Kathryn R. Nightingale, James L. and Elizabeth M. Vincent Associate Professor  


Kathryn R. Nightingale
Contact Info:
Office Location:  277 Hudson Hall Annex
Office Phone:  (919) 660-5175, (919) 660-5131
Email Address:   send me a message
Web Page: http://kathynightingalelab.pratt.duke.edu/

Education:

PhD, Duke University, 1997
BS, Duke University, 1989
Research Interests:

Nightingale's research interests include: ultrasonic and elasticity imaging, specifically nonlinear propagation, acoustic streaming and radiation force; the intentional generation of these phenomena for the purpose of tissue characterization; finite element modeling of normal and diseased tissue when exposed to ultrasound, and performing both phantom and clinical experiments investigating these phenomena. Other areas of interest include prostate imaging, abdmoninal imaging, image-guided therapies, and the bioeffects of ultrasound.

Specialties:

Medical Imaging
Medical Diagnostics
Ultrasound imaging
Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

Klein Family Distinguished Teaching Award, Duke University, 2007
Teaching (Spring 2024):

  • BME 701S.01, BME GRADUATE SEMINARS Synopsis
    Wilkinson 021, F 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
  • BME 728S.01, BME TA SEMINAR 1 Synopsis
    Fitzpatrk 1464, M 04:40 PM-05:55 PM
  • BME 729S.01, TEACHING SEMINAR 2 Synopsis
    Fitzpatrk 1464, M 04:40 PM-05:55 PM
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. K. F. Bing and G. P. Howles and Y. Qi and M. L. Palmeri and K. R. Nightingale, Blood-brain barrier (bbb) disruption using a diagnostic ultrasound scanner and definity (r) in mice, Ultrasound In Medicine And Biology, vol. 35 no. 8 (August, 2009), pp. 1298 -- 1308  [abs].
  2. M. L. Palmeri and M. H. Wang and J. J. Dahl and K. D. Frinkley and K. R. Nightingale, Quantifying hepatic shear modulus in vivo using acoustic radiation force, Ultrasound In Medicine And Biology, vol. 34 no. 4 (April, 2008), pp. 546 -- 558  [abs].
  3. L. Zhai and M. L. Palmeri and R. R. Bouchard and R. W. Nightingale and K. R. Nightingale, An integrated indenter-ARFI imaging system for tissue stiffness quantification, Ultrasonic Imaging, vol. 30 no. 2 (April, 2008), pp. 95 -- 111  [abs].
  4. Palmeri ML, Wang MH, Dahl JJ, Frinkley KD, Nightingale KR, Quantifying hepatic shear modulus in vivo using acoustic radiation force, Ultrasound Med. Biol.(USA), vol. 34 no. 4 (2008), pp. 546-558 .
  5. Zhai L, Palmeri ML, Bouchard RR, Nightingale RW, Nightingale KR, An integrated indenter-ARFI imaging system for tissue stiffness quantification, Ultrasonic Imaging (USA), vol. 38 (2008), pp. 95-111 .