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DICOM, MRI and Bioinstrumentation using Matlab and Simulink

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2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Indianapolis, Indiana

Publication Date

June 15, 2014

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June 15, 2014

End Date

June 18, 2014



Conference Session

Laboratory Applications of Computers

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Computers in Education

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24.434.1 - 24.434.26



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Mohammad Rafiq Muqri DeVry University, Pomona


Shih Ek Chng DeVry University, Pomona

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Professor, College of Engineering and Information Science

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DICOM, MRI and Bioinstrumentation using Matlab and SimulinkStudents interested in biomedical signal processing, digital imaging and communications inmedicine (DICOM), picture archiving and communication system (PACS), andbioinstrumentation sometimes do not get the opportunity to get as many background courses or astrong and rigorous treatment of the many fundamental core topics important to signalprocessing, computer communications, radiography, and biomedical instrumentation ascompared to traditional electrical engineering students. This becomes more apparent whenstudents are working on capstone senior projects.One strategy we tried earlier to solve this issue was to have a mixed capstone project groupcomprising of computer, electronic and biomedical engineering students. This strategy workedfor few groups but success rate was less than thirty five percent and we felt that this was due tothe students not being adequately prepared and sometimes having a disadvantage compared totraditional electrical engineering students.To rectify this situation we proposed and developed this teaching module which incorporateswell selected signal processing, biomedical imaging and instrumentation topics which makeextensive use of Matlab, Simulink, and LabView tools. This teaching module includes a detaileddescription of associated core lab exercises, student responses and recommendations. This lowcost program consists of a series of theory modules coupled with a hands-on laboratory component usingreadily available test equipment and graphical capabilities of Matlab, Simulink and LabView software. Assuch this paper concerns problem solved and lessons learned while developing computer-assistedinstruction strategy to improve the current state of learning in the classroom. This will introduce thestudents to new topics not covered in traditional courses. The goal of this paper is to pass on informationuseful to anyone contemplating related work, where similar occurrences are likely. This paper willexplain how this learning and teaching module was instrumental in progressive learning of thesestudents, improving their performance and successful culmination of capstone senior projects.

Muqri, M. R., & Chng, S. E. (2014, June), DICOM, MRI and Bioinstrumentation using Matlab and Simulink Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--20325

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