Imaging and Sensing

Total Track Hours must equal 15

Imaging and Sensing focuses on the instrumentation and methodologies of image science and bio-nanotechnologies applied to the diagnosis and treatment of human disease. This track provides a foundation for those choosing to design, build, use and evaluate diagnostic systems, including advanced targeted imaging, biological microscopy and biophotonics, integrated functional imaging, and point-of-care sensing and delivery technologies. Students may elect to receive interdisciplinary training in electronic systems, signal and image processing, radiation-tissue interactions, contrast media chemistry, lab-on-a-chip diagnostics, microfluidic devices, and specific imaging modalities including MRI, X-ray, and ultrasonic, optical and nuclear imaging instruments.

Students following this track take:

ECE 210 Analog Signal Processing (4 hr)
(Registration restricted; contact BIOE department)
ECE 329 Intro Electromagnetic Fields (3 hr)

and select remaining hours from:

ECE 310 Digital Signal Processing I (3 hr)
ECE 311 Digital Signal Processing Lab (1 hr)
ECE 380 Biomedical Imaging (3 hr)
ECE 420 Digital Signal Processing Laboratory (2 hr)
ECE 416 BioSensors (3 hr)
ECE 460 Optical Imaging (3 hr)
ECE 467 Biophotonics (3 hr)
ECE 473 Fundamentals of Engineering Acoustics (3 hr)
ECE 474 Ultrasonic Techniques (3 hr)
ECE 480 Magnetic Resonance Imaging (3 hr)
PHYS 402 Light (4 hr)
BIOE 498 Imaging and Therapeutics (3 hr)
BIOE 498 Preclinical Molecular Imaging (3 hr)

To ensure adequate preparation, the following is recommended as a free elective:

CHEM 442 Physical Chemistry (4 hr)