LMA - Laboratoire de Mécanique et d’Acoustique

FRANCESCHINI Emilie

Chargée de recherche CR1 CNRS (HDR)

  • Tel : +33 4 84 52 42 86
  • Email : franceschini@lma.cnrs-mrs.fr

Research Interests

  • Quantitative ultrasound techniques - Spectral-based methods for tissue characterization
    • Ultrasound characterization of red blood cell aggregation (more details here)
    • Structure factor model for determining the tissue microstructure (more details here)
    • Ultrasound monitoring of tumor responses to anti-cancer therapy
  • Ultrasound tomography for breast cancer detection

PostDoc position available in high frequency ultrasound characterization :
One year PostDoc position in ultrasound is available in the Laboratory of Mechanics and Acoustics – LMA (France) on the project : Live single cell sensing using high frequency ultrasonic scattering measurements.
Contact : Emilie Franceschini (Email : franceschini@lma.cnrs-mrs.fr)
Find full proposition here (PDF)


Publications

Papers in refereed journal

  1. E. Franceschini, M.-C. Pauzin, S. Mensah & J.-P. Groby Soft tissue absorption tomography with correction for scattering aberrations (2005) Ultrasonic Imaging 27(4) 221-236 (PDF)
  2. E. Franceschini., S. Mensah., D. Amy, & J.-P. Lefebvre A 2D anatomic breast ductal computer phantom for ultrasonic imaging (2006) IEEE Trans. on Ultrason., Ferroelect., Freq. Contr. 53(7) 1281-1288 (PDF)
  3. S. Mensah., E. Franceschini & J.-P. Lefebvre Mammographie ultrasonore en champ proche (2006) Traitement de Signal numéro spécial Cancérologie 23(3) 259-275
  4. S. Mensah & E. Franceschini Near-field ultrasound tomography (2007) J. Acoust. Soc. Amer. 121(3) 1423-1433 (PDF)
  5. E. Franceschini, S. Mensah., L. Le Marrec & P. Lasaygues An optimization method for quantitative impedance tomography (2007) IEEE Trans. on Ultrason., Ferroelect., Freq. Contr. special issue on High Resolution Ultrasonic Imaging in Industrial, Material and Biomaterial Applications 54(8) 1578-1588 (PDF)
  6. E. Franceschini, F. T. H. Yu & G. Cloutier Simultaneous estimation of attenuation and structure parameters of aggregated red blood cells from backscatter measurements (2008) J. Acoust. Soc. Amer. 123 EL85-91 (PDF)
  7. F. T. H. Yu, E. Franceschini, B. Chayer, J. K. Armstrong, H. J. Meiselman, & G. Cloutier Ultrasonic parametric imaging of erythrocyte agregation using the structure factor size estimator (2009) Biorheology 123 343-363 (PDF)
  8. E. Franceschini, F. T. H. Yu, F. Destrempes & G. Cloutier Ultrasound characterization of red blood cell aggregation with intervening attenuating tissue-mimicking phantoms (2010) J. Acoust. Soc. Amer. 127(2) 1104-1115 (PDF)
  9. R. K. Saha, E. Franceschini & G. Cloutier Assessment of accuracy of the structure-factor-size-estimator method in determining red blood cell aggregate size from ultrasound spectral backscatter coefficient (2011) J. Acoust. Soc. Amer. 129(4) 2269-2277 (PDF)
  10. M. Alessandrini, S. Maggio, J. Poree, L. De Marchi, N. Speciale, E. Franceschini, O. Bernard & O. Basset A Restoration Framework for Ultrasonic Tissue Characterization (2011) IEEE Trans. on Ultrason., Ferroelect., Freq. Contr., 58(11) 2344-2360 (PDF)
  11. E. Franceschini, B. Metzger & G. Cloutier, Forward problem study of an effective medium model for ultrasound blood characterization (2011) IEEE Trans. on Ultrason., Ferroelect., Freq. Contr. 58(12) 2668-2679 (PDF)
  12. J. Rouyer, S. Mensah, E. Franceschini, P. Lasaygues & J.-P. Lefebvre Conformal ultrasound imaging system for anatomical breast inspection (2012) IEEE Trans. on Ultrason., Ferroelect., Freq. Contr. special issue on Novel Embedded Systems for Ultrasonic Imaging and Signal Processing 59(7) 1457-1469 (PDF)
  13. E. Franceschini & R. Guillermin Experimental assessment of four ultrasound scattering models for characterizing concentrated tissue-mimicking phantoms (2012) J. Acoust. Soc. Amer. 132(6) 3735-3747 (PDF)
  14. E. Franceschini, R. K. Saha and G. Cloutier Comparison of three scattering models for ultrasound blood characterization (2013) IEEE Trans. on Ultrason., Ferroelect., Freq. Contr. 60(11) 2321-2334 (PDF)
  15. E. Franceschini, R. Guillermin, F. Tourniaire, S. Roffino, E. Lamy and J.-F. Landrier Structure Factor Model for understanding the measured backscatter coefficients from concentrated cell pellet biophantoms (2014) J. Acoust. Soc. Amer.135(6) 3620-3631 (PDF)
  16. O. Basset, A. Bouakaz, N. Senegond, M. Toulemonde, R. Guillermin, D. Fouan, F. Lin, F. Tourniaire, A. Cristea, A. Novell and E. Franceschini, Ultrasound imaging using CMUT - Techniques developed in the frame of the ANR BBMUT project (2015) IRBM Special Issue : SI, 36(2) 126-132
  17. F. Destrempes, E. Franceschini, F. T. H. Yu and G. Cloutier, Unifying concepts of statistical and spectral quantitative ultrasound techniques (2016) IEEE Trans. on Medical Imaging 35(2) 488-500
  18. E. Franceschini, R. de Monchy and J. Mamou, Quantitative characterization of tissue microstructure on concentrated cell pellet biophantoms based on the structure factor model (2016) IEEE Trans. on Ultrason., Ferroelect., Freq. Contr.63(9) 1321-1334 (web)
  19. P. Muleki-Seya, R. Guillermin, J. Guglielmi, J. Chen, T. Pourcher, E. Konofagou and E. Franceschini, High frequency quantitative ultrasound spectroscopy of excised canine livers and mouse tumors using the structure factor model (2016) IEEE Trans. on Ultrason., Ferroelect., Freq. Contr. 63(9) 1335-1350 (web)
  20. R. de Monchy, F. Destrempes, R. K. Saha, G. Cloutier, E. Franceschini Coherent and incoherent ultrasound backscatter from cell aggregates (2016) J. Acoust. Soc. Amer. 140(3) 2173-2184 (PDF)

