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JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  1. D. Turo, P. Otto, J. P. Shah, J. Heimur, T. Gebreab, M. Zaazhoa, K. Armstrong, L. Gerber, and S. Sikdar, “Ultrasonic Characterization of the Upper Trapezius Muscle in Patients with Chronic Neck Pain ,” Ultrasonic Imaging, vol. 35, pp. 173-187, 2013.
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  2. D. Purvis, K. Crutchfield, T. Aldaghlas, A. Trickey, A. Rizzo and S. Sikdar, "Transcranial Doppler Investigation of Hemodynamic Alterations Associated with Blunt Cervical Vascular Injury in the Trauma Patient," J. Ultrasound Med., in press, 2013

  3. D. Purvis, T. Aldaghlas, A. Rizzo, A. Trickey and S. Sikdar, "A Novel Decision Tree Approach Based on Transcranial Doppler to Screen for Blunt Cervical Vascular Injuries," J. Ultrasound Med., in press, 2013

  4. J. Ballyns, D. Turo, P. Otto, J. P. Shah, J. Hammond, T. Gebreab, L. Gerber, and S. Sikdar, “Office-based Elastography Technique for Quantifying Mechanical Properties of Skeletal Muscle ,” J. Ultrasound Med., vol. 31, pp. 1209-1219, 2012.
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  5. J. Ballyns, J. P. Shah, J. Hammond, T. Gebreab, L. Gerber, and S. Sikdar, “Objective ultrasonic measures for characterizing myofascial trigger points associated with cervical pain,” J. Ultrasound Med., vol. 30, pp. 1331-1340, 2011.
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  6. M. Lebiedowska, S. Sikdar, “Knee joint angular velocities and accelerations during the patellar tendon jerk,” A. Eranki and L. Garmirian, J. Neuroscience Methods., vol. 198, pp. 255-259, 2011. 
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  7. L. Gerber, S. Sikdar, J. Hammond and J. Shah, “A Brief Overview and Update of Myfascial Pain Syndrome and Myofascial Trigger Points,” J. Spine Research Foundation., vol. 6, pp. 55-64, 2011. 
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  8. S. Sikdar, J. P. Shah, T. Gebreab, R-H Yen, E. Gilliams, J. Danoff, and L. H. Gerber, “Novel application of ultrasound technology to visualize and characterize myofascial trigger points and surrounding soft tissue,” Arch Phys Med Rehabil. vol. 90, pp. 1829-1838, 2009. 
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  9. S. Sikdar, S. Vaidya, M. Dighe, O. Kolokythas, J-H Kim, K. W. Beach and Y. Kim,”Doppler Vibrometry: Assessment of arterial stenoses using perivascular tissue vibrations without lumen visualization,” J. Vasc Interv Radiol., vol. 20, pp. 1157-1163, 2009.
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  10. B. Zhuang, V. Shamdasani, S. Sikdar, R. Managuli, and Y. Kim, “Real-time ultrasound scan conversion using a multi-core processor,” IEEE Trans. Inf. Technol Biomed., vol. 13, pp. 571-574, 2009.
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  11. Y. M. Yoo, S. Sikdar, K. Karadayi, O. Kolokythas and Y. Kim, “Adaptive Clutter Rejection for 3D Color Doppler Imaging: Preliminary Clinical Study,” Ultrasound Med. Biol., vol. 34, pp. 1221-1231, 2008. 
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  12. V. Shamdasani, U. Bae, S. Sikdar, Y. M. Yoo, K. Karadayi, R. Managuli and Y. Kim, “Research interface on a programmable ultrasound scanner,” Ultrasonics, vol. 48, pp. 159-168, 2008. 
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  13. S. Sikdar, K. W. Beach, J. C. Lee, J. Remington, M. S. Lidstrom, X-Q Zhao, S. L. Goldberg and Y. Kim, “Ultrasonic Doppler vibrometry: Novel method for detection of coronary artery stenosis using left ventricular wall vibrations,” J. Am Soc Echo., vol. 20, pp 1386-1392, 2007. 
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  14. S. Sikdar, K. W. Beach, M. Paun, S. Vaezy and Y. Kim. “Ultrasonic interrogation of tissue vibrations in arterial and organ injuries: Preliminary in vivo results,” Ultrasound Med. Biol., vol. 32, pp. 1203-1214, 2006.
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  15. S. Sikdar, K. W. Beach, S. Vaezy and Y. Kim. “Ultrasonic techniques for imaging tissue vibrations: preliminary results,” Ultrasound Med. Biol., vol. 31, pp. 221-232, 2005. 
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  16. V. Shamdasani, R. Managuli, S. Sikdar and Y. Kim, “Ultrasound color-flow imaging on a programmable system,” IEEE Trans. Inf. Technol. Biomed., vol. 8, pp. 191-199, 2004. 
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  17. S. Sikdar, R. Managuli, V. Shamdasani, L. Gong, T. Hayashi, T. Mitake and Y. Kim, “A single mediaprocessor-based programmable ultrasound system,” IEEE Trans. Inf. Technol. Biomed., vol. 7, pp. 64-70, 2003. 
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REFEREED CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS

