Experimental Ultrasound

Traditional ultrasound imaging typically suffers from poor contrast in soft tissue. To address this limitation, the experimental ultrasound laboratory devises novel contrast mechanisms by combining ultrasound with light, microwaves or electricity. The following state-of-the-art imaging technologies have applications to the heart, brain, muscle, tendon, and cancer:

  • Acoustoelectric imaging
  • Photoacoustic imaging and spectroscopy
  • Thermoacoustic imaging and spectroscopy
  • Elasticity and shear wave imaging
  • Nanotechnology and smart contrast agents
  • Novel acoustic detectors
  • High resolution ultrasound

We work closely with collaborators in the Colleges of Engineering, Optical Sciences and Medicine, as well as industry, to develop cutting-edge imaging technologies that potentially improve patient care (e.g., better diagnoses, guided therapy, personalized medicine).


Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Co-Leader, Cancer Imaging Program

Associate Professor, Applied Mathematics - GIDP