University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Basic Ultrasound Research

Basic ultrasound research is centered in the Medical Physics department and is led by the department chair, James A. Zagzebski, PhD. Areas of active interest include:

  • laboratory measurement and verification of ultrasound contrast agent characteristics
  • computer modeling of ultrasound signals from contrast agents
  • image analysis procedures for determining tissue attention, backscatter and texture from ultrasound signals
  • radiofrequency echo signal analysis of backscatter coefficients, ultrasound attenuation and parametric images of scatterer sizes to determine tissue characteristics
  • three-dimensional ultrasound acquisition and display
  • development, testing and application of elastography to the assessment of LV function

Contact Information

Tomy Varghese, PhD
1530 Medical Science Center
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 265-8797
Fax: (608) 262-2413

James A. Zagzebski, PhD
1530-C Medical Science Center
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 265-4929
Fax: (608) 262-2413