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IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine

Issue 4 • July-Aug. 2003

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  • Brokering knowledge in biosciences with innocentive

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):26 - 27
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  • Recent advances and directions in biomedical engineering education

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):30 - 31
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  • Constructing shareable learning materials in bioengineering education

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):39 - 46
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    Innovations in learning sciences and technology are opening new opportunities for designing and implementing effective learning materials that can be shared between bioengineering instructors. The successful reuse of instructional materials depends on how easy it is for an instructor to adapt the materials with a similar intent of the original author. Many resource libraries are emerging that prov... View full abstract»

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  • The value of the VaNTH Engineering Research Center

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):47 - 54
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    Established in 1999 with a grant from the National Science Foundation, the Vanderbilt-Northwestern-Texas-Harvard/MIT Engineering Research Center (VaNTH/ERC) for Bioengineering Educational Technologies is aimed at improving the short- and long-term outcomes of bioengineering education at many levels with a particular emphasis on undergraduates. As part of the VaNTH ERC, there is a sizable emphasis ... View full abstract»

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  • Learning technologies to foster critical reasoning

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):55 - 117
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    Within the Vanderbilt-Northwestern-Texas-Harvard/MIT Engineering Research Center in Bioengineering Educational Technologies, (VaNTH ERC) several leaming technologies have been created to support and encourage the development and deployment of Web-based interactive environments that foster learning critical reasoning skills in engineering contexts. Two particular technologies are described briefly ... View full abstract»

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  • Optimizing the delivery of content in physiology instruction

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):80 - 87
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    Most biomedical engineering (BME) programs appreciate the need to provide their students with knowledge in the field of systems physiology. One objective in teaching systems physiology to undergraduate or graduate BME students should be to provide them with enough understanding of physiology that they can acquire what further understanding they need as such a need arises later in life. An instruct... View full abstract»

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  • Integrated biomedical engineering education using studio-based learning

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):92 - 100
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    Discovery-based learning in early biomedical engineering courses promotes the development of skills that are required in later courses and in professional practice. Studio learning is an alternative to the conventional lecture/recitation/laboratory format, and it is shown to encourage student inquiry and foster faculty and peer mentoring. This method also allows significant integration of foundati... View full abstract»

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  • Virtual instruments in undergraduate biomedical engineering laboratories

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):101 - 110
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    It is anticipated that many undergraduate biomedical engineering (BME) students will seek jobs in industry following graduation. Therefore, it is imperative that BME programs establish a learning environment that exposes students to modem tools and equipment that best prepare them for an industrial setting. BME laboratory courses using PC-based virtual instruments can prepare students for real-wor... View full abstract»

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  • An industry perspective on senior biomedical engineering design courses

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):111 - 113
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    Most senior design courses involve lectures covering the various aspects of the typical product development cycle followed by the selection of a design project from one of several areas of biomedical engineering (BME). This article summarizes a four-year relationship between Datex-Ohmeda, Vanderbilt University [the senior design course and VaNTH (Vanderbilt University; Northwestern University; the... View full abstract»

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  • Standards education in senior design courses

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):114 - 117
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    Medical device standards provide many benefits to manufacturers and users of medical devices. Compliance with these standards is necessary to allow companies to market their devices. Standards contain requirements that affect the way medical devices are designed, developed, and tested. Students in biomedical engineering senior design courses need to be made aware of these standards and understand ... View full abstract»

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  • The ABCs of preparing for ABET

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):122 - 132
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    For an undergraduate biomedical engineering (BME) degree program to gain accreditation, it must pass a thorough evaluation by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET). ABET is the organization responsible for monitoring, evaluating, and certifying the quality of engineering, engineering technology, and engineering-related education in the United States. This article prov... View full abstract»

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  • Optimizing the visualization of WB-PET images

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):141 - 146
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    For oncological studies, the whole-body PET (WB-PET) image plays an important role in detecting and staging various cancers, but there are some potential pitfalls in traditional display methods that need to be improved. The purpose of this study is to develop several data-processing techniques to overcome these problems and provide better image quality for visual interpretation of scans. We have d... View full abstract»

