Short Course Instructor

Peter Kaczkowski

Peter Kaczkowski is a Consulting Scientist with Verasonics, Inc., currently working on development of Ultrasound-guided Focused Ultrasound systems, novel imaging applications, and providing education and training. He obtained his BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado in Boulder, an MS in Exploration Geophysics from the Colorado School of Mines, and a PhD in Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington. As a researcher at the University of Washington, he worked in HIFU therapy planning, guidance, delivery, and assessment using ultrasound methods. His work ranged from instrumentation development to in vitro and preclinical studies, with a primary emphasis on ultrasound thermometry for real-time monitoring of thermal therapies. Other research included acoustic metrology of high intensity fields, study of HIFU-induced bioeffects in the context of thermal ablation, and signal processing for tissue characterization. Prior work in scattering theory emphasized simulation of acoustic propagation, especially in random media. He is a co-inventor on several patents at the University of Washington and at Verasonics.

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