Ultrasound Research Laboratory
Electrical & Computer Engineering


April, 2009

Participation in ATA 2009, the 14th Annual International Meeting and Exposition of the American Telemedicine Assoc., Las Vegas, NV, by Peder C. Pedersen. One research paper was presented.

April, 2009

Lili Yuan, PhD student in the Ultrasound Research Lab, was the co-First Prize winner in WPI’s graduate research competition, GRAD 2009, on April 1.  Her poster was entitled: Stress Field Calculation for Quantitative Ultrasound Elasticity Imaging.

January, 2009

Participation in the 17th Annual Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference, Long Beach, CA, by Chris Banker and Peder C. Pedersen. One research paper was presented.

January, 2009

MS Thesis Defense by Christian J. Banker on Interactive Training System for Medical Ultrasound.

December, 2008

MS Thesis Defense by Abraham Goldsmith on An Inertial-Optical Tracking Systemfor Quantitative, Freehand, 3D Ultrasound.

November, 2008

Participation in the 2008 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium in Beijing, China, by Chris Banker, Abraham Goldsmith and Peder C. Pedersen. Three research papers were presented.

October, 2008

MS Thesis Defense by John David Quartararo on Semi-Automated Segmentation of 3D Medical Ultrasound Images.

August, 2008

MS Thesis defense by Brett Dickson, entitled Wireless Communication Options for a Mobile Ultrasound System.

June 15, 2008

A TATRC Innovation award has been received for Expansion and Clinical Testing of Reconfigurable Ultrasound Imaging System.

This work will seek to expand the capabilities of the mobile ultrasound system, so that it can operate in a variety of clinical environments, followed by an evaluation of the ultrasound system in these specific environments. This will involve addition of optional device components, such as examination camera and pulse-oximetry. To be clinically useful, these device components will need to be of a Plug and Play (PnP) type, and so interoperability, device recognition, and GUI adaptation based on the devices currently being used will be essential.

May 13, 2008

The 2008 Kalenian Award ceremony was hosted at the WPI Venture Forum program in the Campus Center Odeum on May 13.

First Honorable Mention was received by Professor Peder Pedersen for his Virtual Interactive Training System for Ultrasound. This inexpensive, versatile, and portable training system will address the training needs of sonographers from basic introduction of medical ultrasound to sophisticated skills in recognizing rarely occurring fetal abnormalities. A patent application is in the process of being submitted.

May 8, 2008

Prof. Pedersen visited The Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland where he presented a talk entitled "Enabling Technologies in Medical Ultrasound: Mobile Ultrasound Platform, 3D Imaging, Virtual, Training and Injury-Mimicking Phantoms".

September 6-7, 2007

Our mobile ultrasound imaging system was used at a "staged disaster," in the form of a Moto Cross event at the Glen Helen Race Track. The event was scheduled by the Center for Prehospital Care at Loma Linda Medical Center near San Bernardino, CA.

The mobile ultrasound imaging system is intended for imaging at accident sites, during helicopter and/or ambulance transport, in emergency rooms, for rural health, military and developing countries.

Summer, 2007

The formation of our company, ImagiSonix, and its research activities was featured in an article in the Summer, 2007, issue of WPI Transformations.

The article mentions  ….. that ImagiSonix offers a portable, battery-powered telemedicine system with ultrasound imaging that can withstand enough heat, dust, and jostling to work under harsh conditions in remote areas, as well as in emergency transport vehicles. Its battery operates for a full day without recharging, and its wireless voice and video communication features allow specialists at major hospitals to assist with diagnosis in real time.

July, 2007

Our mobile ultrasound system began testing for use during helicopter transport with the Division of Emergency Ultrasound, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Massachusetts School of Medicine. The particular application deals with detection of endotracheal tube migration during helicopter transport.

May, 2006

Formation of ImagiSonix.  In May, 2006, I founded the company ImagiSonix, Inc., together with R. James Duckworth and Thomas L. Szabo. During 2007, we established a management team and selected, on a temporary basis, a CEO.  I worked closely with both CEOs to develop a business plan.  Furthermore, we established a scientific advisory board and negotiated a license agreement with WPI. -Peder C. Pedersen

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