Gregg E Trahey

Gregg E. Trahey

Robert Plonsey Professor of Biomedical Engineering

My laboratory develops and evaluates novel ultrasonic imaging methods. Current projects involve high resolutioon imaging of the breast and mechanical characterization of the breast and cardiovascular system. We conduct phantom, animal, ex vivo and in vivo trials. Current clinical trials involve imaging of soft and hard vascular plaques and mecahnical imaging of breast lesions.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Robert Plonsey Professor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Professor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Bass Fellow
  • Professor in Radiology

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 275 Engineering Annex, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: (919) 660-5169
  • Email Address: gregg.trahey@duke.edu
  • Websites:

Education

  • Ph.D. Duke University, 1985
  • M.S. University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 1979
  • B.S. University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 1975

Research Interests

Trahey's research interests include medical ultrasound, image guided surgery, adaptive imaging, imaging of tissue's mechanical properties, and radiation force imaging.

Specialties

Medical Imaging
Acoustics
Medical Instrumentation
Medical Diagnostics
Ultrasound imaging

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • MERIT Award. National Institutes of Health. 2009
  • Fellows. American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. 1999

Courses Taught

  • BME 354L: Introduction to Medical Instrumentation
  • BME 394: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
  • BME 493: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
  • BME 494: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
  • BME 844: Advanced Ultrasonic Imaging
  • BME 848L: Radiology in Practice
  • MEDPHY 738: Radiology in Practice

Representative Publications

  • Kakkad, V; Hollender, P; Kisslo, J; Trahey, G, Spatio-temporal consistency of transthoracic ARFI-derived metrics of myocardial function, IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium : [proceedings]. IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (2017) [10.1109/ULTSYM.2017.8092836] [abs].
  • Ferlauto, H; Kakkad, V; Heyde, B; Kisslo, J; Trahey, G, A novel drift compensation algorithm for improved beat-to-beat repeatability of myocardial strain imaging: Preliminary in vivo results, IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium : [proceedings]. IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (2017) [10.1109/ULTSYM.2017.8092966] [abs].
  • Ferlauto, H; Kakkad, V; Heyde, B; Kisslo, J; Trahey, G, A novel strain-based drift compensation algorithm for improved beat-to-beat repeatability of myocardial strain imaging: Preliminary in vivo results, IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium : [proceedings]. IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (2017) [10.1109/ULTSYM.2017.8092163] [abs].
  • Kakkad, V; Ferlauto, H; Bradway, D; Heyde, B; Kisslo, J; Trahey, G, Clinical feasibility of a noninvasive method to interrogate myocardial function via strain and acoustic radiation force-derived stiffness, IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium : [proceedings]. IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (2017) [10.1109/ULTSYM.2017.8092067] [abs].
  • Kakkad, V; Hollender, P; Palmeri, M; Trahey, G, Parameters impacting accuracy of ARFI-derived stiffness ratios: A simulation study with implications on measurement of dynamic myocardial stiffness, IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium : [proceedings]. IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (2017) [10.1109/ULTSYM.2017.8092576] [abs].