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Mark L. Palmeri

Mark L. Palmeri

Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Mark L. Palmeri received his B.S. degree in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering from Duke University, Durham, NC, in 2000.  He was a James B. Duke graduate fellow and received his Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University in 2005 and his M.D. degree from the Duke University School of Medicine in 2007.  He is currently an Assistant Research Professor in Biomedical Engineering and Anesthesiology at Duke University.  He is an Associate Editor for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology and IEEE Transactions in Medical Imaging, and he serves as a member of the RSNA Quantitative Imaging Biomarker Alliance (QIBA) committee for ultrasound shear wave speed imaging. His research interests include acoustic radiation force shear wave elasticity imaging, ultrasonic imaging, finite element analysis of soft tissue response to acoustic radiation force excitation, medical image processing and medical instrumentation design.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Assistant Research Professor of Anesthesiology

Contact Information

Education

  • M.D. Duke University, 2007
  • Ph.D. Duke University, 2005
  • B.S.E. Duke University, 2000

Research Interests

Dr. Palmeri's research interests include ultrasonic imaging, specifically using acoustic radiation force to characterize the mechanical properties of tissue, and finite element analysis of soft tissue response to impulsive radiation force excitation. Other research interests include ultrasonic bioeffects and mechanical testing of soft tissues.

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Lois and John L. Imhoff Distinguished Teaching Award. Pratt School of Engineering. Pratt Engineering Alumni Association. 2017
  • Certificate for Excellence in Teaching. Pratt School of Engineering. 2015
  • Lois and John L. Imhoff Distinguished Teaching Award. Pratt School of Engineering. 2012
  • James B. Duke Graduate Fellowship. Duke University Graduate School. 2002

Courses Taught

  • BME 354L: Introduction to Medical Instrumentation
  • BME 464L: Medical Instrument Design (DR)
  • BME 493: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
  • BME 494: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
  • BME 590: Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering
  • BME 590L: Special Topics with Lab
  • BME 790: Advanced Topics for Graduate Students in Biomedical Engineering
  • BME 790L: Advanced Topics with the Lab for Graduate Students in Biomedical Engineering
  • BME 791: Graduate Independent Study

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Lipman, SL; Rouze, NC; Palmeri, ML; Nightingale, KR, Impact of Acoustic Radiation Force Excitation Geometry on Shear Wave Dispersion and Attenuation Estimates., Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology, vol 44 no. 4 (2018), pp. 897-908 [10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2017.12.019] [abs].
  • Carlson, LC; Hall, TJ; Rosado-Mendez, IM; Palmeri, ML; Feltovich, H, Detection of Changes in Cervical Softness Using Shear Wave Speed in Early versus Late Pregnancy: An in Vivo Cross-Sectional Study., Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology, vol 44 no. 3 (2018), pp. 515-521 [10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2017.10.017] [abs].
  • Deng, Y; Palmeri, ML; Rouze, NC; Haystead, CM; Nightingale, KR, Evaluating the Benefit of Elevated Acoustic Output in Harmonic Motion Estimation in Ultrasonic Shear Wave Elasticity Imaging., Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology, vol 44 no. 2 (2018), pp. 303-310 [10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2017.10.003] [abs].
  • Deng, Y; Palmeri, M; Rouze, N; Haystead, C; Nightingale, K, Investigating the impact of elevated acoustic output in B-mode harmonic imaging and harmonic motion tracking, IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium : [proceedings]. IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (2017) [10.1109/ULTSYM.2017.8092172] [abs].
  • Rouze, NC; Trutna, CA; Deng, Y; Palmeri, ML; Nightingale, KR, Comparison of SWEI methods for measuring the frequency dependent phase velocity and attenuation in viscoelastic materials, IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium : [proceedings]. IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (2017) [10.1109/ULTSYM.2017.8092915] [abs].