Focus Areas

Basic and translational research in the Ultrasound Research Center at Mayo Clinic is centered on the following areas of focus:

  • Developing ultrasound-based methods using advanced instrument, acquisition and signal processing technologies
  • Developing new biomarkers specific to individual patients for monitoring tissue state and organ function
  • Developing new ultrasound imaging methods based on foundational biophysics principles
  • Applying ultrasound to functional imaging of natural or induced variations of physiological state
  • Translating innovations in ultrasound technology into widely available commercial imaging instruments for application worldwide
  • Applying ultrasound for treatment, targeted drug delivery, minimally invasive interventions and neural stimulation