  1. A. Eranki, N. Cortes, Z. G. Ferencek, J. Kim and S. Sikdar, “Real-Time Measurement of Rectus Femoris Muscle Kinematics During Drop Jump Using Ultrasound Imaging: A Preliminary Study,” Proc. the 34nd Annual International Conference of IEEE EMBS, in press, 2012.
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  2. K. AlMuhanna, L. Zhao, G. Kowalewski, K. W. Beach, B. K. Lal and S. Sikdar, “Investigation of Cerebral Hemodynamics and Collateralization in Asymptomatic Carotid Stenoses,” Proc. the 34nd Annual International Conference of IEEE EMBS, in press, 2012.
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  3. 3. D. Turo, P. Otto, J. Shah, J. Heimur, T. Gebreab, K. Armstrong, L. Gerber and S. Sikdar, “Ultrasonic Tissue Characterization of the Upper Trapezius Muscle in Patients with Myofascial Pain Syndrome,” Proc. the 34nd Annual International Conference of IEEE EMBS, in press, 2012.
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  4. A. Eranki, P. Otto, L. Curatalo, L. Prosser, K. Alter, D. Damiano and S. Sikdar, "Measurement of tendon velocities using vector tissue Doppler imaging and curved M-mode in patients with cerebral palsy, IEEE Ultrason. Sym., pp. 676-679, 2011. 
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  5. J. J. Ballyns, P. Otto, J. P. Shah, J. Hammond, J. Heimur, T. Gebreab, L. H. Gerber and S. Sikdar, "Evaluation of shear properties in muscle via novel superficial elastography technique," IEEE Ultrason. Sym., pp. 668-671, 2011.
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  6. A. Eranki, K. AlMuhanna and S. Sikdar, “Characterization of a vector Doppler system based on an array transducer,” IEEE Ultrason. Sym., pp. 1076-1079, 2010.
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  7. S. Sikdar, R. Ortiz, T. Gebreab, L. Gerber and J. Shah, “A new application of ultrasound imaging to characterize tissue properties and blood flow in myofascial pain syndromes,” IEEE Ultrason. Sym., pp. 1380-1383, 2010. 
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  8. S. Sikdar, R. Ortiz, T. Gebreab, L. Gerber and J. Shah, “Understanding the vascular environment of myofascial trigger points using ultrasound imaging and computational modeling,” Proc. the 32nd Annual International Conference of IEEE EMBS, pp. 2963-2966, 2010. 
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  9. A. Eranki, L. Bellini, L. Prosser, C. Stanley, D. Bland, K. Alter, D. Damiano and S. Sikdar, “Measurement of tendon velocities using vector tissue Doppler imaging: A feasibility study,” Proc. the 32nd Annual International Conference of IEEE EMBS, pp. 5310-5313, 2010. 
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  10. M. Deprenger, Y. Shao, F. Lu, N. Fleming and S. Sikdar, “Feasibility study of a smart pen for autonomous detection of concentration lapses during reading, “Proc. the 32nd Annual International Conference of IEEE EMBS, pp. 1864-1867, 2010. 
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  11. S. Sikdar, M. Lebiedowska, A. Eranki, L. Garmirian, and D. Damiano, “Measurement of rectus femoris muscle velocities during patellar tendon jerk using vector tissue Doppler imaging,” Proc. the 31th Annual International Conference of IEEE EMBS, pp. 2963-2966, 2009. 
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  12. A. Eranki and S. Sikdar, “Experimental characterization of a vector Doppler system based on a clinical ultrasound scanner,” Proc. the 31th Annual International Conference of IEEE EMBS, 2260-2263, 2009. 
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  13. T. Shaw, R. Parasuraman, S. Sikdar, and J.S. Warm, “Knowledge of results and signal salience modify vigilance performance and cerebral hemovelocity,” Proc. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, USA, vol. 53, pp. 1062-1065, 2009.
