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William Erly, MD, MBA

Specialty: Radiology
Program: Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology

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Locations: Moffitt Cancer Center

Cancer Focus: Brain Cancer

Dr. William Erly is a Senior Member in the Moffitt Cancer Center Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology. Dr. Erly earned his MD at Columbia University and MBA from the University of Arizona. He completed a Radiology Residency at the University of Texas, Department of Radiology, Houston, and a Neuroradiology Fellowship at the University of Arizona, Department of Radiology, in Tucson. Following his fellowship, Dr. Erly joined the faculty of the University of Arizona, Department of Radiology. Dr. Erly served as Professor of Clinical Radiology at the University of Arizona. Over the course of his career Dr. Erly has held numerous leadership positions: Vice Chairman for the Department of Medical Imaging at the University of Arizona; the Program Director for the University of Arizona Radiology Residency Program and the Medical Director of the University of Arizona Health Network, Department of Radiology South Campus, in Tucson. 

Education & Training

Board Certification:

  • Neuroradiology
  • Radiology


  • University of Arizona - Radiology/Neuroradiology


  • University of Texas - Radiology

Medical School:

  • Columbia University(MD, - MD)
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  • Knitter JR, Erly WK, Stea BD, Lemole GM, Germano IM, Doshi AH, Nael K. Interval Change in Diffusion and Perfusion MRI Parameters for the Assessment of Pseudoprogression in Cerebral Metastases Treated With Stereotactic Radiation. Ajr Am J Roentgenol. 2018 Jul;211(1):168-175. Pubmedid: 29708785.
  • Erly WK, Becker JL, Inampudi R, Hur SJ, Nael K, Kubal WS. Fractures of the posterolateral maxillary sinus: a masticator space blowout injury?. Emerg Radiol. 2016 Oct;23(5):439-442. Pubmedid: 27300011.
  • Bauer AH, Erly W, Moser FG, Maya M, Nael K. Differentiation of solitary brain metastasis from glioblastoma multiforme: a predictive multiparametric approach using combined MR diffusion and perfusion. Neuroradiology. 2015 Jul;57(7):697-703. Pubmedid: 25845813.
  • Duke E, Peterson AA, Erly WK. Migrating bullet: A case of a bullet embolism to the pulmonary artery with secondary pulmonary infarction after gunshot wound to the left globe. J Emerg Trauma Shock. 2014 Jan;7(1):38-40. Pubmedid: 24550629. Pmcid: PMC3912650.
  • Khan R, Nael K, Erly W. Acute stroke imaging: what clinicians need to know. Am J Med. 2013 May;126(5):379-386. Pubmedid: 23499332.
  • Combs FJ, Erly WK, Valentino CM, Rance NE. Best cases from the AFIP: Balamuthia mandrillaris amebic meningoencephalitis. Radiographics. 2011 Jan;31(1):31-35. Pubmedid: 21257931.
  • Erly WK, Tran M, Dillon RC, Krupinski E. Impact of hindsight bias on interpretation of nonenhanced computed tomographic head scans for acute stroke. J Comput Assist Tomo. 2010 Mar;34(2):229-232. Pubmedid: 20351511.
  • Buterbaugh JE, Erly WK. Paratracheal air cysts: a common finding on routine CT examinations of the cervical spine and neck that may mimic pneumomediastinum in patients with traumatic injuries. Ajnr Am J Neuroradiol. 2008 Jun;29(6):1218-1221. Pubmedid: 18544671.
  • Harrigal CL, Erly WK. On-call radiology: community standards and current trends. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2007 Apr.28(2):85-93. Pubmedid: 17432762.
