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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-EB024347-02 Non-Thermal Pulsed FUS for Treatment of Intervertebral Disc Degeneration Chris Diederich University of California, San Francisco
5-R01-EB022106-04 Improved ultrasound imaging using elevated acoustic output Kathryn Nightingale Duke University
5-R01-EB025205-02 Toward an accuracy-efficiency balanced model for modeling high intensity focused ultrasound Yun Jing North Carolina State University Raleigh
5-R01-EB025187-02 Strategies in therapeutic ultrasound for predicting in situ fields and quantifying the impact of tissue inhomogeneities Oleg Sapozhnikov University of Washington
5-R01-EB023055-03 Ultrasound-triggered red blood cell drug delivery with photoacoustic tracking Alexander Klibanov University of Virginia
5-R21-EB026006-02 Effect of Container Surface Structure on Cavitation-Induced Protein Particulate Formation Andrew Goodwin University of Colorado
5-R01-EB013661-07 Clutter Suppression in Echocardiography Using Short-Lag Spatial Coherence Imaging Jeremy Dahl Stanford University
1-R01-EB025841-01A1 3D Super-Resolution Ultrasound Imaging for Cancer Detection and Treatment Monitoring Kenneth Hoyt University of Texas Dallas
2-R01-EB018975-05 Biogenic Gas Nanostructures As Molecular Imaging Reporters For Ultrasound Mikhail Shapiro California Institute of Technology