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High Dynamic Range Photography for Intraoperative Imaging: How We Do It

Peter D. Radford, MA(Cantab), DOHNS, MRCS; Matthew Rollin, BSc(Hons), DOHNS, MRCS; Kalpesh S. Patel, BSc(Hons), FRCS(ORL)
Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2011;13(5):362-363. doi:.
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Taking intraoperative photographs is of great use for clinical documentation, education, publications, and presentations. The operating theater poses many challenges for taking high-quality photographs that capture fine anatomical details without causing significant disruption to the surgeon and staff. The quality of the pictures is frequently compromised by the high contrast of 3-dimensional anatomy under harsh overhead lights, and flash photography often creates flat images lacking in detail. We report the use of an increasingly popular photographic technique that to our knowledge has not been previously been described for surgical imaging.

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