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A methodical, basic intraoperative transesophageal exam can be performed quickly by anesthesiologists trained in transesophagea1 echocardiography. This provides a wealth of information with minimal invasiveness that is useful for the anesthesiologist, surgeon, and internist involved in the patient's care. Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is(More)
This paper introduces a method to integrate patient specific anatomical image data into our surgery simulation. The image data can be used to plan the next steps within the simulated surgery intervention. The anatomical images are presented with in anatomical directions, but also plane parallel and orthogonal. The camera orthogonal view is intended to give(More)
Purpose To investigate the clinical rationale and agreement between raters for making Ayurvedic diagnoses, using a mixed methods approach. Methods Three 30 minute Ayurvedic assessments, including a history and limited physical exam, were videotaped and then viewed by Ayurvedic clinicians. The clinicians were asked to identify the primary and secondary dosha(More)
1. Introduction In medical visualization, it is important to know the location of vascular structures. This information can be acquired from medical image data, such as computed tomogra-phy angiography (CTA) or magnetic resonance angiography (MRA). In medical planning systems and real-time visual-ization applications vascular structures are commonly(More)
Purpose To describe an approach to the development of manua-lized protocols for Ayurveda as a whole system of medicine ; to characterize an Ayurvedic perspective on the pathophysiology, etiologies, and supportive treatments for an allopathic diagnosis of cancer. Methods Hour-long, digitally recorded interviews were conducted with experienced Ayurvedic(More)