What is biomedical engineering?
Biomedical engineering is the application of engineering principles to medicine for diagnostic or therapeutic healthcare purposes. Much of the work of biomedical engineering focuses on research and development, medical devices, clinical equipment, imaging equipment, such as MRIs and EEGs, and pharmaceutical drugs.
What biomedical engineering services do we provide?
The Network's hospitals and services are supported by expert technicians who ensure that medical equipment, respiratory therapy equipment and medical gases are supplied to support clinical practice. These services are called biomedical engineering services. At the Sydney Children's Hospital, these services are supplied through shared service arrangements with the other hospitals in their campus. At The Children's Hospital at Westmead, these important services are provided by the hospital's Biomedical Engineering Department.