ECE 414 - Biomedical Instrumentation

TitleRubricSectionCRNTypeTimesDaysLocationInstructor
Biomedical InstrumentationBIOE414B33725DIS1100 - 1150 M W F  114 Transportation Building Wawrzyniec Dobrucki
Biomedical InstrumentationECE414B33724DIS1100 - 1150 M W F  114 Transportation Building Wawrzyniec Dobrucki

Official Description

Course Information: Same as BIOE 414. See BIOE 414.

Prerequisites

Credit in ECE 205 or ECE 210

Subject Area

Biomedical Imaging, Bioengineering, and Acoustics

Course Directors

Description

Introduction to engineering aspects of the detection, acquisition, processing, and display of signals from living systems; biomedical transducers for measurements of biopotentials, ions and gases in aqueous solution, force, displacement, blood pressure, blood flow, heart sounds, respiration, and temperature; therapeutic and prosthetic devices.

Notes

Same as BIOE 414.

Goals

The goal of the course is to teach students about the principles, applications and design of medical instrumentation.

Topics

  • Basic concepts of medical and clinical instrumentation
  • Basic concepts of medical diagnosis and statistical analysis
  • Biopotentials, biosensors, and amplifiers
  • Action potentials, EMG, EEG, EOG, ECG, and average evoked potentials
  • Electrical safety: how and why accidents happen. Injury mechanisms.
  • Basic concepts of diagnostic ultrasound, plain x-ray, CT, MRI, PET, and SPECT
  • Cardiac rhythm interpretation with relationship to defibrillation and pacing
  • Tests used in medical care and research: cardiovascular, imaging, and blood analysis
  • Blood flow measurement by ultrasound, laser, and electromagnetic methods

Detailed Description and Outline

The goal of the course is to teach students about the principles, applications and design of medical instrumentation.

Topics:

  • Basic concepts of medical and clinical instrumentation
  • Basic concepts of medical diagnosis and statistical analysis
  • Biopotentials, biosensors, and amplifiers
  • Action potentials, EMG, EEG, EOG, ECG, and average evoked potentials
  • Electrical safety: how and why accidents happen. Injury mechanisms.
  • Basic concepts of diagnostic ultrasound, plain x-ray, CT, MRI, PET, and SPECT
  • Cardiac rhythm interpretation with relationship to defibrillation and pacing
  • Tests used in medical care and research: cardiovascular, imaging, and blood analysis
  • Blood flow measurement by ultrasound, laser, and electromagnetic methods

Same as BIOE 414.

Computer Usage

  • Finding medical, biological, and engineering information on the internet and elsewhere will be discussed.
  • Reading assignments from literature obtainable through the internet will be assigned, in addition to the main text.

Topical Prerequisities

  • Basic Circuit theory
  • Differential equations
  • Basic time/frequency domain concepts

Texts

Webster, Biomedical Instrumentation, Wiley, 2004.

Dubin, Rapid Interpretation of EKGs, Cover Publishing, 2000.

Khandpur, Biomedical Instrumentaion, McGraw Hill, 2005.

ABET Category

Engineering Science: 1 credit
Engineering Design: 2 credits

Last updated

2/13/2013