Imaging and Simulation Laboratory

Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Peder C. Pedersen, Ph.D.

My research areas include elastography methods for quantitative imaging of the Young’s modulus in soft tissues and the development of a low-cost, portable personal ultrasound training simulator with structured curriculum and integrated assessment methods, to satisfy the training needs of the widely used point-of-care scanners. Another research effort has been the design of a smartphone-based diabetic wound analysis system, specifically for foot ulcers.

Petra Belady, MD.

I am presently Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in the Division of Maternal-Fetal-Medicine and is the current Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program director. My clinical expertise is in prenatal diagnosis and obstetric ultrasound, as well as in caring for high risk obstetric patients. I have been involved in creating an on-line technology model for the postpartum hemorrhage simulation project. Presently, she also serves as the chair of the departmental education committee.