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  14. S. Sikdar, J. P. Shah, E. Gilliams, T. Gebreab, L. H. Gerber, “Assessment of myofascial trigger points (MTrPs): A new application of ultrasound imaging and vibration sonoelastography,” Proc. the 30th Annual International Conference of IEEE EMBS, pp. 5585-5589, 2008. 
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  15. S. Sikdar, J. H. Kim, Y. M. Yoo, K. Karadayi, J. Xu, O. Kolokythas, K. W. Beach and Y. Kim, “Functional Color Doppler: A feasibility study,” Proc. IEEE Ultrason Sym, pp. 1089-1092, 2007. 
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  16. S. Sikdar, B. Zhuang, M. Zaccardi, D. Leotta, K. Beach and Y. Kim, “Ultrasonic Doppler measurement of tissue vibrations: Opportunities and limitations, Proc. IEEE Ultrason Sym., pp. 1341-1344, 2006. 
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  17. S. Sikdar, K. Beach, S. Goldberg, M. Lidstrom and Y. Kim, “Ultrasonic Doppler vibrometry: Measurement of left-ventricular wall vibrations associated with coronary artery disease,” Proc. the 28th Annual International Conference of IEEE EMBS, pp. 863-866, 2006. 
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  18. S. Sikdar, V.T. Shamdasani, M.S. Lidstrom, K.W. Beach and Y. Kim, “Low-cost detection and monitoring of coronary artery disease using ultrasound.” Proc. the 1st Transdisciplinary Conference on Distributed Diagnosis and Home Healthcare, pp. 55-58, 2006. 
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  19. H. Yoshikawa, T. Azuma, K. Sasaki, K Kawabata, C. Xu, S. Sikdar, R. Managuli, Y. Kim and S. Umemura, “High contrast ultrasound imaging by motion-compensated time-averaging method,” Proc. IEEE Ultrason Sym., pp. 1618-1621, 2006. 
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  20. S. Sikdar, K. W. Beach, S. L. Goldberg, T. R. Zwink, L. I. Baughman and Y. Kim. “Ultrasonic imaging of myocardial vibrations associated with coronary artery disease,” Proc. the 27th Annual International Conference of IEEE EMBS, pp. 4310-4313, 2005. 
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  21. S. Sikdar, V. Zderic, R. Managuli, S. Vaezy and Y. Kim, “Real-time ultrasound-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound therapy with enhanced visualization and reduced treatment time,” Proc. the 4th International Sym Therapeutic Ultrasound, Vol. 754, pp. 47-51, 2005. 
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  22. S. Sikdar, Y. Kim, D. F. Leotta, J. F. Primozich and K. W. Beach. “Ultrasonic techniques for assessing wall vibrations in stenosed arteries,” Proc. the 26th Annual International Conference of IEEE EMBS, pp. 1325-1328, 2004. 
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  23. S. Sikdar, S. Vaezy, K. W. Beach and Y. Kim, “Transcutaneous localization of arterial bleeding through ultrasonic imaging of tissue vibrations,” Proc. IEEE Ultrason. Sym., Vol. 2, pp. 1820-1823, 2003. 
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  24. S. Sikdar, R. Managuli and Y. Kim, “Scan conversion for a multiprocessor-based ultrasound processing system,” Proc. SPIE, Vol. 4681, pp. 260-270, 2002. 
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  25. S. Sikdar, R. Managuli, T. Mitake, T. Hayashi and Y. Kim, “Programmable ultrasound scan conversion on a mediaprocessor-based system,” Proc. SPIE, Vol. 4319, pp. 699-711, 2001.
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  26. M. Grow, S. Sikdar, D. Kim and Y. Kim, “Mediaprocessor programming interface to increase the portability of mediaprocessor software,” Proc. SPIE, Vol. 4313, pp. 11-22, 2001. 
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PUBLISHED CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS

  1. D. Turo, P. Otto, V. Egorov, A. Sarvazyan, L. H. Gerber and S. Sikdar, "Elastography and tactile imaging for mechanical characterization of superficial muscles," J. Acoust. Soc. Am, vol. 132, pp. 1983, 2012.

  2. D. Purvis, T. Aldaghlas, A. Rizzo, A. Trickey and S. Sikdar, "Transcranial Doppler signatures associated with blunt cervical vascular injuries: A prospective pilot study," J. Ultrasound Med., Vol. 31(suppl), p. S48, 2012.

  3. J. Ballyns, P. Otto, J. Shah, J. Hammond, T. Gebreab, L. Gerber and S. Sikdar, "Office-based elastography technique for quantifying mechanical properties of skeletal muscle," J. Ultrasound Med., Vol 31(suppl), p. S54, 2012.

  4. S. Sikdar, R. Ortiz, J. Shah, T. Gebreab and L. Gerber, "A new application of ultrasound imaging to characterize tissue properties and blood flow in myofascial pain syndromes," J. Ultrasound Med., Vol. 30, p. S27, 2011.

  5. D. Purvis, T. Aldaghlas, A. Rizzo, and S. Sikdar, "Transcranial Doppler sonography to evaluate neurovascular changes in acute blunt cervical vascular injury," J. Ultrasound Med., Vol. 30, p. S79, 2011.

  6. J. Hammond, J. J. Ballyns, T. M. Gebreab, N. L. Gerber, J.P. Shah, and S. Sikdar, "Objective ultrasound measures for characterizing myofascial trigger points," Phys. Med. Rehabil., Vol. 3 (10), p. S211, 2011.

  7. B.K. Lal, S Sikdar, L. Zhao, K. Beach, D. Leotta, "Ultrasonic monitoring of three-dimensional carotid atherosclerotic plaque structure,"Journal of Vascular Surgery, Vol. 53 (6), p. 3, 2011.

  8. J.J. Ballyns, V. Egorov, A. Sarvazyan, J. Hammond, J.P. Shah, L. Gerber, S. Sikdar, "Methods of quantifying muscle properties in cervical pain via sonoelastography and tactile imaging," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. Vol. 129, p. 2609, 2011.

  9. A. Eranki, S. Sikdar, C. Stanley, L. Prosser, L. Bellini, D. Bland, K. Alter and D. Damiano, “Measuring tendon velocities using vector tissue Doppler imaging,” J. Acoust Soc. Am., Vol. 128, p. 2305, 2010.

  10. R. Ortiz, T. Gebreab, N. Gerber, J. Shah and S. Sikdar, “Ultrasound imaging of myofascial trigger points and adjacent soft tissue,” Phys. Med. Rebabil., Vol. 2 (9), p S71, 2010. 

  11. S. Sikdar, J. Shah, T. Gebreab, R. Ortiz and L. Gerber, “Ultrasonic Characterization of Tissue Properties and Blood Flow in Myofascial Pain Syndromes,” Ultrasonic Imaging,  2010.

  12. R-H. Yen, T. Gebreab, N. Gerber and S. Sikdar, ” Novel use of ultrasound imaging to investigate myofascial trigger points and the effects of dry needling: A case series,” Phys. Med. Rebabil., Vol. 1 (9), pp. S167-S168, 2009.

