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Robert J. McGough

Associate Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer and Engineering
2120 Engineering Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1226
Office phone: (517) 432-3333
mcgough@egr.msu.edu

Teaching | Research | Links

Dr. McGough received a B.E. in electrical engineering/physics from Vanderbilt University, an M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering (systems) from the University of Michigan.  Before coming to MSU, he was a member of the research faculty at Duke University Medical Center in the Department of Radiation Oncology.  His research interests include biomedical ultrasonics and electromagnetics, thermal therapy, targeted drug delivery, and medical imaging.  He is a member of IEEE (UFFC and EMB Societies), the Society for Thermal Medicine, the Acoustical Society of America, and the International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound.

 

Numerical Calculations for Acoustics/Ultrasonics

NEW!  FOCUS – fast medical ultrasound simulation software:  link to the FOCUS web site – http://www.egr.msu.edu/focus-ultrasound

Animation of the pressure field generated by a circular piston excited by a short pulse

Animation of the pressure field generated by a spherically focused piston excited by a short pulse

Beta versions of java applets developed by acoustics graduate students at Michigan State University (works best with Internet Explorer): Hutchins integral, Schoch integral, King integral, FNM integral, Rayleigh-Sommerfeld integral, impulse response

The struve function

Teaching

 

Recent Journal Papers

D. Chen, and R. J. McGough, “A 2D fast near-field method for calculating near-field pressures generated by apodized rectangular pistons,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, under review, 2008.

J. F. Kelly and R. J. McGough, “The Causal Impulse Response for Circular Sources in Viscous Media,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, under review, 2008. 

X. Zeng and R. J. McGough, “Evaluation of the Angular Spectrum Approach for Simulations of Nearfield Pressures,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 123, no. 1, pp. 68-76, 2008.

J. F. Kelly and R. J. McGough, “An Annular Superposition Integral for Axisymmetric Radiators,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 121, no. 2, pp. 759-765, 2007.

D. Chen, J. F. Kelly, and R. J. McGough, “A fast nearfield method for calculations of time-harmonic and transient pressures produced by triangular pistons,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 120, No. 5, pp. 2450–2459, 2006.

J. F. Kelly and R. J. McGough, “A Time-Space Decomposition Method for Calculating the Near Field Pressure Generated by a Pulsed Circular Piston,” IEEE Trans. UFFC, vol. 53, no. 6, pp. 1150-1159, 2006.

L. Wu, R. J. McGough, O. A. Arabe, and T. V. Samulski, “An RF phased array applicator designed for hyperthermia breast cancer treatments”, Physics in Medicine and Biology, vol. 51, pp. 1-20, 2006.

R. J. McGough, T. V. Samulski, and J. F. Kelly, "An efficient grid sectoring method for calculations of the nearfield pressure generated by a circular piston," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 115, No. 5, Pt. 1, pp. 1942-1954, 2004.

R. J. McGough, "Rapid calculations of time-harmonic nearfield pressures produced by rectangular pistons," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 115, No. 5, Pt. 1, pp, 1934-1941, 2004.

 

Technical Reports

 

Fast Transient Calculations for a Circular Piston

Finite element modeling of an RF phased array for hyperthermia treatments of locally advanced breast cancer

 

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