Jason Trobaugh has been a faculty member at Washington University in St. Louis since 2001. From 2001 to 2009, he was a Research Instructor in the Cardiovascular Division of the Department of Medicine. In 2009, he became a Lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering. In addition to research activities, Dr. Trobaugh has collaborated with industrial partners in the fields of image-guided surgery and radiotherapy, x-ray computed tomography, image analysis for medical applications, and diffuse optical tomography. He serves as a reviewer for several journals and has been a member of the IEEE since 1993.
Dr. Trobaugh’s research interests and experience are in medical imaging, primarily ultrasound, in the areas of probabilistic models for ultrasound images, model-based image analysis, treatment guidance applications for ultrasonic imaging, clinical applications of inverse electrocardiography, and ultrasonic temperature imaging for management of thermal therapies.
Arthur, R.M., Trobaugh, J.W. “Electrocardiographic Textbooks Based on template Hearts Warped using Ultrasonic Images”, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, in press, 2012.
Trobaugh, J.W., Arthur, R.M., Straube, W.L., and Moros, E.G. “A Simulation Model for Ultrasonic Temperature Imaging Using Change in Backscattered Energy”, Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, 2008; 34:289-298.
Arthur, R.M., Trobaugh, J.W., Straube, W.L., Moros, E.G. "Temperature Dependence of Backscattered Energy in Motion-Compensated Images", IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control,
Cain M.E., Arthur, R.M., Trobaugh, J.W. “Detection of the fingerprint of the electrophysiological abnormalities that increase vulnerability to life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias”, Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology 2003; 9:103-118
Trobaugh, J.W., Arthur, R.M. "A Physically-Based, Probabilistic Model for Ultrasonic Images Incorporating Shape, Microstructure and System Characteristics", IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control 2001; 48:1594-1605
Trobaugh, J.W., Arthur, R.M. "A Discrete-Scatterer Model for Ultrasonic Images of Rough Surfaces", IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control 2000; 47:1520-1529
Trobaugh, J.W., Richard, W.D., Smith, K.R., Bucholz, R.D. "Frameless Stereotactic Ultrasonography – Method and Applications", Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics 1994;
Over the past decade, Dr. Trobaugh has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in the ESE (formerly EE) department, including EE 597 Principles of Ultrasonic Imaging, ESE 483/583 Medical Imaging, ESE 489/589 Biological Imaging Technology, ESE 351 Signals and Systems, ESE 403 Introduction to Operations Research, ESE 404 Applied Operations Research, ESE 482 Digital Signal Processing, and ESE 437 Sustainable Energy Systems, as well as several others.