Introduction to Biomedical Optics

ENG EC 555

This course surveys the applications of optical science and engineering to a variety of biomedical problems, with emphasis on optical and photonics technologies that enable real, minimally-invasive clinical and laboratory applications. The course teaches only those aspects of the biology itself that are necessary to understand the purpose of the applications. The first weeks introduce the optical properties of tissue, and following lectures cover a range of topics in three general areas: 1) Optical spectroscopy applied to diagnosis of cancer and other tissue diseases; 2) Photon migration and diffuse optical imagine of subsurface structures in tissue; and 3) laser-tissue interactions and other applications of light for therapeutic purposes. Some classes will invoke traditional lectures, and others will be "inverted," devoted to discussing and understanding application problems, with students having read textbook sections or online material prior to class. Same as ENG BE 555. Students may not receive credit for both.

FALL 2022 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Bigio LSE B03 MW 12:20 pm-2:05 pm Mts w/ENG BE555

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