Ophir, Jonathan, Ph.D.
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- The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
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- The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
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Dr. Ophir’s current field of research interest is Ultrasonic Tissue Characterization and Elastography, the imaging of the elastic properties of soft tissues using ultrasound. From 1980 until the present time, he has been with the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, where he is currently Professor of Radiology and Director of the Ultrasonics and Elastographics Laboratory. He is also Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Houston and at the University of Texas at Austin.Dr. Ophir has contributed more than 150 original articles and several invited review articles to peer reviewed scientific journals, and holds 27 United States and foreign patents in the area of ultrasound instrumentation and measurement techniques, some of which are licensed to major medical ultrasound companies. Dr. Ophir is Associate Editor of Ultrasonic Imaging, and member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine an Biology and the Journal of Clinical Ultrasound.He has served on National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation and National Research Council of Canada study sections, and has been a consultant to several corporations, universities and professional organizations. Dr. Ophir is a Fellow of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, past Chairman of the Technical Standards Committee and past Member of the Board of Governors. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (Elsevier), the Journal of Clinical Ultrasound (Wiley), and Reports on Medical Imaging (Dove Medical Press), and is Associate Editor of Ultrasonic Imaging (Dynamedia).
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Doctor of Engineering, 1977: University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
MSEE, 1973: University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer: AUTM, San Francisco, California
Digital Signal Processing: University of Houston, Houston, Texas
Image Processing: University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
Charge Coupled Devices: UCLA, Los Angeles, California
AAPM, Physics of Nonionizing Radiation: University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
Active Working Grants:
• Imaging the Shear Strains in Breast Lesions: National Cancer Institute. Grant 1R21CA135580-01, Jonathan Ophir, Principal Investigator. Budget Period June 23, 2008 – June 22, 2010, $371,250 Total Costs.
• Novel Poroelastographic Imaging of Cancerous Tissues: National Cancer Institute. Grant 1R21CA127291-01 Jonathan Ophir, Principal Investigator. Grant Award amount (direct costs) $326,700.00. Budget Period Sept. 10, 2007 – August 31, 2009.
Major Honors or Awards:
2001 AIUM Joseph H. Holmes Basic Science Pioneer Award, March 2001
Distinguished Contribution, The B. F. Goodrich Collegiate Inventors Program, 1999 National Competition with Elisa Konofagou
Outstanding Achievement in Research citation, UTHSCH Honors Convocation, spring 1999
Medal of the Tohoku (Japan) Medical Society, October 1998
Inventor of the Year Award from Houston Mayor Bob Lanier and the Houston Intellectual Property Law Association, February 1995
Commissioned as an Honorary Admiral in the Texas Navy by Governor George W. Bush, 1995
Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award List, UTHSCH Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, August 1994
Terrance Matzuk Memorial Award for “distinction for innovative research in the development of ultrasonic instrumentation and technology”, AIUM March 1992
For a complete listing of publications, please click here.
Patil, Abhay V.; Krouskop, Thomas A.; Ophir, Jonathan; and Srinivasan, Seshadri. On the differences between two-dimensional and three-dimensional simulations for assessing elastographic image quality: a simulation study. Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, Volume 34, Number 7, pp. 1129-1138. Download/View PDF (1336 KB)
Thitaikumar, Arun; Ophir, Jonathan; IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, August 2008, vol 55, no. 8. August 2008 Cover. Download / View PDF (2.04 MB)
Arun Thitaikumar, Louise M. Mobbs, Christina M. Kraemer-Chant, Brian S. Garra, and Jonathan Ophir. Breast Tumor Classification using axial shear strain elastography: a feasibility study. Phys. Med. Biol. 53 (2008) 4809-4823. Download/View PDF (981 KB)
Book and Book Chapters:
Ophir, J., Cespedes, I., Maklad, N. F. and Ponnekanti, H.: “Elastography: A Method for Imaging the Elastic Properties of Tissue In-Vivo”.Chapter 7 in Ultrasonic Tissue Characterization, M. Tanaka et al., eds., Springer Verlag, Publ., Tokyo, pp. 95-123, 1996.
Major Offices Held in National or International Professional
Governor, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, 1992-1995
Past Chairman, Standards Committee, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, 1991-1992 Chairman, Standards Committee, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, 1998-1991