Vanderbilt University
Institute of Imaging Science

Jiro Kusunose, Ph.D.

Staff Scientist

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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.


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.