Dr James R Jago, PhD

Dr James R Jago, PhD

Philips Healthcare, Bothell USA

James Jago was born in Surrey, England in 1961.  He received a B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Nottingham in 1983 and a M.Sc. in Medical Physics from the University of Surrey in 1984. He then joined the Medical Physics Department at Newcastle General Hospital, where he conducted research into various topics including acoustic output from medical ultrasound equipment, ultrasound bio-effects, and ultrasound computed tomography of the Breast for which he received a Ph.D. from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1993.  In 1995 Dr. Jago joined the Ultrasound group at ATL, based in Bothell, WA, which was later acquired by Philips.

Since joining ATL/Philips Dr. Jago has worked in many areas of ultrasound, including: definition of new transducers, designing B-mode features and image optimization, and applications of 3D, all across multiple clinical applications.  Currently, Dr. Jago has the title of Principal Scientist within the Clinical Science group.  His main responsibilities now include helping to define the strategy and roadmap for Philips Ultrasound in the General Imaging space, as well as identifying and driving opportunities, both internally and via external research partners, for new applications of ultrasound.  In recent years he has been investigating the role of 3D ultrasound, plus machine learning, in organ modelling and in the quantification of biological function. He holds more than 30 patents and is an author on more than 25 scientific papers in the field of Medical Ultrasound.