Resource Center for Medical Ultrasonic Transducer Technology

The Ultrasonic Transducer Resource Center

Associated with the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, the UTRC is a multidisciplinary center devoted to research and training in medical ultrasonic transducer engineering.  The main thrust of the Center is in the development of high-frequency (>20 MHz) transducers and arrays.  As such, we are dedicated to the design, modeling, fabrication and testing of those devices, and supporting electronics.

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Dr. K. Kirk Shung Selected to Receive the
2016 IEEE Biomedical Engineering Award

The director of the center, K. Kirk Shung, was selected to receive the 2016 IEEE Biomedical Engineering Award for his outstanding contributions to the field of ultrasonic imaging and transducers.  This is an IEEE society wide award which consists of a bronze medal, certificate, and cash honorarium.  Dr. Shung will receive the award at the 38th IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference (EMBC) to be held in Orlando, FL, August 30 - September 4, 2016.

USC BME Professor Qifa Zhou Receives
$2.6 Million NIH Grant

USC BME Research Professor Qifa Zhou, in a collaboration with Dr. Zhongping Chen at the University of California at Irvine (UCI), has been awarded a $2.6 million R01 grant by the National Institute of Health (NIH) for research on a hybrid medical imaging technology combining ultrasonic and optical techniques to access the biomechanical properties of the human artery.

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