March 21, 2011

Dr. Chang Publishes New Journal Article "Video Recording the Surgeon's Viewpoint Cheaply"

An avid snowboarder, I purchased one of those helmet-mounted video camcorders in order record my athletic feats over a year ago. The one I purchased was called ContourHD and it can be mounted on the snowboard helmet and set to record by the press of a button.

It was at some point boarding down a black diamond trail that I had an epiphany... Why not use this helmet mountable camcorder in order to record surgical procedures in the operating room?

And... So I did with a few modifications to allow magnified narrow-angle shots... And I wrote a paper on it which was recently published in ENT Journal in March 1, 2011.

In any case, below is a picture of my creation mounted on a surgical headlight.

Read the article here (free registration required). Pubmed link is here.

See the full list of publications by Dr. Chang here.

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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids.

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