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:
- Ultrasound Technologies for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
- 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 Research Projects
- Noninvasive Quantitative Imaging of Collagen Microstructure in Three-Dimensional Hydrogels Using High-Frequency Ultrasound. Tissue Eng Part C Methods. In press. (2014 Dec 17).
- Ultrasound Technologies for Biomaterials Fabrication and Imaging. Ann Biomed Eng. In press. (2014 Oct 18).
- Estimating cell concentration in three-dimensional engineered tissues using high frequency quantitative ultrasound. Ann Biomed Eng. 42, 1292-304. (2014 Jun 01).