Pushing the potential of ultrasound

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Engineering prof Alfred Yu wins Steacie fellowship to pursue high-risk, high-reward research

By Brian Caldwell

Faculty of Engineering

For now, Alfred Yu is focused on two distinct lines of research as he works to develop the next generation of ultrasound technology – one involving diagnosis and the other involving therapy.

But when he looks ahead, the University of Waterloo biomedical engineer can see a day when the two converge in a single, powerful tool to guide and deliver medical treatment at the same time.

“Ultrasound is unique because it has both diagnostic and therapeutic potential,” Yu says. “We could use the same modality to both look and poke, to stimulate cells.”

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