ, Alderman EL, Harrison DC: Alarm processing in a computerized patient monitoring system. In Computers in Cardiology, pp 21-26, 1975.
  16. Sanders WJ, Alderman EL, Harrison DC, Diliman RF: Computerized processing of artificially paced ECG rhythms. In Computers in Cardiology, pp 435-438, 1976.
  17. Sanders WJ, Alderman EL, Harrison DC: The development of a “second generation” ECG monitoring system. In Trends in Computer Processed Electrocardiograms. Eds. JH Van Bemmel and JL Willems, North Holland Publishing Company, Amsterdam, pp 21-30, 1976.
  18. Alderman EL, Spitz LA, Sanders WJ, Harrison DC: Use and value of the computer in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. Chest 71:526-530, 1977.
  19. Sanders WJ, Sanders GR, Harrison DC, Alderman EL: SU-CCS: A computerized database system for medical research. In Computers in Cardiology, pp 161-166, 1977.
  20. Harrison DC, Sanders WJ: Perspectives on cardiovascular monitoring in 1977. Medical Instrumentation 11:265-267, 1977.
  21. Hamilton KK, Alderman EL, Silverman JF, Sanders WJ: Computer reporting of coronary arteriograms using interactive graphics. In Computers in Cardiology. 1979.
  22. Sanders WJ, Alderman EL, Harrison DC: Coronary arteriogram quantitation using digital image processing techniques. In Computers in Cardiology, pp 15-20, 1979.
  23. Alderman EL, Schwarzkopf A, Ingels NB, Daughters GT, Stinson EB, Sanders WJ: Application of an externally referenced, polar coordinate system for left ventricular wall motion analysis. In Computers in Cardiology, pp 207-2 10, 1979.
  24. Anderson CM, Sanders WJ, Harrison DC: Comparing the morphologies of ECG waveforms in frequency space. In Computers in Cardiology. pp 15-19, 1980.
  25. Daughters GT, Schwarzkopf A, Sanders WJ, Alderman EL, Ingels NB: Segmental area shrinkage and fixed external reference system improve detection of left ventricular wall motion abnormalities. In Computers in Cardiology, pp 365-368, 1981.
  26. Sanders WJ, Alderman EL, Harrison DC: A computer network for clinical cardiology. In Computers in Cardiology. pp 423-426, 1981.
  27. Alderman EL, Hamilton KK, Silverman J, Harrison DC, Sanders WJ: Anatomically flexible, computer assisted system for coronary angiography. Am J Cardiol 49: 1208-1215, 1982.
  28. Sanders WJ, Harrison DC: A consumers guide to computerized arrhythmia monitoring. JAMA 248:1745-1748, 1982.
  29. Sanders WJ: Some reflections on the computerization of cardiology at Stanford. In The Application of Computers in Cardiology, North Holland Publishing Co., pp 317-320, 1983.
  30. Sanders WJ, Sanders OR, Alderman EL: STAT: A system for rapid statistical analysis of medical data. In Computers in Cardiology, pp 47 1-474, 1983.
  31. Lamberti C, Sanders WJ, Yock P, Alderman EL: A system to compare methods for left ventricular wall motion analysis. In Computers in Cardiology, pp 89-93, 1984.
  32. Lamberti C, Bnudi Bombardi F, Sanders WJ: Test of methods for ventricular wall motion analysis. In Computers in Cardiology, pp 467-470, 1985. 
  33. Ellis S, Sanders W, Goulet C, Miller R, Cain KC, Lesperance J, Bourassa MG, Alderman EL: Optimal detection of coronary artery disease progression: Companson methods suitable for risk intervention trials. Circulation 74: 1235-1242, 1986.
  34. Ellis S. Alderman E, Cain K, Fisher L, Sanders W, Bourassa M and the CASS Investigators: Prediction of risk of anterior myocardial infarction by lesion severity and measurement method of stenoses in the left anterior descending coronary distribution: A CASS Registry Study. J Am Coll Cardiol 11:908-916, 1988.
  35. Haskell WL, Fair J, Sanders W, Alderman EL and The Stanford Coronary Risk Intervention Project Investigators. New methodologies for studying the prevention of atherosclerosis. Ann Clin Res 20:39-45, 1988.
  36. Sanders W, Hollak B, Stadius M, Alderman EL: A quantitative cardiac angiography system for use in a clinical trial. In Computers in Cardiology, pp 543-546, 1988.
  37. Macerata A, Sanders W, Alderman EL, Miller DC:  An automated video image analysis for detection and tracking implanted myocardial markers. In Computers in Cardiology, pp 547-550, 1988.
  38. Daughters GT, Sanders WJ, Miller DC, Schwarzkopf A, Mead CW, Ingels NB: A comparison of two analytical systems for 3-D reconstruction from biplane videoradiograms. In Computers in Cardiology, pp 79-82, 1989.
  39. Leung WH, Demopulos PA, Alderman EL, Sanders W, Stadius ML: Evaluation of catheters and metallic catheter markers as calibration standard for measurement of coronary dimension. Cath Cardiovasc Diagn 21:148-153, 1990.
  40. Burge C, Sanders W, Alderman EL: Anatomic and machine projection angles of various radiographic imaging systems used for cardiac angiography. Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn 22:64-74, 1991.
  41. Leung WH, Sanders W, Alderman EL:  Coronary artery quantitation and data management system for paired cineangiograms.  Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn 24:121-134, 1991.
  42. Pomerantsev EV, Kobayashi Y, Fitzgerald PJ, Grube E, Sanders WJ, Alderman EL, Oesterle SN, Yock PG, Stertzer SH:  Quantitative analysis of coronary artery stenting:  An angiographic and intravascular ultrasound study.  (Accepted for publication Circulation 1998).

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