Technical Committee on Biomedical Acoustics


The Biomedical Acoustics Technical Committee (BATC), one of the most diverse groups in the Acoustical Society of America, consists of individuals whose interests cover a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic applications or, more generally, the interaction of sound with biological materials.

The BATC is concerned with the study of the interactions of acoustic waves with biological materials, including cells, tissues, organ systems and entire organisms. Relevant areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Diagnostic and therapeutic applications of acoustics in medicine
  • Biological effects of exposure to mechanical vibration and acoustic waves
  • Acoustic propagation in biological materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Ultrasound field calibration, exposimetry and dosimetry
  • Ultrasound contrast agents
  • Medical image and signal processing
  • Characterization and processing of biological materials
  • Physiological measurements

See here for a short video by the ASA on biomedical ultrasound.

This Technical Committee (TC) began life in 1984 as the Bioresponse to Vibration Technical Committee. Prior to this date, Physical Acoustics typically acted as the home for Bioresponse/Biomedical Ultrasound activities at ASA meetings. The early scope of the Technical Committee addressed the effects of vibration on the body, touch as communication sense, and the effects of infrasound and ultrasound. As member interest evolved, ultrasound applications became more visible within the TC and, in 1996, the name was modified to Bioresponse to Vibration/Biomedical Ultrasound. Ultrasound then rapidly overtook bioresponse as the primary interest and shortly after, in 1998, the name components were swapped to Biomedical Ultrasound/Bioresponse to Vibration.

This name was rather unwieldy, but stayed intact until 2010 when, hopefully for the last time, the name was changed to Biomedical Acoustics. The members of the TC felt this name was broad enough to encompass the diverse interests of the TC and that it represented a name more in line with the vocabulary typically associated with the field. More details on the history of the TC, along with brief timeline charts, can be found in the BB chapter of the commemorative volume ASA at 75 (Henry E. Bass & William J. Cavanaugh, Editors). Also, a very nice history of medical ultrasound has been put together by Dr. Joseph Woo with a detailed chronology of technology and scientific contributions.

Biomedical Acoustics is one of the smaller TCs in the society, but also one of the more active in terms of special sessions and volunteer effort. The historical ASA membership interest in the TC is shown below in terms of year and the TC interest rank selected by members. It can be seen that the TC has grown quite a bit over the last 25 years and, presently, over 500 members have expressed some level of interest in the TC based on their rank of top three TC interests.



Julianna C. Simon
Associate Professor, Graduate Program in Acoustics
The Pennsylvania State University

Biomedical Acoustics Committee Representatives

  • Bob McGough, Membership
  • Vera A. Khokhlova, Medals and Awards
  • Julianna C. Simon, Archives and History
  • Vera A. Khokhlova, Committee Chair on International Research and Education (CIRE)
  • Wayne E. Kreider, ASACOS

Student Council Representative

Chirag A. Gokani
PhD student, Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Texas at Austin

Student Competition Subcommittee


Yashwanth Nanda Kumar
PhD student, Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Washington


Ga Won (Jenny) Kim
PhD student, School of Biomedical Engineering
Drexel University

Grace M. Wood
PhD student, Graduate Program in Acoustics
The Pennsylvania State University

Kenneth B. Bader
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology
University of Chicago

Kevin Haworth
Associate Professor, College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati

Matthew J. Olmstead
PhD student, Graduate Program in Acoustics
The Pennsylvania State University

Siaka Federa
PhD student, Chen Ultrasound Laboratory
Washington University in St. Louis

Past Chairs

Chair Term
John Erdreich 1984 — 1987
Anthony J. Brammer 1987 — 1990
Ronald T. Verrillo 1990 — 1993
Janet M. Weisenberger 1993 — 1996
Ronald A. Roy 1996 — 1999
E. Carr Everbach 1999 — 2002
Robin C. Cleveland 2002 — 2005
Michael R. Bailey 2005 — 2008
Jeffrey A. Ketterling 2008 — 2011
Robert J. McGough 2011 — 2014
Nathan J. McDannold 2014 — 2017
Subha Maruvada 2017 — 2020
Kenneth B. Bader 2020 — 2023

