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Allison H. Payne, Ph.D.

Languages spoken: English

Academic Information

Departments: Radiology and Imaging Sciences - Associate Professor, Bioengineering - Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering - Adjunct Assistant Professor

Divisions: Radiology Research

Academic Office Information


Research Interests

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging - MRI
  • Image-Guided High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Therapy

I am a mechanical engineer with expertise in thermal therapies; specifically magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound. My research contributes to the translation and dissemination of this exciting technology through the development of new hardware, advanced treatment planning and monitoring and assessment techniques. During the past 10 years, I have led the team that designed a constructed a breast-specific MRgFUS system that is currently in clinical trials in Europe for treating breast cancer. I have additional expertise in mechanical design, MR imaging, temperature measurement, acoustic radiation force imaging and acoustic modeling.

Education History

Postdoctoral Fellowship University of Utah
Interventional MRI
Postdoctoral Fellow
Doctoral Training University of Utah
Mechanical Engineering
Graduate Training University of Utah
Mechanical Engineering
Undergraduate University of Utah
Mechanical Engineering