Ben Cox

Position: Principal Investigaor
Email: b.cox@ucl.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7679 0292
Extension: 30292
Room: Malet Place Engineering Building, 3.03
Address: Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
University College London
Malet Place Engineering Building
Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

About

Ben’s research interests are principally numerical modelling and image reconstruction in photoacoustic imaging and biomedical ultrasound. He is the Programme Tutor for the undergraduate degrees in Medical Physics, for which he lectures on ultrasound and biomedical optics.

Journal Publications

1.

E. S. Wise; B. T. Cox; J. Jaros; B. E. Treeby

Representing arbitrary acoustic source and sensor distributions in Fourier collocation methods Journal Article

In: J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 146 (1), pp. 278-288, 2019.

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2.

M. D. Brown; E. Z. Zhang; B. E. Treeby; P. C. Beard; B. T. Cox

Reverberant cavity photoacoustic imaging Journal Article

In: Optica, 6 (6), pp. 821-822, 2019.

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3.

B. E. Treeby; J. Jaros; E. Martin; B. T. Cox

From biology to bytes: Predicting the path of ultrasound waves through the human body Journal Article

In: Acoustics Today, 15 (2), pp. 36-44, 2019.

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4.

D. R. Ramasawmy; E. Martin; J. A. Guggenheim; E. Z. Zhang; P. C. Beard; B. E. Treeby; B. T. Cox

Analysis of the Directivity of Glass-Etalon Fabry-Perot Ultrasound Sensors Journal Article

In: IEEE Trans. Ultrason. Ferroelectr. Freq. Control, 66 (9), pp. 1504-1513, 2019.

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5.

E. S. Wise; B. T. Cox; B. E. Treeby

Bandwidth-based mesh adaptation in multiple dimensions Journal Article

In: J. Comp. Phys., 371 , pp. 651-662, 2018.

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6.

B. E. Treeby; F. Lucka; E. Martin; B. T. Cox

Equivalent-source acoustic holography for projecting measured ultrasound fields through complex media Journal Article

In: IEEE Trans. Ultrason. Ferroelectr. Freq. Control, 65 (10), pp. 1857-1864, 2018.

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7.

B. E. Treeby; E. S. Wise; B. T. Cox

Nonstandard Fourier Pseudospectral Time Domain (PSTD) Schemes for Partial Differential Equations Journal Article

In: Commun. Comput. Phys., 24 (3), pp. 623-634, 2018.

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8.

S. Rajagopal; T. Sainsbury; B. E. Treeby; B. T. Cox

Laser generated ultrasound sources using carbon-polymer nanocomposites for high frequency metrology Journal Article

In: J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 144 (2), pp. 584-597, 2018.

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9.

M. Bakaric; E. Martin; P. S. Georgiou; B. T. Cox; H. Payne; B. E. Treeby

Experimental study of beam distortion due to fiducial markers during salvage HIFU in the prostate Journal Article

In: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound, 6 (1), pp. 1-12, 2018.

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10.

B. E. Treeby; J. Budisky; E. S. Wise; J. Jaros; B. T. Cox

Rapid calculation of acoustic fields from arbitrary continuous-wave sources Journal Article

In: J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 143 (1), pp. 529-537, 2018.

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11.

M. D. Brown; B. T. Cox; B. E. Treeby

Design of multi-frequency acoustic kinoforms Journal Article

In: Appl. Phys. Lett., 111 (24), pp. 244101, 2017.

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12.

E. S. Wise; B. T. Cox; B. E. Treeby

Mesh density functions based on local bandwidth applied to moving mesh methods Journal Article

In: Commun. Comput. Phys., 22 (5), pp. 1286-1308, 2017.

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13.

J. L. Robertson; B. T. Cox; J. Jaros; B. E. Treeby

Accurate simulation of transcranial ultrasound propagation for ultrasonic neuromodulation and stimulation Journal Article

In: J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 141 (3), pp. 1726-1738, 2017.

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14.

M. Perez Liva; J. L. Herraiz; J. M. Udias; E. Miller; B. T. Cox; B. E. Treeby

Time domain reconstruction of sound speed and attenuation in ultrasound computed tomography using full wave inversion Journal Article

In: J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 141 (3), pp. 1595-1604, 2017.

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15.

J. L. Robertson; E. Martin; B. T. Cox; B. E. Treeby

Sensitivity of simulated transcranial ultrasound fields to acoustic medium property maps Journal Article

In: Phys. Med. Biol., 62 (7), pp. 2559-2580, 2017.

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16.

M. D. Brown; D. I. Nikitichev; B. E. Treeby; B. T. Cox

Generating arbitrary ultrasound fields with tailored optoacoustic surface profiles Journal Article

In: Appl. Phys. Lett., 110 (9), pp. 094102, 2017.

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17.

