Publications

2018

  • E. M. A. Anas, H. K. Zhang, , C. Audigier, and E. M. Boctor “Robust Photoacoustic Beamforming Using Dense Convolutional Neural Networks” in Simulation, Image Processing, and Ultrasound Systems for Assisted Diagnosis and Navigation (pp. 3-11). Springer, Cham, 2018.
  • E. M. A. Anas, H. K. Zhang, J. Kang, and E. M. Boctor “Enabling fast and high quality LED photoacoustic imaging: a recurrent neural networks based approach” in Biomedical Optics Express, 2018.
  • J. Kang, E. M. Boctor, S. Adams, E. Kulikowicz, H. K. Zhang, R. C. Koehler, and E. M. Graham “Validation of Noninvasive Photoacoustic Measurements of Sagittal Sinus Oxyhemoglobin Saturation in Hypoxic Neonatal Piglets” in Journal of Applied Physiology, 2018.
  • H. K. Zhang, Y. Chen J. Kang, A. Lisok, I. Minn, M. G. Pomper, and E. M. Boctor “Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen (PSMA)‐Targeted Photoacoustic Imaging of Prostate Cancer In Vivo” in Journal of biophotonics, e201800021, 2018.
  • H. K. Zhang, Y. Kim, M. Lin, M. Paredes, K. Kannan, A. Moghekar, A., N. J. Durr, and E. M. Boctor “Toward dynamic lumbar puncture guidance using needle-based single-element ultrasound imaging” in Journal of Medical Imaging, 5(2), 021224, 2018.
  • Y. Kim, C. Audigier, J. Ziegle, M. Friebe, and E. M. Boctor “Ultrasound thermal monitoring with an external ultrasound source for customized bipolar RF ablation shapes” in International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, 1-12, 2018.
  • A. Cheng, Y. Kim, Y. Itsarachaiyot, H. K. Zhang, C. R. Weiss, R. H. Taylor, and E. M. Boctor “Photoacoustic-based catheter tracking: simulation, phantom, and in vivo studies” in Journal of medical imaging (Bellingham, Wash.), 5(2), 021223-021223, 2018.
  • A. Cheng, B. Zhang, P. Oh, and E. M. Boctor “Fusing acoustic and optical sensing for needle tracking with ultrasound” in Medical Imaging 2018: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling. Vol. 10576. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2018.
  • Y. Wu, H. K. Zhang, and E. M. Boctor. “Enabling vendor independent photoacoustic imaging systems with asynchronous laser source” ïn Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2018. Vol. 10494. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2018.

