Gregg E. Trahey

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

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 275 Engineering Annex, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: +1 919 660 5169
  • Email Address: gregg.trahey@duke.edu
  • Websites:

Education

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

Research Interests

Medical ultrasound, image guided surgery, adaptive imaging, imaging of tissue's mechanical properties, and radiation force imaging.

Courses Taught

  • MEDPHY 738: Radiology in Practice
  • ECE 392: Projects in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • BME 848L: Radiology in Practice
  • BME 844: Advanced Ultrasonic Imaging
  • BME 542: Principles of Ultrasound Imaging (GE, IM)

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Huber, Matthew T., David P. Bradway, Patricia J. McNally, Sarah C. Ellestad, and Gregg E. Trahey. “In vivo demonstration of a real-time temporal SNR acoustic output adjustment method.” IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferroelectr Freq Control PP (May 17, 2024). https://doi.org/10.1109/TUFFC.2024.3402530.
  • Huber, Matthew T., Katelyn M. Flint, Patricia J. McNally, Sarah C. Ellestad, and Gregg E. Trahey. “Human Observer Sensitivity to Temporal Noise During B-Mode Ultrasound Scanning: Characterization and Imaging Implications.” Ultrason Imaging 46, no. 3 (May 2024): 151–63. https://doi.org/10.1177/01617346241236160.
  • Jin, Felix Q., Vaibhav Kakkad, David P. Bradway, Melissa LeFevre, Joseph Kisslo, Michel G. Khouri, and Gregg E. Trahey. “Evaluation of Myocardial Stiffness in Cardiac Amyloidosis Using Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse and Natural Shear Wave Imaging.” Ultrasound Med Biol 49, no. 8 (August 2023): 1719–27. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2023.03.016.
  • Ahmed, Rifat, Josquin Foiret, Katherine Ferrara, and Gregg E. Trahey. “Large-Array Deep Abdominal Imaging in Fundamental and Harmonic Mode.” IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control 70, no. 5 (May 2023): 406–21. https://doi.org/10.1109/tuffc.2023.3255800.
  • Huber, M., and G. Trahey. “Adaptive acoustic power and frequency adjustment in color Doppler imaging.” In IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS, 2023. https://doi.org/10.1109/IUS51837.2023.10306712.