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Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering (Medical Imaging)

This area 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 secondarly 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.

This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET Inc., http://www.abet.org.

Procedure for Requesting to Register for a Course When Course Pre-requisites Have Not Yet Been Fulfilled

In consultation with his/her advisor, a student seeking to register for a Biomedical Engineering Department course in which not all prerequisites have been successfully completed must submit a written petition explaining the rationale for waiving a course prerequisite requirement.  Petitions are to be sent to the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Chair, Dr. Haferkamp (haferkamp@iit.edu). The Committee will review the petition, in conjunction with the course instructor, and send notification of its decision to the student via e-mail.

The below curriculum is effective beginning Fall 2017. To view the curriculum prior to Fall 2017, click here

Required Courses

Curriculum

Medical Imaging Track

                 

Semester 1

Lect. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.  

Semester 2

Lect Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.
BME 100 Intro to the Profession 2 0 2   CHEM 125 Principles of Chemistry (with lab) 3 3 4
CHEM 124 Principles of Chemistry (with lab) 3 3 4  

Humanities or Social Science Elective

3 0 3
CS 104 Intro to Programming for Eng 2 1 2  

MATH 152 Calculus I

4 1 5

Humanities or Social Science Elective

3 0 3  

PHYS 123 General Physics I: Mechanics

3 3 4
MATH 151 Calculus I 4 1 5  

Totals 14 5 16   Totals 13 7 16
                 

Semester 3

Lect. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.  

Semester 4

Lect Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.
CS 201 Accelerated Intro to Comp. Sci 3 2 4  

BIOL 115 Human Biology

3 0 3
ECE 211 Circuit Analysis I 3 0 3  

BIOL 117 Experimental Biology

0 3 1

Humanities or Social Science Elective

3 0 3  

BME 315 Instrumentation Lab

1 3 2
MATH 252 Differential Equations 4 0 4   ECE 213 Circuit Analysis II + Lab 3 3 4

PHYS 221 General Physics II: Electromagnetics and Optics

3 3 4   MATH 251 Multivariate and Vector Calculus 4 0 4

Humanities or Social Science Elective 3 0 3
Totals 16 5 18   Totals 14 9 17
                 

Semester 5

Lect. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.  

Semester 6

Lect Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.
BME 309 Biomedical Imaging and Sensing 3 0 3   BME 310 Biomaterials 3 0 3
BME 330 Analysis of Biosignals and Systems 3 0 3   BME 325 Bioelectronics Laboratory 0 3 1
BME 405 Physiology Laboratory 1 3 2   BME 443 Biomed. Instr.& Electronics 3 0 3
BME 422 Math Methods in BME 3 0 3  

BME 445 Quantitative Neural Function

3 0 3
BME 453 Quantitative Physiology 3 0 3   IPRO I Interprofessional Project I 1 6 3
Humanities or Social Science Elective 3 0 3   MATH 333 or CHEM 237 3 0/3 3/4
Totals 16 3 17   Totals 13 9/12 16/17
                 

Semester 7

Lect. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.  

Semester 8

Lect Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.
BME 419 Intro. To Design 2 0 2  

BME 420 Design Concepts in BME

3 0 3
BME 433 BME Applications of Statistics 3 0 3  

BME 438 NeuroImaging

3 0 3
ECE 437 Digital Signal Processing 3 0 3  

Senior Seminar

0 0 0
Humanities or Social Science Elective 3 0 3   BME Elective** 3 0 3
IPRO 2 Interprofessional Project II 1 6 3  

ECE 481 Image Processing

3 0 3
PHYS 224 or CHEM 239 3 0 3   Humanities or Social Science Elective 3 0 3
Totals 15 6 17   Totals 15 0 15
                 
**BME elective must be a 300 or higher level engineering course in BME, ECE, CHE or MMAE from a specified list of appropriate courses. Approved BME Electives can be found here.