September 2016

  • Congratulations to Peter Hollender Ph.D. and Mark Palmeri Ph.D. who have been awarded a one year grant through the Duke-Coulter Translational Partnership to develop an ultrasound elastography device to find biomarkers for chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD).

August 2016

  • A paper authored by Yufeng Deng, Ned Rouze, Mark Palmeri, and Kathryn Nightingale, On System-Dependent Sources of Uncertainty and Bias in Ultrasonic Quantitative Shear-Wave Imaging was recognized as an IEEE TUFFC Editor's selection.  A full list of the selections can be found:
  • Congratulations to Cody for his acceptance into the Medical Imaging Training Program (MITP).  Also congratulations to Bofeng on winning a 2nd year fellowship and Anna for her 2nd year on the McElhaney fellowship.  All have received full funding for the next year!
  • Congratulations to Tamma Ketsiri for having her poster on Ultrasonic Shear Wave Imaging of the Median Nerve accepted for presentation at the 2016 BMES annual meeting!

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

  • Congratulations to our graduating seniors Tyler Glass and Ningrui Li! This fall Tyler will begin medical school at UNC Chapel Hill and Ningrui will begin his PhD in Electrical Engineering at Stanford!

April 2016

  • Mark was promoted to Associate Research Professor
  • Mark attended the QIBA Annual Meeting where the first draft of the QIBA US SWS profile is taking shape (
  • Congratulations to Ningrui and Tyler who presented the culmination of the Pratt Fellows work last week in 3D VTK prostate data visualization!
  • "Derivation and analysis of viscoelastic properties in human liver: impact of frequency on fibrosis and steatosis staging" was recognized as a Highly Cited Article in IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control (
  • "Identifying Clinically Significant Prostate Cancers using 3-D in Vivo Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse Imaging with Whole-Mount Histology Validation" is Open Access avaiable the Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (
  • Sam's manuscript "Evaluating the Improvement in Shear Wave Speed Image Quality using Multi-Dimensional Directional Filters in the Presence of Reflection Artifacts"  was accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control 

March 2016

  • Mark and Kathy presented at AIUM:
    • Kathy gave an invited talk on elevated MI and a clinical summary of our research in ARFI imaging of the prostate.
    • Mark gave a talk on ARFI/SWEI in skin as well as an invited talk on research elastography.
  • Our lab will be featured in the Co-Lab “Innovators” YouTube video series
    • Some examples, are on their YouTube channel here.
  • Our lab has been awarded two grants
    • NIH R01 grant award: Title: Improved ultrasound imaging using elevated acoustic output
      •  The goal of this project is to optimize harmonic imaging methods using elevated acoustic output, and to quantify the resulting improvement in ultrasonic imaging performance.
    • DOD USAMRAA grant award notification: Early Detection of Clinically Significant Prostate Cancer using Ultrasonic Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI) Imaging
      • The primary goal of this work is to develop a clinic-ready 3D ARFI prostate imaging system that is specific for clinically significant prostate disease in order to facilitate real-time screening during initial prostate biopsy procedures.

February 2016

  • Congratulations to Yufeng on the acceptance of his paper entitled "On system dependent sources of uncertainty and bias in ultrasonic quantitative shear wave imaging," to IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control!
  • Congratulations to Sam for passing her preliminary examination!

January 2016

  • Congratulations to Mark his paper Identifying Clinically-Significant Prostate Cancers using 3D In vivo ARFI Imaging with Whole-Mount Histology Validation was accepted to UMB.
  • Also good luck to Adam who begins his internship at Siemens February 1!

October 2015