Topic: Microwave Imaging
Dr. Meaney’s areas of research expertise are microwave imaging, ultrasound computed tomography for biomedical applications, microwave antenna design, thermal modeling and system design for focused ultrasound surgery applications. Dr. Meaney is Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. He was an NSF-NATO Postdoctoral Fellow at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton, England, from 1996 to 1997. He was a Research Assistant Professor at Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College from 1997 to 2003 and has been a Professor at Dartmouth since 2003. He has three patents related to microwave imaging and is coauthor on over 120 journal articles and conference proceedings. His interests include developing microwave imaging for biomedical applications, especially breast imaging and hyperthermia monitoring. In 1995, Dr. Meaney founded a company, Microwave Imaging System Technologies Inc. (MIST) with Dr. Keith Paulsen, Professor of Engineering at Thayer School. They have developed a microwave-based, breast imaging system that provides high-contrast images for breast cancer diagnostics. The NIH has invested more than $6 million to develop and demonstrate the MIST system for tumor imaging. Testing on more than 150 patients has shown excellent detection of breast tumors. The system may save lives and reduce litigation, trauma, and expense among the 200 million women screened worldwide annually. Dr. Meaney has edited books on breast cancer using alternative modalities. Meaney’s company MIST is the first to use a microwave imaging system in a clinic. Meaney’s company collaborates with other countries such as Korea and Italy as international partners.