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Michael Insana

Professor

Primary Affiliation

Multimodal Vascular Imaging

Affiliations

Status Full-time Faculty

Home Department of Bioengineering

Phone 244-0739

Email mfi@illinois.edu

Address 4247 Beckman Institute, 405 North Mathews Avenue

  • Biography

    Michael F. Insana received his PhD in medical physics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1983. Currently, he is Professor of Bioengineering at Illinois and an affiliate faculty member of the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. He is also a full-time member of the Beckman Institute Bioimaging Science and Technology group.

  • Honors

    Fellow, IEEE (2012); Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering, University of Illinois (2013); Honorary Professor of Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China (2016-2018); Member NIH Medical Imaging (MEDI) Study Section, 2010-2015; Chair, 2013-2015; Gordon Research Conference on Image Science, co-Chair, 2016, Chair, 2018; Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging since (2014).

  • Research

    Michael Insana's research focuses on the development of novel ultrasonic instrumentation and methods for imaging soft tissue microstructure, elasticity and blood flow. The goal is to understand basic mechanisms of lesion formation, disease progression, and responses to therapy. His research includes the fundamentals of imaging system design and performance evaluation, signal processing, detection and estimation. His lab uses hydrogels to develop models of visco- and poroelastic behavior of soft tissues for cancer imaging. Through collaborations with industry, Insana's lab is investigating spatio-temporal filtering for noise reduction and enhanced spatial resolution with applications in breast elasticity imaging and arterial-wall shear-stress estimation.

  • 2016

    • Toohey, K. S.; Kalyanam, S.; Palaniappan, J.; Insana, M. F., Indentation Analysis of Biphasic Viscoelastic Hydrogels. Mechanics of Materials 2016, 92, 175-184, DOI:10.1016/j.mechmat.2015.09.010.
    • Zhang, H. M.; Wang, Y.; Insana, M. F., Ramp-Hold Relaxation Solutions for the Kvfd Model Applied to Soft Viscoelastic Media. Measurement Science and Technology 2016, 27, (2), DOI:Artn 025702 10.1088/0957-0233/27/2/025702.
    • Zhu Y.; Han A.; O’Brien3 Jr. W.D.; Oelze3 M.L.; Insana3 M.F., Method for identifying cellular sources of ultrasonic backscatter, J Acoust Soc Am, (in review, September 2016).

    2015

    • Qayyum, M. A.; Kwak, J. T.; Insana, M. F., Stromal-Epithelial Responses to Fractionated Radiotherapy in a Breast Cancer Microenvironment. Cancer Cell International 2015, 15, DOI:ARTN 67 10.1186/s12935-015-0218-9.

    2014

    • Abbey, C. K.; Kim, M.; Insana, M. F., Perfusion Signal Processing for Optimal Detection Performance. 2014 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS) 2014 2253-2256, DOI:10.1109/Ultsym.2014.0561.
    • Bahramian, S.; Abbey, C. K.; Insana, M. F. Analyzing the Performance of Ultrasonic B-Mode Imaging for Breast Lesion Diagnosis, Proceedings of SPIE Medical Imaging: Physics of Medical Imaging, Whiting, B. R., Hoeschen, C., Eds, San Diego, CA, Feb 15, 2014, Vol. 9033, 1-12.
    • Bahramian, S.; Insana, M. F. Retrieving High Spatial-Frequency Information in Sonography for Improved Microcalcification Detection, Proceedings of SPIE Medical Imaging: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment, Mello-Thomas, C. R., Kupinski, M. A., Eds, San Diego, CA, Feb 15, 2014, Vol. 9037, 1-12.
    • Bahramian, S.; Insana, M. F., Improved Microcalcification Detection in Breast Ultrasound: Phantom Studies. 2014 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS) 2014 2359-2362, DOI:10.1109/Ultsym.2014.0588.
    • Insana, M. F.; Nguyen, N. Q.; Abbey, C. K., Beamforming Designs for Breast Sonography. 2014 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUSus) 2014 2233-2236, DOI:10.1109/Ultsym.2014.0556.
    • Wang Y.; Adie S.G.; Boppart3 S.A.; Insana3 M.F., Ultrasound and Optical Methods for Dynamic Viscoelastic Imaging, In: CRC Handbook of Imaging in Biological Mechanics, Chapter 7, pp. 81- 94, 2014.

