Young Investigator Award Recipients

The Young Investigator Awards encourage quality research and the presentation of meritorious scientific papers.

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This year, Verasonics is sponsoring the Young Investigator Awards. Verasonics is a leader in research ultrasound equipment and is focused on providing researchers and developers with the most advanced and flexible tools enabling them to develop new algorithms and products used in biomedical ultrasound, materials science, earth sciences, and the physics of acoustics and ultrasonics. The company has customers located in over 35 countries across North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.

Abdul-Kareem Ahmed, MD

Abstract Title:
Bilateral MR-guided Focused Ultrasound Central Lateral Thalamotomy for Refractory Trigeminal Neuralgia: Preliminary Results

Javier Ajenjo Barcenas, PhD

Abstract Title:
PAM and FUS-assisted AAV Delivery into the Brain for Quantitative PET/CT Imaging

Ali Bassir, MD

Abstract Title:
Pivotal Study of Transurethral Ultrasound Ablation of the Prostate: MR Thermometry Parameters and Clinical Response at 4-year Follow-up

Sheng Chen

Abstract Title:
Simultaneous Monitoring of Bone and Soft Tissue with a Rapid MRI Method for Focused Ultrasound Surgery

Riccardo Ciocca

Abstract Title:
A Noninvasive Biomarker of Microbubbles Distribution in the Brain: Comparison Between Intraoperative CEUS and Perfusion MRI

Daniel Düx, MD

Abstract Title:
A 10-year Multicenter Experience of MR-guided High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) in 105 Patients with Extra-Abdominal Desmoid Tumors

Areej Ennasr

Abstract Title:
Examination of Low-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (LIFU) Parameters and Longevity of Effect for Human Neuromodulation

Yutong Guo, PhD

Abstract Title:
Microbubble Properties and Ultrasound Frequency can Modulate the Blood-Brain Barrier Phenotype

Alayna Hay, PhD

Abstract Title:
Investigating the Ablative and Immunological Outcomes of Histotripsy Treatment for Canine Osteosarcoma

Alexander In

Abstract Title:
Low-Intensity Focused Ultrasound to Insula Attenuates Contact Heat Evoked Potentials and Reduces Pain Perception in Humans

Ayesha Jameel

Abstract Title:
The Evolution of Thalamic Ventral Intermediate Nucleus Targeting in MRgFUS Thalamotomy for Tremor, an International Perspective 2019 to 2021

Sara Johnson, PhD

Abstract Title:
Non-Contrast MR Biomarker of Thermal Ablation in MRgFUS Treatments via Supervised Learning to MR-Registered Histology

Ryan Jones, PhD

Abstract Title:
A Fully Electronically Steerable Modular MR-guided Focused Ultrasound Phased Array System

Stephen Lee

Abstract Title:
Focused Ultrasound Modulates Neuropathic Pain

Xiaoyue Li

Abstract Title:
Real-Time Harmonic Motion Imaging Guided Focused Ultrasound (HMIgfUS) in Breast Cancer Patients in Vivo

Katherine Liu

Abstract Title:
Beta-Amyloid Changes in PET after Neuronavigation-Guided Focused Ultrasound Induced Blood-Brain Barrier Opening in Alzheimer’s Disease Patients

Veronika Purrer, MD

Abstract Title:
Quantitative and Qualitative Tremor Evaluation after tcMRgFUS Thalamotomy in ET

Lauren Ruger

Abstract Title:
Histotripsy Ablation of Spontaneously Occurring Canine Bone Tumors in Vivo

Tao Sun, PhD

Abstract Title:
Focused Ultrasound Immunomodulation on the Myeloid Compartment of the Brain in Treating GBM and Alzheimer’s Disease

Dezhuang (Summer) Ye, PhD

Abstract Titles:
Focused Ultrasound-Mediated Intranasal Delivery of AAV to Targeted Brain Regions with Minimal Systemic Exposure

Ultrasound with Microbubbles Accelerates Glymphatic Transportation