Bioimaging Focus Area

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 Curriculum Map | Sample Four-Year Plan 3/23/22

Bioimaging Required Courses
 Medical Imaging Physics
 Computers in Engineering
 Intro to Software Design
 Digital Image Processing (formerly cross-listed as BME:5220)
Bioimaging Electives (please consult this guide when selecting electives that have machine learning content)
Engineering Topics:
 Biomedical Signal Processing
BME:5251      Advanced Biosystems
 Graph Algorithms and Combinatorial Optimization 
 Machine Learning
 Multidimensional Image Analysis Tools & Techniques
Other Suggestions:
BME:5441      Numerical and Statistical Methods for Bioengineering
 Numerical Analysis
 Digital Signal Processing
 Discrete Structures
 Data Structures

Note: At least two electives (6 s.h.) must be from the list of Engineering Topics. An additional 21 s.h. of electives are also required (suggested electives list, minor, or certificate courses).
Please check MyUI for the most up to date course offerings and pre/corequisites.

Terminology from “Track” to “Focus Area” was updated in the website text on 03/16/21                                                                                                   

Check the Bioimaging Curriculum Map and Sample Four-Year Plan links above for more details. 

Bioimaging Academic Advisors

Sajan Goud Lingala

Joseph Reinhardt

Osama Saba


Link to previous Bioimaging Focus Area Curriculum Map