Publications

Almekkawy's IEEE Publications.

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2021

 

Journals:

Bharadwaj S., Almekkawy M., “An Upgraded Siamese Neural Network for Motion Tracking in Ultrasound Image Sequences”. IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control Journal. 2021.

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Gao Q., Zheng F, Almekkawy M., “ASU-Net++: A nested U-Net with Adaptive Feature Extractions for Liver Tumor Segmentation”. Computer in Biology and Medicine Journal, 136, 2021, p.104688.

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Conference Proceedings:

Wasih M., Almekkawy M., “A Novel Deep Learning Approach for Tracking Regions of Interest in Ultrasound Images”, 43rd International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2021.

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Alkhadhr S., Almekkawy M., “A Combination of Deep Neural Networks and Physics to Solve the Inverse Problem of Burger’s Equation”, 43rd International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2021.

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Bharadwaj S.., Almekkawy M., “Arterial Wall Motion Estimation in Carotid Artery Using Deep Learning with Extended Kalman Filter”, the IEEE Signal Processing in Medicine and Biology (SPMB), 2021.

 

Mohammad UF., Almekkawy M., “Automated detection of liver steatosis in ultrasound images using convolutional neural networks.”, In 2021 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS), pp. 1-3. IEEE, 2021.

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Wasih M., Almekkawy M., “Advanced Deep Learning Network with Harris Corner based Background Motion Modeling for Motion Tracking of Targets in Ultrasound Images.”, In 2021 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS), pp. 1-4. IEEE, 2021.

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Liu X., Almekkawy M., “Ultrasound Computed Tomography using physical-informed Neural Network.”, In 2021 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS), pp. 1-4. IEEE, 2021.

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Alkhadhr S., Almekkawy M., “Modeling of the Forward Wave Propagation Using Physics-Informed Neural Networks.”, In 2021 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS), pp. 1-4. IEEE, 2021.

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Mohammad UF., Almekkawy M., “A Substitution of Convolutional Layers by FFT Layers-A Low Computational Cost Version”, In 2021 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS), pp. 1-3. IEEE, 2021.

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Mohammad UF., Almekkawy M., “A Substitution of Convolutional Layers by FFT Layers-A Low Computational Cost Version”, In 2021 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS), pp. 1-3. IEEE, 2021..

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Alkhadhr S., Almekkawy M., “Modeling of the Wave Propagation of a Multi-Element Ultrasound Transducer Using Neural Networks.”, In 2021 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS), pp. 1-4. IEEE, 2021..

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Hills C., Almekkawy M., “A New Approach for Passive Cavitation Imaging and Detection”, 43rd International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2021.

 

Mallampati A., Almekkawy M., “Application of Physics Informed Neural Networks to Ultrasound Elastography.”, The IEEE Latin American Ultrasonics Symposium (LAUS 2021)..

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Liu X., Almekkawy M., “Temperature Control of The Focal Point of Focused Ultrasound Excitation Using Neural Network Approach.”, The IEEE Latin American Ultrasonics Symposium (LAUS 2021)..

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Wang Y., Almekkawy M., “Simulation of Temperature Distribution During HIFU Therapy Using Deep Learning Method.”, The IEEE Latin American Ultrasonics Symposium (LAUS 2021)..

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Thirusangu N., Almekkawy M., “Segmentation of Breast Ultrasound Images using Densely Connected Deep Convolutional Neural Network and Attention Gates.”, The IEEE Latin American Ultrasonics Symposium (LAUS 2021)..

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2020

 

Journals:

Liu X., Almekkawy M., “Thermal dose optimization for HIFU Tissue Ablation Using PDE Constrained Optimization Method”. IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control Journal. November 2020.

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Rebholz B, Zheng F, Almekkawy M., “Two-dimensional iterative projection method for subsample speckle tracking of ultrasound images”. Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing. 2020 Sep 30:1-5.

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McMahon D. , Almekkawy M. "Elements Selection for Transcostal HIFU Refocusing Method: Simulation Study". IEEE transactions on ultrasonics, ferroelectrics, and frequency control. February, 2020.

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Conference Proceedings:

Maslakowski M., Ilham S., Hall T., Subramanian T., Kiani M., Almekkawy M., “The Characterization and Assembly of an Efficient, Cost Effective Focused Ultrasound Transducer”, 14th IEEE Dallas Circuits and Systems Conference, 2020.