2017

  • C. Audigier, Y. Kim, and E. M. Boctor “A Novel Ultrasound Imaging Method for 2D Temperature Monitoring of Thermal Ablation” in Imaging for Patient-Customized Simulations and Systems for Point-of-Care Ultrasound, pp 154-162, Springer, Cham, 2017.
  • Y. Kim, C. Audigier, N. Ellens, and E. M. Boctor “A novel 3D ultrasound thermometry method for HIFU ablation using an ultrasound element” in Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS), 2017 IEEE International. IEEE, 2017.
  • Y. Kim, C. Audigier, A. Dillow, A. Cheng, and E. M. Boctor “Speed of sound estimation for thermal monitoring using an active ultrasound element during liver ablation therapy (Conference Presentation)” in Proc. SPIE 10139, Medical Imaging 2017: Ultrasonic Imaging and Tomography, 101390F (2 May 2017)
  • H. K. Zhang, J. Kang, P. Yan, D. S. Abou, H. N. D. Le, D. L. J. Thorek, J. U. Kang, A. Gjedde, A. Rahmim, D. F. Wong, L. M. Loew, and E. M. Boctor “Recording membrane potential changes through photoacoustic voltage sensitive dye” in Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2017. Vol. 10064. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2017.<\li>
  • R. Finocchi, F. Aalamifar, T. Y. Fang, R. H. Taylor, and E. M. Boctor “Co-robotic ultrasound imaging: a cooperative force control approach” in Medical Imaging 2017: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling. Vol. 10135. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2017.<\li>
  • Y. Kim, S. Kim, and E. M. Boctor “Consistent evaluation of an ultrasound-guided surgical navigation system by utilizing an active validation platform” in Medical Imaging 2017: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling. Vol. 10135. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2017.<\li>
  • C. Audigier, Y. Kim, A. Dillow, and E. M. Boctor “Computational modeling of radiofrequency ablation: evaluation on ex vivo data using ultrasound monitoring” in Medical Imaging 2017: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling. Vol. 10135. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2017.<\li>
  • A. Cheng, X. Guo, H. K. Zhang, H. J. Kang, R. Etienne-Cummings, and E. M. Boctor “Active phantoms: a paradigm for ultrasound calibration using phantom feedback” in Journal of Medical Imaging, 4(3), 035001, 2017.
  • J. Kang*, H. K. Zhang, S. Kadam, J. Fedorko, H. Valentine, Jin U. Kang, A. Rahmim, A. Gjedde, L. M. Loew, D. F. Wong, and E. M. Boctor**, “Transcranial real-time in vivo recording of electrophysiological neural activity in the rodent brain with near-infrared photoacoustic voltage-sensitive dye imaging,” preprinted in BioRxiv, 202408, 2017: https://doi.org/10.1101/202408.
  • J. Kang, M. M. Harraz, A. Malla, J. Spicer, E. M. Boctor, and P. L. Gehlbach, “Initial Proof-of-Concept of Epiretinal Photoacoustic Stimulation: Preliminary In Vitro Study,” The 10th Eye-and-the-Chip World Research Congress, Detroit, USA, 25 Sep. 2017.
  • J. Kang, S. Kadam, H. K. Zhang, H. Valentine, J. Fedorko, D. F. Wong, and E. M. Boctor, “Real-time Recording of Neuronal Voltage Membrane Variation during Seizure using Transcranial Photoacoustic Voltage-Sensitive Dye Imaging,” IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, 4B-4, Washington DC, USA, 7 Sep. 2017.
  • J. Kang, H. K. Zhang, E. Kulikowicz, E. Graham, R. Koehler, and Emad M. Boctor, “In Vivo Photoacoustic Quantification of Brain Tissue Oxygenation for Neonatal Piglet Graded Ischemia Model using Microsphere Administration,” IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, 4E-5, Washington DC, USA, 8 Sep. 2017.
  • J. Kang, H. N. D. Le, Jin U. Kang, and Emad M. Boctor, “Real-time intra-operative guidance using combined photoacoustic and pulsed fluorescence imaging for robot-assisted surgical operation,” IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, P1-B9-10, Washington DC, USA, 8 Sep. 2017.
  • J. Kang, H. K. Zhang, P. Yan, D. S. Abou, H. N. D. Le, A. K. Jha, D. L. J. Thorek, J. U. Kang, A. Gjedde, A. Rahmim, D. F. Wong, L. M. Loew, and E. M. Boctor, “Listening to Membrane Potential with a Photoacoustic Voltage Sensitive Dye: Preliminary In Vivo Detection of Chemo-convulsant Induced Brain Activity,” Radiology Research Day, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, M-34, Baltimore, MD, USA, 30 May 2017. (Received Poster Award)
  • L. Gehlbach, M. M. Harraz, A. Malla, J. Kang, and E. M. Boctor, “Initial Proof-of-Concept of Photoacoustic Neural Stimulation; A Potential Approach to Retinal Stimulation: Preliminary In Vitro Study,” The Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), 5886-B0478, Baltimore, MD, USA, 11 May 2017.
  • J. Kang, H. K. Zhang, E. Kulikowicz, E. Graham, R. C. Kohler, and E. M. Boctor, “Photoacoustic Quantification of Brain Tissue Oxygenation for Focal Stroke Piglet Model In Vivo,” Ultrasonic Imaging and Tissue Characterization Symposium (UITC), 6.4, Arlington, VA, USA, 6 Jun. 2017.
  • H. K. Zhang, J. Kang, P. Yan, D. S. Abou, H. N. D. Le, D. L. J. Thorek, J. U. Kang, A. Gjedde, A. Rahmim, D. F. Wong, L. M. Loew, and E. M. Boctor, “Listening to Membrane Potential Change through Photoacoustic Voltage-Sensitive Dye,” Ultrasonic Imaging and Tissue Characterization Symposium (UITC), 6.5, Arlington, VA, USA, 6 Jun. 2017.
  • H. K. Zhang*, P. Yan*, J. Kang, D. S. Abou, H. N. D. Le, A. K. Jha, D. L. J. Thorek, J. U. Kang, A. Rahmim, D. F. Wong, Emad M. Boctor**, Leslie M. Loew** (*co-first, **co-corresponding author) “Listening to membrane potential: Photoacoustic voltage sensitive dye recording”, in Journal of Biomedical Optics, 22(4), 045006, 2017.
  • T.-Y. Fang, H. K. Zhang, R. Finocchi, R. H. Taylor, E. M. Boctor “Force-assisted Ultrasound Imaging System through Dual Force Sensing and Admittance Robot Control” in International Journal for Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (IJCARS), 2017.
  • H. K. Zhang, T. Y. Fang, R. Finocchi, E. M. Boctor “High Resolution Three-Dimensional Robotic Synthetic Tracked Aperture Ultrasound Imaging: Feasibility Study” in SPIE Medical Imaging, 10139, 1013914, 2017.
  • H. K. Zhang, M. Lin, Y. Kim, N. Patel, A. Moghekar, N. Durr, E. M. Boctor “Toward Dynamic Lumbar Punctures Guidance Based on Single Element Synthetic Tracked Aperture Ultrasound Imaging” in SPIE Medical Imaging, 10135, 101350J, 2017, Runner-up, Young Scientist Award.
  • H. K. Zhang, H. Huang, L. Chen, Y. Kim, E. M. Boctor “Software-based Approach Toward Vendor Independent Real-time Photoacoustic Imaging Using Ultrasound Beamformed Data” in SPIE Photonics West BiOS, 10064, 100643O, 2017.
  • A. Cheng, H. K. Zhang, J. U. Kang, R. H. Taylor, E. M. Boctor “Localization of subsurface photoacoustic fiducials for intraoperative guidance” in SPIE Photonics West BiOS, 2017.
  • H. K. Zhang, J. Kang, P. Yan, D. Abou, H. N. D. Le, D. Thorek, J. U. Kang, A. Gjedde, A. Rahmim, D. F. Wong, L. M. Loew, E. M. Boctor, “Listening to Membrane Potential: Photoacoustic Voltage-Sensitive Dye Recording,” SPIE Photonics West, accepted, San Francisco, USA, 26 Feb. 2017.
  • J. Kang, H. K. Zhang, A. Rahmim, D. F. Wong, J. U. Kang, and E. M. Boctor, “Toward High-speed Transcranial Photoacoustic Imaging using Compact Near-infrared Pulsed LED Illumination System,” SPIE Photonics West, accepted, San Francisco, USA, Feb. 2017.
  • J. Kang, H. N. D. Le, H. K. Zhang, J. U. Kang, M. M. Harraz, and E. M. Boctor, “Initial Proof-of-Concept of Photoacoustic Cell Stimulation Approach: Preliminary In Vitro Study,” SPIE Photonics West, accepted, San Francisco, USA, Feb. 2017.

