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Where would modern medicine be without the contributions of biomedical engineering? Imagine hospitals operating without X-rays, ultrasound, EKGs, and the thousands of high-tech procedures and devices that diagnose conditions, sustain health, and fight disease. As a biomedical engineer, you’ll make a real difference in the lives of others. You might develop artificial lenses that restore sight to the blind, radiation treatments that fight cancer, or incubators that keep premature babies alive.
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- Grow tissues that help repair damage from heart attacks
- Develop new drug delivery methods and nano implants that target specific areas and don’t cause debilitating side effects.
- Design equipment that helps patients regain the ability to walk or create virtual reality systems that aid in limb mobility.
- Go on to pursue a medical degree in order to become a physician or surgeon.
- Repair and maintain a variety of medical devices, including heart monitors, respiratory therapy devices, defibrillators, and medical imaging equipment.
- Operate and maintain the imaging machines, take the pictures, and verify that all safety protocols are being followed for both the patient and the medical staff.
- Pursue medical sales or become an equipment trainer for doctors and nurses.
Heart Valve Replacement
Make a prototype that replaces the mitrovalve in a human heart.
How can you deliver cancer-killing medicine to the lungs only, so that its side effects don’t damage other organs?
1. US Bureau of Labor Satistics