BME 6938 - Introduction to Medical Imaging (3 credits)
This course covers modern medical imaging technologies from a biomedical engineering perspective. The physics, mathematics, instrumentation and clinical applications of all common medical imaging modalities including x-ray radiography, computed tomography (CT), ultrasound imaging, positron emission tomography (PET), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) will be discussed. Emerging imaging modalities including diffuse optical tomography (DOT), Fluorescence Molecular Tomography (FMT), and photoacoustic tomography (PAT) will also be introduced.
BME 5937 - Advanced Mathematics for BME (3 credits)
This course covers advanced mathematics from a biomedical engineering perspective. Linear and nonlinear systems, partial differential equations, optimization and inverse problems will be discussed. Advanced mathematical techniques are increasingly needed in todayâ€™s biomedical engineering. For example, one needs a nonlinear system to describe a model or problem in neural engineering. Finite element has been a powerful numerical method to deal with many problems in biomechanics and biomaterials where partial differential equations are involved. Inverse problems are common almost everywhere in the field of biomedical imaging. This course is geared towards the applications of the advanced mathematical techniques to various biomedical engineering problems.