Patrick Heffernan

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A pilot evaluation of a simulation program used during a tutorial for the teaching of uptake and distribution of the inhalational anaesthetic halothane shows a highly significant improvement in the students' answers after the tutorial using a 'before and after' questionnaire. The students showed an understanding of the program's display and model(More)
Shaded surface display is a useful aid in visualizing and analyzing three-dimensional biological and medical images. However, currently available algorithms have limitations, particularly when applied to clinically important image data requiring fast and flexible interactive analysis. In addition to the problem of computation time is the cost of specialized(More)
A computer aided learning program for teaching the kinetics of uptake and distribution of the inhalational anaesthetic halothane is described. The program is based on a seven-compartment model which simulates the action of halothane on ventilation and on the cardiovascular system. The program is available to the student in four forms: one with no changes in(More)
The capability to extract objective and quantitatively accurate information from 3-D radiographic biomedical images has not kept pace with the capabilities to produce the images themselves. This is rather an ironic paradox, since on the one hand the new 3-D and 4-D imaging capabilities promise significant potential for providing greater specificity and(More)
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