Paul Dayton, PhD, Kenan Distinguished Professor and Interim Chair of the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, was chosen for his contributions to contrast agents and contrast-enhanced ultrasound in medical diagnostics and therapeutics.
Paul Dayton, PhD, Kenan Distinguished Professor and Interim Chair of the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, is among the newly elevated 2022 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Fellows. He was chosen for his contributions to contrast agents and contrast-enhanced ultrasound in medical diagnostics and therapeutics.
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Dayton’s research involves developing new technologies for imaging blood flow, microvasculature, and molecular markers using ultrasound and microbubble contrast agents. Several of his contributions to the field include techniques to improve the sensitivity and consistency of ultrasound imaging through optimization of contrast agent size distribution; the demonstration of high-resolution, high-SNR ultra broadband imaging; and techniques for real-time molecular imaging.
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