2016

  • H. K. Zhang, M. Bell, X. Guo, H. J. Kang, Emad M. Boctor “Synthetic-aperture based photoacoustic re-beamforming (SPARE) approach using beamformed ultrasound data” in Biomedical Optics Express, 7(8), 3056-3068, 2016
  • H. K. Zhang, A. Cheng, N. Bottenus, X. Guo, G. E. Trahey, Emad M. Boctor “Synthetic Tracked Aperture Ultrasound (STRATUS) Imaging: Design, Simulation, and Experimental Evaluation” in Journal of Medical Imaging, 3(2), 027001, 2016
  • N. Bottenus, W. Long, H. K. Zhang, M. Jakovljevic, D. P. Bradway, E. M. Boctor, G. E. Trahey “Feasibility of Swept Synthetic Aperture Ultrasound Imaging” in IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 35(7), 1676-1685, 2016
  • F. Aalamifar, A. Cheng, Y. Kim, X. Hu, H. K. Zhang, X. Guo, E. M. Boctor “Robot Assisted Automatic Ultrasound Calibration” in International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (IJCARS), 2016
  • H. K. Zhang, X. Guo, B. Tavakoli, E. M. Boctor “Photoacoustic Imaging Paradigm Shift: Towards Using Vendor-Independent Ultrasound Scanners” in Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), 9900, 585-592, 2016
  • H. K. Zhang, Rodolfo Finocchi, Kalyna Apkarian, E. M. Boctor “Co-Robotic Synthetic Tracked Aperture Ultrasound Imag-ing with Cross-Correlation Based Dynamic Error Compen-sation and Virtual Fixture Control” in Proceedings of IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS), 2016 (DOI: 10.1109/ULTSYM.2016.7728522)
  • A. Cheng, H. K. Zhang, E. M. Boctor “Catheter Tracking in an Interventional Photoacoustic Surgical System” in Proceedings of CLEO, 2016
  • H. K. Zhang, A. Cheng, E. M. Boctor “Three-dimensional Photoacoustic Imaging Using Robotically Tracked Transrectal Ultrasound Probe with Elevational Synthetic Aperture Focusing” in Proceedings of CLEO, 2016
  • A. Cheng, H. J. Kang, H. K. Zhang, R. H. Taylor, E. M. Boctor “Ultrasound to video registration using a bi-plane transrectal probe with photoacoustic markers” in Proceedings of SPIE Medical Imaging, 9786, 97860J, 2016
  • H. K. Zhang, F. Aalamifar, G. E. Trahey, E. M. Boctor “In vivo visualization of robotically implemented Synthetic Tracked Aperture Ultrasound (STRATUS) imaging system using curvilinear array” in Proceedings of SPIE Medical Imaging, 9790, 97901X, 2016
  • F. Aalamifar, H. K. Zhang, A. Rahmim, E. M. Boctor “STrAtUS with curvilinearImage reconstruction for robot assisted ultrasound tomography” in Proceedings of SPIE Medical Imaging, 9790, 979017, 2016
  • H. K. Zhang, X. Guo, H. J. Kang, and E. M. Boctor “Photoacoustic image reconstruction from ultrasound post-beamformed B-mode image” in Proceedings of SPIE Photonics West BiOS 2016, 9708, 970837, 2016

