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Course Detail

Course Name Biomedical Instruments and Data Interpretation
Program M. Tech. in Biomedical Engineering and Artificial Intelligence ( For Working Professionals & Regular Students)
Semester 1
Credits 3

Learning Objectives

  • LO1: To familiarize with major signal and image acquisition modalities in healthcare
  • LO2: To understand instrumentation and signal characteristics associated with each modality

Course Outcomes

  • CO1: To get familiarized with
    • biomedical signal acquisition modalities like ECG, EEG, EMG,
    • biomedical imaging modalities like x-ray, MRI, CT and
    • surgical and other analytic equipment.
  • CO2: Ability to read and interpret data from diverse modalities

Course Contents

Introduction to biomedical instruments and data – purpose – types – data characteristics – data acquisition and analysis.

Biomedical signals and their measurements – Biopotentials – Electrocardiogram (ECG), Electroencephalogram (EEG), Electromyography (EMG), Photoplethysmography (PPG).

Medical images and their measurements – X-ray, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), PET, and SPECT, Ultrasonography.

Surgical Instruments, ENT, and Ophthalmic Instruments.


  1. Ananthi, S. A, “Textbook of medical instruments”, New Age International, 2005.
  2. Webster, J. G. (ed.), “Medical instrumentation: application and design”, Fourth edition, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken
  3. J. J. Carr & J. M. Brown, “Introduction to Biomedical Equipment Technology”, Pearson Education, Asia.

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