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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Kirk Shung and Biomedical Engineering Receive $6 Million NIH Grant

In a third renewal of the grant first given in 1997, Kirk Shung, Dean's Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, has been awarded a $6 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to continue work on high frequency ultrasonic transducer technology.

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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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