2015

  • A. Cheng, X. Guo, H. K. Zhang, H. J. Kang, R. Etienne-Cummings, and E. M. Boctor “Active point out-of-plane ultrasound calibration” in Proceedings of SPIE Medical Imaging, 2015
  • H. K. Zhang, F. Aalamifar, H-J Kang, E. M. Boctor “Feasibility Study of Robotically Tracked Photoacoustic Computed Tomography” in Proceedings of SPIE Medical Imaging, 2015
  • H. K. Zhang, E. Ergun, G. E. Trahey, E. M. Boctor “Synthetic Aperture Ultrasound Imaging with Robotic Aperture Extension” in Proceedings of SPIE Medical Imaging, 2015
  • F. Aalamifar, D. Jiang, H. K. Zhang, A. Cheng, X. Guo, E. M. Boctor “Dual robotic arm ultrasound tomography: system setup and preliminary tomographic reconstruction” in Proceedings of SPIE Medical Imaging, 2015
  • H. K. Zhang, X. Guo, H-J Kang, and E. M. Boctor “Photoacoustic reconstruction using beamformed RF data: a synthetic aperture imaging approach” in Proceedings of SPIE Photonics West BiOS 2015, 9419, 94190L, 2015
  • Muyinatu A. Lediju Bell, Xiaoyu Guo, Danny Y. Song, Emad M. Boctor, “Transurethral light delivery for prostate photoacoustic imaging,” J. Biomed. Opt., 20(3), 036002, 2015. doi:10.1117/1.JBO.20.3.036002. PDF
  • Muyinatu A. Lediju Bell, Anastasia K. Ostrowski, Ke Li, Peter Kazanzides, Emad Boctor, “Quantifying bone thickness, light transmission, and contrast interrelationships in transcranial photoacoustic imaging”, Proc. SPIE 9323, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2015, 93230C PDF
  • Muyinatu A. Lediju Bell, Anastasia K. Ostrowski, Ke Li, Peter Kazanzides, Emad Boctor, “Localization of Transcranial Targets for Photoacoustic-Guided Endonasal Surgeries”, Photoacoustics 3(2):78-87, 2015, PDF
  • Sungmin Kim, Hyun Jae Kang, Alexis Cheng, Muyinatu A. Lediju Bell, Emad Boctor, Peter Kazanzides, “Photoacoustic Image Guidance for Robot-Assisted Skull Base Surgery”, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Seattle, Washington, May 26-30, 2015, PDF