Patents

  • G. Cloutier, F. T. H. Yu, E. Franceschini and D. Savery Method and system of ultrasound scatterer characterization US patent No. US 2011/0092817 published Apr. 21, 2011
  • E. Franceschini and G. Cloutier, System and method of ultrasound scatterer characterization US patent No. US2014/0016438 A1 published Jan. 16, 2014

Book chapter

  • E. Franceschini and G. Cloutier Modeling of ultrasound backscattering by aggregating red blood cells Chapter 6, pp. 117-145, in Quantitative Ultrasound in Soft Tissues edited by J. Mamou and M. Oelze (Springer, 2013)

THESIS

  • E. Franceschini, Tomographie ultrasonore dédiée à la détection du cancer du sein, Ph.D. Thesis, Université de Provence - Aix-Marseille I, soutenue le 2 novembre 2006. Ultrasound tomography applied to breast cancer detection (PDF)
  • E. Franceschini, Modèle de facteur de structure pour l’estimation ultrasonore des structures cellulaires, Habilitation Thesis (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches - HDR), Université Aix-Marseille, soutenue le 1er octobre 2015 (PDF)

Curriculum Vitae

Education
2003 - 2006 Ph.D. in Ultrasound Imaging, University of Provence Aix-Marseille I.
Laboratoire de Mécanique et d’Acoustique (LMA), Marseille, France.
Ph.D. obtained on november 2006.
2002 - 2003 M.Sc. in Acoustics, University of Méditerrannée, Marseille, France.
2000 - 2003 Generalist engineer, specialization in Mechanical Engineering.
Ecole Supérieure d’Ingénieurs de Marseille (Centrale Marseille).


Research and Work Experience
Since 2008 Researcher CNRS
Laboratoire de Mécanique et d’Acoustique (LMA), France.
- Ultrasound techniques for estimating cellular structures
- Ultrasound characterization of erythrocyte aggregation
2007-2008 Post-doctoral research scientist
Laboratory of Biorheology and Medical Ultrasonics (LBUM, Montréal,
Canada) :
Simultaneous estimation of attenuation and structure parameters
of aggregated red blood cells from backscatter measurements
Fall 2006 Teaching assistant and researcher (ATER)
University of Provence Aix-Marseille I.
Research at LMA on Wood ultrasound tomography.
2003 - 2006 Ph.D.
Laboratoire de Mécanique et d’Acoustique (LMA, France)
supervised by Jean-Pierre Lefebvre and Serge Mensah :
Ultrasound tomography applied to breast cancer detection