Head and Neck Cancer Videos

May 21, 2012 § Leave a comment

Here are all the videos I have made for oncolex.org of diagnosis and treatment for head and neck cancers, now with English voice overs. Oncolex is a cancer resource for health care professionals made by Oslo University Hospital in collaboration with M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. « Read the rest of this entry »

Gynecologic Cancer Videos

May 21, 2012 § Leave a comment

Here are all the videos I have made for oncolex.org of diagnosis and treatment for gynecologic cancers, now with English voice overs. Oncolex is a cancer resource for health care professionals made by Oslo University Hospital in collaboration with M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. « Read the rest of this entry »

Brain/CNS Cancer Videos

May 19, 2012 § Leave a comment

Here are all the videos I have made for oncolex.org of diagnosis and treatment for brain and CNS cancers, now with English voice overs. Oncolex is a cancer resource for health care professionals made by Oslo University Hospital in collaboration with M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. « Read the rest of this entry »

Colorectal Cancer Videos

May 18, 2012 § Leave a comment

From 2005 to 2009 I made videos and stills for the Norwegian cancer resource oncolex.no. With the collaboration of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Oslo University Hospital has now launched an English version of the website: oncolex.org. Which means all my videos are now available with English voice overs!

Starting with colorectal cancer, I will republish all the videos here by cancer type. « Read the rest of this entry »

The Surgical Photography Ladder

March 14, 2012 § 1 Comment

The pictures above and the following text are taken from the article “Aufgaben und Probleme der medizinischen Photographie” (Tasks and problems in medical photography) by Wolfgang Müller and Waldemar Wirth. The article was published in two parts in the February and April 1967 issues of Visum – Das medizinische Bildjournal (Visum – the medical visual journal). « Read the rest of this entry »

Publication: A Camera Support for Operating Theatre Videography

March 8, 2012 § Leave a comment

The paper “A Camera Support for Operating Theatre Videography”, authored by myself and professor Håvard E. Danielsen has been published in the current issue (Vol. 35, No. 1) of the Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine.

This is my first journal publication, so I’m very pleased to see it in print!

The online version of the paper can be found here (requires subscription). If you do not have institutional access or a subscription and would like to read the paper, please contact me and request a copy.

View PubMed citation

Abstract:

We describe the design, construction and evaluation of a custom-made camera support to gain better access for recording videos of open surgery.

A Mastectomy in 1855

February 29, 2012 § 1 Comment

Hawaiian missionaries Asa Thurston and Lucy Goodale Thurston. Daguerreotype, ca. 1864. Public domain.

Letters of Note has published a remarkable letter from Hawaiian missionary Lucy Goodale Thurston to her daughter, describing Mrs. Thurston’s mastectomy in 1855. The operation was done without any form of anesthesia. The doctors had advised her to not use chloroform “because of my having had the paralysis” (probably polio).

Dr. Ford looked me full in the face, and with great firmness asked: “Have you made up your mind to have it cut out?” “Yes, sir.” “Are you ready now?” “Yes, sir; but let me know when you begin, that I may be able to bear it. Have you your knife in that hand now?” He opened his hand that I might see it, saying, “I am going to begin now.”

Read the whole account here.

As you can tell from the picture above, the operation was successful and Mr. Thurston lived for another 21 years.

Hat tip to Suture for a Living.

Unusual Robotic Surgical Skills

January 6, 2012 § 2 Comments

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In a series of videos, surgeons at the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle present their skills with the DaVinci surgical robot in novel ways, including folding a paper plane, lacing an American football and painting fingernails.

A very creative way to communicate the precision of robotic surgery to the public. You can find all the videos here.

Brave Boy

April 12, 2011 § 4 Comments

Photo by Øystein Horgmo © All rights reserved.

From time to time we’re called on to photograph different medical technical equipment in a clinical setting. It can be a new device that’s being introduced or a demonstration of proper use. This time it was the correct placement of the tubes from a heart-lung support machine to a nine-year-old boy. « Read the rest of this entry »

Aspiring Surgeon

March 27, 2011 § 2 Comments

Photo by Øystein Horgmo © All rights reserved.

My three-year-old daughter wants to be a surgeon when she grows up. The question is: Would anyone trust her?

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