Cryonics Revival Scenarios and Potential Roadmaps

Alcor’s Chief Technical Coordinator wrote:

Published in Scanners.

As Steve Graber, Alcor’s Chief Technical Coordinator wrote: “A big step forward for the Alcor CT Scan analysis program last year was the development of a CT color lookup table that allows us to now determine the overall perfusion level for each Alcor patient. This is the first time that we’ve been able to ‘look inside’ each patient’s brain and assess perfusion success.

The list of uses for CT at Alcor range from interventional use, such as during a surgical procedure to ensure that cannulas are properly placed, performing before/after comparisons, visualizing perfusion of the brain and surrounding tissue in real-time, as well as for performing quantitative analyses of all of the past cryopreservations performed at Alcor over the years and into the future. This type of research can lead to a better understanding of the roles that time, distance, specific cause of death, surgical time and method, etc. have on the perfusability of the patient. With that knowledge we should be able to better understand how to improve our medical response to our members in a real and significant way.” Along with all of Steve’s work on this, Brian Wowk deserves mention for ensuring that this unit was the correct fit for us.

Referring to the photo, Steve Graber says: “Sharp eyed observers may notice a second (portrait) computer monitor in that shot. That is my new touch-screen interface to our recently updated LabView-based Perfusion Process Control system, and it’s mated to a tiny, fanless, core i7 NUC style PC and a 70″ 4K wall-mounted graphing and info monitor. We just got this up and running on our existing O.R. based ‘neuro’ system. On the same day the scanner was delivered actually.”