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Cardio-Surgical Thermography
Author(s): A. R. Fiorini; R. Fumero; R. Marchesi
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Paper Abstract

Extracorporeal circulation allows direct access inside the chest: it may be used to carry out physiological research. The thermo-chemical protection of myocardium during heart surgery, called cardioplegy, is one of the latest outstanding techniques in patient safety. Thermocardiography monitoring during the infusion of the cardioplegic solution allows continuous assessment of rapid temperature distribution changes and shows exactly the extent of myocardium involved. Using a peculiar pseudocolor digital image enhancement, it is possible to emphasize involved areas coronary flow and to model the thermo-fluid-dynamical actions of inspected heart.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 March 1983
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0359, Applications of Digital Image Processing IV, (17 March 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.965972
Show Author Affiliations
A. R. Fiorini, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
R. Fumero, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
R. Marchesi, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0359:
Applications of Digital Image Processing IV
Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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