BME 230 - Biomedical Signals & Measurements
Spring Semester, 4 Cr.
Course Description: This course examines a range of instrumentation and techniques used in the acquisition, processing, and presentation of measurements of biological systems, and features an intensive laboratory. Lectures will cover transducers, sensors, digital electronics, Fourier analysis, elementary signal processing the ECG and EMG signals, flow measurement, and an introduction to medical imaging and biosensors. The laboratory experiments will concentrate on measurement instrumentation and techniques in biomedical engineering. Statistics and good laboratory practices are also covered. Laboratory sessions cover instrumentation amplifiers, bridge circuits, blood pressure measurement, the ECG/EMG signals, and nerve conduction velocity.
BME453 - Advanced Biomedical Ultrasound
Fall Semester, 4 Cr.
Course Description: This course investigates the imaging techniques applied in state-of-the-art ultrasound imaging and their theoretical bases. Topics include linear acoustic systems, spatial impulse responses, the k-space formulation, methods of acoustic field calculation, dynamic focusing and apodization, scattering, the statistics of acoustic speckle, speckle correlation, compounding techniques, phase aberration correction, velocity estimation, and flow imaging. A strong emphasis is placed on readings of original sources and student assignments and projects based on realistic acoustic simulations.
BME 295/296 - Senior Design
Spring Semester, 4 Cr.
Course Description: The Biomedical Engineering Senior Design Program (BME 295/296) at the University of Rochester introduces students to a systematic, customer-driven design and problem solving approach resulting in development of prototype medical devices or research instruments.
A guidewire for the detection of air in the heart to reduce risk of life-threatening complications for patients undergoing certain surgical procedures (2013).
Joseph Dooley, M.D., Department of Anesthesiology, University of Rochester Medical Center,
Willie Long, Spencer Putnam, Juraj Masiar, Jessica Indyk, Michael Bux
Customized Sterile Environment for Robotic Multiprobe Device. (2012).
Ian Dickerson, Ph.D.,, University of Rochester Medical Center
Ellen Coleman, Dan Reynolds, Amir Patel, Jennifer Williams, Kyle Sreniawski
In Home DVA - Cranium Tech
In-Home DVA provides a convenient system for conducting a standard dynamic visual acuity test to aid in the rehabilitation of patients with vestibular hypofunction problems. (2011).
Benjamin T. Crane, Ph.D.,, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Rochester Medical Center
Daniel Barbash, Michael Cara, Johanna Kelly, Erdem Varol
A device to provide inexpensive and effective illumination for dental and general examination in developing nations (2010).
Dr. Alfredo Dubra, Department of Ophthamology, URMC
Donald Hume, Praveen Kher, Katie Maloney, Varun Sehgal
Assessing weight-bearing during recovery (2008).
Diana Rizzo, PT, Strong Memorial Rehabilitation
Ray Czerwinski, Rachel Hawe, Joyce Hora, Keith James
- Analysis and measurement of the modulation transfer function of harmonic shear wave induced phase encoding imaging. J Acoust Soc Am. 135, 2836-46. (2014 May 01).
- Design and validation of two optical beacons for guidewire localization in breast-conserving surgery. Appl Opt. 52, 4024-34. (2013 Jun 10).
- Single tracking location methods suppress speckle noise in shear wave velocity estimation. Ultrason Imaging. 35, 109-25. (2013 Apr 01).