2014

  • Muyinatu A. Lediju Bell, Nathanael P. Kuo, Danny Y. Song, Jin Kang, Emad M. Boctor, “In vivo visualization of prostate brachytherapy seeds with photoacoustic imaging,” J. Biomed. Opt., 19(12):126011, 2014. doi:10.1117/1.JBO.19.12.126011. PDF
  • Muyinatu A. Lediju Bell, Xiaoyu Guo, Hyun Jae Kang, Emad Boctor, “Improved contrast in laser-diode-based photoacoustic images with short-lag spatial coherence beamforming,” 2014 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS) PDF
  • Behnoosh Tavakoli, Xiaoyu Guo, Russell H. Taylor, Jin U. Kang, Emad M. Boctor, “Detecting occlusion inside the ventricular catheter using photoacoustic imaging through the skull”, Proc. SPIE 8943, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing
  • Behnoosh Tavakoli, Xiaoyu Guo, Russell H. Taylor, Jin U. Kang, Emad M. Boctor, “Optoacoustic sensing for target detection inside cylindrical catheters,” Proc. SPIE 9036, Medical Imaging 2014: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling
  • Hyun Jae Kang ; Muyinatu A. Lediju Bell ; Xiaoyu Guo ; Russell H. Taylor ; Emad M. Boctor; “Freehand spatial-angular compounding of photoacoustic images”. Proc. SPIE 8943, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2014, 894361 PDF
  • Alexis Cheng, Martin K. Ackerman, Gregory S. Chirikjian, Emad M. Boctor, “Design and development of an ultrasound calibration phantom and system,” Proc. SPIE 9036, Medical Imaging 2014: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling, 903624 PDF
  • Alexis Cheng, Xiaoyu Guo, Hyun-Jae Kang, Behnoosh Tavakoli, Jin U. Kang, Russell H. Taylor, Emad M. Boctor, “Concurrent photoacoustic markers for direct three-dimensional ultrasound to video registration,” Proc. SPIE 8943, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2014, 89435J PDF
  • Xiaoyu Guo, Behnoosh Tavakoli, Hyun-Jae kang, Jin U. Kang, Ralph Etienne-Cummings and Emad M. Boctor, “Photoacoustic Active Ultrasound Element for Catheter Tracking” Proc of SPIE Photonics west, 2014.
  • Xiaoyu Guo, Alexis Cheng, Haichong Kai Zhang, Hyun-Jae Kang, Ralph Etienne-Cummings and Emad M. Boctor, “Active Echo: A new Paradigm for Ultrasound Calibration” MICCAI 2014. PDF
  • Fereshteh Aalamifar, Rishabh Khurana, Alexis Cheng, Russell H. Taylor, Iulian Iordachita, Emad M. Boctor, “Enabling technologies for robot assisted ultrasound tomography: system setup and calibration”, Proc. SPIE 9040, Medical Imaging 2014: Ultrasonic Imaging and Tomography, 90401X (22 April 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2045516
  • Muyinatu A. Lediju Bell, Danny Y. Song, Emad M. Boctor, “Coherence-based photoacoustic imaging of brachytherapy seeds implanted in a canine prostate”, Proc. SPIE 9040, Medical Imaging 2014: Ultrasonic Imaging and Tomography, 90400Q PDF
  • Hyun Jae Kang, Xiaoyu Guo, Reza Zahiri Azar, Alexis Cheng, Emad M. Boctor, “Software framework for spatially tracked pre-beamformed RF data with a freehand clinical ultrasound transducer”, Proc. SPIE 9040, Medical Imaging 2014: Ultrasonic Imaging and Tomography, 90401W (20 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2044226
  • O. Shahin, G. Karagkounis, D. Carnegie, A. Schlaefer, E. Boctor, “Innovative approach for in-vivo ablation validation on multimodal images”, Proc. SPIE 9036, Medical Imaging 2014: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling, 903602 (12 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2041835
  • Muyinatu A. Lediju Bell, Anastasia K. Ostrowski, Peter Kazanzides, Emad Boctor, “Feasibility of transcranial photoacoustic imaging for interventional guidance of endonasal surgeries”, Proc. SPIE 8943, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2014, 894307 PDF
  • Muyinatu A. Lediju Bell, Xiaoyu Guo, Danny Y. Song, Emad M. Boctor, “Photoacoustic imaging of prostate brachytherapy seeds with transurethral light delivery”, Proc. SPIE 8943, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2014, 89430N PDF
  • Muyinatu A. Lediju Bell, Nathanael P. Kuo, Danny Y. Song, Jin Kang, Emad M. Boctor, “In vivo photoacoustic imaging of prostate brachytherapy seeds”, Proc. SPIE 8943, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2014, 894348 PDF
  • Martin Kendal Ackerman, Alexis Cheng, Emad Boctor, GS Chirikjian, “Online Ultrasound Sensor Calibration Using Gradient Descent on the Euclidean Group”, IEEE International Conference on Robotics & Automation, ICRA 2014

2013

  • Lediju Bell MA, Kuo N, Song DY, Boctor EM. “Short-lag spatial coherence beamforming of photoacoustic images for enhanced visualization of prostate brachytherapy seeds”, Biomedical Optics Express, 4(10): 1964-77. 2013. PDF
  • Cheng A., Kang J.U., Taylor R.H., Boctor E.M., “Direct three-dimensional ultrasound-to-video registration using photoacoustic markers”, Journal of Biomedical Optics, 18(6), 066013 PDF
  • Hassan Rivaz, Emad M. Boctor, Michael A. Choti, Gregory D. Hager, “Ultrasound elastography using multiple images, Medical Image Analysis”, Volume 18, Issue 2, February 2014, Pages 314-329, ISSN 1361-8415, PDF.
  • Ackerman, M.K., Cheng, A, Shiffman, B., Boctor, E., Chirikjian, G., “Sensor calibration with unknown correspondence: Solving AX=XB using Euclidean-group invariants,” Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on , vol., no., pp.1308,1313, 3-7 Nov. 2013 doi: 10.1109/IROS.2013.6696518
  • M Lediju Bell, H Tutkun Sen, P Kazanzides, I Iordachita, R Teboh Forbang, E Boctor, M Lachaine and J Wong, “SU‐E‐U‐13: Repeatability of Robotic Placement of Ultrasound Probes for An Integrated US‐CT Approach to Image‐Guided Radiotherapy”, Medical Physics, 40, 376-376 (2013), DOI:
  • Pezhman Foroughi, Hyun-Jae Kang, Daniel A. Carnegie, Mark G. van Vledder, Michael A. Choti, Gregory D. Hager, Emad M. Boctor, “A Freehand Ultrasound Elastography System with Tracking for In Vivo Applications”, Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology, Volume 39, Issue 2, February 2013, Pages 211-225, ISSN 0301-5629, PDF
  • Chloé Audigier, Tommaso Mansi, Hervé Delingette, Saikiran Rapaka, Viorel Mihalef, Puneet Sharma, Daniel Carnegie, Emad Boctor, Michael Choti, Ali Kamen, Dorin Comaniciu, Nicholas Ayache, “Lattice Boltzmann Method For Fast Patient-Specific Simulation of Liver Tumor Ablation from CT Images”, MICCAI 2013

