Ultrasound for Medicine & Biology
The Dalecki laboratory is dedicated to advancing the use of ultrasound in medicine and biology. Primary goals of the laboratory are to advance novel diagnostic ultrasound techniques, and to discover and develop new therapeutic applications of ultrasound. Research in the Dalecki laboratory is highly multidisciplinary and spans the fields of biomedical ultrasound, acoustics, medical imaging, cell and tissue engineering, and biomechanics. Areas of focus in our laboratory include:
- Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging
- Therapeutic Applications of Ultrasound
- Low Frequency Underwater Sound Fields
In the Dalecki lab, efforts concentrate on identifying the molecular, cellular, physiological, and physical mechanisms for the interaction of ultrasound fields with biological tissues. Knowledge of basic mechanisms facilitates the safe and effective development of new diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound techniques.
Current and Recent Sponsored Projects:
- Estimating Cell Concentration in Three-Dimensional Engineered Tissues Using High Frequency Quantitative Ultrasound. Ann Biomed Eng. In press. (2014 Mar 14).
- Fibronectin matrix mimetics promote full-thickness wound repair in diabetic mice. Tissue Eng Part A. 19, 2517-26. (2013 Nov 01).
- Controlling collagen fiber microstructure in three-dimensional hydrogels using ultrasound. J Acoust Soc Am. 134, 1491-502. (2013 Aug 01).