March 2023 (Thesis Defense Alert!!)

April 14, 2023

A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to the newly minted Dr. Courtney Trutna-Paley and Dr. Derek Chan for their successful theses defenses this month!

Courtney's defense was entitled "Ultrasonic Rotational 3D Shear Wave Elasticity Imaging of In Vivo Skeletal Muscle", in which she discussed the determination of robustness of Rotational 3D SWEI as a viable method for the characterization of muscle, the development of reconstuction algorithms for 3D-SWEI data, and the effect of knee flexion on shear wave propagation in leg muscle, specifically the vastus lateralis.

Derek's defense was entitled "A 3D Multiparametric Ultrasound Elasticity Imaging System for Targeted Prostate Biopsy Guidance," in which he discussed processing algorithms for shear wave data in high-quality prostate cancer imaging, neural network training to measure displacement and perform multiparametric ultrasound imaging in the prostate, and a recent clinical study targeting prostate cancer in vivo during transperineal biopsy using ARFI imaging.