Past Student Council Representatives

Student council representative Term
Sandy Poliachik 2000 — 2002
Tyrone Porter 2002 — 2005
Neil Owen 2005 — 2006
Michael Canney 2006 — 2008
Lucie Somaglino 2008 — 2010
Derek Thomas 2010 — 2012
Jason L. Raymond 2012 — 2014
Camilo Perez 2014 — 2015
Vacant 2015 — 2016
Sanjay Yengul 2016 — 2017
Tao Sun 2017 — 2018
Asis Lopez 2018 — 2021
Megan S. Anderson 2021 — 2023


  • Averkiou, Michalakis A.
  • Bailey, Michael R.
  • Barbone, Paul E.
  • Carson, Paul L.
  • Carstensen, Edwin L.
  • Chapelon, Jean-Yves
  • Church, Charles C.
  • Cleveland, Robin O.
  • Coussios, Constantin C.
  • Crum, Lawrence A.
  • Dalecki, Diane
  • Dunn, Floyd
  • Edmonds, Peter
  • Everbach, E. Carr
  • Fatemi, Mostafa
  • Fowlkes, Jeffrey B.
  • Frisina, Robert D.
  • Gracewski, Sheryl M.
  • Harris, Gerald R.
  • Hoffmeister, Brent
  • Holland, Christy K.
  • Hynynen, Kullervo H.
  • Insana, Michael F.
  • Jing, Yun K.
  • Ketterling, Jeffrey A.
  • Khokhlova, Vera A.
  • Kremkau, Frederick W.
  • Laugier, Pascal P.
  • Maruvada, Subha
  • Mast, T. Douglas
  • Matula, Thomas J.
  • McAteer, James A.
  • McGough, Robert J.
  • Miller, James G.
  • O’Brien, William D.
  • Oeleze, Michael
  • Porter, Tyrone M.
  • Reid, John M.
  • Roy, Ron
  • Sanghvi, Narendra T.
  • Sapozhnikov, Oleg A.
  • Sarkar, Kausik
  • Sarvazyan, Armen
  • Schafer, Mark E.
  • Shung, K. Kirk
  • Soetanto, Kawan
  • Stergiopoulos, Stergios
  • Stride, Eleanor P.
  • Szabo, Thomas L.
  • Szeri, Andrew J.
  • ter Haar, Gail
  • Treeby, Bradley
  • Umemura, Shin Ichiro
  • Wear, Keith A.
  • Yoon, Suk Wang
  • Zhong, Pei


Although relatively small, members with interests in Biomedical Acoustics (formerly Biomedical Ultrasound/Bioresponse to Vibration) have been well represented with achievement awards from the Society. While there are many other honorees that could be listed, below are awards that were specifically given in recognition of work within this TC.

Details of the awards selection process are available here.

Gold Medal

The Gold Medal is presented in the Spring to a member of the Society, without age limitation, for contributions to acoustics. The first Gold Medal was presented in 1954, on the occasion of the Society’s Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Celebration, and biennially until 1980.

  • 1998 – Floyd Dunn – For creative contributions to fundamental knowledge of ultrasonic propagation in, and interactions with, biological media.
  • 2002 – Robert E. Apfel – For fundamental contributions to physical acoustics and biomedical ultrasound and for innovative leadership in electronic publishing.
  • 2013 – Lawrence A. Crum – For discovery and invention in physical and biomedical acoustics, and for leadership in acoustics worldwide.
  • 2023 – Mark F. Hamilton – For contributions to theoretical nonlinear acoustics, education, and for service to and leadership of the society.

Silver Medal

The Silver Medal is presented to individuals, without age limitation, for contributions to the advancement of science, engineering, or human welfare through the application of acoustic principles or through research accomplishments in acoustics.

Silver Medal in Bioresponse to Vibration

  • 1989 – Floyd Dunn – For contributions to the understanding of the interactions of ultrasound with biological media.

Silver Medal in Biomedical Ultrasound/Bioresponse to Vibration

  • 1999 – Ronald T. Verrillo – For contributions to the psychophysics and physiology of vibrotactile sensitivity.
  • 2004 – James G. Miller – For contributions to ultrasonic tissue characterization and quantitative echocardiography.

Silver Medal in Biomedical Acoustics

  • 2013 – Kullervo H. Hynynen – For contributions to the science and the clinical applications of therapeutic ultrasound.
  • 2021 – William O’Brien – For contributions to ultrasound bioeffects, dosimetry, and quantitative tissue characterization.

Interdisciplinary Silver Medal

Two or more Technical Committees may nominate candidates whose work overlaps more than one technical area. In 1995 this award was designated the Helmholtz-Rayleigh Interdisciplinary (HRI) Silver Medal.

