Master of Arts in Bioimaging
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The Master of Arts Program in Bioimaging is designed to train individuals to fill a rapidly growing need for skilled experts in imaging and allied science and technology. In the Bioimaging program you will benefit from hands-on experience with CT, PET, SPECT, 1.5, 3.0 and 11.7 T MRI, US, and TMS, which will ultimately qualify you for positions in the healthcare and biomedical instrumentation industries, academia, and in a wide variety of private and government research centers. To satisfy the demand for the field’s broad exposure to imaging modalities, we provide students with a choice between three tracks to obtaining their degree. These include two 36 credit one-year degree options: the Academic Clinical Track or the Academic Research Track. Alternatively, students may elect to take the combined Clinical & Research Track, requiring 48 credits and two years to completion. Each track provides a broad background in basic and advanced sub-disciplines of imaging and anatomy, embodying the latest advances in imaging technologies, neurosciences, and robotics. The two one-year tracks differ in their preparation for entering the field. The Academic Clinical Track provides students with the didactic education and ethics requirements necessary to sit for the AART advanced certification exam, that allows one to enter the field as a registered technician. Alternatively, the Academic Research Track provides you with a research-based focus culminating in a thesis project that enables you to enter the broad fields of academia and industry. As a third option, one may take the combined Clinical-Research track. This option provides clinical and research experience as well as professional development under the supervision of the Departments of Radiology, Anatomy & Neurobiology, and Physiology & Biophysics at the Boston University Medical Campus. This track provides not only the theoretical knowledge base of biomedical imaging but also provides students with the required credentials to sit for AART certification exam.