Reddit: Ask biomedical engineer anything!

Interested in what it takes to be a biomedical engineer? Or what the future of MRI technology will be?

Mike Noseworthy, co-­director of McMaster’s School of Biomedical Engineering will be answering all your questions from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. here.

Noseworthy is an expert in medical imaging, specifically magnetic resonance. He uses MRIs to study a variety of medical conditions, most recently he used MRIs to observe how the human brain functions when someone is impaired to determine if blood alcohol concentration limits accurately reflect what is going on in the brain.

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Noseworthy’s areas of research focus on assessment of normal and diseased tissue microstructure and the ensuing modulation of tissue metabolism, using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and in vivo nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy.

Noseworthy also works to develop new MRI hardware and imaging pulse sequences, and software development for MR signal and image processing.