Silver Medal in Physical Acoustics and Bioresponse to Vibration

  • 1990 – Wesley L. Nyborg – For technical contributions in the application of physical acoustics to biology and medicine.

HRI Silver Medal in Physical Acoustics and Biomedical Ultrasound/Bioresponse to Vibration

  • 2000 – Lawrence A. Crum – For advancing the understanding of the physical, chemical, and biological effects of acoustic cavitation and of high-intensity ultrasound.

HRI Silver Medal in Biomedical Ultrasound/Bioresponse to Vibration/Acoustical Oceanography

  • 2006 – Mathias Fink – For contributions to the understanding of time reversal acoustics.

HRI Silver Medal in Biomedical Ultrasound/Bioresponse to Vibration/Physical Acoustics

  • 2007 – Edwin L. Carstensen – For contributions to the physics of biomedical ultrasound.
  • 2010 – Ronald A. Roy – For contributions to the fields of biomedical ultrasound and nonlinear bubble dynamics.

HRI Silver Medal in Biomedical Acoustics, Physcial Acoustics, and Acoustical Oceanography

  • 2013 – Timothy J. Leighton – For contributions to physical acoustics, biomedical ultrasound, sonochemistry, and acoustical oceanography.

R. Bruce Lindsay Award

The R. Bruce Lindsay Award, formerly called the Biennial Award, is presented in the Spring to a member of the Society who is under 35 years of age on 1 January of the year of the Award and who, during a period of two or more years immediately preceding the award, has been active in the affairs of the Society and has contributed substantially, through published papers, to the advancement of theoretical or applied acoustics, or both.

  • 2000 – Robin O. Cleveland – For contributions to nonlinear acoustics, particularly to shock wave lithotripsy.
  • 2004 – Michael R. Bailey – For contributions to the understanding of shock wave lithotripsy and nonlinear acoustics.
  • 2008 – Tyrone M. Porter – For contributions to ultrasound-guided drug delivery.
  • 2012 – Constantin C. Coussios – For contributions to biomedical ultrasonics.
  • 2013 – Eleanor P. J. Stride – For contributions to biomedical application of bubbles.
  • 2015 – Matthew W. Urban – For contributions to the development of diagnostic methods to image soft tissue.
  • 2019 – Adam Maxwell – For contributions to the understanding and application of therapeutic ultrasound.
  • 2022 – Meaghan O’Reilly – For contributions to biomedical ultrasound applications in the central nervous system

Frederick V. Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship

The F. V. Hunt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship was established by the Society to carry out Professor Hunt’s wish that his estate be used to further the science of, and education in acoustics. Fellows receive a stipend, provided jointly by the Hunt estate and a fund established by the Acoustical Society, to support their research on a topic in acoustics at an institution of their choice. One Fellowship is usually awarded each year. Hunt Fellows that have been active within the Biomedical Acoustics Technical Committee include:

  • 1983 – Mark F. Hamilton
  • 1989 – E. Carr Everbach
  • 1994 – T. Douglas Mast
  • 1995 – Robin Cleveland
  • 2002 – Constantin C. Coussios
  • 2003 – Tyrone M. Porter
  • 2014 – Jason L. Raymond
  • 2014 – Himanshu Shekhar

Meeting notes

Notes, slides, and reports from previous Technical Committee meetings can be found below:

Biomedical Acoustics Student Paper Award

The Biomedical Acoustics Student Paper Award was established by the technical committee in 2006 to acknowledge high quality scientific presentations by students doing research in Biomedical Acoustics. The competition also serves as an opportunity for young acousticians to network. Currently, student members of the BATC are eligible to enter the competition, which consists of a two-hour poster session judged by members of BATC. Winners are selected based on a student’s (a) conception, execution, and analysis of the study, (b) ability to present and defend the material, and (c) understanding of how the research fits into the broader scientific context of the BATC. Winners receive a cash award.