2012

  • Tutkun Sen, Nishikant Deshmukh, Roger Goldman, Peter Kazanzides, Russell H Taylor, Emad M. Boctor, Nabil Simaan, “Enabling technologies for natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (N.O.T.E.S) using robotically guided elasticity imaging”, SPIE Medical Imaging 2012, San Diego, Volume: 8316, 83161Y.
  • Seth Billings, Nishikant Deshmukh, Hyun Jae Kang, Russell Taylor, Emad Boctor, “System for Robot-Assisted Real-Time Laparoscopic Ultrasound Elastography”, SPIE Medical Imaging 2012, San Diego, Volume: 8316, 83161W.
  • Hyun-Jae Kang, Nishikant Deshmukh, Philipp Stolka, Emad M. Boctora, E. Clif Burdette, “Ultrasound Imaging Software Framework for Real-Time Monitoring of Acoustic Ablation Therapy”, SPIE Medical Imaging 2012, San Diego, Volume: 8320, 83201E.
  • Hyun-Jae Kang, Nathanael Kuo, Xiaoyu Guo, Danny Song, Jin U. Kang, and Emad M. Boctor, “Software framework of a real-time pre-beamformed RF data acquisition of an ultrasound research scanner,” in SPIE Medical Imaging 2012, San Diego, CA/USA, 2012, p. 83201F.
  • Alexis Cheng, Jin U. Kang, Russell H. Taylor, Emad M. Boctor, “Direct 3D ultrasound to video registration using photoacoustic effect”, in Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention 2012, Volume: 2, pp.552-559. PDF

2011

  • H. Kang.,Stolka P.,Boctor E.: “OpenITGLinkMUSiiC: A Standard Communications Protocol for Advanced Ultrasound Research”. The MIDAS Journal – Computer Assisted Intervention [1], 2011 and MICCAI 2011, International Workshop on Systems and Architectures for Computer Assisted Interventions 2011
  • Seth Billings, Ankur Kapoor, Matthias Keil, Bradford J. Wood, Emad Boctor: “A hybrid surface/image-based approach to facilitate ultrasound/CT registration”. SPIE Medical Imaging 2011 (Lake Buena Vista, FL/USA)
  • N. Kuo, H.J. Kang, T. Dejournett, J. Spicer, E. Boctor, “Photoacoustic Imaging of Prostate Brachytherapy Seeds in Ex Vivo Prostate,” SPIE Medical Imaging 2011 (Lake Buena Vista, FL/USA)
  • Philipp J. Stolka, Emad Boctor: “Navigation with local sensors in handheld 3D ultrasound: initial in-vivo experience”. SPIE Medical Imaging 2011 (Lake Buena Vista, FL/USA)
  • Ziv Yaniv; Pezhman Foroughi; Hyun-Jae Kang; Emad Boctor: “Ultrasound calibration framework for the image-guided surgery toolkit”. SPIE Medical Imaging 2011 (Lake Buena Vista, FL/USA)
  • Hassan Rivaz, Philipp J. Stolka, Emad Boctor: “Is it possible to measure thermal expansion in real-time?”. SPIE Medical Imaging 2011 (Lake Buena Vista, FL/USA)
  • David Mann, Jesus J. Caban, Philipp J. Stolka, Emad Boctor, Terry S. Yoo: “Multidimensional transfer functions for effective visualization of streaming ultrasound and elasticity images”. SPIE Medical Imaging 2011 (Lake Buena Vista, FL/USA)
  • Hassan Rivaz, Emad Boctor, Michael Choti and Gregory Hager; “Ultrasound Elastography using Three Images”,MICCAI 2011

