Ultrasound: Diagnostic and Interventional

This program supports the development and improvement of technologies for diagnostic or therapeutic uses of ultrasound.

Emphasis - Diagnostic Ultrasound

The emphasis for diagnostic ultrasound is on:

  • design, development and construction of transducers, transducer arrays, materials and other hardware
  • image acquisition and display methods
  • innovative signal processing methods and devices
  • optoacoustic and thermoacoustic technology
  • image-enhancement devices and methods
  • ultrasound contrast agents
  • image and data presentation and mapping methods
  • functional imaging and image fusion.
  • image guided surgery

Emphasis - Interventional Ultrasound

The emphasis for therapeutic ultrasound is on:

  • design, development and construction of transducers, transducer arrays and other hardware
  • interventional technologies
  • adjunct enhancement of non-ultrasound therapy applications
  • high-intensity and low-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU/LIFU)
  • hyperthermia applications
  • non-invasive or minimally invasive interventional surgical or therapy tools
  • ultrasound contrast agents for therapy
  • targeted drug delivery
  • neuromodulation
  • biopsy
  • other interventions

Additional areas of support

  • examination of parameter space
  • machine/deep learning for acquisition and interpretation
  • simulation and modelling

Notice of Special Interest in Ultrasound and Optics-based Devices for Trauma Care

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Grant Number Project Title Principal Investigator Institution
1-R15-EB026197-01 Elastography-based Analytics for Benign and Malignant Breast Disease Jingfeng Jiang Michigan Technological University
5-R21-EB023403-02 Real-time ultrasonic visualization and feedback for focused ultrasound therapy Michael Oelze University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
5-R21-EB026152-02 Low-intensity ultrasound for control of cardiac electromechanics: a mechanistic investigation. Emilia Entcheva George Washington University
5-R01-EB023055-04 Ultrasound-triggered red blood cell drug delivery with photoacoustic tracking Alexander Klibanov University of Virginia
5-R21-EB027303-02 Recording central blood flow velocity waveform by conformal ultrasonic devices Sheng Xu University of California, San Diego
5-R01-EB023901-03 Novel Transducer Technology for Transcranial Ultrasound Butrus Khuri-Yakub Stanford University
5-R03-EB027224-02 An automated-whole-breast ultrasound and electrical impedance tomography system for improved breast cancer imaging Ethan Murphy Dartmouth College
5-K01-EB023983-04 Non-invasive neuromodulation via targeted delivery of neurotransmitter chemicals Nicholas Todd Brigham And Women'S Hospital
5-R03-EB028464-02 Evaluating uterine fibroids with contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging (CEUS) and superb microvascular imaging (SMI) pre and post uterine artery embolization (UAE) Carin Gonsalves Thomas Jefferson University
5-R21-EB025621-03 A Machine Learning Alternative to Beamforming to Improve Ultrasound Image Quality for Interventional Access to the Kidney Muyinatu Bell Johns Hopkins University