Dr. Qifa Zhou has developed high frequency ultrasound composite and single crystal ultrasound transducers and arrays, fabricated by MEMS technology for various biomedical imaging applications. His lab is the first to have developed high sensitivity PMN-PT single crystal transducers for ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging, including intravascular imaging, cancer imaging and ophthalmic imaging.
He and his collaborators have been developing a novel imaging tool for characterizing elastic properties of retinal and corneal tissue by acoustic radiation force induced optical coherence electrography. His lab is also investigating high resolution ultrasonic elastographic imaging techniques using high frequency ultrasound. He is also actively exploring ultrasonic mediated therapeutic technology including trans-sclera drug delivery, as well as ultrasound for retinal and brain stimulation.
- High Frequency Ultrasound
- Multimodal Imaging
- Ophthalmic Elastography
- Integration of Ultrasound and OCT Technology
- Ultrasonic Retinal and Brain Stimulation
- Ultrasonic Drug Delivery
- 3D Printing Technology
- NIH/NCI- R01: Large Aperture and Wideband Modular Ultrasound Arrays for the Diagnosis of Liver Cancer
- NIH/NEI- R01: High Resolution Elastography of Retina Under Prosthetic Electrical Stimulation
- NIH/NHLBI- R01: Combined OCT/US/PAT System for Intravascular Imaging
- NIH/NHLBI- R01: Phase Resolved ARF Optical Coherence Elastography for Intravascular Imaging
- NIH/NIBIB- R01: Dual-Frequency Intravascular Arrays for Functional Imaging of Atherosclerosis