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Snapshots

  1. My brain

    Snapshot Title: My brain
    Taken by: Richard Palmer

    Image: Rick's epilepsy brain surgery
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    OUCH, I'm sure glad I wasn't awake during this.



  2. monitor displaying what the doctor sees through the microscrope

    Snapshot Title: monitor displaying what the doctor sees through the microscrope
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Rick's epilepsy brain surgery
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    We are looking through the hole in Rick's skull and seeing his brain here. Dr Richardson spent several hours very carefully separating the hippocampus from other tissue in the brain, before removing t...



  3. operating on Rick's brain

    Snapshot Title: operating on Rick's brain
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Rick's epilepsy brain surgery
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    Rick's hair is visible under the greenish plastic at the bottom of this snapshot. The red is his scalp, which was cut and pulled back.

    Dr Richardson worked like this for about five hours; his concent...