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Direct Measurement And On-Line Automatic Interpretation Of Breast Thermographs
Author(s): John R. Milbrath; Ken J. Schlager
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Paper Abstract

A new medical thermographic instrumentation system provides for direct measurement of human body surface temperatures and automatic on-line diagnostic interpretation by a microcomputer. This system directly measures 128 surface temperature areas with an infrared scanner array of 64 thermopile sensors. This thermal data is fed to a microcomputer which executes a diagnostic pattern recognition algorithm and prints out a report which summarizes the measurement data. Initial results indicate both a sensitivity and specificity of 80%. However, 80% of the women with cancer had Stage II or greater disease. An improved design of the initial prototype has been constructed.

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Date Published: 18 August 1980
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0233, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine VIII, (18 August 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958936
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John R. Milbrath, Milwaukee County Medical Complex (United States)
Ken J. Schlager, Milwaukee County Medical Complex (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0233:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine VIII
Joel E. Gray; William R. Hendee; Andrew G. Haus; William S. Properzio, Editor(s)

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