Accession Number : ADD012808

Title :   Guided Trephine Samples for Skeletal Bone Studies.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Oloff,Clarence M ; Hermann,Linda M ; Moss,William G ; Sims,Steven R

Report Date : 31 Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : This invention pertains to a bone biopsy arrangement especially suited for use in obtaining axial skeleton trephine samples from the spinal vertebra centrum of a living test specimen in a safe and rapid manner. The disclosed arrangement uses radiographic mapping, precise mechanical control of the trephine with an apparatus disclosed in detail, conventional trephine energizing and a test specimen such as a rhesus monkey. Improved quality plural samples from a single test subject that were heretofore considered too inaccessible and dangerous for practicality are achieved. Keywords: Bone sampling; Medical equipment.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *BONES, SKELETON, BIOPSY, LIFE(BIOLOGY), MAPPING, MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, RADIOGRAPHY, RHESUS MONKEYS, SAMPLING, TISSUE EXTRACTS, DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT, MEDICAL EXAMINATION, SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS, RADIOLOGY, BIOTECHNOLOGY, TOOLS

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE