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Pierre D. Mourad, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
Principal Physicist, Applied Physics Laboratory
Research Affiliate, Center on Human Development and Disability
pierre@apl .washington.edu
(206) 543-9125
Box 356470
Seattle, WA 98195-6470

Dr. Mourad

Dr. Mourad's research lies at the intersection of physics - typically though not exclusively ultrasound and the nervous systems (central and peripheral). In particular, he has active projects on the use of ultrasound, often with arterial blood pressure, to predict cerebral perfusion pressure and intracranial pressure. That work includes human studies as well as laboratory-based studies on rats with elevated intracranial pressure after traumatic brain injury. The work on rats forms the basis of recent designs on the use of intense focused ultrasound to palpate brain tissue to determine that tissue's stiffness -- the basis for a new transcranial brain-imaging modality. Mourad also has active projects on the use of intense focused ultrasound to palpate deep structures within the body as a non-invasive evocative test to determine the location of peripheral pain generators within the body.


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