Electrical and Computer Engineering

Faculty

Kevin J. Parker

William F. May Professor of Engineering
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, of Biomedical Engineering, and of Radiology

Dean Emeritus, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981
kevin.parker@rochester.edu

203 HPN
(585) 275-3294

Short Biography

Kevin J. Parker earned his graduate degrees from MIT and has served at the University of Rochester as Professor, department chair, director of the Rochester Center for Biomedical Ultrasound, and dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. His research is in image processing and medical imaging, and he is a fellow of the IEEE, the AIUM, and the Acoustical Society of America. He is an inventor or a founder of a number of enterprises, including the field of elastography and the International Conference series in that area, the Blue Noise Mask, and VirtualScopics, Inc. Professor Parker has over 150 journal publications and dozens of US and international patents.

Research Interests

Medical Imaging; 3D and 4D Imaging; CT, MRI, and ultrasound; Multi-dimensional processing and display techniques; Doppler Imaging Techniques; Sonoelasticity; Digital Halftoning; Blue Noise Mask; Color Halftoning

Projects are underway in a number of areas related to medical imaging, image processing and novel scanning techniques using Doppler shift effects. All of these are built on the fundamentals of wave propagation combined with signal and image processing techniques. Many projects are undertaken in joint facilities of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Imaging Sciences at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Summer Lab 2011Sonoelasticity Imaging: This novel hybrid imaging technique that uses Doppler ultrasound to map out, or image, the local vibrations within tissues or structures that are excited by shear wave oscillations at low frequencies (10-1000Hz typically). The concept is that stiff tumors surrounded by soft tissues will present abnormal vibration amplitudes and can therefore be detected. Initial results have been encouraging and applications to the analysis of structures may also be possible. Details are at http://www.ece.rochester.edu/projects/sonoelasticity.

Three-Dimensional (3-D) Medical Imaging: The major imaging modalities (CT, MRI, and Ultrasound) are now capable of 3-D data acquisition. The visualization, segmentation and quantification of 3-D, low-contrast tissue requires many advanced techniques. Our group has developed multidimensional processing and display techniques for 3-D and 4-D medical images. For a good look at applications see http://www.virtualscopics.com/ta-oncology.aspx/.

Blue Noise Mask: Invented by Professor Parker and Theophano Mitsa, PhD, blue noise refers to an unstructured pattern with negligible low-frequency noise components that produce a fine, visually appealing arrangement of dots. Researchers at the University of Rochester designed the Blue Noise Mask with substantial computer power and several years of hard work. The Mask was introduced to graphics and other industries in 1991. At that time, it was a leap forward in halftoning technology and was the first method to combine high quality with virtually instantaneous halftoning. for more information, see Professor Parker's Blue Noise Mask page.

2010 International Tissue Elasticity Conference in Snowbird, Utah

Honors & Awards

Partial List of Awards

Patents

Licensing and Technology Transfer Patented technology has been accepted by over 15 companies and organizations, including: Acuson, Applied Image, Hewlett-Packard, Seiko-Epson, Tektronix, and Research Corporation Technologies.

