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Computer Processing Of Infrared Thermograms Applied To Bone And Joint Pathology
Author(s): E. F. J. Ring
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Paper Abstract

A technique for quantitative inFrared thermography has been developed for the evaluation of bone and joint disease. By on-line image processing, a Thermographic Index has been used to study both normal and diseased joints. These values have demonstrated the effect of drugs, to a high degree of sensitivity. Statistical studies on these indices can be employed in the clinical testing of new compounds, as well as the effects of other treatment such as surgery. The technique is rapid, simple and safe, with advantages over radioisotope investigations in the long term follow up of chronic disease.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 May 1980
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0211, Optics and Photonics Applied to Medicine, (29 May 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958369
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E. F. J. Ring, Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (UK)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0211:
Optics and Photonics Applied to Medicine
Michel H. Grosmann; Patrick Meyrueis, Editor(s)

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