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Welcome to the UEIL

Led by Prof. Elisa Konofagou, the Ultrasound Elasticity and Imaging Laboratory works on developing novel, ultrasound-based techniques for both imaging and therapeutic applications. Some of the ongoing research in the UEIL includes:

  • Enabling targeted drug delivery to the brain by opening the blood-brain barrier with focused ultrasound.

  • Mapping the mechanical and electromechanical properties of the heart using myocardial elastography and electromechanical wave imaging.

  • Monitoring High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) ablation therapy with harmonic motion imaging.

  • Using pulse wave imaging to quantify the stiffness of the arterial wall and assess the likelihood of an aneurysm rupturing.

  • Modulating neural activity in the central and peripheral nervous system through high-intensity focused ultrasound.

The UEIL is located in the Columbia University Medical Center at the New York Presbyterian Hospital and is part of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University. If you have any additional inquiries, or if you would be interested in collaborating with our laboratory, please feel free to contact us.

Latest News

April 01, 2020

Congratulations Ethan!

  • Congrats to our own Ph.D. candidate Ethan Bendau on receiving a NSF GRFP Fellowship. A well-deserved honor recognizing your hard work & potential. We also congratulate Honorable Mentions Lianna Gangi from Dr. Hung's lab and McKenzie Sup from Thomopoulos's lab! Proud of you.