The formation of biomedical images is an interdisciplinary area where medicine, engineering, physics, mathematics and computational technologies are combined. The main objective, in the clinical context, is to design and improve systems to non-invasively visualize living beings, mainly humans, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), X-rays, tomography, ultrasound, among others.
Research in biomedical imaging at the institute is focused on the development and application of image acquisition, reconstruction, processing and modeling technologies for medicine and life sciences.
One of the new study methodologies includes the brain-computer interface (BCI), which investigates the intersection between neurosciences, biomedical images and computational intelligence. In this area, the work of the IIBM is inclined to develop research and treatment of emotional disorders, neurorehabilitation of movement pathologies and "brain connectomics".