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Rick's epilepsy brain surgery by Paul Heckbert

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0.99 Gigapixels
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Date added
Jun 22, 2012
Date taken
Jun 20, 2012
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Dr. Mark Richardson performs a right temporal craniotomy and amygdalohippocampectomy (removal of the mesial temporal lobe structures, the amygdala and hippocampus) for Richard Palmer, who had a low grade brain tumor removed from his temporal lobe in 198(6?) and has had medically refractory epilepsy since that time.  The goal of the operation is to remove the dysfunctional areas of the brain causing Rick's seizures.

In the dark blue scrub cap is Mark Richardson, MD.
The scrub nurse at center is Gwen.
The medical student (at right) is Sam Shin, PhD, an aspiring neurosurgeon.

Dr. Richardson steers the stereo microscope (monitor visible at left) with his teeth, leaving both hands free for surgical tools. The scrub nurse assists by handing him tools periodically. Rick, draped in blue, lying on his left side on the surgical table and under general anesthesia, has his head clamped in place, at the left end of the table.

The operation was done at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Rick asked me, Paul, his friend and colleague, to photograph this operation, and we proceeded with Dr. Richardson's approval.


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GigaPan Stitch.Efx version 2.0.0500 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 993 megapixels (43428 x 22872 pixels)
Input images: 99 (11 columns by 9 rows)
Field of view: 94.7 degrees wide by 49.9 degrees high (top=14.1, bottom=-35.7)
Settings:
Vignette correction on: c1=-0.0039 c2=-0.00341
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
Image size: 5184x3456 (17.9 megapixels)
Capture time: 2012-06-20 17:55:32 - 2012-06-20 18:03:22
Aperture: f/32
Exposure time: 1
ISO: 400
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 157.3 mm
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 25.3 to 40.4 percent
Vertical overlap: 28.4 to 32.4 percent
Computer stats: 12288 MB RAM, 8 CPUs
Total time 15:54 (9.6 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 46 seconds, Projection: 1:44, Blending: 13:24
(Preview finished in 4:18)

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