Richard Cobbold

Richard Cobbold

Professor Emeritus

BSc (London), MSc (Sask), PhD (Sask), FRSC

Research Stream: Clinical Engineering

Email: | Tel: 416 978-6530 | Office: Lassonde Mining Building (MB), 170 College Street, Room 316A

Main Appointments

  • Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering

Research Areas

Doppler Ultrasound

Doppler methods have an important role in the non-invasive assessment of patients with arterial disease. Our research includes the development of:

  • Spectral estimation methods to accurately determine the flow velocity
  • Colour flow imaging to measure 2-D vector flow velocity distributions
  • Clutter models based on the haemodynamics of pulsatile arterial blood flow
Nonlinear Ultrasound for Imaging and Doppler Applications
  • Models of nonlinear ultrasound propagation in tissue
  • Use of coded excitation for improving the SNR
Ultrasound Propagation in Metamaterials

This represents a new area of investigation that may enable some of the limitations of current ultrasound methods to be overcome.

Elastography using Radiation Pressure Excitation

Measurement and imaging of the elastic properties of tissue by generating shear waves.

Ultrasound Propagation in Bone

Experimental and theoretical methods for understanding ultrasound propagation in bone.