Publications

Book Sections/Chapters

Recent Journal Articles and Proceeding

  1. C.T. Barry, C. Hazard, Z. Hah, G. Cheng, A. Partin, R.A. Mooney, K. Chuang, W. Cao, D.J. Rubens, K.J. Parker, “Shear Wave Dispersion in Lean Versus Steatotic Rat Livers,” Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, vol. 34, no. 6, pp. 1123-1129, 2015.
  2.  K.J. Parker, “Experimental Evaluations of the Microchannel Flow Model,” Physics in Medicine & Biology, vol. 60, no. 11, pp. 4227-4242, 2015.
  3. K.J. Parker, A. Partin, D.J. Rubens, “What Do We Know About Shear Wave Dispersion in Normal and Steatotic Livers,” Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology, vol. 41, no. 5, pp. 1481-1487, 2015.
  4. K.J. Parker, “Could Linear Hysteresis Contribute to Shear Wave Losses in Tissues,” Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology, vol. 41, no. 4, pp. 1100-1104, 2015.
  5. Z. Hah, A. Partin, K.J. Parker, “Shear Wave Speed and Dispersion Measurements Using Crawling Wave Chirps,” Ultrasonic Imaging, vol. 36, no. 4, pp. 277-290, 2014
  6. K.J.  Parker, "Apodization and Windowing Eigenfunctions,” IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, vol. 61, no. 9, pp.      1575-1579, 2014.
  7. K.J. Parker, "A Microchannel Flow Model for Soft Tissue Elasticity," Physics in Medicine & Biology, vol. 59, no. 15, pp. 4443-4457, 2014.
  8. K.J. Parker, "Real and Causal Hysteresis Elements," Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 135, no. 6, pp. 3381-3389, 2014.
  9. C.T. Barry, Z. Hah, A. Partin, R.A. Mooney, K. Chuang, A. Augustine, A. Almudevar, W. Cao, D.J. Rubens, K.J. Parker, "Mouse Liver Dispersion for the Diagnosis of Early-Stage Fatty Liver Disease: A 70-Sample Study," Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 704-713, 2014.
  10. A. Partin, A. Hah, C.T. Barry, D.J. Rubens, K.J. Parker, "Elasticity Estimates From Images of Crawling Waves Generated by Miniature Surface Sources," Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 685-694, 2014.
  11. K.J. Parker, N. Baddour, “The Gaussian Shear Wave in a Dispersive Medium,” Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 675-684, 2014.
  12. E.L. Carstensen, K.J. Parker, “Physical Models of Tissue in Shear Fields,” Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 655-674, 2014.
  13. M.M. Doyley, K.J. Parker, "Elastography: General Principles and Clinical Applications," Ultrasound Clinics, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 1-11, 2014.
  14. T.K. Koo, J. Guo, J.H. Cohen, K.J. Parker, "Quantifying the Passive Stretching Response of Human Tibialis Anterior Muscle Using Shear Wave Elastography," Clinical Biomechanics, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 33-39, 2014.
  15. B. Castaneda, J. Ormachea, P. Rodriguez, K.J. Parker, "Application of Numerical Methods to Elasticity Imaging," Molecular and Cellular Biomechanics, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 43-65, 2013.
  16. K. Hoyt, Z. Hah, C. Hazard, K.J. Parker, "On the Use of Dual Acoustic Radiation Forces to Induce Shear Wave Propagation and Interference Pattern Formation," Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, pp. 2583-2586, 2013.
  17. T.K. Koo, J. Guo, J.H. Cohen, K.J. Parker, "Relationship Between Shear Elastic Modulus and Passive Muscle Force: An Ex-vivo Study," Journal of Biomechanics, vol. 46, no. 12, pp. 2053-2059, 2013.
  18. K. J. Parker, "Apodization and Windowing Functions," IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, vol. 60, no. 6, pp. 1263-1271, 2013.
  19. K. J. Parker, “Superresolution Imaging of Scatterers in Ultrasound B-scan Imaging,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 131, no. 6, pp. 4680-4689, 2012.
  20. J.M. Walsh, L.An, B. Mills, Z. Hah, J. Maolem, M.C. Miller, E. Giampoli, K. Parker, D. Rubens, "Quantitative Crawling Wave Sonoelastography of Benign and Malignant Thyroid Nodules," Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, vol. 147, no. 2, pp. 233-238, 2012.
  21. K. Lee, B. Azajewski, Z. Hah, K. Parker, A. Maniatty, “Modeling Shear Waves Through a Viscoelatic Medium Induced by Acoustic Radiation Force,” International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering , vol. 28, no 6-7, pp. 678-696, 2012.
