Biomedical Acoustics Laboratory
The Biomedical Acoustics Laboratory investigates applications of ultrasound in thermal ablation, drug delivery, and other therapeutic and diagnostic applications.
- Ultrasound image guidance for minimally invasive therapy
- Therapeutic ultrasound for treatment of cancer
- Image analysis to quantify soft tissue biomechanics
- Modeling of bio-heat transfer in thermal therapy
- Passive cavitation detection and imaging
- Ultrasound-mediated drug delivery
- Simulation of ultrasound propagation in inhomogeneous tissue
- Tissue characterization, inverse scattering
- Modeling and analysis of radiation from ultrasound transducers
- Design of minimally invasive medical devices.
- R01CA158439 (PI: Mast), "Monitoring and control of human liver cancer ablation using real-time, 3D echo decorrelation imaging" focusing on clinical translation of real-time ultrasound monitoring and control methods for thermal ablation in cancer therapy
- R01DC017301 (mPI: Boyce/Mast/Riley), "Simplified ultrasound biofeedback for speech remediation," translating advances in motor learning research and image processing to improve ultrasound biofeedback therapy for treatment of residual speech sound disorders.