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Ultrasonic distance detection in spinal cord stimulation

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Ultrasonic distance detection in spinal cord stimulation Ultrasonic distance detection in spinal cord stimulation Emiel Dijkstra 2003 Ph.D. thesis University of Twente Also available in print: http://www.tup.utwente.nl/ T w e n t e U n i v e r s i t y P r e s s ULTRASONIC DISTANCE DETECTION IN SPINAL CORD STIMULATION The research described in this thesis was carried out at the Institute for Biomedical Technology and the MESA+ Research Institute at the University of Twente. The financial support by Medtronic Inc. is gratefully acknowledged. Publisher: Twente University Press P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, the Netherlands, www.tup.utwente.nl Print: Océ Facility Services, Enschede © E.A. Dijkstra, Enschede, 2003 No part of this work may be reproduced by print, photocopy or any other means without the permission in writing from the publisher. ISBN 9036518636 ULTRASONIC DISTANCE DETECTION IN SPINAL CORD STIMULATION PROEFSCHRIFT ter verkrijging van de graad van doctor aan de Universiteit Twente, op gezag van de rector magnificus, prof. dr. F.A. van Vught, volgens besluit van het College voor Promoties in het openbaar te verdedigen door Emiel Arjen Dijkstra geboren op 28 april 1971 te Groningen op donderdag 27 februari 2003 te 15.00 uur Dit proefschrift is goedgekeurd door: de promotor: Prof. dr. ir. P. Bergveld de assistent-promotor: Dr. ir. W. Olthuis i Table of contents 1 Introduction .......................................................................................1 1.1 Spinal cord stimulation.................................................................. 1 1.1.1 Anatomical structure of the spinal cord 2 1.1.2 The stimulation window 4 1.1.3 Requirements for an improved SCS system performance 5 1.1.4 Design criteria for ultra

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