Biomedical Imaging & Instrumentation Focus Area Curriculum Requirements












Biomedical imaging and instrumentation, although being distinct disciplines, experience substantial overlap and enjoy significant synergies in our department. Course-based and research opportunities span fundamental development of imaging technologies, incorporation of these technologies into instruments, and translation into the clinic. In addition to collecting anatomical data, BI&I students will learn how data analysis and computer simulations can be used to generate truly functional images that allow a physician to understand an organ or tissue from the smallest scale to the systems level.  A more detailed perspective on biomedical imaging in our department, including a list of faculty, is provided here.

BI&I focus area students are expected to complete at least two of the following “core” courses:
  • Imaging Instrumentation (EN.580.693)
  • Principles of the Design of Biomedical Instrumentation (EN.580.771)
  • X-ray Imaging and Computed Tomography (EN.580.679)
  • Surgery for Engineers (EN.580.740)
  • Medical Imaging Systems (EN.580.472)
BI&I students will complete additional electives selected from the following list (choose at least three of these courses):
  • Biomedical Photonics I (EN.580.678)
  • Biomedical Photonics II (EN.580.788)
  • Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (EN.580.673)
  • Ultrasound and Photoacoustic Beamforming (EN.520.631)
  • Modern Biomedical Imaging Instrumentation and Techniques (EN.580.773)
  • Introduction to Rehabilitation Engineering (EN.580.656)
  • Robot Devices, Kinematics, Dynamics, and Control (EN.530.646)
  • Computer Integrated Surgery I/II (EN.601.655/EN.600.646)
  • Models of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia (EN.580.741)
  • Models of the Neuron (EN.580.639)
  • Machine Learning: Data to Models (EN.600.676)
Students will select additional graduate level science, technology, engineering, or math courses with the consent of their advisor to complete the total of 30 credits required for graduation.