Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering: Medical Imaging Track

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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 secondary 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.

Required Courses

Biomedical Engineering Core Requirements (27)
BME 100Introduction to the Profession2
BME 200Biomedical Engineering Application of MATLAB2
BME 310Biomaterials3
BME 315Instrumentation and Measurement Laboratory2
BME 320Fluids Laboratory1
BME 330Analysis of Biosignals and Systems3
BME 405Physiology Laboratory2
BME 419Introduction to Design Concepts in Biomedical Engineering2
BME 420Design Concepts in Biomedical Engineering3
BME 433Biomedical Engineering Applications of Statistics3
BME 453Quantitative Physiology3
BME 490Senior Seminar1
Medical Imaging Requirements (40-41)
CS 115Object-Oriented Programming I2
CS 116Object-Oriented Programming II2
ECE 211Circuit Analysis I3
ECE 216Circuit Analysis II3
ECE 437Digital Signal Processing I3
ECE 481Image Processing3
BME 309Biomedical Imaging3
BME 438Neuroimaging3
BME 443Biomedical Instrumentation and Electronics3
BME 445Quantitative Neural Function3
PHYS 224General Physics III for Engineers3-4
or CHEM 237 Organic Chemistry I
MATH 333Matrix Algebra and Complex Variables3
or CHEM 239 Organic Chemistry II
Select two BME electives 16
Mathematics Requirements (18)
MATH 151Calculus I5
MATH 152Calculus II5
MATH 251Multivariate and Vector Calculus4
MATH 252Introduction to Differential Equations4
Physics Requirements (8)
PHYS 123General Physics I: Mechanics4
PHYS 221General Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism4
Chemistry Requirements (8)
CHEM 124Principles of Chemistry I with Laboratory4
CHEM 125Principles of Chemistry II with Laboratory4
Biology Requirements (4)
BIOL 115Human Biology3
BIOL 117Human Biology Laboratory1
Interprofessional Projects (IPRO) (6)
See IIT Core Curriculum, section E6
Humanities and Social Science Requirements (21)
See IIT Core Curriculum, sections B and C21
Total Credit Hours132-133

BME elective must be chosen from the approved list of 300+ level engineering courses in BME, ECE, CHE, MMAE, CAE, or CS. ENGR 497 will apply.


Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering: Medical Imaging Track Curriculum

Year 1
Semester 1Credit HoursSemester 2Credit Hours
BME 1002BIOL 1153
CS 1152BIOL 1171
CHEM 1244CHEM 1254
MATH 1515MATH 1525
Humanities 200-level Course3PHYS 1234
 16 17
Year 2
Semester 1Credit HoursSemester 2Credit Hours
CS 1162BME 2002
ECE 2113ECE 2163
MATH 2524MATH 2514
PHYS 2214PHYS 224 or CHEM 2373-4
Social Sciences Elective3Humanities or Social Sciences Elective 3
 Humanities Elective (300+)3
 16 18-19
Year 3
Semester 1Credit HoursSemester 2Credit Hours
BME 3093BME 3103
BME 3152BME 3201
BME 3303BME 4433
BME 4333BME 4453
MATH 333 or CHEM 2393BME Elective13
IPRO Elective I3Social Sciences Elective (300+)3
 17 16
Year 4
Semester 1Credit HoursSemester 2Credit Hours
BME 4052BME 4383
BME 4192BME 4203
BME 4533BME 4901
ECE 4373ECE 4813
IPRO Elective II3Humanities Elective (300+)3
BME Elective13Social Sciences Elective (300+)3
 16 16
Total Credit Hours: 132-133

BME elective must be chosen from the approved list of 300+ level engineering courses in BME, ECE, CHE, MMAE, CAE, or CS. ENGR 497 will apply.

This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).