Our lab studies novel therapies of focused ultrasound, a versatile technology with many applications, including treating neurological diseases and cancer. We use image guidance to better plan, monitor, and evaluate treatment efficacy as well as to understand basic science mechanisms. By leveraging our own lab's scientific and engineering expertise and working in collaboration with other labs, our goal is to improve these focused ultrasound therapies as they become more commonly used in the clinic.
Recent Research and News
The Hybrid Angular Spectrum (HAS) framework can be used to simulate the position, temperature, and shape of a focused ultrasound focal spot.
Aurea and Ningrui recently presented their work on the inflammatory response associated with ultrasound-mediated BBB opening at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
Elimination of peripheral auditory pathway activation does not affect motor responses from ultrasound neuromodulation
Transcranial ultrasound with a rectangular waveform envelope intended to reach a motor area activates the auditory system, but these waveforms can be to smoothed to eliminate the auditory responses while maintaining motor responses.
Taylor Webb and Patrick Ye successfully defended their theses this autumn.
Many of us recently presented our research at the 6th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound in Reston, VA.