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Mark L. Palmeri

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 Associate Professor of the Practice 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, deep learning 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

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. Duke University Pratt School of Engineering. 2017
  • Certificate for Excellence in Teaching. Duke University Pratt School of Engineering. 2015
  • Lois and John L. Imhoff Distinguished Teaching Award. Duke University 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
  • ECE 494: Projects in Electrical and Computer Engineering

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Torres, A; Palmeri, ML; Feltovich, H; Hall, TJ; Rosado-Mendez, IM, Evaluation of sensitivity of ultrasound imaging biomarkers of cervical viscosity based on shear wave elasticity imaging: A simulation study, Aip Conference Proceedings, vol 2090 (2019) [10.1063/1.5095914] [abs].
  • Selzo, MR; Moore, CJ; Hossain, MM; Palmeri, ML; Gallippi, CM, Corrections to "On the Quantitative Potential of Viscoelastic Response (VisR) Ultrasound Using the One-Dimensional Mass-Spring-Damper Model"., Ieee Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, vol 66 no. 1 (2019) [10.1109/tuffc.2018.2883811] [abs].
  • Walsh, K; Palmeri, M; Byram, B, On-Axis Acoustic Radiation Force-Based Elasticity Measurement in Homogeneous and Layered, Skin-Mimicking Phantoms, Ieee International Ultrasonics Symposium, Ius, vol 2018-October (2018) [10.1109/ULTSYM.2018.8579929] [abs].
  • Caenen, A; Hollender, P; Bottenus, N; Segers, P; Trahey, G; Palmeri, M, Investigating the Degree of Shear Wave Speed Anisotropy as a Function of Studied Ventricular Zone, Ieee International Ultrasonics Symposium, Ius, vol 2018-October (2018) [10.1109/ULTSYM.2018.8580228] [abs].
  • Palmeri, M; Chen, S; Urban, MW; Qiang, B, QIBA Ultrasound Shear Wave Speed Digital Phantoms (2018) [10.7924/r4sj1f98c] [abs].