Biomedical Engineering: Medical Imaging (B.S.)

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This field combines knowledge of unique physical properties of electromagnetic and acoustic energy with high-speed electronic data processing, signal analysis, and rapid display to generate an image of a body part or, more recently, of a bodily function. Often, these images can be obtained with minimal or completely noninvasive procedures, making them less painful and more readily repeatable than invasive techniques. Moreover, many of the devices require no ionizing radiation doses, thereby lessening the danger of secondarily radiation effects on the patient. The students learn the theoretical bases underlying the common forms of medical imaging, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerized axial tomography scanning (CAT-scan), positron emission tomography (PET), and the limitations and the applicability of such techniques.

Program Overview

Learn the theoretical bases underlying the common forms of medical imaging, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerized axial tomography scanning (CAT-scan), positron emission tomography (PET), and the limitations and the applicability of such techniques.

Career Opportunities

Our accredited biomedical medical imaging engineering program will prepare you for such careers as:

  • Biomedical engineer
  • Rehabilitation engineer
  • Clinical engineer
  • Bioengineering research

The undergraduate biomedical medical imaging engineering curriculum will prepare students to understand engineering science, analysis, and design within the context of biology and medicine. Students will examine such fundamental areas as imaging modalities, including X-ray, CAT-scan, and MRI for a deeper understanding of the development and applications of medical imaging.

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Students of this program must be admitted to Illinois Tech. If interested in transferring to this program, students should consult their academic advisor.