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Lithotripsy - A Medical Application of the Ellipse
Lithotripsy is the process of fragmenting painful kidney stones. The lithotripter is successful because of the reflective property of an ellipsoid.
Medicine and Math
Doctors and nurses use math every day, doing routine tasks such as writing prescriptions or administering medication to patients. Math can also be seen in more advanced medical procedures such as CAT scans and the treatment of kidney stones.
 
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