The Masters Program in Bioimaging is a self-contained one-year program (although it can also be completed in two years on a part-time basis). The curriculum consists of a combination of academic course work and direct hands on training, covering the broad areas of image acquisition, processing and interpretation. Emphasis is placed on direct experience with imaging instruments, use of computers and understanding through the study of imaging theory.
The program is designed for post-baccalaureate students from the fields of psychology, engineering, computer science, mathematics and neuroscience who wish to develop expertise in bioimaging, and for residents, fellows, as well as attendings in the “image intense” medical specialties (radiology, neurology, cardiology) who want to enhance their skills in the theoretical and practical applications of imaging.
Clinical and Research Paths
There are two paths for completing this degree: a research path and a clinical path. The research path involves completion of a thesis in one of the modalities of imaging (MRI, PET, CT, etc.). The clinical path involves completing clinical internships in MRI clinical competency as well as the completion of a research practicum in applied bioimaging processes.
There is also a combined path option.