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In the last 10 years the use of computed tomography in radiodiagnosis has increased markedly and CT scanners are now present in most district general hospitals. Modern CT scanners are versatile in their operation and offer the operator a wide choice in exposure parameters which affect the doses received by the patients. As CT is a major contributor to(More)
Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) was measured in plasma of dogs and rabbits by radioimmunoassay (RIA) using a commercially available anti alpha-ANP serum and compared to our measurements of ANP in rats and humans. Plasma concentration of ANP in dog coronary sinus (234.9 +/- 41.0 pg/ml) was significantly greater than in systemic arterial blood (81.2 +/- 8.4(More)
—When making contact with an object, a robot can use a tactile sensor consisting of a heating element and a temperature sensor to recognize the object's material based on conductive heat transfer from the tactile sensor to the object. When this type of tactile sensor has time to fully reheat prior to contact and the duration of contact is long enough to(More)
In two experiments, college undergraduates (ns = 29, 30) were asked to describe in writing two different abstract line drawings. Responses were classified by over-all orientation to the whole or the individual parts of each drawing. Although findings of the two experiments were very similar, analysis indicated that no strong reliability of orientation(More)
— Multimodal tactile sensing could potentially enable robots to improve their performance at manipulation tasks by rapidly discriminating between task-relevant objects. Data-driven approaches to this tactile perception problem show promise, but there is a dearth of suitable training data. In this two-page paper, we present a portable handheld device for the(More)
As radiotherapy treatment set-ups are becoming more complicated and a greater emphasis is placed on accuracy, there is an increasing need to verify and record the actual treatments being given. A direct electronic imaging device is currently marketed by Varian (the DYNARAY ID), which uses the latest technology in detection and image processing to obtain(More)