Riverside Research provides expertise in advanced acoustical and optical technology for a wide range of biomedical applications. The diagnostic studies currently undertaken by the Lizzi Center for Biomedical Engineering at Riverside Research apply ultrasonic and optoacoustic methods to imaging and detection and diagnosis of cancerous lesions, guidance of diagnostic biopsies and histological evaluations, and targeting and monitoring of treatment. These studies have been pursued successfully in applications involving prostate cancer, metastatic disease in lymph nodes, tumors in the eye, breast cancer, blood vessel conditions (such as plaque and thrombi), and liver disease. Closely related studies have developed novel means of ultrasound-transducer fabrication, ultrasound-echo-signal processing, and ultrasound-contrast-agent characterization. Therapeutic studies undertaken by the Lizzi Center emphasize high-intensity focused ultrasound for treating disease and low-intensity ultrasound to stimulate bioresponses. Therapy studies have been pursued successfully in applications involving ophthalmic and cardiac diseases and cancer. Recent capabilities combine optical and acoustic methods for disease imaging, evaluation, and treatment.
- Biomedical research and engineering involving acoustics and optics, signal analysis, transducer fabrication and image processing
- Diagnostic and therapeutic medical applications of ultrasound and light