Biomedical Acoustics Laboratory

The Biomedical Acoustics Laboratory investigates applications of ultrasound in thermal ablation, drug delivery, and other therapeutic and diagnostic applications. 

Research Interests

  • 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. 

NSF-Funded Projects

  • 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.


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T. Douglas Mast

Professor and Graduate Program Director, CEAS - Biomedical Eng