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Infrared Imaging Of Vascular Changes
Author(s): Colin H Jones
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Paper Abstract

Infrared thermography is a useful method of recording skin temperature distributions. It can be shown that the thermal pattern of an individual is a complex function of surface topography, anatomy, blood perfusion in subcutaneous tissues, superficial vascularity and environmental temperature. A variety of physiological and pathological factors can also affect skin temperature. Three examples are illustrated: the scrotal varicocele, vascular changes associated with malignancy and the effect of large doses of ionizing radiation on the skin.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 1988
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0918, Applications of Infrared Technology, (3 October 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945602
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Colin H Jones, The Royal Marsden Hospital and Institute of Cancer Research (England)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0918:
Applications of Infrared Technology
Thomas L. Williams, Editor(s)

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