Master of Arts in Bioimaging



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A Self-contained Program to Develop Leaders in BioImaging

Boston University School of Medicine launched its Master of Arts in BioImaging program as a direct response to the exploding demand from medicine, academia, industry, and business for people who possess both a broad-based and hands-on knowledge of bioimaging tools, capabilities, and techniques. Perhaps the fastest-growing evaluative tools in modern healthcare, bioimaging has become so increasingly sophisticated over the past few years that the technology has now found its way to the pharmaceutical industry, the military, forensic science – and even onto Wall Street and Madison Avenue. Boston University’s BioImaging program prepares graduates to fill the broad gap between technicians trained to operate the instruments, and the researchers, engineers and physicists who design and build them.

We train professionals in all aspects of bioimaging, from theory to practice.

The First BioImaging Program

Bioimaging is a synthesis of many disciplines, both in terms of its burgeoning development and in terms of its myriad uses. People who work with bioimaging come from different backgrounds, with different goals. This self-contained, one-year program is suitable for people from any discipline. The curriculum uses a minimum of mathematics and physics – though enough to be accurate – to provide a 360-degree view of bioimaging and related topics in anatomy, image processing, analysis, ethics, and radiation protection. After completing core courses, students have full access to the state-of-the-art Center for Bioimaging – a research center for both the Boston Medical Center and for Philips Electronics – for hands-on experience in imaging and image processing, and to conduct their own research.