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Graduate Studies Calendar 2023-2024 Interdisciplinary Specializations Medical Imaging MEDI
Medical Imaging MEDI
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Location: FMC MRG 006
Program number: 403.944.8354
Email address:
Web page URL:

1. Degrees and Specializations Offered

A Graduate Specialization in Medical Imaging is offered in conjunction with the following graduate programs:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Medical Sciences
  • Neurosciences
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Psychology

The specialization is offered at the MSc and PhD level.

2. Admission Requirements

Admission into a graduate program that offers the Graduate Specialization in Medical Imaging and submission and approval of a written request to join the Specialization. The program is open to both Canadian and international students.

3. Application Deadline

Students must first apply to a graduate program offering the specialization.

4. Advanced Credit

The applicant should make requests for advanced credit at the time of application, as part of the admissions process.  See Advanced Credit for further information.
5. Program/Course Requirements

In addition to meeting the requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the home program, students in the Medical Imaging specialization must meet the following requirements:
a) MSc students must take a minimum of 6 units (the core and an elective course).  PhD students take at least 9 units (the core and two elective courses).  PhD students previously completing the MSc specialization in Medical Imaging will be required to complete an additional 3 units (one elective course).

b) Medical Imaging-related research thesis.

c) Attendance and annual presentation in the Advanced Imaging Seminar Series.
    These requirements are in addition to the core requirements of a specific participating graduate program. In most programs, the medical imaging graduate courses would count towards graduate program elective courses. In some graduate programs, participation in the specialization may require students to take an additional graduate course or courses.

    Core required course:

    Elective courses:

    6. Credit For Undergraduate Courses

    Credit (in the specialization) will not be given for 500-level courses.

    7. Time Limit

    See requirements of home program.

    8. Supervisory Assignments

    See requirements of home program.

    9. Required Examinations

    See requirements of home program.

    10. Research Proposal Requirements

    Research proposal must be on a Medical Imaging topic and fit into a research area broadly defined by the Specialization (see website for information).

    1. Image Acquisition and Reconstruction - Development of algorithms suitable for accurate imaging using existing technologies (e.g., MR, CT) and emerging methods (e.g., microwaves).
    2. Signal Processing for Information Synthesis - Development of robust strategies for the assessment of brain and other organ function via advanced signal processing.
    3. Quantitative Imaging and Analysis - Development of software engineering approaches, validation and testing for the creation of resilient methods for quantitative imaging.

    A copy of the proposal must be provided to the specialization office within 12 months of starting the program.

    In programs that do not require submission of a research proposal, a suitable proposal should be developed by the student within 12 months of starting the specialization, approved by the supervisor and supervisory committee (where appropriate), and submitted to the Specialization office.

    11. Financial Assistance

    See home program. Additional funding may be available through the specialization or other University sources for well-qualified students.