What is Bioimaging?
Bioimaging represents the acquisition, processing, and visualization of structural or functional images of living systems. Medical imaging modalities are many, including but not limited to: X-ray, ultrasound, MRI and fMRI, CT, and PET. Medical imaging and image processing are integral to the extraction of anatomical and biological information from the systems level down to the molecular level with the goal of clinically seeking to reveal, diagnose, or examine diseases, as well as to the study of normal anatomy and physiology. Image processing techniques, such as segmentation, registration methods, feature recognition and classification represent an indispensable component of bioimaging.
Bioimaging Academic Advisors
Biomedical Engineering - Program Map: Bioimaging Focus Area
|Semester 1||Chem Ⅰ & Lab CHEM:1110||
Engr Math Ⅰ MATH:1550
|Intro Engr Prob Solving ENGR:1100||Rhetoric RHET:1030||Engr Success First Year ENGR:1000|
|Semester 2||Chem Ⅱ & Lab CHEM:1120||
Engr Math Ⅱ
Engr Math Ⅲ MATH:2550
|Intro Engr Computing ENGR: 1300||Physics Ⅰ / Lab PHYS:1611||BME Forum BME:1010|
|Semester 3||Foundations of Biology BIOL:1411||Engr Math Ⅳ MATH:2560||Statics ENGR:2110||Elec Circuits ENGR:2120||Thermo ENGR:2130 or *Intro AI & Mach Learning ENGR:2995*||BME Prof Seminar BME:2010|
HHP:3500 Human Physiology OR BME:2260 Quantitative Physiology
|Systems, Instrum, & Data Acquisition / Lab BME:2210||Bioimaging & Bioinformatics / Lab BME:2210||Comp in Engr ENGR:2730||Biostatistics BIOS:4120 or STAT: 3510|
|Semester 5||Cell Biology for Engr / Lab BME:2400||Biomaterials & Biomechanics / Lab BME:2500||Medical Imaging Physics BME:5210||Intro to Software Design ECE:3330||Diversity & Inclusion|
|Semester 6||Focus Area Elective #1||Focus Area Elective #2||Physics Ⅱ / Lab PHYS:1612||Be Creative||Approved GEC Course|
|Semester 7||BME Senior Design Ⅰ BME:4910||Digital Image Processing ECE:5480||Focus Area Elective #3||Focus Area Elective #4||Approved GEC Course|
|Semester 8||BME Senior Design Ⅱ BME:4910||Focus Area Elective #5||Focus Area Elective #6||Focus Area Elective #7||Approved GEC Course|
*If ENGR:2995 is not offered in Fall, it can be taken the following Spring. Students who want to take ENGR:2995 and not ENGR:2130 can take ENGR:2730 Computers in Engr in Semester 3 and ENGR:2995 in Semester 4.
|Bioimaging required courses||Offered||Prerequisites|
|BME: 5210 Medical Imaging Physics||F||P: BME:2200, BME:2210|
|ENGR:2730 Computers in Engineering||F/S||P: ENGR: 1300|
|ECE:3330 Intro to Software Design||F/S||P: ENGR:2730|
|ECE:5480 Digital Image Processing||F||P: BME:2200 or ECE:2400|
|Bioimaging electives (Focus area, minor, or certificate)||Offered||Prerequisites|
|Engineering Topics (must choose two)|
|BME:5200 Biomedical Signal Processing||S §§|
|ECE:5490 Multidimensional Image Analysis Tools & Techniques||S §§||P: ECE:5480 and (ECE:3330 or CS:2820)|
|BME:5251 Advanced Biosystems||S||P: BME:2200|
|ECE:5330 Graph Algorithms & Combinatorial Optimization||S||P: ECE:3330|
|ECE:5450 Machine Learning||F||P: BME:2200 or ECE:2400|
|BME:5441 Num & Stat Methods for Bioengr||F §||P: MATH:2560 and MATH:2550|
|MATH: 3800 Elementary Numerical Analysis||F/S||P: (MATH:2550 or MATH:2700) and (MATH:1560 or MATH:1860)|
|ECE:5460 Digital Signal Processing||F||P: ECE:3400|
|CS:2210 Discrete Structures||All|
|CS:2230 Data Structures||All||P: ENGR:2730 or CS:1210|
|**BIOL:1412 Diversity of Form & Function||All||P: BIOL:1411 w/min C-|
|CHEM:2210 Organic Chemistry Ⅰ||All||P: CHEM:1120 w/min C-|
|CHEM:2220 Organic Chemistry Ⅱ||All||P: CHEM:2210 w/min C-|
|CHEM:2410 Organic Chemistry Lab||All||P: CHEM:1120 w/min C-, CHEM:2210 w/min C-; C: CHEM:2220|
|BMB:3110 Biochemistry||All||See MyUI for requirements|
|BIOL:2512 Fundamental Genetics||All||P: BIOL:1411, BIOL:1412 or PSY:2701, CHEM:1110; Recommended: CHEM:2210|
*Bioimaging students can take ENGR:2130 as an Engineering Topic if they have taken ENGR:2995 as an Engineering Core (and vice versa)
**Pre-medicine students should check with their Pre-medicine advisor regarding the need for this course.
§ Offered in academic years with odd fall and even spring semesters
§§ Offered in academic years with even fall and odd spring semesters
Note: In addition to the four required focus area courses, an additional seven elective courses (21 s.h.) are also required (suggested electives list, minor, or certificate courses). At least two of these electives (6 s.h.) must be from the list of Engineering Topics. Electives not listed above may be approved via the Plan of Study form.
Consult this guide when selecting electives that have machine learning content.
Check MyUI for the current course offerings and pre-/co-requisites.
Check the Bioimaging Curriculum Map and Sample Four-Year Plan links at the top of this page for more details.
Link to previous Bioimaging Focus Area Curriculum Map