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Michael Insana

Professor, Bioengineering

Michael Insana research includes the development of ultrasonic methods for imaging soft tissue viscoelasticity and developing task-based array beamforming techniques for sonographic tumor imaging. He is currently working with interdisciplinary teams to develop new systems-biology techniques aimed at selecting molecular probes for cancer biomarker imaging and targeted therapeutics. With his lab’s experience in developing novel ultrasonic systems and tissue-like materials for image analysis, Insana’s team has developed innovative concepts aimed at breast cancer diagnosis. 

Insana is the Donald Biggar Willet Profesor of Engineering at Illinois, bringing more than three decades of experience managing, collaborating, and conducting research projects in medical imaging within government labs as well as academia. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, Acoustical Society of America, the Institute of Physics, and the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. He also serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transaction on Medical Imaging. Insana received his PhD in Medical Physics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He holds affiliate appointments at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology and the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical and Translational Sciences.