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Spinal cord deformation due to nozzle gas flow effects using optical coherence tomography
Author(s): Ronnie J. Wong; Jamil Jivraj; Barry Vuong; Joel Ramjist; Cuiru Sun; Yize Huang; Victor X. D. Yang
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Paper Abstract

The use of gas assistance in laser machining hard materials is well established in manufacturing but not in the context of surgery. Laser cutting of osseous tissue in the context of neurosurgery can benefit from gas-assist but requires an understanding of flow and pressure effects to minimize neural tissue damage. In this study we acquire volumetric flow rates through a gas nozzle on the spinal cord, with dura and without dura.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 March 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9305, Optical Techniques in Neurosurgery, Neurophotonics, and Optogenetics II, 93050A (10 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2080607
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Ronnie J. Wong, Ryerson Univ. (Canada)
Jamil Jivraj, Ryerson Univ. (Canada)
Barry Vuong, Ryerson Univ. (Canada)
Joel Ramjist, Ryerson Univ. (Canada)
Cuiru Sun, Ryerson Univ. (Canada)
Yize Huang, Ryerson Univ. (Canada)
Victor X. D. Yang, Ryerson Univ. (Canada)
Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Ctr. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9305:
Optical Techniques in Neurosurgery, Neurophotonics, and Optogenetics II
Henry Hirschberg; E. Duco Jansen; Samarendra K. Mohanty; Nitish V. Thakor; Qingming Luo; Steen J. Madsen, Editor(s)

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