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New Detector System For High-Resolution Dynamic Medical Thermographic Diagnosis
Author(s): Richard Dobrin; Lyn Skolnik; Richard Taylor
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Paper Abstract

A totally new method of infra-red thermography is being developed using one and two dimensional arrays of Schottky barrier imaging detectors utilizing charge coupled device (CCD) readouts. This system, operating in the region of high contrast infra-red output from the human body (3.4-4.2 microns,)offers the promise of providing higher spactial resolution than existing thermographic systems. The signal output from mirror scanned 256 element linear, and 25 X 50 element square arrays can be presented as a dynamic video display in a topological view, as well as in grey scale and colorized format, greatly enhancing the capacity for detailed diagnosis from the visible thermographic image. In addition, the detector signal can be computer analyzed for the acquisition of additional diagnostic information, as well as for enhancement of the visible display.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 1979
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0173, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine VII, (6 July 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957136
Show Author Affiliations
Richard Dobrin, Sarah Lawrence College (United States)
Lyn Skolnik, Rome Air Development Center (United States)
Richard Taylor, Rome Air Development Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0173:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine VII
Joel E. Gray, Editor(s)

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