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Quantitative Medical Thermography
Author(s): E. F. J. Ring
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Paper Abstract

The human body is an efficient radiator. Infra red energy can be detected and displayed to provide a thermal map of the skin surface. Many biological factors control skin temperature, and strict control of technique is essential, to establish meaningful measurements. A variety of options in instrumentation are currently available including computerised data processing. Temperature abnormalities may be used to aid diagnosis, and monitor treatment. Thermography can be used to indicate changes in thermal pattern, temperature range, and response to a stimulation test. In articular joint diseases, metabolic disorders, and circulatory diseases the value of quantitative thermography has been demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 November 1977
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0110, Industrial and Civil Applications of Infrared Technology, (9 November 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955524
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E. F. J. Ring, Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (U.K.)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0110:
Industrial and Civil Applications of Infrared Technology
W. D. Lawson, Editor(s)

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