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T-shirt Backs Refer to Remote Imaging of Another Sort

By Linda Grashoff


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JUNE 9, 1999--There's something special about the backs of the T-shirts that Dan Stinebring, associate professor of physics, and his four students wore for the students' poster presentation at the American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting last month.

Not only did professional graphic designer Terry Flores design the shirts, and not only did published poet Lynn Powell (Stinebring's wife) create the text, but the shirts celebrate Stinebring's personal survival.

The backs of the shirts are printed with two MRI images: one taken before Stinebring's brain surgery, and one taken after his brain surgery. Beneath the images are the words Remote Imaging: Life to Light Years.

The remote imaging of the MRI--ordered by Stinebring's Oberlin Clinic internist Georgia Newman--helped save Stinebring's life by revealing a potentially fatal tumor in his brain. The tumor--benign--was removed May 14 by Alan Cohen, a neurosurgeon at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland. Four days after the surgery, Stinebring came home. Less than two weeks later he marched in the College commencement exercises, then joined his students for the AAS meeting.





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