Prof Peter Burns

Peter N. Burns is Professor of Medical Biophysics and Radiology at the University of Toronto and Senior Scientist at Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto. He was educated in the United Kingdom, where he took first class honours in Theoretical Physics. He obtained his Ph.D. in Radiodiagnosis at the University of Bristol before moving to the Yale University in 1984, where he became Assistant Professor of Radiology. He subsequently joined the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at Thomas Jefferson University before moving to the University of Toronto in 1991 as full professor. His research interests are in blood flow detection and instrumentation for Doppler ultrasound, where he was part of the early efforts to detect blood flow in tumours and other small vessel systems, and microbubble contrast agents, where he helped pioneer nonlinear imaging methods widely used today. His current work focuses on the new high speed imaging strategies and agents for both diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound.

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