Bell, Muyinatu

Assistant Professor
Electrical And Computer Engineering

208 Barton Hall
(410) 516-7854

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Muyinatu Bell

Muyinatu Bell to receive NSF CAREER Award

February 16, 2018

Bell’s research focuses on significantly improving photoacoustic imaging by developing tools that will unconventionally separate light from acoustic receivers and deliver it directly to the surgical site.

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  • Bachelor of Science 2006, Mass Institute Technology
  • 2016 - Present:  Joint, SOM Biomedical Engineering
  • 2018:  Discovery Award
  • 2018:  CAREER Award
  • 2018:  NIH Trailblazer Award
  • 2016:  Innovator Under 35


Journal Articles
  • Allard M, Shubert J, Bell MAL (2018).  Feasibility of photoacoustic-guided teleoperated hysterectomies.  Journal of Medical Imaging.  International Society for Optics and Photonics.  5.  021213.
  • Gandhi N, Allard M, Kim S, Kazanzides P, Bell M (2017).  Photoacoustic-based approach to surgical guidance performed with and without a da Vinci robot.  Journal of Biomedical Optics.  22.  121606.
  • Eddins B, Bell MAL (2017).  Design of a multifiber light delivery system for photoacoustic-guided surgery.  Journal of Biomedical Optics.  22.  041011.
  • Nair AA, Tran TD, Bell MAL (2017).  Robust Short-Lag Spatial Coherence Imaging.  IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control.  IEEE.
Conference Proceedings
  • Graham MT, Bell MAL (2018).  Development and validation of a short-lag spatial coherence theory for photoacoustic imaging.  Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2018.  International Society for Optics and Photonics.  10494.  104945K.
  • Allman D, Reiter A, Bell M (2018).  Exploring the effects of transducer models when training convolutional neural networks to eliminate reflection artifacts in experimental photoacoustic images.  Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2018.  International Society for Optics and Photonics.  10494.  104945H.
  • Shubert J, Bell MAL (2018).  A novel drill design for photoacoustic guided surgeries.  Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2018.  International Society for Optics and Photonics.  10494.  104940J.
  • Shubert J, Bell MAL (2017).  Photoacoustic Based Visual Servoing of Needle Tips to Improve Biopsy on Obese Patients.  IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium.
  • Graham MT, Bell MAL (2017).  Theoretical Application of Short-Lag Spatial Coherence to Photoacoustic Imaging.  IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium.
  • Rodriguez-Molares A, Rindal OMH, Bernard O, Nair A, Bell MAL, Liebgott H, Austeng A, Lovstakken L (2017).  The UltraSound ToolBox.  IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium.
  • Allman D, Reiter A, Bell MAL (2017).  A Machine Learning Method to Identify and Remove Reflection Artifacts in Photoacoustic Channel Data.  IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium.
  • Dahl J, Hyun D, Li Y, Jakovljevic M, Bell MAL, Long W, Bottenus N, Kakkad V, Trahey G (2017).  Coherence Beamforming and its Applications to the Difficult-to-Image Patient.  Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, Washington, DC.
  • Kim S, Bell MAL, Kazanzides P (2017).  Feasibility of a photoacoustic image guided telerobotic system for skull base surgery.  Ubiquitous Robots and Ambient Intelligence (URAI), 2017 14th International Conference on.  IEEE.  595--596.
  • Kim S, Gandhi N, Bell MAL, Kazanzides P (2017).  Improving the safety of telerobotic drilling of the skull base via photoacoustic sensing of the carotid arteries.  Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2017 IEEE International Conference on.  IEEE.  2385--2390.
  • Eddins B, Bell MAL (2017).  Optimizing light delivery for a photoacoustic surgical system.  Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2017.  International Society for Optics and Photonics.  10064.  100640J.
  • Reiter A, Bell MAL (2017).  A machine learning approach to identifying point source locations in photoacoustic data.  Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2017.  International Society for Optics and Photonics.  10064.  100643J.
  • Gandhi N, Kim S, Kazanzides P, Bell MAL (2017).  Accuracy of a novel photoacoustic-based approach to surgical guidance performed with and without a da Vinci robot.  Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2017.  International Society for Optics and Photonics.  10064.  100642V.
  • Kim S, Tan Y, Kazanzides P, Bell MAL (2016).  Feasibility of photoacoustic image guidance for telerobotic endonasal transsphenoidal surgery.  6th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics.
  • Bell MAL, Dagle AB, Kazanzides P, Boctor E (2016).  Experimental assessment of energy requirements and tool tip visibility for photoacoustic-guided endonasal surgery.  Proc. SPIE.  9708.  97080D.
  • Sen HT, Lediju Bell MA, Zhang Y, Ding K, Wong J, Iordachita I, Kazanzides P (2015).  System Integration and Preliminary In-Vivo Experiments of a Robot for Ultrasound Guidance and Monitoring during Radiotherapy.  2015 International Conference on Advanced Robotics.  IEEE.
