Inman R. Harvey

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OBJECTIVES To determine whether the addition of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to current patient evaluation by triple assessment would aid tumour localisation within the breast and thus reduce the reoperation rate in women with primary breast tumours who are scheduled for wide local excision (WLE), and to assess whether the addition of MRI would be(More)
A system has been established for determining the total body contents of calcium, phosphorus, sodium, chlorine and nitrogen by neutron activation analysis using sealed-tube neutron generators and a shadow-shield whole-body counter. The system was calibrated using three anthropomorphic phantoms of different sizes, filled with various mixtures of the(More)
Models that demonstrate environmental regulation as a consequence of organism and environment coupling all require a number of core assumptions. Many previous models, such as Daisyworld, require that certain environment-altering traits have a selective advantage when those traits also contribute towards global regulation. We present a model that results in(More)
Whole body calcium, phosphorus and nitrogen have been measured by in vivo neutron activation analysis in patients with chronic renal failure, including 9 with dialysis encephalopathy. Aluminium was also activated by this procedure, but to the same radioactive product as that from phosphorus: its presence was therefore detected as an increase in the apparent(More)
Developing real robots that can exploit dynamic interactions with the environment requires the use of actuators whose behaviour can vary from high stiffness to complete compliance or zero impedance. We will outline our design for an electric actuator, called a programmable spring, which can be easily configured using a high level programming interface to(More)
The whole body content of sodium, potassium, chlorine, calcium, phosphorus and nitrogen was measured by neutron activation analysis in 13 patients with untreated primary hyperaldosteronism (Conn's syndrome; aldosterone-secreting adenoma). Concurrently, exchangeable sodium and potassium were estimated by isotope dilution. Results were compared with values in(More)
1. Total-body neutron-activation analysis in vivo was carried out in 11 hypertensive subjects to measure simultaneously the total body content of sodium, chlorine, calcium, phosphorus and nitrogen. 2. There was a highly significant correlation between total body sodium measured by activation analysis and total exchangeable sodium measured by a standard(More)
Thirty-two female patients with rheumatoid arthritis were divided into 3 groups and treated for 6 months with prednisolone, depot tetracosactrin, or indomethacin. Their whole body content of calcium, phosphorus, and nitrogen was measured before and after 3 and 6 months' treatment by in-vivo neutron activation analysis. No significant changes in these body(More)
Whole body elemental composition of 15 men occupationally exposed to cadmium was determined by total body in vivo neutron activation analysis and whole body counting. A significant deficit (P less than 0.01) in calcium was observed, compared with two groups of control subjects. The deficit increased with length of time exposed to cadmium.