September 2020

Congrats to graduate students Courtney Trutna, Derek Chan, and Anna Knight for their great work at this years all virtual IEEE IUS 2020:

Courtney presented a poster on "Viscoelastic Characterization in Muscle Using Group Speed Analysis an Volumetric Shear Wave Elasticity Imaging that you can see here for a short time:

Derek presented a poster on "Evaluating Image Quality Improvement in Multiparametric Ultrasound Imaging of Prostate Cancer by Combining ARFI, SWEI, B-mode and QUS” here for a short time:

Anna gave a talk on "Demonstration of Complex Shear Wave Patterns in Skeletal Muscle In Vivo Using 3D SWE"--check out the video on our research page here


Additionally, a few days later at an all virtual ITEC (International Tissue Elasticity Conference), Anna Knight won 3rd place in the Student Awards!

Screenshot of Zoom with Student Award Winners


August 2020

Congratulations to grad student Cody Morris whose paper "Multiparametric Ultrasound for Targeting Prostate Cancer: Combining ARFI, SWEI, QUS and B-mode" was accepted for publication by UMB!

Link here: 


June 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Palmeri for the publication of a book containing a chapter he wrote on liver elastography! Check it out here

 Also check out

Derek Chan's Award Winning Rapid Fire Presentation at BME virtual Retreat here:

 and Anna and Courtney's combined presentation here:


May 2020

Congratulations to the muscle team (Anna Knight, Courtney Trutna, Dr. Ned Rouze, Dr. Nightingale) who have received a MEDx grant to support their work into investigating muscle mechanical properties with 3D SWEI. Check out more info here and more about the MEDx initiative here

April 2020

We are very lucky to be able to work from home during this unprecedented time.  

Like many other labs we were more than happy to donate our PPE to front line responders-- check out all our PPE headed off to the Durham Fire Department

Durham Fire Department Truck filled with donated PPE for first responders


Additionally, we are very proud of our own Dr. Mark Palmeri- who has been working tirelessly with students and faculty from across campus to help create face shields for first responders and a HEPA filter adaptation for PAPR hoods to help create more PPE. Check out the articles on his work here and here




March 2020

Congratulations to graduate student Anna Knight who ran her first marathon solo after her race got cancelled! The lab came out to make an impromptu finish line for her and celebrate her accomplishment

Graduate students Cody Morris, Bofeng Zhang, Katie Flint (Trahey Lab), Courtney Trutna, and Derek Chan celebrate Anna Knight (center) finishing a marathon

February 2020

On Feb 10, Dr. Nightingale gave a talk titled “Multi-parametric ultrasound for targeting prostate cancer procedures” at the 12th International Symposium on Focal Therapy and Imaging in Prostate and Kidney Cancer in Washington DC.

January 2020

  • Welcome to Dante Rhodes, who will be joining the lab as an undergraduate research assistant!
  • Also, congratulations to Anna Knight whose paper "On the Challenges Associated with Obtaining Reproducible Measurements Using SWEI in the Median Nerve" has been accepted for publication in Ultrasound Medicine & Biology. Check it out here

December 2019

  • Congratulations to Dr. Nightingale for being named to the National Academy of Inventors! Check it out here
  • Cody gave an invited talk entitled "Quantitative multiparametric ultrasound for prostate cancer targeted biopsy" at the Acoustical Society of America's annual meeting in San Diego California.
  • Dr. Rouze's latest paper, "Tractable calculation of Green's tensor for shear wave propagation in an incompressible, transversely isotropic material", has been accepted by Physics in Medicine and Biology, check it out here:


November 2019

Grad students Anna Knight, Derek Chan, Courtney Trutna and Bofeng Zhang had fun joining in the group costume contest at the BME Department Halloween party. Check our entry of Ms. Frizzle and her Magic School Bus of schoolchilden!

Graduate Students Anna, Derek, Courtney and Bofeng dress up as the Magic School Bus for Halloween

Graduate Students Anna, Derek, Courtney and Bofeng dress up as the Magic School Bus for Halloween