The Biomedical Ultrasound Research Laboratory (BURL) of the Weil Cornell Medicine (WCM) Department of Radiology was formed in 2022. BURL is focused on using ultrasound for medical imaging and therapy. Projects and expertise span from technology development to clinical implementation.
The BURL conducts advanced research on a wide range of medical ultrasound topics including: therapeutic ultrasound, ultrasonic tissue characterization, ophthalmic imaging, high-frequency transducers, acoustic microscopy, signal- and image-processing, blood-flow imaging, and elastography. The goal of the BURL is to work closely with collaborators at WCM and around the world to develop methods and technologies that will directly address clinically relevant medical problems.
The BURL undertakes research and collaborations in a wide range of imaging and therapeutic research areas. Some recent focus areas include:
The BURL consists of researchers with advanced engineering degrees who work closely together with doctors and scientists at WCM on a wide variety of projects. The BURL maintains a well-equipped research facility with standard test-and-measurement equipment, acoustic- measurement equipment, optics components, prototype ultrasound instruments, advanced clinical ultrasound research machines, and computational hardware.