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

  • 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

  • Jakovljevic, M; Bottenus, N; Kuo, L; Kumar, S; Dahl, JJ; Trahey, GE, Blocked Elements in 1-D and 2-D Arrays-Part II: Compensation Methods as Applied to Large Coherent Apertures., IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, vol 64 no. 6 (2017), pp. 922-936 [10.1109/tuffc.2017.2683562] [abs].
  • Jakovljevic, M; Pinton, GF; Dahl, JJ; Trahey, GE, Blocked Elements in 1-D and 2-D Arrays-Part I: Detection and Basic Compensation on Simulated and In Vivo Targets., IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, vol 64 no. 6 (2017), pp. 910-921 [10.1109/tuffc.2017.2683559] [abs].
  • Heyde, B; Bottenus, N; D'hooge, J; Trahey, GE, Evaluation of the Transverse Oscillation Technique for Cardiac Phased Array Imaging: A Theoretical Study., IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, vol 64 no. 2 (2017), pp. 320-334 [10.1109/tuffc.2016.2622818] [abs].
  • Vejdani-Jahromi, M; Freedman, J; Nagle, M; Kim, Y-J; Trahey, GE; Wolf, PD, Quantifying Myocardial Contractility Changes Using Ultrasound-Based Shear Wave Elastography., Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, vol 30 no. 1 (2017), pp. 90-96 [10.1016/j.echo.2016.10.004] [abs].
  • Zhang, HK; Cheng, A; Bottenus, N; Guo, X; Trahey, GE; Boctor, EM, Synthetic tracked aperture ultrasound imaging: design, simulation, and experimental evaluation., Journal of medical imaging (Bellingham, Wash.), vol 3 no. 2 (2016) [10.1117/1.jmi.3.2.027001] [abs].