  22. Z. Hah, C. Hazard, B. Mills, K. Parker, C. Barry, D. Rubens, “Integration of Crawling Waves in an Ultrasound Imaging System.  Part 2: Signal Processing and Applications,” Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, vol. 38, no. 2, pp. 312-323, 2012.
  23. C. Hazard, Z. Hah, K. Parker, D. Rubens, “Integration of Crawling Waves in an Ultrasound Imaging System.  Part 1: System Design and Consideration,” Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, vol. 38, no. 2, pp. 296-311, 2012.
  24. C.T. Barry, B. Mills, Z. Hah, R.A. Mooney, C.K. Ryan, D.J. Rubens, K.J. Parker, “Shear Wave Dispersion Measures Liver Steatosis,” Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, vol. 38, no. 2, pp. 175-182, 2012.
  25. K. Hoyt, Z. Hah, C. Hazard, K.J. Parker, “Experimental Validation of Acoustic Radiation Force Induced Shear Wave Interference Patterns,” Physics in Medicine and Biology, vol. 57, no. 1, pp. 21-30, 2012.
  26. K.J. Parker, “The Evolution of Vibration Sonoelastography,” Current Medical Imaging Reviews, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 283-291, 2011.
  27. L. An, B. Mills, Z. Hah, S. Mao, J. Yao, J. Joseph, D.J. Rubens, K.J. Parker, “Crawling Wave Detection of Prostate Cancer: Preliminary In Vitro Results,” Medical Physics, vol. 38, no. 5, pp. 2563-2571, 2011.
  28. K. J. Parker, M. M. Doyley, and D. J. Rubens, "Imaging the Elastic Properties of Tissue: the 20 Year Perspective", Physics in Medicine and Biology, vol. 56, pp. R1-R29, 2011.
  29. Z. Hah, C. Hazard, Y. T. Cho, D. Rubens, and K Parker, "Crawling Waves from Radiation Force Excitation", Ultrasonic Imaging vol. 32, pp. 177-189, 2010.
  30. B. Castaneda, K. Hoyt, K. Westesson, L. An, L. Yao, J. Baxter, J. Joseph, J. Strang, D. Rubens, and K. Parker, "Performance of a Three-Dimensional Sonoelastography in Prostate Cancer Detection: a Comparison between ex vivo and in vivo experiments," in Proceedings of IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium, pp. 519-522, 2009.
  31. B. Castaneda, L. An, S. Wu, L. L. Baxter, J. L. Yao, J.V. Joseph, K. Hoyt, J. Strang, D.J. Rubens, K.J. Parker, "Prostate Cancer Detection using Crawling Wave Sonoelastography",Proceedings of SPIE, Medical Imaging 2009, Ultrasonic Imaging and Signal Processing, . 726513-1 - 726513-10, 2009.
  32. K. Hoyt, T. Kneezel, B. Castaneda, and K.J. Parker, "Quantitative Sonoelastography for the In Vivo Assessment of Skeletal Muscle Viscoelasticity," Journal of Medical Physics, vol. 53, pp. 4063-4080, 2008.
  33. M. Zhang, P. Nigwekar, B. Castaneda, K. Hoyt, J.V. Joseph, A. di Sant'Agnese, E.M. Messing, J.G. Strang, D.J. Rubens, and K.J. Parker, "Quantitative Characterization of Viscoelastic Properties of Human Prostate Correlated with Histology," Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology, vol. 34, no. 7, pp. 1033-1042, 2008.
  34. M. Zhang, B. Castaneda, J. Christensen, W. Saad, K. Bylund, K. Hoyt, J.G. Strang, D.J. Rubens, K.J. Parker , "Real-time sonoelastography of hepatic thermal lesions in a swine model," Med. Phys. vol. 35, no. 9, pp. 213-225, 2008.
  35. K. Hoyt, B. Castaneda, and K.J. Parker, "Two-Dimensional Sonoelastographic Shear Velocity Imaging," Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 276-288, 2008.
  36. B. Castaneda, G. Tamez-Pena, M. Zhang, K. Hoyt, K. Bylund, J. Christensen, W. Saad, J. Strang, D.J. Rubens, K.J. Parker, "Measurement of thermally-ablated lesions in sonoelastographic images using level set methods," Proccedings of SPIE v. 6920, Medical Imaging 2008: Ultrasonic Imaging and Signal Processing, 692018-1 - 692018-8, 2008.
  37. K. Hoyt, B. Castaneda, M. Zhang, P. Nigwekar, P.A. di Sant'Agnese, J.F. Joseph, J. Strang, D.J. Rubens, K.J. Parker, "Tissue elasticity properties as biomarkers for cancer in prostate," Cancer Biomarkers, 4 (4-5), pp. 213-225, 2008.
  38. M. Zhang, B. Castaneda, Z. Wu, P. Nigwekar, J. Joseph, D. Rubens, K. Parker, "Congruence of Imaging Estimators and Mechanical Measurements of Viscoelastic Properties of Soft Tissues," Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, vol. 33, no. 10, pp. 1617-1631, 2007.
  39. K. Hoyt, K.J. Parker, D.J. Rubens, "Real-Time Shear Velocity Imaging using Sonoelastographic Techiniques," Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology vol. 33, no. 7, pp. 1086-1097, 2007.
  40. E.L. Carstensen, K.J. Parker, R.M. Lerner, "Elastography in the Management of Liver Disease," Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, vol. 34 no. 10, pp. 1535-46, Oct. 2008.
  41. K. Hoyt, B. Castaneda, and K.J. Parker, "Muscle Tissue Characterization Using Quantitative Sonoelastography: Preliminary Results," IEEE 2007 Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings, pp. 365-368.
  42. B. Castaneda, M. Zhang, K. Hoyt, K. Bylund, J. Christensen, W. Saad, J. Strang, D.J. Rubens, K.J. Parker, "Real-Time Semi-Automatic Segmentation of Hepatic Radiofrequency Ablated Lesions in an In Vivo Procine Model Using Sonoelastography," IEEE 2007 Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings, pp. 1341-1344.
  43. B. Castaneda, K. Hoyt, M. Zhang, D. Pasternack, L. Baxter, P. Nigwekar, A. di Sant' Agnese, J. Joseph, J. Strang, D. J. Rubens, K. J. Parker, "Prostate Cancer Detection Based on Three Dimensional Sonoelastography," IEEE 2007 Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings, pp. 1353-1356.
  44. K. Hoyt, B. Castaneda, and K. J. Parker, "Feasibility of Two-Dimensional Quantitative Sonoelastographic Imaging," IEEE 2007 Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings, pp. 2032-2035.
  45. K. Hoyt, K. J. Parker and D. J. Rubens, "Sonoelastographic Shear Velocity Imaging: Experiments on Tissue Phantom and Prostate," IEEE 2006 Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings, pp. 1686-1689.
  46. B.A. Winey, L. Liao, Y. Zhang, J. Helbig, V. Misic, K. Parker, T. Podder, and Y. Yu, "A Novel Multi-Modality Image-Guided US-NIR Scanner for Breast Cancer Diagnosis," World Congress of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2006: Imaging the Future Medicine. Series: IFMBE Proceedings, vol. 14. November 2006.
  47. Z. Wu, K. Hoyt, D. J. Rubens, K. J. Parker, "Sonoelastographic Imaging of Interference Patterns for Estimation of Shear Velocity Distribution in Biomaterials," The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 120, no. 1, pp. 535-545, July 2006.
  48. K. J. Parker, M. Zhang, D.J. Rubens, "An Introduction to Color in Medical Imaging," Journal of Imaging Science and Technology, vol. 50, no. 1, pp. 12-16, 2006.
  49. B. A. Winey, V. Misic , L. Liao , K. Parker , B. Fenton, Y. Yu, "In vivo cancer diagnosis with optical spectroscopy and acoustically induced blood stasis using a murine MCa35 model," Med. Phys., vol. 33, no. 6, pp. 1623-1633, 2006.
  50. B. A. Winey, V. Misic, B. Fenton, L. Liao, K. Parker, and Y. Yu, "A Noninvasive Optical Probe for Breast Cancer: Diagnostic use of Acoustically Induced Blood Stasis," Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 6086, 60860N, Mar. 6, 2006.
  51. L. S. Taylor, D. J. Rubens, B. C. Porter, Z. Wu, R. B. Baggs, P. A. di Sant'Agnese, G. Nadasdy, D. Pasternack, E. M. Messing, P. Nigwekar, and K. J. Parker, "Prostate Cancer: Three-dimensional Sonoelastography for in Vitro Detection," Radiology, vol. 237, no. 3, pp. 981-985, Dec 2005.
  52. B. A. Winey, V. Misic, B. Fenton, S. Paoni, L. Liao, P. Okunieff, H. Liu, K.J. Parker, Y. Yu, "In Vivo Optical Spectroscopy of Acoustically Induced Blood Stasis," Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 27th Annual Conference, Shanghai, China, September 1-4, 2005.
  53. V. Misic, B. A. Winey, H. Liu, L. Liao, P. Okunieff, K. J. Parker, B. Fenton, Y. Yu, "Tumor Detection In Vivo with Optical Spectroscopy," Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 27th Annual Conference, Shanghai, China, September 1-4, 2005.
  54. J. McLaughlin, K. Parker, D. Renzi, and C. Wu, "Shear wave speed recovery using moving interference patterns obtained in sonoelastography experiments," Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 121 no. 4, pp. 2438-2466, 2007.
  55. K. J. Parker, L. S. Taylor, S. Gracewski, D. J. Rubens, "A unified view of imaging the elastic properties of tissue," Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 117, no. 5, May 2005; Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research, vol. 9, no. 9, May 1, 2005.
  56. K. J. Parker, M. Zhang, D. J. Rubens, "Color in Medical Imaging," Biophotonics International, vol. 12, no. 1, 44-48, 2005.
  57. K. J. Parker, M. Zhang, "Color in Medical Imaging," IS&T 12th Color Imaging Conference Proceedings, pp. 4-8, Nov. 9-12, 2004.
  58. Z. Wu, L. S. Taylor, D. J. Rubens, and K. J. Parker, "Sonoelastographic imaging of interference patterns for estimation of the shear velocity of homogeneous biomaterials," Physics in Medicine and Biology, vol. 49, no. 6, pp. 911-922, 2004
  59. L. S. Taylor, B. C. Porter, G. Nadasdy, P. A. DiSantAgnese, D. Pasternack, Z. Wu, R. B. Baggs, D. J. Rubens, and K. J. Parker, "Three-Dimensional Registration of Prostate Images from Histology and Ultrasound," Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology vol. 30, no. 2, 161-168, 2004.
  60. S. K. Pakin, R. S. Gaborski, L. L. Barski, D. H. Foos, and K. J. Parker, "A Clustering Approach to Bone and Soft Tissue Segmentation of Digital Radiographic Images of Extremities," Journal of Electronic Imaging vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 40-49, 2003.
  61. M. Wang, K. J. Parker, K. Spaulding, Q. Yu, and R. Miller, "Optimal Output Level Selection for Multilevel Halftoning Based on Visual Experiments Using Spatially Modulated Gratings," Journal of Imaging Science and Technology vol. 47, no. 4, pp. 309-326, 2003.
  62. S. K. Alam and K. J. Parker, "Implementation Issues in Ultrasonic Flow Imaging," Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 517-528, 2003.
  63. S. A. McAleavey, D. J. Rubens, and K. J. Parker, "Doppler Ultrasound Imaging of Magnetically Vibrated Brachytherapy Seeds," IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering vol. 50, no. 2, pp. 252-254, 2003.
  64. L. S. Taylor, M. Zhang, J. G. Strang, D. J. Rubens, and K. J. Parker, "In-Vitro Imaging of Thermal Lesions Using Three Dimensional Vibration Sonoelastography" Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Therapeutic Ultrasound, Seattle, WA, July 29 - August 1, 2002, (M. A. Andrews, L. Crumb, and S. Vaezy eds.), pp. 176-184.
  65. V. Misic , K. J. Parker, "Morphological characterization of dithering masks," Journal of Electronic Imaging, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 278-283, 2003.
  66. E. A. Ashton, L. Molinelli, S. Totterman, K. J. Parker, "Evaluation of reproducibility for manual and semi-automated feature extraction in CT and MRI images," Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, vol. 3, pp. 161-164, June, 2002.
  67. "Detection and three-dimensional visualization of lesion models using sonoelastography," L. S. Taylor, T. R. Gaborski, J. G. Strang, D. J. Rubens, and K. J. Parker, SPIE International Symposium on Medical Imaging 2002: Ultrasonic Imaging and Signal Processing, (M. F. Insana and W. F. Walker eds.), vol. 4687, pp. 421-429, 2002.
  68. M. Wang and K. J. Parker, "Prediction of the Texture Visibility of Color Haltone Patterns," Journal of Electronic Imaging, vol. 11, no. 2, 195-205, 2002.
  69. Z. Hah, S. McAleavey, and K. J. Parker, "Tissue Mimicking Materials for Thin Film Phantom," Acustica vol. 88, no. 1, p. 59, 2002.
  70. Z. Wu, L. S. Taylor, D. J. Rubens, and K. J. Parker, "Shear Wave Focusing for Three-Dimensional Sonoelastography," Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 111, no. 1, pt. 1, pp. 439-446, January 2002.
  71. S. Kubilay Pakin, J. G. Tamez-Pena, S. Totterman, K. J. Parker, "Segmentation, surface extraction, and thickness computation of articular cartilage," Proc. SPIE, vol. 4684, pp. 155-166, Medical Imaging 2002: Image Processing, May 2002.
  72. L. S. Taylor, M. S. Richards, A. J. Moskowitz, A. L. Lerner, D. J. Rubens, and K. J. Parker, "Viscoelastic Effects in Sonoelastography: Impact on Tumor Detectability," 2001 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings, Atlanta, GA, October 7-10, 2001.
  73. S. A. McAleavey and K. J. Parker, "Effect of Decorrelation on Butterfly Search Velocity Estimator," SPIE Medical Imaging Proceedings, vol. 4325, p. 30, 2001.
  74. J. G. Tamez-Pena, S. Totterman, and K. J. Parker, "MRI Isotropic Reconstruction from two Orthogonal Scans," SPIE Proceedings, vol. 4322, pp. 87-97, 2001.
  75. M. Wang and K. J. Parker, "A Metric to Evaluate the Texture Visibility of Halftone Patterns," Human Vision and Electronic Imaging VI, (Eds: B. E. Rogowitz and T. N. Pappas), Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 4299, pp. 163-174, 2001.
