Accession Number : ADD013412

Title :   Skeletal Bone Remodeling Studies Using Guided Trephine Sample.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 13 Nov 86, patented 18 Aug 87,

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 : 18 Aug 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : 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 speciment such as a rhesus monkey. Improved quality plural samples from a single test subject that were heretofore considered too inaccessible and dangerous for practically are achieved.

Descriptors :   *BIOPSY, *BONES, *PATENTS, *SPINAL COLUMN, *MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, CONTROL, LIFE(BIOLOGY), MAPPING, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, PRECISION, RADIOGRAPHY, SKELETON

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE