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Medical diagnosis using thermal flux sensors of a thermoelectric type
Author(s): Raluca-Maria Marginean; Vladimir M. Hutanu
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Paper Abstract

Researches on thermal processes developed inside the human body and on the quantity of heat emitted by the body in its environment allowed obtaining important information about the equilibrium between the human body and its environment and about the body's biological activity and state of health. Methods like thermography and thermovision, involving measuring human body's temperature, are presently used at present as medical diagnose methods for diseases even in their early stages of development. A very accurate piece of information about the thermal processes that are developing inside the human body can be obtained from direct measurements of the heat emitted by the body's surface using thermal flux sensors of a thermoelectric type. Thermoelectric effects occurring in anisotrope and inhomogeneous media are involved in functioning of this type of sensors that can detect heat fluxes up to 10-8 W/cm2.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 February 2000
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4068, SIOEL '99: Sixth Symposium on Optoelectronics, (23 February 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.378634
Show Author Affiliations
Raluca-Maria Marginean, Institute of Optoelectronics (Romania)
Vladimir M. Hutanu, Institute of Optoelectronics (Romania)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4068:
SIOEL '99: Sixth Symposium on Optoelectronics
Teodor Necsoiu; Maria Robu; Dan C. Dumitras, Editor(s)

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