  76. B. Porter, K. J. Parker, and D. J. Rubens, "Three-Dimensional Registration and Fusion of Ultrasound and MRI Using Major Vessels as Fiducial Markers," IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 354-359, 2001.
  77. S. McAleavey, Z. Hah, and K. J. Parker, "A Thin Film Phantom for Blood Flow Simulation and Doppler Test," IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectronics, and Frequency Control, vol. 48, no. 3, pp. 737-742, 2001.
  78. S. K. Pakin, R. Gaborski, L. Barski, D. Foos, and K. J. Parker, "Segmentation of Bone and Soft Tissue Regions in Digital Radiographic Images of Extremities," SPIE Medical Imaging, vol. 4322, pp. 1296-1301, 2001.
  79. L. S. Taylor, B. C. Porter, D. J. Rubens, K. J. Parker, "Three-Dimensional Sonoelastography: Principles and Practices," Phys. Med Biol., vol. 45, no. 6, pp. 1477-94, June 2000.
  80. D. Fu, S. F. Levinson, S. M. Gracewski, and K. J. Parker, "Non-Invasive Quantitative Reconstruction of Tissue Elasticity Using an Iterative Forward Approach," Phys. Med. Biol., vol. 45, no. 6, pp. 1495-1510, June 2000.
  81. J. Tamez-Pena, K. J. Parker, E. Kwok, G. S. Seo, S. M. S. Totterman, "Orthogonal Fusion: Improving Resolution for Mutlispectral Segmentation of Musculoskeletal Structures," International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 8th Scientific Meeting and Exhibition, Denver, Colorado, p. 247, April 2000.
  82. M. Wang, K. J. Parker, K. E. Spaulding, Q. Yu, and R. L. Miller, "Perceived Lightness Difference with Regard to Spatial Frequency and Amplitude Modulation," Vision and Electronic Imaging V, Proc. SPIE, vol. 3959, pp. 16-27, 2000.
  83. M. Wang and K. J. Parker, "Properties of Jointly-Blue Noise Masks and Applications to Color Halftoning," J. Imag. Sci. Tech., vol. 44, no. 4, pp. 360-370, 2000.
  84. S. A. McAleavey, R. G. Naum, and K. J. Parker, "Characterization of a Thin Film Phantom for Contrast and Resolution Measurements," SPIE Medical Imaging Proceedings, vol. 3658, pp. 530-538, 1999.
  85. Q. Yu, K. J. Parker, K. Spaulding, and R. Miller, "Digital Multitoning with Overmodulation for Smooth Texture Transition," Journal of Electronic Imaging, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 311-321, July 1999.
  86. R. M. Cramblitt and K. J. Parker, "Generation of Non-Rayleigh Speckle Distributions Using Marked Regularity Models," IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, vol. 46, no. 4, pp. 867-874, July 1999.
  87. W. Zhu, K. J. Parker, and M. A. Kriss, "Color Filter Arrays Based on Mutually Exclusive Blue Noise Patterns," Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation vol. 10, 245-267, 1999.
  88. B. Porter, D. Rubens and K. J. Parker, "Soft Tissue Volume Fusion of U.S. and MRI," IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, vol. 46 no. 6, cover image, November 1999.
  89. J. S. Abramowicz, D. B. Phillips, L. N. Jessee, H. Levene, K. J. Parker and R. K. Miller, "Sonographic Investigation of Flow Patterns in the Perfused Human Placenta and Their Modulation by Vasoactive Agent with Enhanced Visualization by the Ultrasound Contrast Agent Albunex," Journal of Clinical Ultrasound, vol. 27, no. 9, pp. 513-522, 1999.
  90. L. S. Taylor, B. Porter, D. Rubens, and K. J. Parker, "3D Sonoelastography for Prostate Tumor Imaging," Proceedings of the International ICSC Congress on Computational Intelligence: Methods and Applications (CIMA'99) RIT Rochester, NY, pp. 468-472, June 1999.
  91. D. Fu, S. F. Levinson, S. M. Gracewski, K. J. Parker, "Solution of the Inverse Problem in Sonoelastography Using an Iterative Forward Approach," 24th International Symposium on Ultrasonic Imaging and Tissue Characterization Proceedings, pp. 61-62, 1999.
  92. S. Huang, R.M. Lerner, K.J. Parker, “Time domain Doppler estimators of the amplitude of vibrating targets,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 91, no. 2, pp. 965-974, 1992.
  93. S. Huang, R.M. Lerner, K.J. Parker, “On estimating the amplitude of harmonic vibration from the Doppler spectrum of reflected signals,” Journal of the
    Acoustical Society of America
    , vol. 88, no. 6, pp. 2702-2712, 1990.
  94. J. Ophir, K.J. Parker, "Contrast Agents in Diagnostic Ultrasound," Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 319-333, 1989.

