Doctors collaborate with electrical and computer engineers to create better techniques and tools for everything from diagnoses to surgical procedures. Electrical and computer engineers are needed to make these tools as informative, safe, and affordable as possible.
ECE-trained students will improve the tools of diagnosis to give doctors more useful information, and to cut the cost for patients. ECE researchers have made MRI with clearer images and CT scans with a lower dose of X-ray radiation, lasers that could monitor glucose levels without a needle, and sensors that can track glaucoma symptoms from inside your body. You can also help develop new tools like brain probes that give us previously unseen looks at how our bodies work.