S. R. Arridge; M. M. Betcke; B. T. Cox; F. Lucka; B. E. Treeby

On the adjoint operator in photoacoustic tomography Journal Article

In: Inv. Problems, 32 (11), pp. 115012, 2016.

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18.

M. D. Brown; J. Jaros; B. T. Cox; B. E. Treeby

Control of broadband optically generated ultrasound pulses using binary amplitude holograms Journal Article

In: J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 139 (4), pp. 1637–1467, 2016.

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19.

A. P. Jathoul; J. Laufer; O. Ogunlade; B. E. Treeby; B. T. Cox; E. Z. Zhang; P. Johnson; A. R. Pizzey; B. Philip; T. Marafioti; M. F. Lythgoe; R. B. Pedley; M. A. Pule; P. C. Beard

Deep in vivo photoacoustic imaging of mammalian tissues using a tyrosinase-based genetic reporter Journal Article

In: Nature Photonics, 9 , pp. 239–-246, 2015.

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20.

B. E. Treeby; B. T. Cox

Modeling power law absorption and dispersion in viscoelastic solids using a split-field and the fractional Laplacian Journal Article

In: J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 136 (4), pp. 1499-1510, 2014.

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21.

K. Firouzi; B. T. Cox; B. E. Treeby; N. Saffari

A first-order k-space model for elastic wave propagation in heterogeneous media Journal Article

In: J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 132 (3), pp. 1271–1283, 2012.

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22.

J. Laufer; P. Johnson; E. Z. Zhang; B. E. Treeby; B. T. Cox; R. B. Pedley; P. C. Beard

In vivo preclinical photoacoustic imaging of tumour vasculature development and therapy Journal Article

In: J. Biomed. Opt., 17 (5), pp. 056016, 2012.

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23.

J. Laufer; F. C. Norris; J. Cleary; E. Z. Zhang; B. E. Treeby; B. T. Cox; P. Johnson; P. Scambler; M. F. Lythgoe; P. C. Beard

In vivo photoacoustic imaging of mouse embryos Journal Article

In: J. Biomed. Opt., 17 (6), pp. 061220, 2012.

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24.

B. E. Treeby; J. Jaros; A. P. Rendell; B. T. Cox

Modeling nonlinear ultrasound propagation in heterogeneous media with power law absorption using a k-space pseudospectral method Journal Article

In: J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 131 (6), pp. 4324–4336, 2012.

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25.

E. Z. Zhang; B. Povazay; J. Laufer; A. Alex; B. Hofer; R. B. Pedley; C. Glittenberg; B. E. Treeby; B. T. Cox; P. C. Beard; W. Drexler

Multimodal photoacoustic and optical coherence tomography scanner using an all optical detection scheme for 3D morphological skin imaging Journal Article

In: Biomed. Opt. Express, 2 (8), pp. 2202–2215, 2011.

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26.

B. E. Treeby; B. T. Cox

A k-space Green's function solution for acoustic initial value problems in homogeneous media with power law absorption Journal Article

In: J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 129 (6), pp. 3652–3660, 2011.

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27.

B. E. Treeby; E. Z. Zhang; A. S. Thomas; B. T. Cox

Measurement of the ultrasound attenuation and dispersion in whole human blood and its components from 0-70 MHz Journal Article

In: Ultrasound Med. Biol., 37 (2), pp. 289–300, 2011.

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28.

B. E. Treeby; B. T. Cox

k-Wave: MATLAB toolbox for the simulation and reconstruction of photoacoustic wave-fields Journal Article

In: J. Biomed. Opt., 15 (2), pp. 021314, 2010.

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29.

B. T. Cox; B. E. Treeby

Artifact trapping during time reversal photoacoustic imaging for acoustically heterogeneous media Journal Article

In: IEEE Trans. Med. Imaging, 29 (2), pp. 387–396, 2010.

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30.

B. E. Treeby; B. T. Cox

Modeling power law absorption and dispersion for acoustic propagation using the fractional Laplacian Journal Article

In: J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 127 (5), pp. 2741–2748, 2010.

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31.

B. E. Treeby; E. Z. Zhang; B. T. Cox

Photoacoustic tomography in absorbing acoustic media using time reversal Journal Article

In: Inverse Probl., 26 (11), pp. 115003, 2010.

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32.

B. E. Treeby; B. T. Cox; E. Z. Zhang; S. K. Patch; P. C. Beard

Measurement of broadband temperature-dependent ultrasonic attenuation and dispersion using photoacoustics Journal Article

In: IEEE Trans. Ultrason. Ferroelectr. Freq. Control, 56 (8), pp. 1666–1676, 2009.

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33.

B. T. Cox; S. Kara; S. R. Arridge; P. C. Beard

k-space propagation models for acoustically heterogeneous media: Application to biomedical photoacoustics Journal Article

In: J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 121 (6), pp. 3453–3464, 2007.