2000 Atlanta
1st: Constantin C. Coussios, Cambridge University
Advisor: John Ffowcs Williams
Ultrasonic scattering from blood as a means of measuring hemolysis
2nd: Xufeng Xi, Duke University
Advisor: Pei Zhong
Dynamic photorealistic study of the transient stress fields in solids during shock wave lithotripsy
3rd: Dahlia Sokolov, University of Washington
Advisor: Lawrence Crum
Bubble translation due to radiation force in SWL
3rd: Mark Haun, University of Illinois
Advisor: William O’Brien
Efficient three-dimensional cylindrical-geometry ultrasound imaging
2001 Chicago
1st: Oliver Kripfgans, University of Michigan
Advisor: Brian Fowlkes
Acoustic vaporization of single droplets
2nd: Sandra Poliachik, University of Washington
Advisor: Wayne Chandler
Role of high intensity focused ultrasound induced cavitation on platelet activation
3rd: Mark Haun, University of Illinois
Advisor: William O’Brien
Efficient three-dimensional cylindrical-geometry ultrasound imaging
2002 Pittsburgh
1st: Stanley Samuel, University of Michigan
Advisor: Charles Meyer
A robust roughness quantification technique using a standard imaging array transducer
2nd: Yufeng Zhou, Duke University
Advisor: Pei Zhong
Reduction of tissue injury without compromising stone comminution in shock wave lithotripsy
2002 Cancun
1st: Parag Chitnis, Boston University
Advisor: Robin Cleveland
Comparison of the cavitation fields of an electromagnetic and electrohydraulic lithotripter
2nd: Javier van Cauwelaert, Boston University
Advisor: Robin Cleveland
Progress of crack formation in artificial kidney stones subject to shock waves
2003 Nashville
1st: Ajay Anand, University of Washington
Advisor: Peter J. Kaczkowski
Monitoring evolution of HIFU-induced lesions with backscattered ultrasound
2nd: Yuan Jing, Boston University
Advisor: Robin Cleveland
Effect of aberration on the acoustic field in tissue harmonic imaging (THI)
2004 New York City
1st: Paolo Zanetti, Boston University
Advisor: Ronald Roy
Signal-to-noise ratio and attenuation of Optison microbubbles in blood as a function of imaging frequency
2nd: Jeremy Bercoff, Laboratorie Ondes et Acoustique
Advisor: Mathais Fink
Studying viscoelasticty in soft tissue with supersonic shear imaging
2005 Vancouver
1st: Adam Maxwell, University of Washington
Advisor: Lawrence Crum
A mechanistic analysis of stone comminution in lithotripsy
2nd: Parag Chitnis, Boston University
Advisor: Robin Cleveland
Secondary shock wave emissions from cavitation in lithotripsy
HM: Wayne Kreider, University of Washington
Advisor: Lawrence Crum
Modeling of initial bubble growth rates during high-intensity focused ultrasound
HM: Heather Argadine, Mayo Clinic
Advisor: Mark Bolander
1 kHz vibration increases proteoglycan production in ATDC5 chondrocytes
2006 Providence
1st: Jamie Collin, Oxford University
Advisor: Constantin Coussios
Interpreting passive cavitation detection signals during high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU)
2nd: Matthew Urban, Mayo Clinic
Advisor: James Greenleaf
Motion detection for vibe-acoustography
2007 Salt Lake City
1st: Matthew Urban, Mayo Clinic
Advisor: James Greenleaf
Harmonic motion detection in a vibrating scattering medium
2nd: Jose Sanchez, University of Illinois
Advisor: Michael Oelze
An ultrasonic imaging speckle suppression technique by means of frequency compounding and coded excitation
2008 Paris
1st: Moire Smith, Cambridge University
Advisor: Nigel Slater
The effect of HIFU on pH responsive PEGylated Micelles
2nd: Todd Hay, University of Texas
Advisor: Mark Hamilton
Frequency response of bubble pulsation in tubes with arbitrary wall impedance
3rd: Dorothée Bossis, Université Pierre et Marie Curie France
Advisor: Pascal Laugier
1 kHz sound stimulates nitric oxide and prostaglandin E2 production by rat mesenchymal stem cells
2009 Portland
1st: Kelly Garvin, University of Rochester
Advisors: Diane Dalecki & Denise Hocking
Ultrasound standing wave fields control the spatial distribution of cells and protein in three-dimensional engineered tissue
2010 Baltimore
1st: Kelly Garvin, University of Rochester
Advisors: Diane Dalecki & Denise Hocking
Ultrasound standing wave fields induce endothelial cell sprouting within three-dimensional engineered tissue
2nd: Christian Anderson, Washington University in St. Louis
Advisor: James Miller
Comparison of conventional ultrasonic phase velocity and attenuation measurements of cancellous bone to estimates obtained using Bayesian probability theory
2011 Seattle
1st: Peng Zhang, Boston University
Advisor: Tyrone Porter
The application of phase-shift nano emulsion in high intensity focused ultrasound-mediated heating and its potential in monitoring lesion formation
2nd: Himanshu Shekhar, University of Rochester
Advisor: Marvin Doyle
TA coded excitation technique for the functional imaging of coronary atherosclerosis using ultrasound contrast agents
3rd: Pavlos Anastasiadis, University of Hawaii
Advisor: John Allen
Ultrasound-induced permeability variations in cell gap junctions for drug delivery
2012 Kansas City
1st: Kirthi Radhakrishnan, University of Cincinnati
Advisor: Christy K. Holland
Pulse duration dependence of cavitation emissions and loss of echogenicity from ultrasound contrast agents insonified by Doppler pulses
2nd: Kun Jia, Zhejiang University
Advisor: Keji Yang
Compound manipulation of micro-particles using a single device: Ultrasonic trapping, transporting, and rotating
3rd: Karla P. Mercado, University of Rochester
Advisor: Diane Dalecki
Parametric imaging of three-dimensional engineered tissue constructs using high-frequency ultrasound
2013 Montreal
1st: Amin Jafari Sojahrood, Ryerson University
Advisor: Michael Kolios
Bifurcation structure of the ultrasonically excited microbubbles undergoing buckling and rupture
2nd: Pol Grasland-Mongrain, Inserm
Advisor: Cyril Lyfon
Electromagnetic hydrophone for high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) measurement
3rd: Matthew Adams, Boston University
Advisor: Ronald Roy
Improving the acousto-optic detection of high-intensity focused ultrasound lesions
2014 Providence
1st: Himanshu Shekhar, University of Rochester
Advisor: Marvin Doyle
Nonlinear intravascular ultrasound contrast imaging with a modified clinical system
2nd: Karla P. Mercado, University of Rochester
Advisor: Diane Dalecki
Characterizing collagen microstructure using high frequency ultrasound
3rd: Tom Kokhuis, Erasmus Medical Center
Advisor: Nico de Jong
StemBells: Localized stem cell delivery using targeted microbubbles and acoustic radiation force
2015 Pittsburgh
1st: Jonathan Langdon, University of Rochester
Advisor: Stephen McAleavey
Compensating for Scholte waves in single track location shear wave elasticity imaging
2nd: Erasmia Lyka, Oxford University
Advisor: Constantin C. Coussios
A sum-of-harmonics time-domain method to distinguish harmonic and broadband signals during passive acoustic mapping of ultrasound therapies
3rd: Lauren Mancia, University of Michigan
Advisor: Eric Johnsen
Stress and strain fields produced by violent bubble collapse
2016 Salt Lake City
1st: Harriet Lea-Banks, Oxford University
Advisor: Constantin Coussios, Eleanor Stride
Ultrasound-mediated transport of nanoparticles and the influence of particle density
2nd: Amin JafariSojahrood
Advisor: Michael Kolios
Development of a nonlinear model for the pressure dependent attenuation and sound speed in a bubbly liquid and its experimental validation

