Journal Articles


Z. Kou, M.R. Lowersion, Q. You, Y. Wang, P. Song, M.L. Oelze, “High-resolution Power Doppler Using Null Subtraction Imaging,” in IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, doi: 10.1109/TMI.2024.3383768
J. Cario, Z. Kou, R.J. Miller, A. Dickenson, C.U. Lee, M.L. Oelze, in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, doi: 10.1109/TBME.2024.3388203
U. Soylu, M.L. Oelze, “Machine-to-Machine Transfer Function in Deep Learning-Based Quantitative Ultrasound,” in IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, doi: 10.1109/TUFFC.2024.3384815.
M. Gardner, R.J. Miller, M.L. Oelze, “Grating lobe mitigation on large-pitch arrays using null subtraction imaging,” in Ultrasonics 140 (2024): 107302. doi:10.1016/j.ultras.2024.107302
Y. Zhao, G.J. Czarnota, T.H. Park, R.J. Miller, M.L. Oelze,  “In vivo validation of an in situ calibration bead as a reference for backscatter coefficient calculation,” in Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology, 2024, doi:10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2024.02.005
M. Liu, Z. Kou, Y. Zhao, J. Wiskin, G. Czarnota, M. L. Oelze, “Spectral-based Quantitative Ultrasound Imaging Processing Techniques: Comparisons of RF Versus IQ Approaches,” in Ultrasonic Imaging, 2024, doi:10.1177/01617346231226224.

Towards real-time backscatter coefficient estimation through automatic tumor segmentation

Y. Zhao, Z. Kou, C. Louie, R.J. Miller, G.J. Czarnota, M.L. Oelze, Submitted to Ultrasound Medicine and Biology
S. Baek, H-K Kim, M.L. Oelze, G. Kim, “Can carbonation depth be measured in a nondestructive way? High-frequency quantitative ultrasound imaging for cement paste,” in Cement and Concrete Research,


L. Sannachi, O. O. Laurentius, D. DiCenzo, S. Halstead, F. Wright, N. Look-Hong, E. Slodkowska, S. Gandhi, B. Curpen, M.C. Kolios, M. L. Oelze, C.J. Czarnota “A priori prediction of breast cancer response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy using quantitative ultrasound, texture derivative and molecular subtype,” in Scientific Reports , vol. 173, 22687, 2023, doi: 10.1038/s41598-023-49478-3.
Z. Kou, Q. You, J. Kim, Z. Dong, M. R. Lowerison, N.V.C. Sekaran, D. A. Llano, P. Song, M. L. Oelze, “High-Level Synthesis Design of Scalable Ultrafast Ultrasound Beamformer With Single FPGA,” in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 446-457, June 2023, doi: 10.1109/TBCAS.2023.3267614.
Z. Kou, T. H. Park, R. J. Miller, M. L. Oelze, “Detection of microcalcifications using nonlinear beamforming techniques,” in Ultrasound Medecine and Biology. 2023;49(8):1709-1718. doi:10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2023.03.011
U. Soylu and M. L. Oelze, “Calibrating Data Mismatches in Deep Learning-Based Quantitative Ultrasound Using Setting Transfer Functions,” in IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, doi: 10.1109/TUFFC.2023.3263119.
U. Soylu and M. L. Oelze, “A Data-Efficient Deep Learning Strategy for Tissue Characterization via Quantitative Ultrasound: Zone Training,” in IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, doi: 10.1109/TUFFC.2023.3245988.


Z. Kou, R. J. Miller and M. L. Oelze, “Grating Lobe Reduction in Plane-Wave Imaging With Angular Compounding Using Subtraction of Coherent Signals,” in IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, vol. 69, no. 12, pp. 3308-3316, Dec. 2022, doi: 10.1109/TUFFC.2022.3217993.
Andres Coila and Michael L. Oelze , “Ultrasonic backscatter coefficient estimation in nonlinear regime using an in situ calibration target”, The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 151, 4196-4206 (2022)
Jenna Cario, Andres Coila, Yuning Zhao, Rita J. Miller, and Michael L. Oelze , “Identifying and overcoming limitations with in situ calibration beads for quantitative ultrasound”, The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 151, 2701-2711 (2022)
M. Thies and M. L. Oelze, “Combined Therapy Planning, Real-Time Monitoring, and Low Intensity Focused Ultrasound Treatment Using a Diagnostic Imaging Array,” in IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, vol. 41, no. 6, pp. 1410-1419, June 2022, doi: 10.1109/TMI.2021.3140176.
G. Kim, Q. Wu, J.L. Chu, E.J. Smith, M.L. Oelze, K.C. Li, J.S. Moore, “Ultrasound controlled mechanophore activation in hydrogels for cancer therapy,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119:1-7, 2022, doi: 10.1073/pnas.2109791119.
J. Kim, M.R. Lowerison, N.C. Sekaran, Z. Kou, M.L. Oelze, D.A. Llano, P. Song, “Improved Ultrasound Localization Microscopy based on Microbubble Uncoupling via Transmit Excitation (MUTE),” IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, 69: 1041-1052, 2022, doi: 10.1109/TUFFC.2022.31438.
X. Wang, G. Kim, J.L. Chu, T. Song, Z. Yang, W. Guo, X. Shao, M.L. Oelze, K.C. Li, Y. Lu, “Noninvasive and Spatiotemporal Control of DNAzyme-based Metal Ions Imaging in vivo using High Intensity Focused Ultrasound,” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 144: 5812-5819, 2022, doi: 10.1021/JACS.1c11543.
G. Tabak, M. L. Oelze, A. C. Singer, “Effects of acoustic nonlinearity on communication performance in soft tissues,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 152: 3583-3594, 2022, doi: 10.1121/10.0015402.


Coila A, Rouyer J, Zenteno O, Luchies A, Oelze ML, Lavarello R. Total attenuation compensation for backscatter coefficient estimation using full angular spatial compounding. Ultrasonics. 2021 Jul;114:106376. doi: 10.1016/j.ultras.2021.106376. Epub 2021 Jan 27. PMID: 33578199; PMCID: PMC8985702.
Z. Kou, R. J. Miller, A. C. Singer and M. L. Oelze, “High Data Rate Communications In Vivo Using Ultrasound,” in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 68, no. 11, pp. 3308-3316, Nov. 2021, doi: 10.1109/TBME.2021.3070477.
Nguyen TN, Podkowa AS, Park TH, Miller RJ, Do MN, Oelze ML. Use of a convolutional neural network and quantitative ultrasound for diagnosis of fatty liver. Ultrasound Med Biol. 2021 Mar;47(3):556-568. doi: 10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2020.10.025. Epub 2020 Dec 25. PMID: 33358553; PMCID: PMC7828572.
M. Thies and M. L. Oelze, “Real-Time Visualization of a Focused Ultrasound Beam Using Ultrasonic Backscatter,” in IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, vol. 68, no. 4, pp. 1213-1223, April 2021, doi: 10.1109/TUFFC.2020.3035784.
G. Tabak, Y. Sijung, R.J. Miller, M. L. Oelze, A. C. Singer, “Video-Capable Ultrasonic Wireless Communications through Biological Tissues,” IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, 68, 664-674, 2021, doi: 10.1109/TUFFC.2020.30207.