What do we do?

Sonography is one of our primary modalities for creating and analyzing biological processes.

Sonography is one of our primary modalities for creating and analyzing biological processes

Research Lab Mission Statement: We want to provide graduate and honors undergraduates with the tools to advance their careers, in the science of medical imaging.  My lab leverages research projects and collaborations such that innovations are created in the areas of prevention, simulation, and image analysis.  Our use of team work is a model for scientific collaboration and dissemination of this work, through international venues.  The quality of our work has been recognized nationally with awards for research and publication.  We are poised for global impact!

Our shared vision is to create new knowledge and disseminate our findings to assist in advancing this safe and economical imaging modality.
Five Year Plan: Success will be directly related to increasing the productivity of the lab and training future scientists in the area of medical imaging, simulation, and image analysis. The overarching goal of this research is to better understand acute musculoskeletal injuries and using educational interventions to prevent injuries. Our current work in the field of translational science, that we have advanced, is the execution of contrast imaging and the quantitative analysis of those images for the detection of vascular/cellular change.  We also believe that the prevention of acute injuries has to be approached holistically. Corollary work is being completed, on the use of biofeedback to avert acute musculoskeletal injury and nerve damage.  To realize our five year mission, these goals need to be met:
  • Securing funding through multiple sources to grow over the next five years.
  • Seek opportunities to present our research results at international meetings and in international journals so that we can disseminate our techniques for prevention and diagnosis.
  • Leverage the resources at OSU to facilitate the growth and complexity of our work over the next two years.
  • Promote realistic simulation to expedite clinical mastery; tempered with reduced work-related injuries.