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Ultrasound and Optics Wound Healing Team

Wound Healing Device
Portable Ultrasound Wound Healing Device

The Drexel Ultrasound and Optics Wound Healing Team was formed as a collaboration between the ultrasound work of Dr. Peter A. Lewin and the optics team of Drs. Michael S. Weingarten and Leonid Zubkov and the late Dr. Elisabeth S. Papazoglou. The team is dedicated to using well documented ultrasound exposure and optical spectroscopy systems to treat and assess chronic wounds.

The team has worked with low-frequency (<100kHz), low-intensity (<100mW/cm2) ultrasound to treat venous ulcers and Diffuse Near Infrared Spectroscopy (DNIS) and Diffuse Correlation Spectroscopy (DCS) to quantify wound healing process. These devices have been combined to offer a “theragnostic” approach, combining therapy and diagnostic technologies. The team includes collaborators from the Drexel University College of Medicine and Chemical Engineering Departments as well as Thomas Jefferson and Temple Universities.


Ultrasound & Optics Wound Healing Team  

Peter A. Lewin

Principal Investigator

Peter Lewin, PhD

Richard B. Beard Distinguished University Professor
School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems

Office: Bossone 701
Phone: 215.895.2361

Research Interests

Ultrasonic characterization of materials, propagation of ultrasonic waves in inhomogeneous media, electro-acoustic transducers, biological effects of ultrasound, physical acoustics, and underwater acoustics

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