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Medical thermography: current status
Author(s): R. P. Clark; M. R. Goff
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Paper Abstract

Temperature patterns on the skin surface, visualized by infra-red thermography produce much useful medical and physiological information in both health and disease. Medical thermographic systems are regularly used in many countries in oncological, rheumatological, neurological, and vascular pathologies. However, although many medical uses of thermography are not contentious, some fmdings seem contrary to accepted mechanisms and theories. This paper describes the range ofpathologies where thermography has a clear role and discuss some ofthe issues that still have to be darified in the interpretation ofthermal images from human skin, particularly in relation to superficial blood flow and skin metabolism.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1990
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1320, Infrared Technology and Applications, (1 October 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.22328
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R. P. Clark, Clinical Research Ctr. (United Kingdom)
M. R. Goff, Clinical Research Ctr. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1320:
Infrared Technology and Applications
Alan H. Lettington, Editor(s)

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