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Electronic Radiography For Rapid Non-Invasive Intervention In Neurological Surgery
Author(s): Donald Sashin; Joseph Maroon; E.Ralph Heinz; David Herbert; John L. Ricci
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Paper Abstract

We have developed and applied clinically a low cost electronic radiographic system for rapid intervention in neurosurgical procedures. The apparatus is operated by means of a single push-button control which pulses the x-ray tube, and simultaneously stores an individual television field on a magnetic disc, producing a frozen image which is instantly displayed on a small television monitor. During surgery this system has benefitted the neurosurgeon by enabling him to record and instantly display electronic radio-graphs for more rapid intervention with reduced risk of mortality and morbidity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 March 1976
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0070, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine IV, (25 March 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.954620
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Donald Sashin, University of Pittsburgh (United States)
Joseph Maroon, University of Pittsburgh (United States)
E.Ralph Heinz, University of Pittsburgh (United States)
David Herbert, University of Pittsburgh (United States)
John L. Ricci, University of Pittsburgh (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0070:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine IV
Joel E. Gray; William R. Hendee, Editor(s)

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