3rd: (3-way tie)

Shenwen Huang, University of Cincinnati Advisor: Christy Holland

Sanjay Yengul, Boston Univ., Harvard Univ. Advisor: Paul Barbone, Bruno Madore

Alec Hughes, University of Toronto  Advisor: Kullervo Hynynen

Lytic efficacy of tissue plasminogen activator and ultrasound in porcine clots doped with barium sulfate in vitro

Towards validation of shear wave elastography using vibration rheometry in soft gels

Phased array techniques for multiple focus synthesis in transcranial focused ultrasound

2017 Boston
1st: Ying Zhang, Duke University
Advisor: Pei Zhong
Interaction between lithotripsy-induced surface acoustic waves and pre-existing cracks
2nd: Clair Rabut, Inserm Institute
Advisor: Mickael Tanter
Full 3D dynamic functional ultrasound imaging of neuronal activity in mice 
3rd: Natalia Ilyina, KU Leuven
Advisor: Jan D’hooge
Model-based ultrasound attenuation estimation
2018 Minneapolis
1st: Dezhuang Ye
Advisor: Hong Chen
Intranasal Administration of Temozolomide Combined with Focused Ultrasound to Enhance the Survival of Mice with Glioma (A Pilot Study)
2nd: Parker O’Brien
Advisor: Emad Ebbini
Broadband Transskull Multi-focus Wavefront Synthesis 
3rd: Tho Tran
Advisor: Lawrence Le
A nonlinear grid-search inversion for cortical bone thickness and ultrasonic velocities
2019 Louisville
1st: Billy Yiu, University of Waterloo
Advisor: Alfred Yu
Live Color Encoded Speckle Imaging Platform for Real-Time Complex Flow Visualization In Vivo
2nd: Frederick Damen, Purdue University
Advisor: Craig Goergen
Spatial Analysis of Cardiac Strain Using High-Frequency Four-Dimensional Ultrasound in Mice
3rd: Joseph Majdi, George Mason University
Advisor: Siddartha Sikdar
Tissue Doppler Imaging To Detect Muscle Fatigue
2021  Seattle