2010

  • Stolka P., Kang H., Boctor E.: “The MUSiiC Toolkit: Modular Real-Time Toolkit for Advanced Ultrasound Research”. The MIDAS Journal – Computer Assisted Intervention [2], 2010 and MICCAI 2010, International Workshop on Systems and Architectures for Computer Assisted Interventions 2010 (Beijing/China)
  • Nishikant P. Deshmukh, Hassan Rivaz, Philipp J. Stolka, Hyun-Jae Kang, Gregory D. Hager, Mohamad E. Alaf, Emad M. Boctor: “Real-time GPU based ultrasound Elastography”. International Conference on the Ultrasonic Measurement and Imaging of Tissue Elasticity, 2010, Utah
  • Nishikant P. Deshmukh, Hassan Rivaz, Philipp J. Stolka, Hyun-Jae Kang, Gregory D. Hager, Mohamad E. Alaf, Emad M. Boctor: “Real-time GPU-based Analytic Minimization/Dynamic Programming Elastography”. HP-MICCAI 2010 (Beijing, China)
  • Philipp J. Stolka; Hyun-Jae Kang; Michael Choti; Emad M. Boctor: “Multi-DoF Probe Trajectory Reconstruction with Local Sensors for 2D-to-3D Ultrasound”. 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI) (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
  • Philipp J. Stolka; Matthias Keil; Georgios Sakas; Elliot R. McVeigh; Russell H. Taylor; Emad M. Boctor: “A 3D-elastography-guided system for laparoscopic partial nephrectomies”. SPIE Medical Imaging 2010 (San Diego, CA/USA)
  • Hassan Rivaz; Hyun-Jae Kang; Philipp J. Stolka; Emad M. Boctor: “Novel reconstruction and feature exploitation techniques for sensorless freehand 3D ultrasound”. SPIE Medical Imaging 2010 (San Diego, CA/USA)
  • Emad M. Boctor; Philipp J. Stolka; Clyde C. Clarke; Caleb Rucker; Jordon M. Croom; E. Clif Burdette; Robert J. Webster III: “Precisely shaped acoustic ablation of tumors utilizing steerable needle and 3D ultrasound image guidance”. SPIE Medical Imaging 2010 (San Diego, CA/USA)
  • E. Clif Burdette; Daniel C. Rucker; Jordon M. Croom; Clyde C. Clarke; Philipp J. Stolka; Chris J. Diederich; Emad M. Boctor; Robert J. Webster III: “The ACUSITT ultrasonic ablator: the first steerable needle with an integrated interventional tool”. SPIE Medical Imaging 2010 (San Diego, CA/USA)
  • P. Foroughi, H. Rivaz, I. N. Fleming, G. D. Hager, and E. Boctor, “Tracked Ultrasound Elastography (TrUE),”Medical Image Computing and Computer Integrated surgery, 2010
  • P. Foroughi, G. D. Hager, and E. Boctor, “Application of external tracking in ultrasound elasticity imaging,”SPIE Medical Imaging, 76291B, 2010

2009

  • Nishikant Deshmukh ; Hassan Rivaz ; Emad Boctor ; “GPU-Based Elasticity Imaging Algorithms”. MICCAI-GRID 2009 – International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention(London/UK)
  • Stolka, Philipp ; Choi, Joyce ; Wang, Joseph ; Boctor, Emad, “5DOF Trajectory Reconstruction for Handheld Ultrasound with Local Sensors”. IUS 2009 – IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (Rome/Italy)
  • Keil, Matthias ; Stolka, Philipp ; Wiebel, Marion ; Sakas, Georgios ; McVeigh, Elliot ; Taylor, Russell H ; Boctor, Emad, “Ultrasound and CT Registration Quality: Elastography vs. Conventional B-Mode”. ISBI 2009 – IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (Boston, MA/USA)
  • P. Foroughi, C. Csoma, H. Rivaz, G. Fichtinger, R. Zellars, G. Hager, and E. Boctor, “Multi-modality Fusion of CT, 3D Ultrasound, and Tracked Strain Images For Breast Irradiation Planning,” in Proceedings of SPIE Medical Imaging 2009: Ultrasonic Imaging and Signal Processing, Vol. 7265, 72651B – Best Poster Award and Second Best Paper Award
  • I. N. Fleming, H. Rivaz, K. Macura, L. Su, U. Hamper, T. Lotan, G. Lagoda, A. Burnett, R. H. Taylor, G. Hager, and E. Boctor. Ultrasound elastography: enabling technology for image guided laparoscopic prostatectomy. InMedical Imaging 2009: Visualization, Image-guided Procedures and Modeling. Proceedings of the SPIE, volume 7261, pages 7261-7273, January 2009.
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  • Emad M. Boctor; Nishikant Deshmukh; Maria S. Ayad; Clyde Clarke; Kris Dickie; Michael A. Choti; Everette C. Burdette. Three-dimensional heat-induced echo-strain imaging for monitoring high-intensity acoustic ablation. Proceedings of SPIE Medical Imaging 2009, Volume: 7265
  • P. Foroughi, G. Hager, and E. Boctor, “Robust Elasticity Imaging Using External Tracker,” IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, 2009
  • H. Rivaz, P. Foroughi, I. Fleming, R. Zellars, E. Boctor, and G. Hager, “Tracked Regularized Ultrasound Elastography for Targeting Breast Radiotherapy,” Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) 2009

