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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.

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. Kang-Mieler (kang-mieler@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.

Required Courses

Curriculum

Medical Imaging Track

                 

Semester 1

Lect. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.  

Semester 2

Lect Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.
Humanities or Social Science Elective 3 0 3   BIOL 115 Human Biology 3 0 3
CHEM 124 Principles of Chemistry (with lab) 3 3 4  

CHEM 125 Principles of Chemistry (with lab)

3 3 4
MATH 151 Calculus I 4 1 5  

MATH 152 Calculus I

4 1 5

BME 100 Intro to the Profession

2 0 2  

PHYS 123 General Physics I: Mechanics

3 3 4
CS 115 Object-oriented Programming I 2 1 2  

BIOL 117 Experimental Biology

0 3 1
Totals 14 5 16   Totals 13 10 17
                 

Semester 3

Lect. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.  

Semester 4

Lect Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.
Humanities or Social Science Elective 3 0 3  

Humanities or Social Science Elective

3 0 3
ECE 215 Circuit Analysis I 3 0 3  

MATH 251 Multivariate and Vector Calculus

4 0 4

CS 116 Object-oriented Programming II

2 1 2  

Humanities or Social Science Elective

3 0 3
MATH 252 Differential Equations 4 0 4  

ECE 216 Circuit Analysis II

3 0 3

PHYS 221 General Physics II: Electromagnetics and Optics

3 3 4  

PHYS 224 Thermo and Moderns Phys or

Chem 237 Organic Chem I

3

 

 

3

0

 

 

3

3

 

 

4

         

BME 200 Biomed. Engr. Apps. of MATLAB

1 3 2
Totals 15 4 16   Totals 17 3/6 18/19
                 

Semester 5

Lect. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.  

Semester 6

Lect Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.
BME 433 BME Applications of Statistics 3 0 3   BME 310 Biomaterials 3 0 3
BME 309 Biomedical Imaging and Sensing 3 0 3   Humanities or Social Science Elective 3 0 3
BME 315 Instrumentation Lab 1 3 2   BME 320 Fluids Laboratory 0 3 1
BME 330 Analysis of Biosignals and Systems 3 0 3  

BME 443 Biomed. Instr.& Electronics

3 0 3
MATH 333 Matrix Alg &Complex Variables Or CHEM 239 Organic Chemistry II 3 0 3   BME 445 Quantitative Neural Function 3 0 3
IPRO I Interprofessional Project I 1 6 3   BME Elective** 3 0 3
Totals 14 9 17   Totals 15 3 16
                 

Semester 7

Lect. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.  

Semester 8

Lect Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.
BME 453 Quantitative Physiology 3 0 3  

Humanities or Social Science Elective

3 0 3
BME 405 Physiology Laboratory 1 3 2  

Humanities or Social Science Elective

3 0 3
BME 419 Intro. To Design 2 0 2  

BME 438 NeuroImaging

3 0 3
ECE 437 Digital Signal Processing 3 0 3  

BME 420 Design Concepts in BME

3 0 3
BME Elective ** 3 0 3  

BME 490 Senior Seminar

1 0 1
IPRO 2 Interprofessional Project II 1 6 3   ECE 481 Image Processing 3 0 3
Totals 13 9 16   Totals 16 0 16
                 
**BME elective must be a 300 or higher level engineering course in BME, ECE, CHE or MMAE