    2013

    • Nguyen, N. Q.; Abbey, C. K.; Insana, M. F., Objective Assessment of Sonographic Quality: I. Task Information. IEEE Transations on Medical Imaging 2013, 32, (4), 683-690.
    • Nguyen, N. Q.; Abbey, C. K.; Insana, M. F., Objective Assessment of Sonographic Quality: Ii. Acquisition Information Spectrum. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging 2013, 32, (4), 691-698.
    • Tan, T., D.; Wang, Y.; Nguyen, L. T.; Do, M. N.; Insana, M. F. Complex Shear Modulus Estimation Using Maximum Likelihood Ensemble Filters, 4th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, Toi, V. V., Toan, N. B., Dang Khoa, T. Q., Lien Phuong, T. H., Eds, Vietnam, 2013, Vol. 40, 313-316.
    • Wang, Y.; Insana, M. F., Viscoelastic Properties of Rodent Mammary Tumors Using Ultrasonic Shear Wave Imaging. Ultrasonic Imaging 2013, 35, (2), 126-145.
    • Wang, Y.; Shemonski, N. D.; Adie, S. G.; Boppart, S. A.; Insana, M. F. Dynamic Method of Optical Coherence Elastography in Determining Viscoelasticity of Polymers and Tissues, Conference Proceedings from IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society,  Osaka, Japan, July 3-7, 2013, 117-120.

    2012

    • Abbey, C. K.; Nguyen, N. Q.; Insana, M. F., Effects of Frequency and Bandwidth on Diagnostic Information Transfer in Ultrasonic B-Mode Imaging. IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectronics and Frequency Control 2012, 59, (6), 1115-1126.
    • Abbey, C. K.; Nguyen, N. Q.; Insana, M. F., Frequency, Bandwidth, and Information Transfer in B-Mode Imaging. Proceedings of SPIE Medical Imaging: Ultrasonic Imaging, Tomography, and Therapy 2012, 8320, DOI: 10.1117/12.912430.
    • Mahr, D. M.; Bhargava, R.; Insana, M. F., Three-Dimensional in Silico Breast Phantoms for Multimodal Image Simulations. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging 2012, 31, (3), 689-697.
    • Qayyum, M. A.; Insana, M. F., Stromal Responses to Fractionated Radiotherapy. International Journal of Radiation Biology 2012, 88, (5), 383-392.

    2011

    • Nguyen, N. Q.; Abbey, C. K.; Insana, M. F., An Adaptive Filter to Approximate the Bayesian Strategy for Sonographic Beamforming. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging 2011, 30, (1), 28-37.
    • Orescanin, M.; Wang, Y.; Insana, M. F., 3-D FDTD Simulation of Shear Waves for Evaluation of Complex Modulus Imaging. IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control 2011, 58, (2), 389-398.

    2010

    • Nguyen, N. Q.; Yapp, R. D.; Abbey, C. K.; Insana, M. F., Tomographic reconstruction of the pulse-echo spatial impulse response, Proceedings SPIE Medical Imaging: Ultrasonic Imaging, Tomography, and Therapy, 2010; pp 76290F-1-11.
    • Orescanin, M.; Insana, M., F., Shear modulus estimation with vibrating needle stimulation. IEEE Transactions on Ultrasononics, Ferroelectronics and Frequency Control 2010, 57, (6), 1358-67.
    • Abbey, C. K.; Nguyen, N. Q.; Insana, M. F., Optimal Beamforming in Ultrasound Using the Ideal Observer. IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control 2010, 57, (8), 1782-1796.
    • Orescanin, M.; Qayyum, M. A.; Toohey, K. S.; Insana, M. F., Dispersion and Shear Modulus Measurements of Porcine Liver. Ultrasonic Imaging 2010, 32, (4), 255-266.