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34.

B. T. Cox; P. C. Beard

Fast calculation of pulsed photoacoustic fields in fluids using k-space methods Journal Article

In: J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 117 (6), pp. 3616–3627, 2005.

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Conference Publications

1.

M. Bakaric; A. Ivory; B. Zeqiri; B. T. Cox; B. E. Treeby

Measurement of the temperature-dependent speed of sound and change in Gruneisen parameter of tissue-mimicking materials Conference

IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, 2019.

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2.

D. R. Ramasawmy; B. T. Cox; B. E. Treeby

The influence of strain-optic coefficients on the transduction mechanism of planar glass etalon Fabry-Perot ultrasound sensors Conference

IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, 2019.

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3.

B. T. Cox; B. E. Treeby

Accurate time-varying sources in k-space pseudospectral time domain acoustic simulations Conference

IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, 2018.

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4.

M. D. Brown; B. T. Cox; B. E. Treeby

Investigating the effect of thickness and frequency spacing on multi-frequency acoustic kinoforms Conference

IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, 2017.

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5.

S. Rajagopal; T. Sainsbury; B. E. Treeby; B. T. Cox

Laser generated ultrasound sources using polymer nanocomposites for high frequency metrology Conference

IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, 2017.

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6.

E. S. Wise; J. L. Robertson; B. T. Cox; B. E. Treeby

Staircase-free acoustic sources for grid-based models of wave propagation Conference

IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, 2017.

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7.

D. R. Ramasawmy; E. Martin; J. A. Guggenheim; B. T. Cox; B. E. Treeby

Directivity of a planar hard-dielectric Fabry-Perot optical ultrasound sensor Conference

IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, 2017.

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8.

M. D. Brown; E. Martin; B. T. Cox; B. E. Treeby

Single pulse illumination of multi-layer photoacoustic holograms for patterned ultrasound field generation Conference

IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, 2016.

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9.

M. Perez Liva; J. L. Herraiz; J. M Udias; B. T. Cox; B. E. Treeby

Full-wave attenuation reconstruction in the time domain for ultrasound computed tomography Conference

IEEE 13th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), 2016.

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10.

B. E. Treeby; J. Jaros; B. T. Cox

Advanced photoacoustic image reconstruction using the k-Wave toolbox Conference

Proc. SPIE, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing, 9708 , 2016.

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11.

E. S. Wise; B. T. Cox; B. E. Treeby

A monitor function for spectral moving mesh methods applied to nonlinear acoustics Conference

International Symposium on Nonlinear Acoustics (AIP Conference Proceedings), 1685 , 2015.

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12.

M. D. Brown; T. J. Allen; B. T. Cox; B. E. Treeby

Control of optically generated ultrasound fields using binary amplitude holograms Conference

IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, 2014.

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13.

J. L. Robertson; B. T. Cox; B. E. Treeby

Quantifying numerical errors in the simulation of transcranial ultrasound using pseudospectral methods Conference

IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, 2014.

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14.

B. E. Treeby; J. Jaros; D. Rohrbach; B. T. Cox

Modelling elastic wave propagation using the k-Wave MATLAB toolbox Conference

IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, 2014.

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15.

B. E. Treeby; B. T. Cox

A computationally efficient elastic wave model for media with power-law absorption Conference

IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, 2013.

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16.

B. E. Treeby; M. Tumen; B. T. Cox

Time domain simulation of harmonic ultrasound images and beam patterns in 3D using the k-space pseudospectral method Conference

14th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), Part I, LNCS, 6891 , 2011.

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17.

J. Laufer; P. Johnson; E. Z. Zhang; B. E. Treeby; B. T. Cox; R. B. Pedley; P. C. Beard

In vivo longitudinal photoacoustic imaging of subcutaneous tumours in mice Conference

Proc. SPIE, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing, 7899 , 2011.

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18.

B. E. Treeby; J. Laufer; E. Z. Zhang; F. C. Norris; M. F. Lythgoe; P. C. Beard; B. T. Cox

Acoustic attenuation compensation in photoacoustic tomography: Application to high resolution 3D imaging of vascular networks in mice Conference

Proc. SPIE, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing, 7899 , 2011.

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19.

B. T. Cox; B. E. Treeby

Effect of sensor directionality on photoacoustic imaging: a study using the k-Wave toolbox Conference

Proc. SPIE, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing, 7564 , 2010.

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20.

B. E. Treeby; B. T. Cox

Fast, tissue-realistic models of photoacoustic wave propagation for homogeneous attenuating media Conference

Proc. SPIE, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing, 7177 , 2009.

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21.

B. T. Cox; J. Laufer; K. P. Kostli; P. C. Beard

Experimental validation of photoacoustic k-space propagation models Conference

Proc. SPIE, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing, 5320 , 2004.

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