Mark L Palmeri

Mark L. Palmeri

Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Mark L. Palmeri received his B.S. degree in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering from Duke University, Durham, NC, in 2000.  He was a James B. Duke graduate fellow and received his Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University in 2005 and his M.D. degree from the Duke University School of Medicine in 2007.  He is currently an Assistant Research Professor in Biomedical Engineering and Anesthesiology at Duke University.  He is an Associate Editor for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology and IEEE Transactions in Medical Imaging, and he serves as a member of the RSNA Quantitative Imaging Biomarker Alliance (QIBA) committee for ultrasound shear wave speed imaging. His research interests include acoustic radiation force shear wave elasticity imaging, ultrasonic imaging, finite element analysis of soft tissue response to acoustic radiation force excitation, medical image processing and medical instrumentation design.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Assistant Research Professor of Anesthesiology

Contact Information

Education

  • M.D. Duke University, 2007
  • Ph.D. Duke University, 2005
  • B.S.E. Duke University, 2000

Research Interests

Dr. Palmeri's research interests include ultrasonic imaging, specifically using acoustic radiation force to characterize the mechanical properties of tissue, and finite element analysis of soft tissue response to impulsive radiation force excitation. Other research interests include ultrasonic bioeffects and mechanical testing of soft tissues.

Specialties

Ultrasound imaging
Mathematical Modeling
Medical Instrumentation
Medical Imaging

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Certificate for Excellence in Teaching. Pratt School of Engineering. 2015
  • Lois and John L. Imhoff Distinguished Teaching Award. Pratt School of Engineering. 2012
  • James B. Duke Graduate Fellowship. Duke University Graduate School. 2002

Courses Taught

  • BME 354L: Introduction to Medical Instrumentation
  • BME 464L: Medical Instrument Design (DR)
  • BME 493: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
  • BME 494: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
  • BME 590: Advanced Topics in Biomedical Engineering
  • BME 790L: Advanced Topics with the Lab for Graduate Students in Biomedical Engineering

Representative Publications

  • Huang, B; Drehfal, LC; Rosado-Mendez, IM; Guerrero, QW; Palmeri, ML; Simmons, HA; Feltovich, H; Hall, TJ, Estimation of Shear Wave Speed in the Rhesus Macaques’ Uterine Cervix, IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, vol 63 no. 9 (2016), pp. 1243-1252 [10.1109/TUFFC.2016.2524259] [abs].
  • Selzo, MR; Moore, CJ; Hossain, MM; Palmeri, ML; Gallippi, CM, On the Quantitative Potential of Viscoelastic Response (VisR) Ultrasound Using the One-Dimensional Mass-Spring-Damper Model., IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, vol 63 no. 9 (2016), pp. 1276-1287 [10.1109/tuffc.2016.2539323] [abs].
  • Lipman, SL; Rouze, NC; Palmeri, ML; Nightingale, KR, Evaluating the Improvement in Shear Wave Speed Image Quality Using Multidimensional Directional Filters in the Presence of Reflection Artifacts, IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, vol 63 no. 8 (2016), pp. 1049-1063 [10.1109/TUFFC.2016.2558662] [abs].
  • Rosado-Mendez, IM; Guerrero, QW; Drehfal, LC; Santoso, AP; Subramanian, S; Kohn, S; Shotzko, M; Palmeri, ML; Feltovich, H; Hall, TJ, Changes in cervical stiffness during pregnancy: Preliminary assessment with shear wave elasticity imaging in the rhesus macaque, AIP Conference Proceedings, vol 1747 (2016) [10.1063/1.4954109] [abs].
  • Palmeri, ML; Glass, TJ; Miller, ZA; Rosenzweig, SJ; Buck, A; Polascik, TJ; Gupta, RT; Brown, AF; Madden, J; Nightingale, KR, Identifying Clinically Significant Prostate Cancers using 3-D In Vivo Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse Imaging with Whole-Mount Histology Validation., Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology, vol 42 no. 6 (2016), pp. 1251-1262 [10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2016.01.004] [abs].