    2009

    • Kalyanam, S.; Yapp, R. D.; Insana, M. F., Poro-Viscoelastic Behavior of Gelatin Hydrogels Under Compression-Implications for Bioelasticity Imaging. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering-Transactions of the Asme 2009, 131, (8).
    • Liang, X.; Crecea, V.; Orenscanin, M.; Insana, M. F.; Boppart, S. A., Measurements of biomechanics by dynamic optical coherence elastography. Optics and Photonics News 2009, 20, (12), 18.
    • Liang, X.; Orescanin, M.; Toohey, K. S.; Insana, M. F.; Boppart, S. A., Acoustomotive optical coherence elastography for measuring material mechanical properties. Optics Letters 2009, 34, (19), 2894-2896.
    • Coussot, C.; Kalyanam, S.; Yapp, R.; Insana, M. F., Fractional Derivative Models for Ultrasonic Characterization of Polymer and Breast Tissue Viscoelasticity. Ieee Transactions on Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control 2009, 56, (4), 715-726.
    • Insana, M. F., Statistical ultrasonics: the influence of Robert F. Wagner, Proceedings SPIE Medical Imaging: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment, 2009; pp 72630E1-6.
    • Nguyen, N.; Abbey, C. K.; Insana, M. F., Ultrasonic array beamforming with iterative spatial filters, Proceedings SPIE Medical Imaging: Ultrasonic Imaging and Signal Processing, 2009; pp 72650A1-12.
    • Orescanin, M.; Toohey, K. S.; Insana, M. F., Material properties from acoustic radiation force step response. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 2009, 125, (5), 2928-2936.
    • Yapp, R. D.; Insana, M. F., pH-induced contrast in viscoelasticity imaging of biopolymers. Physics in Medicine and Biology 2009, 54, (5), 1089-1109.

    2008

    • Abbey, C. K.; Nguyen, N.; Insana, M. F., An ideal observer approach to beamforming, Proceedings SPIE Medical Imaging: Ultrasonic Imaging and Signal Processing, 2008; pp 692006-1-8.
    • Insana, M. F.; Wickline, S. A., Multimodality biomolecular imaging. Proceedings of the IEEE 2008, 96, (3), 378-381.
    • Qiu, Y. P.; Sridhar, M.; Tsou, J. K.; Lindfors, K. K.; Insana, M. F., Ultrasonic Viscoelasticity Imaging of Nonpalpable Breast Tumors: Preliminary Results. Academic Radiology 2008, 15, (12), 1526-1533.
    • Tsou, J. K.; Gower, R. M.; Ting, H. J.; Schaff, U. Y.; Insana, M. F.; Passerini, A. G.; Simon, S. I., Spatial regulation of inflammation by human aortic endothelial cells in a linear gradient of shear stress. Microcirculation 2008, 15, (4), 311-323.
    • Tsou, J. K.; Liu, J.; Barakat, A. I.; Insana, M. F., Role of ultrasonic shear rate estimation errors in assessing inflammatory response and vascular risk. Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology 2008, 34, (6), 963-972.

    2007

    • Brunke, S. S.; Insana, M. F.; Dahl, J. J.; Hansen, C.; Ashfaq, M.; Ermert, H., An ultrasound research interface for a clinical system (vol 53, pg 1759, 2006). IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control 2007, 54, (1), 198-210.
    • Kim, K. S.; Liu, J.;Insana, M. F., Beamforming using spatial matched filtering with annular arrays. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 2007, 121, (4), 1852-1855.
    • Liu, J.; Kim, K. S.; Insana, M. F., SNR comparisons of beamforming strategies. IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control 2007, 54, (5), 1010-1017.
    • Lyshchik, A.; Higashi, T.; Asato, R.; Tanaka, S.; Ito, J.; Hiraoka, M.; Insana, M. F.; Brill, A. B.; Saga, T.; Togashi, K., Cervical lymph node metastases: Diagnosis at sonoelastography - Initial experience. Radiology 2007, 243, (1), 258-267.
    • Sridhar, M.; Insana, M. F., Ultrasonic measurements of breast viscoelasticity. Medical Physics 2007, 34, (12), 4757-4767.
    • Sridhar, M.; Liu, J.; Insana, M. F., Elasticity imaging of polymeric media. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering-Transactions of the ASME 2007, 129, (2), 259-272.
    • Sridhar, M.; Liu, J.; Insana, M. F., Viscoelasticity imaging using ultrasound: parameters and error analysis. Physics in Medicine and Biology 2007, 52, (9), 2425-2443.
    • Zemp, R. J.; Insana, M. F., Imaging with unfocused regions of focused ultrasound beams. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 2007, 121, (3), 1491-1498.

    2006

    • Ashfaq, M.; Brunke, S. S.; Dahl, J. J.; Ermert, H.; Hansen, C.; Insana, M. F., An ultrasound research interface for a clinical system. IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control 2006, 53, (10), 1759-1771.
    • Kim, K. S.; Liu, J.;Insana, M. F., Efficient array beam forming by spatial filtering for ultrasound B-mode imaging. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 2006, 120, (2), 852-861.