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Medical Hey dudes! Radiology Math

  1. Mar 21, 2010 #1
    I am transferring into radiology next year and am a little weak at math. Can anybody here give me some ideas of what type of math I should be focusing on to get me through the course?
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  3. Mar 21, 2010 #2


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    Do you mean radiology, as in you're an MD and moving into a radiology residency? Or are you taking an x-ray technician course? Or are you a medical physics graduate student with focus on imaging?

    If your intention is to become a medical physicist, you will want to have a solid foundation in calculus and differential equations. The most applicable math course I took was a "mathematical methods for physicists" course that covered Fourier transforms and the principle of convolution and such, which are using in the theory of image processing.

    On the medical side of things, you don't usually need to go quite so far in depth, but holding a good grasp of matrix operations will certainly help. Regardless of the program, make sure you satisfy the prerequisits.
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