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Rebholz B., Almekkawy M., “Analysis of Speckle Tracking Methods: Correlation and RF Interpolation”, the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, Applications and Systems, 2020.

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Rebholz B., Almekkawy M., “Constrained RF Level Interpolation for Normalized Cross Correlation Based Speckle Tracking”, the IEEE International Ultrasonic Symposium (IUS 2020).

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Bharadwaj S., Almekkawy M., “Deep Learning based Motion Tracking of Ultrasound Image Sequences”, the IEEE International Ultrasonic Symposium (IUS 2020).

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Hills C., Almekkawy M., “A New Approach for Passive Cavitation Imaging and Detection”, submitted to the IEEE International Ultrasonic Symposium (IUS 2020).

 

Bharadwaj S, Almekkawy M., “Faster Search Algorithm for Speckle Tracking In Ultrasound Images”, the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, 2020.

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Rebholz B., Almekkawy M., “Efficacy of Kriging Interpolation in Ultrasound Imaging”, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, 2020.

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Presentations/Abstracts:

Thirusangu N., Subramanian T., Almekkawy M., "Segmentation of Induced Substantia Nigra from Transcranial Ultrasound Images using Deep Convolutional Neural Network", accepted at the Acoustic Society of America, December 2020.

 

Prasad S., Almekkawy M., "A fast and efficient Ultrasound Tomography using Deep Learning", accepted at the Acoustic Society of America, December 2020.

 

Bharadwaj S., Almekkawy M., "Motion Estimation for Ultrasound Image Sequences Using Deep Learning", accepted at the Acoustic Society of America, December 2020.

 

Liu X., Almekkawy M., “Thermal dose optimization method for focused ultrasound treatment”, the 7th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound 2020.

 

Alkhadhr S., Prasad S., Turovets S., Almekkawy M., "The effects of skull numerical representation on intracranial fields in transcranial focused ultrasound (tFUS) simulations", the 7th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound 2020.

 

2019

 

Journals:

Almekkawy M, Ebbini E. The Optimization of Transcostal Phased Array Refocusing Using the Semidefinite Relaxation Method. IEEE transactions on ultrasonics, ferroelectrics, and frequency control. 2019 Sep 30.

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Almekkawy M, Carević A, Abdou A, He J, Lee G, Barlow J. “Regularization in ultrasound tomography using projection-based regularized total least squares”. Inverse Problems in Science and Engineering. 2019 Jun 13:1-24.

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Almekkawy M, Chen J, Ellis M, Haemmerich D, Holmes D, Linte C, Panescu D, Pearce J, Prakash P, Zderic V. “Therapeutic Systems and Technologies: State-of-the-Art, Applications, Opportunities and Challenges”. IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering. 2019 Apr 2.

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Conference Proceedings:

Carević A, Yun X, Almekkawy M. “Adaptive truncated total least square on distorted born iterative method in ultrasound inverse scattering problem”. In Medical Imaging 2019: Ultrasonic Imaging and Tomography 2019 Mar 15 (Vol. 10955, p. 1095515). International Society for Optics and Photonics.

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Carević A, Abdou A, Slapničar I, Almekkawy M. “Employing methods with generalized singular value decomposition for regularization in ultrasound tomography”. In Medical Imaging 2019: Ultrasonic Imaging and Tomography 2019 Mar 15 (Vol. 10955, p. 1095509). International Society for Optics and Photonics.

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Presentations/Abstracts:

Rebholz, B. Almekkawy M., “Strain Imaging with Subsample Displacement Estimation Using a Projection Method”. International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, August 2019.

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Rebholz, B. Almekkawy M., “Fast Subsample Speckle Tracking Based on Normalized Cross Correlation”. Ultrasonic Imaging and Tissue Characterization Conference, June 2019.

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2018

 

Journals:

Elhelf IS, Albahar H, Shah U, Oto A, Cressman E, Almekkawy M. “High intensity focused ultrasound: The fundamentals, clinical applications and research trends”. Diagnostic and interventional imaging. 2018 Jun 1;99(6):349-59.

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Xu J, Zheng Y, Chirala M, Almekkawy M. “An FPGA Implementation of Resource-Optimized Dynamic Digital Beamformer for a Portable Ultrasound Imaging System”. Advances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems. 2018 Jan 1;3(4):59-71.

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Conference Proceedings:

Carevic A, Abdou AE, Barlow J, Almekkawy M. “Using filter factors for regularization in ultrasound tomography”. In 2018 40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) 2018 Jul 18 (pp. 895-898).

