Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering

Medical Imaging and Imaging Informatics

The Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (Medical Imaging & Imaging Informatics) is a unique degree that prepares you for a career in biomedical imaging, image processing and medical imaging informatics, including Picture Archiving & Communication Systems (PACS).

This degree will prepare you for a career in any of the following:

Topics covered include PACS application servers; digital-based tele-consultation with medical images; PACS-based CAD, informatics infrastructure of micro CT, MR, and PET; image-based neurosurgical Comm and Module; PACS simulator, image security in HIPAA environment, bone age assessment from a hand digital atlas; homeland defense strategies; medical simulation and modeling; data grid for image data disaster recovery; Cyberknife information system for brain tumor treatment, DICOM-based radiotherapy information system, and much more.

Career Options

A variety of career opportunities exist, but primarily in the areas of: Cellular, Tissue, Genetic, Clinical and Rehabilitation Engineering, Bioinstrumentation, Biomaterials, Biomechanics, Drug Design and Delivery, Medical Imaging, Orthopedic Surgery, Pharmaceuticals, and Systems Physiology.

Courses of Interest – Across all Biomedical Engineering graduate degree programs*

BME 501 | Advanced Topics in Biomedical Systems
BME 513 | Signal and Systems Analysis
BME 525 | Advanced Biomedical Imaging
BME 527 | Integration of Medical Imaging Systems
BME 528 | Medical Diagnostics, Therapeutics and Informatics Applications
BME 535 | Ultrasonic Imaging
EE 569 | Introduction to Digital Image Processing
BME 416 | Development and Regulation of Medical Products
BME 502 | Advanced Studies of the Nervous System
BME 511 | Physiological Control Systems
BME 650 | Biomedical Measurement and Instrumentation
CSCI 530 | Security Systems
CSCI 551 | Computer Communications
EE 450 | Introduction to Computer Networks
EE 464 | Probability Theory for Engineers
EE 559 | Mathematical Pattern Recognition

*Click here for a complete list of program requirements.

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