MEET Joseph Heanue
At NexRay, Joe led the development of a low-dose x-ray imaging system for interventional cardiology. At Signature, he headed a group that delivered prototype RF and microwave spectroscopy instruments to a major instrument partner; the first of these instruments was launched in 2005 by MDS Sciex.
Joe’s extensive research and development experience includes the analysis and design of complex systems, x-ray and gamma-ray detector development, low-noise analog electronics, data-acquisition systems, signal and image processing, high-speed data-processing architectures, and thin-films failure analysis.
Joe holds patents for detector and image processing, spectroscopy, and a patent for medical system imaging architecture that is licensed to a major medical equipment manufacturer. He received a BS in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley. Joe was a postdoctoral researcher at Xerox PARC, and he has completed the Stanford University Executive Program for Growing Companies.
CD Boles, BE Boser, BH Hasegawa, JA Heanue, “A Multimode Digital Detector Readout for Solid-State Medical Imaging Detectors,” IEEE J Solid-State Circuits, 33(5):733-742, 1998.
JA Heanue , DA Pearson, RE Melen, “CdZnTe detector array for a scanning-beam digital x-ray system,” Proc. SPIE Volume 3659 — Medical Imaging 1999: Physics of Medical Imaging, JM Boone, JT Dobbins III, ed’s, pp. 718-725, 1999.
EG Solomon, BP Wilfley, MS Van Lysel, AW Joseph, JA Heanue, “Scanning-beam digital x-ray (SBDX) system for cardiac angiography,” Proc. SPIE 3659:246-257, 1999
MA Speidel, BP Wilfley, JM Star-Lack, JA Heanue, MS Van Lysel, “Scanning-beam digital x-ray (SBDX) technology for interventional and diagnostic cardiac angiography,” Med. Phys., 33(8):2714-2727, 2006.
MA Speidel, BP Wilfley, JM Star-Lack, JA Heanue, TD Betts, MS Van Lysel, “Comparison of entrance exposure and signal-to-noise ratio between an SBDX prototype and a wide-beam cardiac angiographic system,” Med. Phys., 33(8): 2728-2743, 2006.