Thomas L. Szabo, Ph.D.
Ph.D., Physics, University of Bath, U.K.
M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Rochester
B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Virginia
Phone: (617) 358-4390
Fax: (617) 353-6766
Office: ERB 341
Office hours: By appointment
Medical imaging, diagnostic ultrasound, viscoelastic tissue characterization, transduction, biomedical signal processing, wave propagation, physical acoustics, nonlinear acoustics, acoustic measurements, elastography, high intensity focused ultrasound, therapeutic ultrasound, ultrasound nondestructive evaluation and telemedicine.
Professor Szabo’s research goals are overcoming present limitations in imaging the body using ultrasound and other imaging modalities and finding new ways of extracting diagnostically useful information about tissue structure, health and function noninvasively. His work involves the following: multi-modal and 3D digital imaging and beamforming, signal processing, ultrasound-induced bioeffects, simulation and measurement of viscoelastic tissue properties, geophysical imaging, elastography and telemedicine. Recent interests are obesity imaging, airway mechanics and spinal injuries. He is also a convenor of a working group of the International Electrotechnical Commission developing standards on high intensity therapeutic ultrasound and focusing.
Selected Recent Publications
T. L. Szabo, Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging: Inside Out, second edition, book to be published by Elsevier Science, November 2013. 700 pages (a comprehensive state of the art graduate level textbook on the science and engineering of diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound.).
T. Szabo, P. Nariyoshi, and R. McGough, Acoustic Beam Simulator with Aberration, Power Law Absorption, and Reverberation Effects, 2013 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings, Prague, Czech Republic, July 22, 2013.
M. Zheng, K. Shiuan, A. Masoudi, D. Buckland, T. Szabo, and B.Snyder, Dynamic Ultrasound Imaging of Cervical Spine Intervertebral Discs, 2013 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings, Prague, Czech Republic, July 23, 2013.
Y. Zhu, T. Szabo, and R. McGough, Multiple Zone Beamforming in FOCUS, 2013 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings, Prague, Czech Republic, July 24, 2013.
T. L. Szabo and P. A. Lewin, Ultrasound Transducer Selection in Clinical Imaging Practice, J Ultrasound Med. J Ultrasound Med 2013; 32:573–582.
MR Ruth, T Wellman, G Mercier, T Szabo, and CM Apovian, An Automated Algorithm to Identify and Quantify Brown Adipose Tissue in Human 18F-FDGPET/CT Scans, Obesity, 2013, Vol.21(8), pp.1554-1560.
T.L. Szabo, Chapter on Medical Imaging, Introduction to Biomedical Engineering, edited by J. Enderle, S. Blanchard, and J. Bronzino, Elsevier Science, Third Edition, April 2011.
T. L. Szabo, C. Smith, B. Chan, B. Harvey, A. LaPrad and K. R. Lutchen, “A Hybrid Method for Restoring the Fidelity of Ultrasound Images of Vessels, ” 2011 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings, Orlando, Florida, Oct. 18 – 21, 2011, pp. 2114 – 2117.
T. L. Szabo, Chapter on Medical Ultrasound Sensors, Biomedical Sensors, edited by Deric Jones, Momentum Press, November 2010.
Kulkarni, R.; Kao, T.-J.; Boverman, G.; Saulnier, G.J.; Isaacson, D.; Szabo, T.L.; and Newell, J.C., “A hand-held probe for combined ultrasound and electrical impedance tomography,” Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 14th International Conference on Electrical Bioimpedance and 11th Conference on Biomedical Applications of Electrical Impedance Tomography, ICEBI and EIT 2010, v 224, n 1, 2010.