Ultrasonic Visualization, Imaging & Characterization

Prof. Lawrence H. Le, PhD, MBA

Clinical Professor, Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging, U of Alberta

Adjunct Professor & Senior Visiting Scholar, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Graduate Coordinator, Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging, U of Alberta

Senior Medical Physicist, Alberta Health Services

Team Leader, Authorized Radiation Protection Agency (Edmonton), Alberta Health Services


About me

MBA in Finance & Technology Commercialization, U of Alberta (1999)

PhD in Geophysics, University of Alberta (1991)

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Contact details

Office: 4-113, Research Transition Facility, 8308 - 114 Street, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2E1

Phone: +1 (780) 407-1153 | Fax: +1 (780) 407-7280

Email: lawrence.le{at}ualberta.ca

Dr. Lawrence Le obtained his PhD in geophysics from the University of Alberta. He did his postdoctoral training in Schlumberger-Doll Research, Ridgefield Connecticut, USA and later was a research associate in the University of Calgary. He started his medical physics residency training in 1994 and is currently a medical physicist in Alberta Health Services. Dr. Le is a Clinical Professor in Medical Physics and Radiology and has also been the Director of the Graduate Program in the Department of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging since 2014. Dr. Le also holds the rank of Adjunct Professor at Fudan University, China, and is currently a senior visiting Fudan scholar (2018-2019).

His primary research interest is ultrasound imaging of bone tissues relevant to patient care. This includes basic research, development of innovative imaging techniques, and clinical validation. His research involves multi-disciplinary methods to solve medical-related problems, spanning from ultrasound physics, biomedical engineering, signal processing, image processing and analysis, prototype development, to electronics. His graduate students benefit from his wide network of collaborators within the campus and worldwide.

Research Projects

Selected Publications

T. N.H.T. Tran, M. D. Sacchi, D. Ta, V.-H. Nguyen, E. Lou, L. H. Le, Nonlinear inversion of ultrasonic dispersion curves for cortical bone thickness, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 2019, (https://doi.org/10.1007/s10439-019-02310-4). (link)

F. T. Almeida, C. Pacheco-Pareira, C. Flores-Mir, L. H. Le, J. L. Jaremko, P. W. Major, "Diagnostic ultrasound assessment of temporomandibular joints: a systematic review and meta-analysis", Dentomaxillofacial Radiology 2018, 47, 20180144. (link)

K.-C. T. Nguyen, C. Pacheco-Pareira, N. R. Kaipatur, J. Cheung, P. W. Major, L. H. Le, "Comparison of ultrasound imaging and cone-beam computed tomography for examination of the alveolar bone level: A systematic review", PLOS One 2018, 13, e0200596. (link)

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