Creating Biomedical Technologies to Improve Health

RESEARCH FUNDING

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