Russell S Witte, PhD

Professor, Medical Imaging

Russell S. Witte, PhD graduated with Honors in Physics from the University of Arizona (1993) and Bioengineering from Arizona State University (PhD, 2002), followed by 5 years at University of Michigan developing new imaging tools. In 2007, he returned to Tucson to establish the Experimental Ultrasound and Neural Imaging Laboratory, which develops ground-breaking “hybrid” modalities that integrate light, sound, and electricity for biomedical imaging. The ultimate goal is to improve patient care by providing tools that enhance diagnostic accuracy and treatment-decision making. Dr. Witte recently founded ElectroSonix™, a local spinoff company, to commercialize acoustoelectric technology for fast imaging of arrhythmias.

Cancer Focus

  • Novel imaging modalities using ultrasound, light, and radiofrequencies
  • Smart contrast agents
  • Photoacoustic Imaging of cancer progression and regression
  • Elasticity Imaging of tissue mechanical properties
  • Image-guided Thermoacoustic Imaging of tissue temperature (thermometry)
Research Program Role
Clinical and Translational Oncology Program

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Russell S Witte, PhD