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Careers: Medical Technology

Cancer detection and monitoring | Implantable Sensors | Brain

Doctors collaborate with electrical and computer engineers to create better techniques and tools for everything from diagnoses to surgical procedures. Electrical and computer engineers are needed to make these tools as informativesafe, and affordable as possible.

ECE-trained students will improve the tools of diagnosis to give doctors more useful information, and to cut the cost for patients. ECE researchers have made MRI with clearer images and CT scanswith a lower dose of X-ray radiation, lasers that could monitor glucose levels without a needle, and sensors that can track glaucoma symptoms from inside your body. You can also help develop new tools like brain probes that give us previously unseen looks at how our bodies work.

This project created an algorithm to create high-quality CT scans from a much lower dose of radiation. CT scans require a high X-ray dose to create a quality image for doctors to examine a patient, but this algorithm greatly reduces that dose.
Thanks to research on the human genome’s response to viral illnesses, ECE researchers can build a mathematical algorithm that can predict whether or not an individual is susceptible.
ECE researchers are using super-continuum lasers as a non-invasive tool that can measure a teaspoon of glucose in the blood system. This can lead to pain-free diabetes treatment.