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 - Therapeutic 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 focused ultrasound (HIFU)
  • 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-EB025621-02 A Machine Learning Alternative to Beamforming to Improve Ultrasound Image Quality for Interventional Access to the Kidney Muyinatu Bell Johns Hopkins University
5-R03-EB026233-02 Imaging of prostate cancer by combined quantitative ultrasound and acoustic-radiation-force-impulse imaging Jonathan Mamou Riverside Research Institute
5-R01-EB026574-02 A Patient-Adaptive, High MI Abdominal Scanner Gregg Trahey Duke University
5-K99-EB024600-02 Sonomagnetic Imaging and Sonomechanical Control of Biological Processes in Deep Tissues George Lu California Institute of Technology
5-R21-EB025290-02 The H-scan approach to classifying ultrasound echoes Kevin Parker University of Rochester
5-R21-EB024683-03 An integrated electrical impedance/ultrasound tomography system for pulmonary monitoring and diagnosis Jennifer Mueller Colorado State University
5-R03-EB026826-02 Increasing sensitivity and discrimination of breast cancer diagnosis using molecularly targeted, extravascular ultrasound imaging with ultrasound-activated, phase-change nanodroplet contrast agent James Tsuruta Univ of North Carolina Chapel Hill
5-R01-EB023910-03 Pulsed Focused Ultrasound (pFUS) exposures and devices for tissue permeabilization without contrast agents Tatiana Khokhlova University of Washington
1-R21-EB028429-01 Employing Novel Porcine Models of Orthotopic Pancreatic Cancer to Evaluate Histotripsy Based Tumor Ablation Strategies Irving Allen Virginia Polytechnic Inst And St Univ