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Presentations

Partial List of Presentations

  1. C. Barry, B. Mills, Z. Hah, R. Mooney, S. Safadjou, C. Ryan, D. Rubens, K. Parker, “Ex Vivo and In Vivo Ultrasonographic Hepatic Steatography Measurements Correlate with Histologic Estimates of Liver Fat Content,” American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases: The Liver Meeting, San Francisco, CA 3-8 Nov 2011.
  2. K.J. Parker, Z. Hah, “Dispersion and Distortion of Shear Wave Pulses,” Tenth International Conference on the Ultrasonic Measurement of Tissue Elasticity, Arlington, TX 12-15 October 2011.
  3. B. Mills, C. Barry, Z. Hah, D.J. Rubens, K. Parker, “Using Crawling Wave Sonoelastography for the Measurement of Intrahepatic Fat Content,” Tenth International Conference on the Ultrasonic Measurement of Tissue Elasticity, Arlington, TX 12-15 October 2011.
  4. A. Partin, Z. Hah, B. Mills, D.J. Rubens, K.J. Parker, “A Hand-held System for Quantitative Mapping of Elastic Properties Within a Biomaterial from Crawling Waves Generated on the Surface,” Tenth International Conference on the Ultrasonic Measurement of Tissue Elasticity, Arlington, TX 12-15 October 2011.
  5. Z. Hah, K.J. Parker, “Local Shear Speed Estimation of ex vivo Prostate Using Acoustic Crawling Waves (ARC) Generated From Radiation Force,” Tenth International Conference on the Ultrasonic Measurement of Tissue Elasticity, Arlington, TX 12-15 October 2011.
  6. J.M. Walsh, L. An, B. Mills, Z. Hah, K.J. Parker, D. Rubens, J. Moalem, M. Miller, S. Newlands, P. Van der Sloot, E. Giampoli, “Crawling Wave Sonoelastography of Benign and Malignant Thyroid Nodules,” American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery Foundation Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA 11-14 September 2011.
  7. Z. Hah, K. Parker, D. Rubens, “Vibration Elastography: Overview and Clinical Results,” Ultrasonic Imaging and Tissue Characterization Symposium, Rosslyn, VA 13-15 June 2011.
  8. C. Barry, B. Mills, Z. Hah, R. Mooney, S. Safadjou, C. Ryan, D. Rubens, K. Parker, “Ultrasonic Hepatic Steatography: A Noninvasive Method to Measure Intrahepatic Fat Content,” American Transplant Congress, Philadephia, PA 30 April-4 May 2011.
  9. K.J. Parker, “Three-Dimensional Vibration Elastography and Crawling Waves,” American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine Annual Convention, New York, NY 14-17 April 2011.
  10. Z. Hah, B. Mills, C. Hazard, K. Parker, D. Rubens, “Measuring Dispersion in a Biological Medium with Crawling Waves Synthesized from Ultrasonic Radiation Force,” American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine Annual Convention, New York, NY 14-17 April 2011.
  11. B. Castaneda, K. Westesson, L. An, J. Yao, L. Baxter, J. Joseph, K. Hoyt, J. Strang, D. Rubens, K. Parker, “Prostate Cancer Detection Using 3-Dimensional Vibration Sonoelastography: Ex Vivo and In Vivo Results,” American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine Annual Convention, New York, NY 14-17 April 2011.
  12. Z. Hah, C.R. Hazard, D.J. Rubens, K.J. Parker, “Synthesis of Crawling Waves Generated from Radiation Force,” Ninth International Conference on the Ultrasonic Measurement of Tissue Elasticity, Snowbird, UT 16-19 October 2010.
  13. L. An, Z. Hah, Y. Cho, B. Mills, S. Mao, L. Baxter, L. Kushner, J. Yao, J. Joseph, D. J. Rubens, J. Strang, K.J. Parker, “Improving Crawling Wave Detection of Prostate Cancer: Preliminary In Vitro,” Ninth International Conference on the Ultrasonic Measurement of Tissue Elasticity, Snowbird, UT 16-19 October 2010.
  14. A. Thomas, K. Lin, J.R. McLaughlin, C.R. Hazard, K. Thomenius, Z. Hah, K.J. Parker, D.J. Rubens, “Frequency Dependence in Phase Wave Speed Recovered from Interference Patterns Made with ARC Data,” Ninth International Conference on the Ultrasonic Measurement of Tissue Elasticity, Snowbird, UT 16-19 October 2010.
  15. "Imaging the Elastic Properties of Tissue: the 20 Year Perspective", K J Parker, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress, Vancouver, Canada, 2010.
  16. "Evaluation of Crawling Wave Estimator Bias on Elastic Contrast Quantification", L An, D J Rubens, J Strang, Y T Cho, Z Hah, B Mills, and K Parker, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine Annual Convention, San Diego, CA, 2010.
