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The Department of Medical System Engineering was established in 2004. The major objectives of the department are to achieve and maintain excellence in teaching and research in the fields of Medical System Engineering. The department consists of two divisions: Medical Information Systems and Medical Device and Technology. Each division has several laboratories, which cover research fields of Biosignal Processing, Medical Imaging, Medical Electronics, and Bioinstrumentaion and Biomechatronis to contribute to clinical health information systems, evaluation of computerized patient care, genetic bioinformatics, medical imaging, medical informatics research and other topics of medical engineering related to information sciences and/or electronics.
Chiba Univ.

BIOSIGNAL PROCESSING: Research interest covers investigation of signal processing of human neural systems, particularly vision including brain functions related visual perception and its medical application. The application aspects of the research are human interface of medical instruments and evaluation of visual functions. Biosignal Processing
MEDICAL IMAGING: The research projects are related to biomedical measurements technologies using light and sound and the image processing, which includes ultrasound imaging of human tissues and image processing of retinal photographs. Medical Imaging
MEDICAL ELECTRONICS: The main research of this field is the medical engineering based on the computer science and the electronic engineering. It includes development of new medical device and computer system for the medical engineering. Medical Electronic
BIOINSTRUMENTATION AND BIOMECHATRONICS: The main research theme of the laboratory includes developing the medical and assistive devices, which improve the quality of life in patients and elderly people as well as young healthy people. Bioinstrumentaion and Biomechatronics

The Department of Medical System Engineering offers opportunity to learn information and electronic sciences and technologies, and basic knowledge of medical environments through classes in School of Medicine, School of Nursing, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and others. The objective of the program is to cultivate graduates of great ability and extensive knowledge in Medical System Engineering. The program leads to the Bachelor of Engineering. Students must complete 128 units, including a thesis.

SUBJECTS (Under Graduate):
* Design Aesthetics(Lab.) * Biomedical Engineering Seminar
* Biomedical Engineering Training * Fundamental Computer Programming
* Digital Circuit * Mathematics for Information Science
* Electric Circuit Theory I * Biological and Physiological Engineering I
* Data Structure and Algorithm * Electronic Circuit
* System Control Theory * Technical English I
* Biological Dynamics * Polymeric Substances as Biomaterials
* Theory of Design for Medical Equipments * Biological and Physiological Engineering II
* Computer Graphics * Numerical Computation
* Circuit Theory II * Sensory Information Processing
* Signal Processing * Cognitive Information Processing
* Spatial Design * Clinical Biostatistics
* Medical Image Processing * Medical Telecommunication Network
* Medical Machine System Design * Technical English II
* Therapeutic Medical Devices * Biodynamic Material
* Applied Electromagnetics * Diagnostic Measurement Engineering
* Experiment of Biomedical Engineering I * Experiment of Biomedical Engineering II
* Thesis Study * Introduction to Clinical Medicine for Young Engineers
* Introduction of Medical and Welfare Industries * Applied Mathematics
* Medical Research * Robotics
* Pattern Recognition * Measurement Engineering
* Introduction to Network Engineering * Electric Device Engineering
* Special Seminar in Medical Sciences  

SUBJECTS (Graduate School):
* Sensing Mechanism and Information Theory in Human * Medical Image Engineering
* Information Processing in Optics * Functional Devices in Medical Instruments
* Introduction to Medical Informatics * Wave Information Processing
* Signal Processing System * Human Brain Mechanism and Engineering
* Introduction to High Frequency Devices * Biomagnetics and Magneto-science
* Communication Environment Systems * Biomedical Sensors and Transducers
* Motor Control of Human Movement * Biomechanics
* Energy System Engineering * Design of Medical Devices
* Biological System Analysis * Medical Diagnostic Measurement
* Human-Living Environment System * Gerontechnlogy
* International Medical Engineering Research * Clinical Anatomy and Physiology
* Venture Business * Venture Business Management
* Ethics for Scientists and Engineers * Ability to Complete in Technology
* Advanced Seminar * Graduate Research

Name Field of interests E-mail address
Masahiko SUZUKI,
Development of diagnostic and treatment devices for locomotive syndrome, Biomechanics, biomaterials, Kinetic analysis, Development of surgical robots masahiko@
Brain function imaging, Psychological measurement, Acoustical welfare devices, Sound design, Brain-machine interfaces
Medical support systems, Virtual reality training in medicine, Medical image analysis, Biomedical measurement nakaguchi@
Methods for utilizing medical imaging, Medical image (CT, MRI, PET) processing, Medical application of color and multi-spectral information haneishi@
Minimum invasive surgery and treatment, Intravital fluorescence imaging, Sentinel lymph-node navigation surgery, Property analysis of surgical treatment devices hhayashi@
Medical ultrasound, Measurement of properties of the human body, Wave information processing, Medical imaging yamaguchi@
Wenwei YU,
Motor learning and control, Biomedical signal processing, Biomedical engineering applications, Rehabilitation engineering yuwill@
Kagayaki KURODA,
MR imaging of heat and mass transfer, Interventional MR, MR safety of implantable medical devices

Medical imaging, Particular focus on PET system development and image reconstruction research
Kazuyuki SAITO,
Associate Professor
Electromagnetic wave engineering, Medical applications of microwaves, Numerical simulation of electromagnetic waves kazuyuki_saito@
Mikio SUGA,
Associate Professor
Medical image processing, Biomedical measurement, MRI, PET, Elastic modulus tissue measurement mikio.suga@
Associate Professor
Electromagnetic waves and the human body, Environmental electromagnetic engineering, Planar antennas, small antenas, Body area networks omei@
Assistant Professor
Noninvasive measurement of the brain and inner-ear function, Congnitive neuroscience and Computer simlation of the inner ear
Takashi OHNISHI,
Assistant Professor
Medical image processing, Motional analysis t-ohnishi@
Assistant Professor
Surgical assistance robots, robot design simulation, assessment of manipulability, rehabilitation assistance robots, measurement of ambulation movement kawamura@
Assistant Professor
Medical ultrasound, Physical property measurement of tissue, Development of contrast agents
Assistant Professor
Medical image processing, Image inspection, Machine learning, Evolutionary computation, Workflow analysis

Department of Medical Engineering,
Faculty of Engineering, Chiba University
1-33 Yayoi-cho, Inage-ku, Chiba 263-8522, JAPAN
Phone: +81-43-290-3178
Fax: +81-43-290-3179

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