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Cunningham J, Zheng Y, Subramanian T, Almekkawy M. “Improved Real-Time Capability for Nonlinear Seperable Harmonic Filtering of Ultrasound Images Using a Damped Regularization Method with In-Vivo Results”. In 2018 40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) 2018 Jul 18 (pp. 891-894).

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Kale P, Acharya JV, Acharya J, Subramanian T, Almekkawy M. “Normalized Transfer Entropy as a Tool to Identify Multisource Functional Epileptic Networks”. In 2018 40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) 2018 Jul 18 (pp. 1218-1221). IEEE.

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Cunningham J, Zheng Y, Subramanian T, Almekkawy M. “Regularization methods for solving third-order volterra filter with improved convergence speed: In-vivo application”. In 2018 IEEE 15th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI 2018) 2018 Apr 4 (pp. 1187-1190). IEEE.

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Yun X, He J, Carevic A, Slapnicar I, Barlow J, Almekkawy M. “Reconstruction of ultrasound tomography for cancer detection using total least squares and conjugate gradient method”. In Medical Imaging 2018: Ultrasonic Imaging and Tomography 2018 Mar 6 (Vol. 10580, p. 105800K). International Society for Optics and Photonics.

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Carević A, Yun X, Lee G, Slapničar I, Abdou A, Barlow J, Almekkawy M. “Solving the ultrasound inverse scattering problem of inhomogeneous media using different approaches of total least squares algorithms”. In Medical Imaging 2018: Ultrasonic Imaging and Tomography 2018 Mar 6 (Vol. 10580, p. 105800J). International Society for Optics and Photonics.

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Presentations/Abstracts:

Carević A., Barlow J, Almekkawy M., “Projection Based Total Least Square Algorithm for Ultrasound Tomography”, BMES conference, USA, October 17, 2018.

 

Carević A., Barlow J, Slapničar I., Almekkawy M., “Regularization of Inverse Scattering Problem in Ultrasound Tomography”, Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computing Conference, USA, September 17, 2018.

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Rebholz, B. Almekkawy M., “Multidimensional Motion Estimation with Stochastic Interpolation via Kriging”, Carnegie Mellon forum, USA, September 21, 2018.

 

Rebholz, B. Almekkawy M., “Multidimensional Motion Estimation with Stochastic Interpolation via Disjunctive Kriging”, International Tissue Elasticity Conference, France, September 9, 2018. (Best Paper Award).

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Barlow J. Carević A., Yun X., Slapničar I., Almekkawy M., “Adaptive Truncated Total Least Squares for an Inverse Scattering Problem from Ultrasound Tomography”, SIAM conference on imaging science, June 6, 2018.

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Shehata I. Abdelaal H. Almekkawy A. Albahar H. Almekkawy M., “The Emerging Role of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) in cancer Immunomodulation”, Society of Thermal Medicine May 7, 2018

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2017

 

Conference Proceedings:

Cunningham J, Subramanian T, Almekkawy M. Adaptive ℓ 0-norm sparse third order volterra filter for transcranial ultrasound image enhancement: In-vivo results. In2017 IEEE Signal Processing in Medicine and Biology Symposium (SPMB) 2017 Dec 2 (pp. 1-5).

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Kale P, Gilmour T, Acharya VJ, Acharya J, Subramanian T, Almekkawy M. “Prediction of multifocal epileptogenic zones using normalized transfer entropy”. In2017 IEEE Signal Processing in Medicine and Biology Symposium (SPMB) 2017 Dec 2 (pp. 1-4).

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Almekkawy M, McMahon D, Alqarni H, He J. “Optimization of transcostal phased-array refocusing using sparse semidefinite relaxation method”. In 2017 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) 2017 Jul 11 (pp. 1449-1452).

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Almekkawy M, Cunningham J, Song Y, Albahar H, Subramanian T. “In-vivo transcranial ultrasound imaging of induced substantia nigra hyperechogenicity using adaptive sparse third order volterra filter”. In 2017 8th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering (NER) 2017 May 25 (pp. 367-370).

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Almekkawy M, Ebbini E. “Two-dimensional speckle tracking using parabolic polynomial expansion with Riesz transform”. In 2017 IEEE 14th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI 2017) 2017 Apr 18 (pp. 201-205).

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Cunningham J, Lee J, Subramanian T, Almekkawy M. “Transcranial enhanced ultrasound imaging of induced substantia nigra in brain using adaptive third order volterra filter: In-vivo results”. In 2017 IEEE 14th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI 2017) 2017 Apr 18 (pp. 684-687).

