Abstract

With improvements in infrared camera technology and the promise of reduced costs and noninvasive character, infrared thermal imaging resurges in medicine. The skin temperature distribution of a healthy human body exhibits a contralateral symmetry. Any disease inside body is associated with an alteration of the thermal distribution of human body. So human thermography is of unique value in studying the physiology of thermoregulation, diagnosing some diseases or evaluating the situation of human health. The physical principle of human thermography and its clinical applications are dicsussed. The latest progress of thermography, thermal texture maps (TTM) and its effectiveness are introduced.

© 2005 Chinese Optics Letters

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Z. S. Deng and J. Liu, Num. Heat Trans. B 42, 543 (2002).

2001 (1)

H. H. Niu, P. W. Lui, J. S. Hu, C. K. Ting, Y. C. Yin, L. Liu, and T. Y. Lee, Chinese Medical Journal 64, 459 (2001).

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B. F. Jones, IEEE Trans. in Med. Imag. 17, 1019 (1998).

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H. H. Niu, P. W. Lui, J. S. Hu, C. K. Ting, Y. C. Yin, L. Liu, and T. Y. Lee, Chinese Medical Journal 64, 459 (2001).

IEEE Trans. in Med. Imag. (1)

B. F. Jones, IEEE Trans. in Med. Imag. 17, 1019 (1998).

Num. Heat Trans. B (1)

Z. S. Deng and J. Liu, Num. Heat Trans. B 42, 543 (2002).

Other (5)

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Final Program and Abstract Book, TTM-21st Century Health, 1st Internation Conference of TTM in Medicine and Engineering (2003).

Z. Q. Liu and C. Wang, "Method and apparatus for thermal radiation imaging" US Patent 6,023,637 (2000).

H. R. Qi and N. A. Diakides, in Proc. 25th IEEE EMBS Inter. Conf. 1109 (2003).

Y. Yuan, Q. Wang, and Y. Tan, in Proc. 26th IEEE EMBS Inter. Conf. 1166 (2004).

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