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  • Evaluating two new indicators of cardiac reserve

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):147 - 152
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    The receiver operator characteristic (ROC) curve and likelihood ratio (LR) are two effective methods to comprehensively and accurately evaluate a diagnostic test, which can select the cutoff point for a diagnostic indicator and judge the efficiency of a diagnostic test by calculating area under the ROC curve (AUCROC). To evaluate the value of these two new indicators for cardiac reserve in evaluat... View full abstract»

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  • Shedding light on dark matter

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):153 - 154
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  • The biomedical industry and the need for tort reform

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):154 - 155
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  • Understanding organizational wrongdoing

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):156 - 172
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  • Microsphere suspension array technology for SNP detection in cattle

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):158 - 162
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    The genetic improvement of livestock species is a very effective and sustainable method for enhancing the quality of livestock and their products. Selective breeding can be used to induce genetic changes that are both permanent and cumulative. Gene marker tests are now being used by seed stock and commercial cattle breeders to identify the specific alleles that are present within candidates for se... View full abstract»

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  • Biomechanics - Principles and applications [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 164
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  • Risk management [medical devices]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):166 - 172
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    Medical devices are required to be safe and effective before they are commercially marketed. However, there have been reports of adverse events, even deaths, due to unforeseen design efforts. How can biomedical engineers minimize potential hazards to users and operators? Risk management is an essential engineering skill that all biomedical engineers should understand and use aggressively. Risk man... View full abstract»

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  • Hands-on learning in biomedical signal processing

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):71 - 79
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    For 20 years, the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST) has offered a graduate-level course on Biomedical Signal and Image Processing (HST582J). This course takes a practical, hands-on approach to learning about signal processing and physiological signals through the application of digital signal processing methods to biomedical problems. It is by all accounts a successful c... View full abstract»

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  • The need for effective biomedical imaging education

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):88 - 91
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    There are several challenges to producing high-quality BMI education programs. These include limited opportunities for hands-on education; a dearth of textbooks targeted toward engineers, especially undergraduate engineers; and, like many fields, advancements so rapid that textbooks and other educational resources become out of date quickly, often before being released. Although there are many cha... View full abstract»

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  • Biomedical engineering: the career of choice

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):23 - 25
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    In the author's opinion, the biomedical engineer is ideally trained to work at the intersection of science, medicine, and mathematics to solve biological and medical problems, so that a university degree in biomedical engineering will prepare you for many professions. The following questions are explored: What do biomedical engineers do? How do biomedical engineers differ from other engineers? How... View full abstract»

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  • Redesigning a biomechanics course using challenge-based instruction

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):66 - 70
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    The instructional design of an introductory biomechanics class (BME 101) has gone through several iterations since its inception in 1988 at Vanderbilt University. Our objective is to modify BME 101 so that it becomes more effective through the introduction of learner-centered, community-centered, and assessment-centered activities. Challenge-based instruction provides one method of instruction tha... View full abstract»

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  • Senior design

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):28 - 29
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    The author considers what should be the desired outcomes for senior design courses for biomedical engineering students. Should the goal of senior design courses be the development of design skills, career preparation, or both? If career preparation is a goal of senior design courses, should the focus be on industry, where the majority of biomedical engineering graduates begin their careers, or sho... View full abstract»

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  • What makes a biomedical engineer?

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):32 - 38
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    This article focuses on undergraduate biomedical engineering (BME) curriculum, particularly on how to address industrial needs and to what extent a common curriculum can and should exist. It is part review, part description of the current work of the VaNTH (Vanderbilt University; Northwestern University; University of Texas at Austin; and Health, Science and Technology at Harvard/MIT) Engineering ... View full abstract»

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IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine contains articles on current technologies and methods used in biomedical and clinical engineering.

 

This Magazine ceased publication in 2010. The current retitled publication is IEEE Pulse.

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