Jiro Kusunose

Imaging Resident Staff Scientist
Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science

My research focus is on diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound using contrast agents, as well image-guided cancer therapy and neuromodulation.

My current projects include using image-guided ultrasound to increase particle delivery to breast tumors, as well as using focused ultrasound to illicit neuronal activation in brain

Research Information

Kusunose J, Caskey C, Fast, low frequency plane-wave imaging for ultrasound contrast imaging. Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, 2018 Oct; 44(10):2131-2142

Ilovitsh T, Ilovitsh A, Foiret J, Caskey C, Kusunose J, Fite B, Zhang H, Mahakian L, Tam S, Butts-Pauly K, Qin S & Ferrara K, Enhanced microbubble contrast agent oscillation following 250 kHz insonation. Scientific Reports volume 8, Article number: 16347 (2018)

Kusunose J, Zhang H, Gagnon MK, Pan T, Simon SI, Ferrara KW: Microfluidic system for facilitated quantification of nanoparticle accumulation to cells under laminar flow. Ann Biomed Eng 2013, 41:89-99.