  13. J. Shah, S. Sikdar, T. Gebreab, E.Gilliams, L. Gerber, “A new application of 2D gray scale ultrasound and vibration sonoelastography to image myofascial trigger points in the upper trapezius muscle,” Arch. Phys Med. Rehabil., vol. 89, p e55, 2008.

  14. S. Sikdar, S. S. Vaidya, M. K. Dighe, O. Kolokythas, K. W. Beach, R. T. Andrews and Y. Kim, “Doppler Vibrometry: Assessment of arterial stenoses using perivascular tissue vibrations without lumen visualization,” J. Vasc Interv Radiol, vol. 19, p S20, 2008. 

  15. S. Sikdar, O. Kolokythas, Y. M. Yoo, K. Karadayi, S. F. Behnia, R. Pichler, N. Leca, M. Dighe, C. Cueva, T. Dubinsky and Y. Kim, “Ultrasonic Doppler Vibrometry: A new method for quantifying tissue vibrations caused by turbulent flow in transplant renal arteries,” Proc 93rd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, pp. 364-365, 2007.

  16. S. Sikdar, K. W. Beach and Y. Kim, “Ultrasonic characterization of soft-tissue vibrations based on the two-dimensional Fourier transform,” J Acoust Soc Am, vol. 118, p 1877, 2005.

INVITED TALKS

  1. S. Sikdar, “Image creation and optimization,” National Rehab. Hospital Ultrasonics Symposium: Applications in Acute and Chronic Pain, May 14, 2012.
  2. S. Sikdar and N.L. Gerber, “Soft tissue evaluation,” National Rehab. Hospital Ultrasonics Symposium: Applications in Acute and Chronic Pain, May 14, 2012.
  3. S. Sikdar, “Visualization and characterization of myofascial trigger points and surrounding soft tissue using ultrasound imaging and elastography,” German Society of Pediatric Neurology, April 4, 2011.
  4. S. Sikdar, “Advanced Methods in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging,” Philips Healthcare, November, 4, 2010.
  5. S. Sikdar and J. Shah, “Research Update: Ultrasound Imaging of Myofascial Trigger Points,” Annual Meeting of the Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, November 3, 2010.
  6. S. Sikdar, “Basic Science of Ultrasound,” American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, September 25, 2010.
  7. S. Sikdar, “Novel Functional Applications of Ultrasound Imaging,” IEEE EMBS, March 22, 2010.
  8. S. Sikdar, J. Shah, L. Gerber, “Myofascial Pain: Elucidating the Trigger Point and Surrounding Tissue,” Johns Hopkins University, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Grand Rounds, Feb 22, 2010.
  9. S. Sikdar, “The next generation of ultrasound imaging: Opportunities and applications”, NIH Rehabilitation Medicine Department Grand Rounds, 2008.
  10. S. Sikdar and J. C. Lee, “Ultrasonic Doppler vibrometry,” UW Medicine Cardiology Grand Rounds, 2006.
  11. S. Sikdar, “Ultrasonic characterization of soft-tissue vibrations based on the two-dimensional Fourier transform,” 150th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, 2005.
  12. S. Sikdar, “Ultrasonic imaging of myocardial vibrations,” Summer in Seattle Annual Cardiology Conference, 2005.

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PATENTS AND COMMERCIAL LICENSES

  1. Ultrasonic techniques for assessing wall vibrations in stenosed blood vessels, US patent US 7,736,314 B2, Jun. 15, 2010. Commercial license (CorazonX through UW TechTransfer) 2006.
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  2. Interference-free ultrasound imaging during HIFU therapy, using software tools, US patent US 7,670,291 B2, Mar. 2, 2010; Commercial license (Mirabilis Medica through UW TechTransfer) 2006.
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  3. Transcutaneous localization of arterial bleeding through ultrasonic imaging of pathological tissue vibrations, US patent US 7,803,116 B2, Sep. 28, 2010.
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  4. Architecture and algorithms for a programmable ultrasound machine, Commercial license (Hitachi Medical Corporation, Japan through UW TechTransfer), 2003.