Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering
Duke University

M.E., Biomedical Engineering
University of Virginia

B.S.E., Biomedical Engineering
Duke University

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5901 Stevenson Center
VU Mailbox: PMB 351653, Nashville, TN 37235-1653 USA

Robert Galloway

Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Emeritus
Professor of Surgery, Emeritus
Professor of Neurological Surgery, Emeritus

Biomedical Engineering

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Research Focus

Technology-guided therapy, medical devices, medical imaging


Image-Guided Liver Surgery

Image-Guided Kidney Surgery

Image-Guided Robotic Surgery

Transorbital Therapy Delivery


Cash DM, Glasgow SC, Clements LW, Miga MI, Dawant BM, Cao Z, Galloway RL, Chapman WC. Concepts and Preliminary Data towards the Realization of an Image-Guided Liver Surgery. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. 2007 Volume 11, Number 7 / July, 2007 pp 844-859.

Kwartowitz, D.M., Herrell, S.D., Galloway, R.L., Update: Toward image-guided robotic surgery: determining the intrinsic accuracy of the daVinci-S robot, International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, Vol. 1, No. 5, pp. 301-304, Feb 2007, Epub Feb 17, 2007

DiMaio S, Kapur T, Cleary K, Aylward S, Kazanzides P, Vosburgh K, Ellis R, Duncan J, Farahani K, Lemke H, Peters T, Lorensen W, Gobbi D, Haller J, Clarke L, Pizer S, Taylor R, Galloway R, Fichtinger G, Hata N, Lawson K, Tempany C, Kikinis R, Jolesz F, Challenges in Image-Guided Therapy System Design Neuroimage 2007 Volume 37, Supplement 1, 2007, Pages S144-S151

Chen , CC, Miga MI, Galloway RL. Characterization of Tracked Radiofrequency Ablation in Phantom. Medical Physics 2007 Oct;34(10):4030-40.

Clements LW, Miga MI, Galloway RL. Robust surface registration using salient anatomical features for image-guided liver surgery: algorithm and validation. Medical Physics, Vol. 35, No. 6, pp. 2528-2540, 2008.

Atuegwu, NC, Galloway RL. Volumetric characterization of the Aurora magnetic tracker system for image guided transorbital endoscopic procedures. Physics in Medicine and Biology. 53 (2008) 4355-4368.

Atuegwu NC, Mawn LA, Galloway RL. Sensitivity analysis of the effect of fiducial placement on target registration error. JCARS Vol 2, No 6, 2008 pp 397-404.

Cao, A. Thompson R, Dumpuri P, Dawant BM, Galloway RL, Ding S., Miga M. A Comparison among Image-to-Physical Space Registrations Using a True Target Registration Error. Med Phys. 2008 Apr;35(4):1593-605.

Benincasa AB, Clements LW, Herrell SD, Galloway RL. Feasibility Study for Image-Guided Kidney Surgery: Assessment of Required Intraoperative Surface for Accurate Physical to Image Space Registration. Medical Physics Sep;35(9):4251-61 2008.

Chen , CC, Miga MI, Galloway RL Optimizing Needle Placement Using Finite Element Models in Radiofrequency Ablation Planning. IEEE-TBME 2009 Feb;56(2):237-45.

Kwartowitz DM, Galloway RL, Shiavi RG. Determining the Presence of Bias Error Using Statistical Methods, IEEE-TITB, 13(1), 1-4 Jan 2009.

Herrell SD, Kwartowitz DM, Milhoua PM, Galloway R.L, Towards Image Guided Robotic Surgery: System Validation, J. Urology, J Urol. 2009 Feb;181(2):783-9; discussion 789-90.

Kwartowitz, D., Miga, M., Herrell, S., and Galloway, RL Towards Image Guided Robotic Surgery: Multi-Arm Tracking Through Hybrid Localization; International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery. International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, 2009, 4(3), pp. 281-286

Kwartowitz DM, Ou JJ, Bares KC, Herrell SD, Miga MI, Galloway RL Development of a tissue analog for mock-surgical experiments. Physics in Biology and Medicine in-Review.

Kwartowitz DM, Galloway RL Jr, Shiavi RG. Determining the presence of bias error using statistical methods. IEEE Trans Inf Technol Biomed. 2009 Jan;13(1):1-4.

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