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Biomedical Ultrasound Group
The Biomedical Ultrasound Group (BUG) provides a focus for research involving ultrasonics and acoustics within the Department of Medical Physics & Bioengineering. Ultrasound is the most commonly used modality for diagnostic imaging, but it is also used in clinical practice for guiding surgical procedures and as an ablative therapy, for example, for treating solid organ cancers. Ultrasound, on its own, and more recently in combination with optical sensing techniques, has a wide variety of applications in biomedical science, and provides a powerful technique for investigating tissue structure and function, as well as for monitoring and delivering novel therapies.
Modelling Ultrasound Propagation
- k-Wave: a Matlab Toolbox for time domain modelling of broadband, nonlinear acoustic propagation through absorbing heterogeneous media.
- Registration of interventional ultrasound images to other imaging modalities, such as MR and CT
- Image-directed high-intensity ultrasound (HIFU) therapy planning and delivery
- See the UCL Centre for Medical Image Computing (CMIC) website
- See the Acousto-Optics Group pages
- Thomas Allen Biomedical photoacoustic imaging.
- Dean Barratt HIFU planning, image registration.
- Paul Beard Biomedical photoacoustic imaging, optical ultrasound detection, metrology.
- Ben Cox Photoacoustic imaging: acoustic and optical simulations and image reconstructions, quantitative photoacoustics, k-space acoustic propagation models, inverse wave propagation, plane wave imaging and measurements, architectural acoustics.
- Adrien Desjardins Minimally invasive devices, medical device tracking, optical spectroscopy, optical coherence tomography, confocal microscopy, photoacoustics.
- Jamie Harle Ultrasonic bioeffects, low level ultrasound therapy.
- Terence Leung Acousto-optics.
- Jean-Martial Mari Biomedical ultrasonics
- Samuel Powell Ultrasound modulated optical tomography: finite-element and Monte-Carlo forward modelling, image reconstruction. High-speed digital signal processing. Ultrasonic transduction.
- Bradley Treeby Linear and nonlinear acoustics, pseudo-spectral and k-space techniques, ultrasound modelling, ultrasonic properties of biological tissue, photoacoustic tomography, photoacoustic image reconstruction, medical imaging.
- Simon Arridge, UCL Dept. of Computer Science
- Nader Saffari, Ultrasonics Group, UCL Mechanical Engineering
- Gail ter Haar, Institute of Cancer Research
- Simeon West, UCL Centre for Anaesthesia Critical Care & Pain Medicine
- Mark Emberton, University College Hospital