The Biomedical Engineering Department (BME) provides quality and efficient service to the research and clinical areas of the institution. The preventive maintenance (PM) program is designed to find and prevent potential failures. The PM program reduces equipment downtime and increases equipment reliability. Corrective maintenance is done at component level whenever possible in an effort to keep cost and downtime to a minimum.
The department also has a machine shop facility for the construction of devices for special projects. The machine shop provides the Cancer Center members with a source for obtaining unique, built to order devices in a timely manner.
Biomedical Engineering is located in the plaza of the Danny Thomas Research Center. The hours of operation are 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. On call personnel are available after hours, holidays and weekends for emergency situations.
The Biomedical Engineering Department has been a part of the institution for more than 25 years. The department has 13 full time employees. The department services a variety of equipment throughout the institution. Some of the equipment types serviced are:
- power supplies
- Geiger counters
- gel dryers
- vacuum pumps
- diagnostic imaging equipment
- patient monitoring equipment
- life support equipment