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Meaghan O'Reilly, PhD


Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., Room C7 36a
Toronto, ON
M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-6100 ext. 6084
Fax: 416-480-4696

Administrative assistant: Anzu Hara
Phone: 416-480-5712


  • B.Sc., 2007, mechanical engineering, Queen’s University, Canada
  • M.Sc., 2008, biomedical engineering, University of Oxford, U.K.
  • PhD, 2012, applied physics, University of Eastern Finland, Finland

Appointments and Affiliations:

Research Foci:

  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Targeted drug delivery
  • Monitoring and control of ultrasound therapy

Research Summary:

Dr. O’Reilly’s research has focused on developing systems and methods to deliver, monitor and control ultrasound therapy. In particular, she has investigated ways to map and control microbubble activity during targeted drug delivery in the brain.

Her current research interests include the investigation of cavitation-mediated therapies and the adaptation of existing ultrasound therapy techniques to new treatment targets.

Selected Publications:

See current publications list at PubMed.

  1. O’Reilly MA, Jones RM, Hynynen K. Three-dimensional transcranial ultrasound imaging of microbubble clouds using a sparse hemispherical array. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2014;61(4):1285–1294.
  2. O'Reilly MA, Hynynen K. A super-resolution ultrasound method for brain vascular mapping. Medical Physics. 2013;40(11):110701.
  3. O’Reilly MA, Hynynen K. Blood-brain barrier: Real-time feedback-controlled focused ultrasound disruption by using an acoustic emissions-based controller. Radiology. 2012;263(1):96–106.
  4. O’Reilly MA, Hynynen K. Ultrasound enhanced drug delivery to the brain and central nervous system. Int J Hyperthermia. 2012;28(4):386–396
  5. O’Reilly MA, Huang Y, Hynynen K. The impact of standing wave effects on transcranial focused ultrasound disruption of the blood-brain barrier in a rat model. Phys Med Biol. 2010;55(18):5251–5267.

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