  17. "Theoretical Investigation of Strategies for Generating Crawling Waves Using Focused Beams", Y T Cho, Z Hah, L An, C R Hazard, D J Rubens, J Strang, and K Parker, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine Annual Convention, San Diego, CA, 2010.
  18. "Methods for Generating Crawling Waves With Radiation Force From Ultrasonic Beams", Z Hah, Y T Cho, L An, C R Hazard, D J Rubens, J Strang, and K Parker, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine Annual Convention, San Diego, CA, 2010.
  19. "Tumor Pathology Report in 3D Dynamic Image Format", B Castaneda, D Hosey, J Strang, D J Rubens, K J Parker, J Yao, and Z Qu, United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 2009.
  20. "Study of the Visco Elastic Properties of Normal Prostate Tissue Using Crawling Waves: Preliminary Results", B Castaneda, K Hoyt, T Kneezel, S Wu, J Strang, D J Rubens, and K J Parker, Seventh International Conference on the Ultrasonic Measurement and Imaging of Tissue Elasticity, Austin, TX, 2008.
  21. "Calibration of the Vibration Amplitude Measured by a Sonoelastographic System", B Castaneda, S Wu, K Hoyt, D J Rubens, and K J Parker, Seventh International Conference on the Ultrasonic Measurement and Imaging of Tissue Elasticity, Austin, TX, 2008.
  22. "Application of Non-Rigid Registration to Validate Detection of Prostate Cancer Using Three-Dimensional Sonoelastography", B Castaneda, S Wu, K Hoyt, L Baxter, J Yao, D Pasternak, J Strang, D J Rubens, and K J Parker, Seventh International Conference on the Ultrasonic Measurement and Imaging of Tissue Elasticity, Austin, TX, 2008.
  23. "Sonoelastography Guided Biopsy for Prostate Cancer Detection", B. Castaneda, M Zhang, K Hoyt, D Pasternack, L Baxter, P Nigwekar, A di Sant'Agnese, J Joseph, J Strang, D J Rubens, and K J Parker, Sixth International Conference on the Ultrasonic Measurement and Imaging of Tissue Elasticity, Santa Fe, NM, 2007.
  24. "Sonoelastographic Shear Velocity Imaging: Experiments on Tissue Phantom and Prostate," K Hoyt, KJ Parker, and DJ Rubens, IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, Vancouver, Canada, October 2006.
  25. "Three-Dimensional Sonoelastography for Thermal Lesion Detection in an In Vivo Swine Model," M Zhang, B Castaneda, J Christensen, W Saad, DJ Rubens, KJ Parker, Fifth International Conference on the Ultrasonic Measurement and Imaging of Tissue Elasticity, Snowbird, Utah, October 2006.
  26. "Sonoelastographic Shear Velocity Imaging: An Application of Crawling Waves," K Hoyt, KJ Parker, DJ Rubens, Fifth International Conference on the Ultrasonic Measurement and Imaging of Tissue Elasticity, Snowbird, Utah, October 2006.
  27. "Congruence of Sonoelastography Crawling Waves and Mechanical Measurements for Estimation of Viscoelastic Properties of Soft Tissues," Benjamin Castaneda, Man Zhang, Zhe Wu, Deborah J. Rubens, Kevin J. Parker, Fifth International Conference on the Ultrasonic Measurement and Imaging of Tissue Elasticity, Snowbird, Utah, October 2006.
  28. "Ultrasonic Methods for Imaging the Elastic Properties of Tissue," Kenneth Hoyt, Kevin J. Parker, Deborah J. Rubens, International Congress of Imaging Science 2006, Rochester, NY, May 10, 2006.
  29. "Medical imaging using nonlinear ultrasound and the role of Edwin Carstensen," Kevin J. Parker, 151st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Providence, RI, June 2006. (invited speaker)
  30. "Novel Multi-modality Image-guided US-NIR Scanner for Breast Cancer Diagnosis," Brian Winey, Lydia Liao, Yongde Zhang, Vladimir Misic, Kevin Parker, Tarun Podder, Yan Yu, World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2006 August 27 - September 1, Seoul, Korea.
  31. "From Static to Dynamic Elastography: The Unified Range of Elastic Response," KJ Parker, LS Taylor, SM Gracewski, DJ Rubens, Fourth International Conference on the Ultrasonic Measurement and Imaging of Tissue Elasticity, Austin, TX, Oct 2005.
  32. "Mechanical Measurement of Elastic Properties of Bovine Liver and Human Prostate Under Compression," M Zhang, ZC Wu, DJ Rubens, KJ Parker, Fourth International Conference on the Ultrasonic Measurement and Imaging of Tissue Elasticity, Austin, TX, Oct 2005.
  33. "Shear wave interferometry, an application of sonoelastography," Zhe Wu and Kevin J. Parker, 149th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, May 2005