Design and Development of an Ultrasound/Photoacoustic Imaging System for Breast Cancer Diagnosis

This is an ongoing project.

Faculty Researcher: Mohammad Mehrmohammadi

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Mohammad Mehrmohammadi


The research in my lab is focused on design and development of novel diagnostic and therapeutic methodologies, algorithms, and instrumentations for various types of biomedical applications such as diagnosis and treatment of cancer and other pathologies at their early stages of development. In other words, our overall mission is to design, develop, test, re-design, and validate devices, methods and algorithms for diagnostic imaging and therapeutic applications. The projects in our laboratory are ranging from molecular imaging to functional imaging and tissue differentiation, from drug delivery and release to image-guided surgery and intervention.

In this project, our ultimate goal is implementing and integrating Ultrasound and Photoacoustic procedures on a fully digital ultrasound scanner (programmable in MATLAB). Undergraduate student assistant will work with a team of two PhD students and help in both hardware and software implementation of the system as well as tests and validations.

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. Familiarity with electronic/biomedical instrumentation (design, build and test), Signal and Image processing.
. Experienced in MATLAB. Experience in object oriented programming languages such as C/C++/C# is highly preferred.
. Familiarity with acoustic, optics, and medical ultrasound is a plus.

Project Timeline

September 2015 - May 2016


Helping our research team in:

1- Design of the optimum imaging system (including optical source and light delivery)
2- Making tissue mimicking phantoms
3- Test and validate developed imaging system through a set of tissue mimicking phantom and tissu experiments.
4- Processing and analysis of the data.

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Last Updated

August 10, 2015