Ultrasound Imaging Research
Kenneth Hoyt, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, is Manager of ultrasound research, and coordinates all animal studies related ultrasonography. Like Dr. Kim, his expertise also includes imaging data analyses. Dr. Hoyt is actively collaborating with Dr. Michelle Robbin and Dr. Heidi Umphrey in Radiology, and this excellent working relationship provides translation of preclinical imaging studies to clinical studies. Dr. Hoyt received his B.S. in electrical engineering (Drexel University), followed by M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biomedical Engineering (Drexel University). He completed a 3-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Rochester in 2008, and joined UAB in February of 2008. Dr. Hoyt applies ultrasonography to investigate the elastic properties of tissues, including cancer, for which he is co-investigator on funded research. As the elastic properties change during treatment, they may serve as potential biomarkers for this purpose. Dr. Hoyt is also developing microbubble contrast for measuring changes in tumor vascular parameters during treatment in both preclinical models, and in human studies.