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Parker Medical Imaging Research

2016 News Archive

Parker named fellow of National Academy of Inventors

December 13, 2016

Professor Parker was named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).  Parker joined 174 other new NAI fellows who have “demonstrated a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society,” said Paul Sanberg, president of the academy.  Please see here for more information:


Local and National Press Feature H-scan Analysis

October 27, 2016

Professor Parker's recent breakthrough research on the H-scan analysis - a way to incorporate new color identifications in ultrasound medical images, making it easier to differentiate fine details that currently appear as indistinguishable objects in shades of gray - has been featured in both local and national press.  


Lab Members Present at ITEC

October 16, 2016

Professor Kevin Parker and PhD candidates Fernando Zvietcovich and Juvenal Ormachea attended the 15th International Tissue Elasticity Conference (ITEC) in Fairlee, Vermont from 16-19 October 2016.  Parker and Zvietcovich presented the following:


Parker receives patent

September 27, 2016

Congratulations to Professor Parker on the issue of US patent 9,453,908 titled "Superresolution imaging of scatterers in pulse-echo imaging,"  Please find more information here:,453,908.PN.&OS=PN/9,453,908&RS=PN/9,453,908.


PUCP Collaboration Results Presented at IEEE ISBI and IEEE IUS

September 18, 2016

Collaborators from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú in Lima attended and presented at two IEEE conferences.  The following research was presented:


Placenta Assessment Collaborators Present Research Work

September 13, 2016

Richard K. Miller PhD, Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Rochester, attended two conferences to present research work performed by a collaborative team in the area of placenta morphological assessment:


Zvietcovich in Ireland

September 5, 2016

Fernando Zvietcovich, PhD candidate, attended the Biophotonics and Imaging Graduate Summer School (BIGGS) from September 5-9, 2016 in Galway, Ireland.  While in Galway, he also presented at the Advanced Laser Technologies International Conference taking place 12-16 September, 2016.  Fernando presented the following:


Lab Members and Collaborators Present at UITC

June 8, 2016

PhD candidates Shujie Chen and Juvenal Ormachea attended and presented at the International Symposium on Ultrasonic Imaging and Tissue Characterization (UITC) in Arlington, Virginia.  They presented the following:


Parker Presents at AIUM

March 17, 2016

Professor Kevin Parker attended and presented at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine conference in New York, New York.  Parker presented the following:


Zvietcovich Presents at SPIE Photonics West

February 14, 2016

Fernando Zvietcovich, PhD candidate, attended and presented at the SPIE Photonics West conference in San Francisco, California.  Fernando presented the following:


Professor Parker Presents at CIRC Symposium

January 15, 2016

Professor Parker was invited to speak at the University of Rochester Center for Integrated Research Computing (CIRC) Symposia Series.  His talk, titled "Imaging the Biomechanical Properties of Tissues," reviewed the scope of conventional imaging techniques used to sense tissue displacements and calculate the intrinsic biomechanical properties such as stiffness and viscocity.  This presentation included pioneering work done at the University of Rochester, along with an overview of some important clinical applications, and the computational challenges.