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Internship Help

  1. Jun 2, 2008 #1
    I am working at a company over the summer as an intern and they are working on new methods for diagnosing breast cancer. They are trying to help doctors to distinguish more accurately between benign and malignant tumors and avoid the need for more invasive procedures such as biopsy. They are using elastography to do this. I want to learn more about what is going on so that I can get the most out of the internship, but I’m not really sure what to study. Beamforming is involved as well, there is a heavy emphasis on computer programming, primarily in c # and matlab. I want to work on some tutorials for matlab, but there are a lot out there and I need a bit more direction. Does anyone have any ideas what sort of tutorials would be best for this area in matlab? Also, I would like to pick up some more general knowledge on what’s going on, but I am unsure of what sort of textbooks to even open.
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  3. Jun 2, 2008 #2


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    I've found the MATLAB "help" files to be of tremendous assistance in learning how to use it. Generally, you'll want to start leaning about manipulating image sets. Learn how to import and read files using the DICOM standard. Learn how to perform basic matrix operations and how to filter images - convolution and deconvolution.

    It sounds like you've found yourself a great job for the summer. Best of luck with it.
  4. Jun 3, 2008 #3
    Indeed that sounds like a wonderful job, should be rewarding to know your work is potentially helping folks.

    this may sound obvious but as with any programming language, C, C++, java, python,
    or C# and Matlab, the only real way to learn is by doing and practice.

    You get better over time and it soon becomes less clunky and easy to read/understand your code. the tutorials may seem daunting at first however just dive in and press onwards. Send your advisers an email and ask what specifically you will e doing in Matlab and or C#. hey should be eager to provide you with some intro material so you perform better nce the job begins.
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