Curtis Woodford

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Thirty-nine monaural chinchillas were used to study the interaction between sodium salicylate and various TTS-producing noise paradigms. Five animals were included in each of the following three groups: 1) sodium salicylate (400 mg/kg) plus 2-4 kHz, 95 dB SPL noise band for one hour; 2) sodium salicylate (400 mg/kg) plus 4 kHz CF octave band noise at 80 dB(More)
This study aims to investigate the settings that provide optimum registration accuracy when registering megavoltage CT (MVCT) studies acquired on tomotherapy with planning kilovoltage CT (kVCT) studies of patients with lung cancer. For each experiment, the systematic difference between the actual and planned positions of the thorax phantom was determined by(More)
This study aims to determine the settings that provide the optimal clinical accuracy and consistency for the registration of megavoltage CT (MVCT) with planning kilovoltage CT image sets on the Hi-ART tomotherapy system. The systematic offset between the MVCT and the planning kVCT was determined by registration of multiple MVCT scans of a head phantom(More)
Perfusion decellularisation is a promising technique in scaffold production for tissue engineering. The similarity of decellularised extracellular matrix to native matrix is attractive for the development of compatible and functional constructs for therapeutic applications. Here, whole organs were processed for tissue culture with an emphasis on production(More)
This study aims to quantify the effects of target motion and resultant motion artifacts in planning and megavoltage CT (MVCT) studies on the automatic registration processes of helical tomotherapy. Clinical and experimental data were used to derive an action level for patient repositioning on helical tomotherapy. Planning CT studies of a respiratory motion(More)
Acoustic reflex thresholds (ART) and loudness discomfort levels (LDL) were obtained from 51 ears of 34 deaf children using broad band noise and pure tones. Both thresholds and levels were recorded using the psychophysical method of tracking. Results indicate that the relationship between ART and LDL is at variance with similar data for normal hearing(More)
Auditory threshold was assessed at six commonly used audiometric test frequencies and for frequencies just within calibration tolerances for frequencies above and below these. Results indicate that differences of up to 23 dB in obtained auditory threshold values result from variation in frequency within tolerances. These findings are discussed in terms of(More)
To summarize, an effective procedure in audiometric screening may be using skilled testers to screen 1, 2, and 4 kHz at 20 dBHL (with oto immittance measures) on all students up to and including grade 3, 9th and 12th year high school students, and high-risk groups including those repeating a grade, having a history of recurrent middle ear disease, having(More)
The threshold-duration function of the acoustic reflex was investigated in 5 male and 5 female adult, normal-hearing humans and in 3 adult male subjects with hearing loss of cochlear etiology. Reflex threshold was obtained at stimulus durations of 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, and 500 msec and at frequencies of 500, 1 000, 2 000, 3 000, and 4 000 Hz. Three(More)