The Masters Program in Bioimaging self-contained one-year program curriculum. It can also be completed in two years on a part-time basis. The curricular activities consist of a combination of academic course work and direct hands on training. The program covers the broad areas of image acquisition, image processing, and image interpretation. Special emphasis is placed on direct experience with imaging instruments, the use of computers, and understanding through the study of imaging theory.
There are two paths, research or clinical, that can be accomplished for completing this degree. 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 and completing a research practicum in applied bioimaging processes.
The program is designed not only for post-baccalaureate students from the fields of psychology, engineering, computer science, mathematics, and neuroscience who wish to develop expertise in bioimaging, but also for residents, fellows, and attendings in the “image” intense medical specialties (e.g. radiology, neurology, cardiology) who wish to enhance their skills in the theoretical and practical applications of imaging to their clinical practice.