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Robert L.  Galloway, Jr.

Robert L. Galloway, Jr., Ph.D.

Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Professor of Neurological Surgery
Professor of Surgery

Contact Information:

Vanderbilt University School of Engineering
5824 Stevenson Center
Nashville, TN 37232
Fax: 615-343-7919


Dr. Galloway is Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Neurological Surgery and Surgery. He is a pioneer in the development of image-guided neurosurgery.

Research Specialty

Medical imaging and instrumentation

Research Description

In developing systems for interactive, image-guided surgery (IIGS), the Surgical Navigation Apparatus Research Laboratory (SNARL) is interested in every part of the process. This includes three-dimensional position tracking devices, the understanding of issues related to all forms of medical imaging, and appropriate intrasurgical display of surgical position and other information.

Current Projects Include:

1. Use of vascular imaging in image-guided surgery.

2. Incorporation of electrophysiology information, both stimulus response and passive monitoring, into IIGS.

3. Intraoperative imaging techniques such as endoscopy and intraoperative ultrasound.

4. New applications of IIGS techniques specifically in spinal surgery.

5. New applications of IIGS for the liver.