2008

  • H. Rivaz, E. Boctor, P. Foroughi, R. Zellars, G. Fichtinger, and G. Hager. Ultrasound elastography, a dynamic programmimg approach. IEEE Trans. Medical Imaging, 27(10):1373-1377, 2008.
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  • H. Rivaz, I. Fleming, L. Assumpcao, G. Fichtinger, U. Hamper, M. Choti, G. Hager, and E. Boctor. Ablation monitoring with elastography: 2D in-vivo and 3D ex-vivo studies. In International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), volume 11, page 458. Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv Int Conf Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv, 2008.
  • H. Rivaz, I. Fleming, G. Hager, and E. Boctor. Ablation monitoring with a regularized 3d elastography technique. In IEEE Int. Ultrasonics Symposium, 2008.

2007

  • P. Foroughi, E. Boctor, M. J. Schwartz, R. H. Taylor, and G. Fichtinger, “Ultrasound bone segmentation using dynamic programming,” in IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium, pp. 2523-2526, 2007
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  • H. Rivaz, R. Zellars, G. Hager, G. Fichtinger, and E. Boctor. Beam steering approach for speckle characterization and out-of-plane motion estimation in real tissue. In In Proceedings of IEEE Int. Ultrasonics Symp., pages 781-784, October 2007.
  • H. Rivaz, E. Boctor, and G. Fichtinger. A robust meshing and calibration approach for sensorless freehand 3d ultrasound. In In Proceedings of SPIE Medical Imaging, volume 6583, pages 181-188, February 2007.

2006 and older

  • H. Rivaz, E. Boctor, and G. Fichtinger. Ultrasound speckle detection using low order moments. In In Proceedings of IEEE Int. Ultrasonics Symp., pages 2092-2095, October 2006.
  • E.M. Boctor, I. Iordachita, G.D. Hager and G. Fichtinger. Bootstrapped Ultrasound Calibration . Medicine Meets Virtual Reality, 2006.
  • E.M. Boctor, M. DeOliviera, M. Choti, R. Ghanem, R.H. Taylor, G. Hager, G. Fichtinger. Ultrasound Monitoring of Tissue Ablation via Deformation Model and Shape Priors. In Ninth International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, volume 4191, pages 405-412.
  • E.M. Boctor, I. Iordachita, G. Fichtinger, G.D. Hager. Ultrasound Self-Calibration. In Medical Imaging 2006: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Display; Kevin R. Cleary, Robert L. Galloway, Jr.; Eds., volume 6141, pages 784-795, 2006.
  • E.M. Boctor, I. Iordachita, G. Fichtinger and G. Hager. Ultrasound Self-Calibration and Real-Time Quality Control for Interventions. Accepted to the IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, 2005.
  • E.M. Boctor, I. Iordachita, G. Fichtinger and G. Hager. Real-Time Quality Control of Tracked Ultrasound. InMICCAI 2005, LNCS 3749, pages 621-630, 2005.
  • R. Kon, J. Leven, K. Kothapalli, E.M. Boctor, G. Fichtinger, G.D. Hager and R.H. Taylor. CIS-UltraCal: An Open-Source Ultrasound Calibration Toolkit. In William F. Walker, Stanislav Y. Emelianov, editor, SPIE Medical Imaging 2005: Ultrasonic Imaging and Signal Processing, volume 5750, pages 516-523, 2005.
  • E.M. Boctor, I. Iordachita, G. Fichtinger, G.D. Hager. Bootstrapped Ultrasound Calibration. In Stud Health Technol Inform., volume 119, pages 61-6, 2005.
  • A. Viswanathan, E.M. Boctor, R.H. Taylor, G.D. Hager, and G. Fichtinger. Immediate Ultrasound Calibration from Two Poses and Minimal Image Processing. In Proceedings of Seventh International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), volume 3217, pages 446-454, 2004.
  • E. Boctor, A. Viswanathan, M. Choti, R.H. Taylor, G. Fichtinger, and G.D. Hager. A Novel Closed Form Solution For Ultrasound Calibration. In Proceedings of ISBI, pages 527-530, 2004.