  • Erly WK, Munoz D, Beaton R. Can MRI signal characteristics of lumbar disk herniations predict disk regression?. J Comput Assist Tomo. 2006 May;30(3):486-489. Pubmedid: 16778626.
  • Erly WK, Oh ES, Outwater EK. The utility of in-phase/opposed-phase imaging in differentiating malignancy from acute benign compression fractures of the spine. Ajnr Am J Neuroradiol. 2006 Jun;27(6):1183-1188. Pubmedid: 16775260.
  • Zivian MT, Gershater R, Erly WK, Ashdown BC, Lucio RW. General radiologists' diagnostic accuracy: incomplete presentation of data casts doubt on study's conclusions. Ajr Am J Roentgenol. 2005 Feb;184(2):697-699. Pubmedid: 15671405.
  • Erly WK, Ashdown BC, Lucio RW, Carmody RF, Seeger JF, Alcala JN. Evaluation of emergency CT scans of the head: is there a community standard?. Ajr Am J Roentgenol. 2003 Jun.180(6):1727-1730. Pubmedid: 12760951.
  • Roberts CC, McDaniel NT, Krupinski EA, Erly WK. Oblique reformation in cervical spine computed tomography: a new look at an old friend. Spine. 2003 Jan;28(2):167-170. Pubmedid: 12544934.
  • Erly WK, Berger WG, Krupinski E, Seeger JF, Guisto JA. Radiology resident evaluation of head CT scan orders in the emergency department. Ajnr Am J Neuroradiol. 2002 Jan;23(1):103-107. Pubmedid: 11827881.
  • Hunter TB, Krupinski E, Hunt KR, Erly W. Academic radiology and doctor discontent: the good news and the bad news. Acad Radiol. 2001 Jun;8(6):509-511. Pubmedid: 11394544.
  • Berger WG, Erly WK, Krupinski EA, Standen JR, Stern RG. The solitary pulmonary nodule on chest radiography: can we really tell if the nodule is calcified?. Ajr Am J Roentgenol. 2001 Jan;176(1):201-204. Pubmedid: 11133566.
  • Erly WK, Zaetta J, Borders GT, Ozgur H, Gabaeff DR, Carmody RF, Seeger J. Gadopentetate dimeglumine as a contrast agent in common carotid arteriography. Ajnr Am J Neuroradiol. 2000 May;21(5):964-967. Pubmedid: 10815678.
  • Hunter TB, Krupinski EA, Hunt KR, Erly WK. Emergency department coverage by academic departments of radiology. Acad Radiol. 2000 Mar;7(3):165-170. Pubmedid: 10730811.
  • Erly WK, Labadie E, Williams PL, Lee DM, Carmody RF, Seeger JF. Disseminated coccidioidomycosis complicated by vasculitis: a cause of fatal subarachnoid hemorrhage in two cases. Ajnr Am J Neuroradiol. 1999 Oct;20(9):1605-1608. Pubmedid: 10543628.
  • Erly WK, Bellon RJ, Seeger JF, Carmody RF. MR imaging of acute coccidioidal meningitis. Ajnr Am J Neuroradiol. 1999 Mar;20(3):509-514. Pubmedid: 10219420.
  • Plante E, Boliek C, Binkiewicz A, Erly WK. Elevated androgen, brain development and language/learning disabilities in children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Dev Med Child Neurol. 1996 May.38(5):423-437. Pubmedid: 8698150.
  • Erly WK, Carmody RF, Dryden RM. Orbital histiocytosis X. Ajnr Am J Neuroradiol. 1995 Jun;16(6):1258-1261. Pubmedid: 7677020.
  • Berman SS, Bernhard VM, Erly WK, McIntyre KE, Erdoes LS, Hunter GC. Critical carotid artery stenosis: diagnosis, timing of surgery, and outcome. J Vasc Surg. 1994 Oct;20(4):499-508. Pubmedid: 7933251.
  • Erly WK, Carmody RF. MRI of the spine. Crit Rev Diagn Imaging. 1994 Dec;35(4):313-377. Pubmedid: 7945898.
  • Erly W, Castillo M, Foosaner D, Bonmati C. Hartnup disease: MR findings. Ajnr Am J Neuroradiol. 1991 Sep;12(5):1026-1027. Pubmedid: 1950900.
  • Eftekhari F, Erly WK, Jaffe N. Malignant rhabdoid tumor of the kidney: imaging features in two cases. Pediatr Radiol. 1990;21(1):39-42. Pubmedid: 2287537.