Biomedical Image Sciences (BIS) is an interdisciplinary master's programme at the intersection of exact and biomedical sciences. It is the appropriate curriculum for students with a BSc degree in an exact discipline who are attracted to working in a biomedical environment, and for students with a BSc degree in a biomedical discipline with a strong interest in exact science.
The BIS curriculum offers courses that educate students to work in the exciting area of biomedical image sciences. The research character of the second year of the master's programme invites students to actually contribute to the solution of relevant clinical problems (see an example). The excellent position of the PhD Programme Medical Imaging (ImagO) guarantees that both the educational programme and the research topics will be at the cutting edge of today's developments in medical imaging.
As a student enrolled in the Biomedical Image Sciences Master's programme, you will contribute to ongoing research projects of internationally renowned research groups that address such research questions as:
- Can computers detect lung cancer as well as a radiologist can?
- What are the mathematics behind calculating an optimal path for surgery?
- Can Alzheimer's disease be diagnosed earlier using MR imaging?
- Can ultrasound be used to burn away tumours?
- How is physics used to plan radiotherapy treatment?
- Can imaging predict a heart attack?
Our programme is directly linked to the PhD programme Medical Imaging of the Graduate School of Life Sciences, and the hosting institute is the Image Sciences Institute of the University Medical Center Utrecht.
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