 1st: Junqin Chen, Duke University

Advisor: Pei Zhong

Cavitation is the primary mechanism for stone dusting in holmium: YAG laser lithotripsy

 2nd: Christopher Pacia, Washington University in St. Louis

Advisor: Hong Chen

Sonobiopsy increases release of circulating tumor DNA for sensitive molecular diagnosis of glioblastoma

3rd: Ekaterina Ponomarchuk, Moscow State University

Advisor: Vera Khokhlova

Elastic properties of human hematoma model and its sensitivity to histotripsy liquefaction
2022 Denver

1st: Veerle Brans, University of Oxford

Advisor: Eleanor Stride

Exploration of ultrasound-mediated microbubble-cell membrane interactions using novel protein-loaded microbubbles and their role in immunomodulation

2nd: Grace Conway, University of Pittsburgh

Advisor: Flordeliza Villanueva

Ultrasound-targeted microbubble cavitation increases paracellular gaps in an in vitro blood brain barrier model 

3rd: (2-way tie)

Molly Smallcomb, Pennsylvania State University

Advisor: Julianna Simon

Oliver Pattinson, University of Southamptom

Advisor: Nick Evans, Dario Carugo

Comparison between focused ultrasound and dry needling treatments in a murine Achilles tendinopathy model
Ultra-High Speed Quantification of Cell Strain During Cell-Microbubble Interactions

Audience Choice: Audrey Evans, University of Wisconsin

Advisor: Chu Ma, Susan Hagness

The evolution of microwave-induced thermoacoustic signal characteristics generated during pulsed microwave ablation
2024 Ottawa

1st: Kamso Onyemeh, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences

Advisor: Mark Burgess

Active targeting of nanotherapeutics using power cavitation imaging with a linear array transducer

2nd: (3-way tie)

Dingyue Zhang, Washington University in St. Louis

Advisor: Hong Chen

Elahe Memari, Concordia University

Advisor: Brandon Helfield

Hongchen Li, Erasmus MC

Advisor: Klazina Kooiman

Evaluaton of sonobiopsy feasibility and safety in a mouse model of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma
The role of fluid flow patterns in microbubble-mediated endothelial cell membrane permeabilization
Microstreaming profile of a phospholipid-coated wall-attached microbubble undergoing shape oscillation

Audience Choice: Kyle Hazel, Concordia University

Advisor: Brandon Helfield

Focused ultrasound-guided delivery of gene editing protein in human induced pluripotent stem cells

Student resources

ASA Student Organizations

Students are encouraged to…

ASA Student Grants

Academic resources for students

Learning opportunities for students

  • Physical Acoustics Summer School
  • Therapy Ultrasound Winter School
  • ASA School

General resources

Biomedical acoustic societies

Research Laboratories and Foundations

Software Packages


  • Acoustical Society of America – Standards Secretariat
  • S1/WG 22 Bubble Detection and Cavitation Monitoring
  • IEC 62555:2013: Ultrasonics – Power Measurement – Output Power Measurement for High Intensity Therapeutic Ultrasound (HITU) Transducers and Systems
  • IEC 62556:2014: Surgical Systems – Specification and Measurement of Field Parameters for High Intensity Therapeutic Ultrasound (HITU) Transducers and Systems
  • IEC 61828:2001: Ultrasonics – Focusing Transducers, Definitions and Measurement Methods for the Transmitted Fields
  • IEC 62937: Ultrasonics – Measurement of Ultrasound Field Parameters at High Pressure Therapeutic Levels in Water
  • IEC 62937: Ultrasonics – Measurement of Ultrasound Field Parameters at High Pressure Therapeutic Levels in Water
  • Standardization of Ultrasound Medical Devices: A comprehensive listing of standards of interest to the BATC membership courtesy of Subha Maruvada.