Bioimaging is an evolving field. Currently, students graduating with a Master of Science in Bioimaging are expected to demonstrate a thorough understanding of:
Medical Imaging Modalities: Demonstrate advanced knowledge in the fundamental scientific and technological concepts at the foundations of currently known medical imaging modalities. Currently, this includes the medical imaging modalities based on the following radiation experiments:
- x-ray transmission (projectional XR and tomographic CT)
- γ-ray emission (SPECT and PET)
- radiowave resonant absorption (MRI)
- ultrasound reflection (US imaging)
Safety and Ethical Issues: Demonstrate advanced knowledge in the safety and ethical issues associated with exposing biological systems to the radiations and fields used for imaging.
Recognizing Images: Demonstrate proficiency in recognizing biomedical images. When presented with a medical image, graduates of the program are able to identify the imaging modality used for its generation, identify the body part that it represents, the imaging plane it represents and assess the quality of the image based on objective scientific measures.
Language of Medical Imaging: Demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing and speaking the scientific language of medical imaging. This interdisciplinary language is at the interface of physics, basic mathematics and computer science and medicine (basic anatomy and pathology).
Conduct Scientific Research: Demonstrate the ability to conduct scientific research in an advanced sub-field of medical imaging as evidenced by the successful completion of a research thesis (Research track) and/or demonstrate ability to perform independently clinical MR imaging examinations with patients (Clinical track).