  • Bell MAL, Ostrowski AK, Li K, Kazanzides P, Boctor E (2015).  Quantifying bone thickness, light transmission, and contrast interrelationships in transcranial photoacoustic imaging.  Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2015.  International Society for Optics and Photonics.  9323.  93230C.
  • Kim S, Kang H, Cheng A, Lediju Bell M, Boctor E, Kazanzides P (2015).  Photoacoustic image guidance for robot-assisted skull base surgery.  Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation.  IEEE.
  • Bell MAL, Ostrowski AK, Kazanzides P, Boctor E (2014).  Feasibility of transcranial photoacoustic imaging for interventional guidance of endonasal surgeries.  Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2014.  International Society for Optics and Photonics.  8943.  894307.
  • Bell MAL, Kuo NP, Song DY, Kang J, Boctor EM (2014).  In vivo photoacoustic imaging of prostate brachytherapy seeds.  Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2014.  International Society for Optics and Photonics.  8943.  894348.
  • Kang H, Bell MAL, Guo X, Taylor RH, Boctor EM (2014).  Freehand spatial-angular compounding of photoacoustic images.  Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2014.  International Society for Optics and Photonics.  8943.  894361.
  • Bell MAL, Sen HT, Iordachita I, Kazanzides P (2014).  Force-controlled ultrasound robot for consistent tissue pre-loading: Implications for acoustic radiation force elasticity imaging.  Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (2014 5th IEEE RAS & EMBS International Conference on.  IEEE.  259--264.
  • Bell MAL, Song DY, Boctor EM (2014).  Coherence-based photoacoustic imaging of brachytherapy seeds implanted in a canine prostate.  Medical Imaging 2014: Ultrasonic Imaging and Tomography.  International Society for Optics and Photonics.  9040.  90400Q.
  • Bell MAL, Sen HT, Iordachita I, Kazanzides P, Wong J (2014).  In vivo reproducibility of robotic probe placement for an integrated US-CT image-guided radiation therapy system.  Medical Imaging 2014: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling.  International Society for Optics and Photonics.  9036.  903611.
  • Bell MAL, Guo X, Song DY, Boctor EM (2014).  Photoacoustic imaging of prostate brachytherapy seeds with transurethral light delivery.  Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2014.  International Society for Optics and Photonics.  8943.  89430N.
  • Bell MAL, Guo X, Kang HJ, Boctor E (2014).  Improved contrast in laser-diode-based photoacoustic images with short-lag spatial coherence beamforming.  2014 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium.  IEEE.  37--40.
  • Sen HT, Bell MAL, Iordachita I, Wong J, Kazanzides P (2013).  A cooperatively controlled robot for ultrasound monitoring of radiation therapy.  2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems.  IEEE.  3071--3076.
  • Dahl JJ, Bottenus N, Lediju Bell MA, Cook MJ (2013).  Coherent flow imaging: A power Doppler imaging technique based on backscatter spatial coherence.  Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS), 2013 IEEE International.  IEEE.  639--642.
  • Lediju Bell MA, Goswami R, Dahl JJ, Trahey GE (2012).  Improved visualization of endocardial borders with Short-Lag Spatial Coherence imaging of fundamental and harmonic ultrasound data.  Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS), 2012 IEEE International.  IEEE.  2129--2132.
  • Lediju Bell MA, Goswami R, Trahey GE (2012).  Clutter reduction in echocardiography with short-lag spatial coherence (SLSC) imaging.  Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), 2012 9th IEEE International Symposium on.  IEEE.  1116--1119.
  • Lediju Bell MA, Dahl JJ, Trahey GE (2011).  Comparative resolution and tracking performance in B-mode and Short-Lag Spatial Coherence (SLSC) images.  IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS).
  • Dahl JJ, Pinton GF, Lediju M, Trahey GE (2011).  A novel imaging technique based on the spatial coherence of backscattered waves: Demonstration in the presence of acoustical clutter.  Medical Imaging 2011: Ultrasonic Imaging, Tomography, and Therapy.  International Society for Optics and Photonics.  7968.  796809.
  • Lediju MA, Trahey GE, Jakovlijevic M, Byram BC, Dahl JJ (2010).  Short-lag spatial coherence imaging.  2010 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium.  IEEE.  987--990.
  • Lediju MA, Byram BC, Harris EJ, Evans PM, Bamber JC (2010).  3D Liver tracking using a matrix array: Implications for ultrasonic guidance of IMRT.  2010 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium.  IEEE.  1628--1631.
  • Dahl JJ, Pinton GF, Lediju M, Trahey GE (2009).  Simulation and experimental analysis of ultrasonic clutter in fundamental and harmonic imaging.  Medical Imaging 2009: Ultrasonic Imaging and Signal Processing.  International Society for Optics and Photonics.  7265.  726509.
  • Lediju MA, Byram BC, Trahey GE (2009).  Sources and characterization of clutter in cardiac b-mode images.  2009 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium.  IEEE.  1419--1422.
  • Lediju MA, Pihl MJ, Hsu SJ, Dahl JJ, Gallippi CM, Trahey GE (2008).  Magnitude, origins, and reduction of abdominal ultrasonic clutter.  2008 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium.  IEEE.  50--53.
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