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Almekkaway MK, Shehata IA, Haritonova A, Ballard J, Casper A, Ebbini E. “Image-based numerical modeling of HIFU-induced lesions”. In AIP Conference Proceedings 2017 Mar 3 (Vol. 1816, No. 1, p. 020001). AIP Publishing.

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Presentations/Abstracts:

McMahon D, Almekkawy M. “Optimization of transcostal phased-array refocusing using iterative sparse semidefinite relaxation method”. In 2017 IEEE Signal Processing in Medicine and Biology Symposium (SPMB) 2017 Dec 2 (pp. 1-3).

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Lee A., Almekkawy M., Kale P., Gilmour T., Subramanian T., Sather M., Acharya V. and Acharya J., “Can normalized transfer entropy be used as an informational transfer measure of ictal pathophysiology in patients undergoing stereo-EEG for epilepsy surgery”? American Epilepsy Society, December 1, 2017.

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2016

 

Conference Proceedings:

Horta A., Gernux E., Couceiro M., Hammerich D. and Almekkawy M., “Body Temperature Control Circuit”. In IEEE Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics & Mobile Communication Conference (UEMCON), October 20 (pp. 1-4) 2016.

 

2015

 

Journals:

Almekkaway MK, Shehata IA, Ebbini ES. “Anatomical-based model for simulation of HIFU-induced lesions in atherosclerotic plaques”. Int J Hyperthermia. Jun; 31(4): (pp. 433-42) 2015.

 

2014

 

Almekkawy M., Xu J. and Chirala M., “An Optimized Ultrasound Digital Beamformer with Dynamic Focusing Implemented on FPGA”, , Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Aug 26, (pp. 3296 – 3299) 2014.

 

Almekkawy MK, Adibi Y, Zheng F, Ebbini E and Chirala M. Two-dimensional speckle tracking using zero phase crossing with Riesz transform. In Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics 168ASA, October 27 (Vol. 22, No. 1, p. 020004), ASA 2014.

 

Singal A, Hamel A, Larson M, Kelner H, Almekkawy M, John R, Eckman P. Peripheral Pulse Wave Analysis Technique to Detect Aortic Valve State in Continuous-flow LVADs. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. Apr 1;33(4): p.S75 2014.

 

2013

 

Singal A, Oura M, Almekkawy M, Hamel A, Larson M, Eckman P. “Device Optimization Using Pulse Wave Analysis Techniques”. Journal of Medical Devices, 7(2): p 020903 2013.

 

Almekkawy M., and Ebbini E., “Optimal Refocusing of the Phased Array Transducer for Targeting Liver Tumors through the Rib Cage,” Society of Thermal Medicine April 17, “Oral presentation” 2013.

 

Almekkawy M., Shehata I., and Ebbini E., “Anatomical Based Model for Simulation of Focused Ultrasound Array Induced Lesion within Atherosclerotic Plaques,” Society of Thermal Medicine April 17, “Oral presentation” 2013.

 

2012

 

Almekkawy M, Casper A, Ballard J, Ebbini E., “Nonlinear modeling of pulsed and CW HIFU beams for dual-mode ultrasound arrays”. In AIP Conference Proceedings October 3 (Vol. 1481, No. 1, pp. 3-8) 2012.

 

Ballard JR, Liu D, Casper AJ, Wan Y, Almekkawy M, Ebbini E., “Multiple-frequency phased array patterns for therapeutic ultrasound: In AIP Conference Proceedings October 3 (Vol. 1481, No. 1, pp. 9-13) 2012.

 

Almekkawy M., Shehata I, Casper A., Ballard J., Troutman M., and Ebbini E., “Modeling Thermal Lesion Formation in Atheromatous Plaque Tissue using high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU): comparison within vivo results.” Biomedical Engineering Society, October 24, 2012.

 

2011

 

Ballard JR, Liu D, Almekkawy M, Ebbini ES, Casper A, Haritonova A. “Multiple-frequency phased array pattern synthesis for HIFU surgery”. In IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS) October 18, (pp. 1656-1659), 2011.

 

2005

 

Almekkawy MK., Mahmoud AM., Zavochikove A., Salama AE., “Reliable design of the CAN bit synchronization block”. In Proceedings of the WSEAS Conference: Information Science, Communications and Applications (ISCA) May 11, 2005.