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Cluster in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Medical imaging is a broad field that develops and applies imaging technology and image processing to study biological and physiological phenomena at all scales, from the molecular to the organ level, to detect disease, to plan and monitor treatment, and to guide surgery. This cluster is focused on the development of technologies and approaches for detection and treatment of cancer and for image-guided surgery, including Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), nuclear imaging, X-ray CT and ultrasound;  the development of optical coherence tomography, atomic force microscopy and optical technologies for high resolution imaging of tissues and organs; and medical applications of lasers and other forms of energy for treatment, diagnosis, and stimulation; the characterization of physiological function in the ear, eye, brain and other organs. The cluster will be composed of a collaborative group of faculty from the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the College of Engineering and several others across the university, primarily in the School of Medicine and the College of Arts and Sciences.  In addition, interactions will include partners in other universities and industry.  We intend to set up a collaborative center of excellence at the University of Miami with activities including extensive collaborative research with shared instrumentation facilities, education through coordinated coursework and workshops, seminars and discussion groups, and social networking events.

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Graduate Courses Offered

The educational program in this area includes the medical physics program, in collaboration with the Department of Radiation Oncology. 

Course No. Course Name
BME 601 Biochemistry and Cellular Physiology for Engineers
BME 602 Human Physiology for Engineers
BME 603 Neurophysiology for Engineers 
BME 610 Introduction to Medical Robotics 
BME 612 Regulatory Control of Biomedical Devices 
BME 613 Biomedical Systems Engineering 
BME 620 Medical Imaging Systems: X-Ray and CT 
BME 621 Medical Imaging Systems: MRI, NMI and Ultrasound 
BME 622 Scanning Electron Microscopy for Engineers 
BME 645 Biomedical Optical Instruments 
BME 646 Medical Applications of Lasers 
BME 640 Microcomputer-Based Medical Instrumentation 
BME 670 Advanced Biomedical Signal Processing 
BME 681 Radiation Biology and Physics 
BME 682 Radiation Therapy Physics 
BME 684 Radiation Protection 
BME 687 Finite Element Analysis for Engineers 
BME 713 Application Of Computers in Medicine 
BME 729 Advanced Medical Imaging 
BME 745 Biomedical Optical Imaging and Diagnostics 
BME 781 Radiation Dosimetry and Physics 
BME 783 Radiation Therapy Physics Clinical Rotation 
BME 784 Medical Physics Journal Club 


Faculty Participants
BME Members: Fabrice Manns, Weizhao Zhao, Noel Ziebarth, and Edward Dauer

Other Departments & Schools : Several departments and institutes at the School of Medicine, including Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Neurology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Miami Project To Cure Paralysis, McKnight Brain Institute; as well as faculty from computer science and psychology.