Abstract

This paper discusses the evolution of the temperature on the surface of the human body directly in a projection of a malignant tumor and at some distance from it. Models are proposed for the propagation of heat in the region of the mammary gland that make it possible to estimate the limits of sensitivity of the method of IR thermography and to predict the rate at which the tumor is developing. It is shown that the temperature signals have substantial fluctuations in the region of both healthy and pathological tissue. Mathematical models for processing the temperature signals are proposed in order to calculate the quantitative differences between the healthy and pathological regions. These techniques, in combination with standard thermal-vision symptoms, can be used as a supplementary risk factor when diagnosing a malignant tumor.

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2012 (1)

I. A.  Panteleev, O. A.  Plekhov, O. B.  Na?mark, “Mechanobiological investigation of structural homeostasis in tumors from the data of infrared thermography,” Fizich. Mezomekh. 15, No. 3, 105 (2012).

2007 (2)

G. H.  Willital, “Infrared thermography: experience from a decade of pediatric imaging,” Eur. J. Pediatr. 167, 757 (2007).

V. V.  Prikhodchenko, I. E.  Sedakov, O. V.  Prikhodchenko, “Application of digital contact thermomammography in the diagnosis of breast cancer,” Onkologiya: Nauch.-Prakt. Zh. No. 2, 115 (2007).

2005 (1)

A. L.  Markel’, B. G.  Va?ner, “Infrared thermography and the diagnosis of breast cancer (Review of the foreign literature),” Terapev. Arkhiv No. 10, 57 (2005).

2004 (1)

M.  Hassan, R. F.  Little, A.  Vogel, “Quantitative assessment of tumor vasculature and response to therapy in Kaposi’s sarcoma using functional noninvasive imaging,” Technol. Cancer Res. Treat. 3, 451 (2004).

2003 (1)

J. V.  Park, S. H.  Kim, D. J.  Lim, “The role of thermography in clinical practice: review of the literature,” Thermology Int. 13, 77 (2003).

1996 (1)

M. B.  Laya, E. B.  Larson, S. H.  Taplin, E.  White, “Effect of estrogen replacement therapy on the specificity and sensibility of screening mammography,” J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 88, 643 (1996).

1994 (1)

M.  Anbar, “Hyperthermia of the cancerous breast: analysis of mechanism,” Cancer Lett. 84, 23 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1993 (1)

J. G.  Elmore, C. K.  Wells, C. H.  Lee, D. H.  Howard, A. R.  Feinstein, “Variability in radiologists’ interpretation of mammograms,” New Engl. J. Med. 331, 99 (1993).

1982 (1)

M.  Gautherie, “Temperature and blood-flow patterns in breast cancer during natural evolution and following radiotherapy,” Prog. Clin. Biol. Res. 107, 21 (1982).

1956 (1)

R. N.  Lawson, “Implications of the surface temperatures in diagnosis of breast cancer,” Can. Med. Assoc. J. 75, 309 (1956).

Alipov, V. I.

M. M.  Miroshnikov, V. I.  Alipov, M. A.  Gershanovich, V. P.  Mel’nikova, V. F.  Sukharev, Thermal Vision and Its Application in Medicine (Meditsina, Moscow, 1981).

Anbar, M.

M.  Anbar, “Hyperthermia of the cancerous breast: analysis of mechanism,” Cancer Lett. 84, 23 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Elmore, J. G.

J. G.  Elmore, C. K.  Wells, C. H.  Lee, D. H.  Howard, A. R.  Feinstein, “Variability in radiologists’ interpretation of mammograms,” New Engl. J. Med. 331, 99 (1993).

Feinstein, A. R.

J. G.  Elmore, C. K.  Wells, C. H.  Lee, D. H.  Howard, A. R.  Feinstein, “Variability in radiologists’ interpretation of mammograms,” New Engl. J. Med. 331, 99 (1993).

Gautherie, M.

M.  Gautherie, “Temperature and blood-flow patterns in breast cancer during natural evolution and following radiotherapy,” Prog. Clin. Biol. Res. 107, 21 (1982).

Gershanovich, M. A.

M. M.  Miroshnikov, V. I.  Alipov, M. A.  Gershanovich, V. P.  Mel’nikova, V. F.  Sukharev, Thermal Vision and Its Application in Medicine (Meditsina, Moscow, 1981).

Hassan, M.

M.  Hassan, R. F.  Little, A.  Vogel, “Quantitative assessment of tumor vasculature and response to therapy in Kaposi’s sarcoma using functional noninvasive imaging,” Technol. Cancer Res. Treat. 3, 451 (2004).

Howard, D. H.

J. G.  Elmore, C. K.  Wells, C. H.  Lee, D. H.  Howard, A. R.  Feinstein, “Variability in radiologists’ interpretation of mammograms,” New Engl. J. Med. 331, 99 (1993).

Kim, S. H.

J. V.  Park, S. H.  Kim, D. J.  Lim, “The role of thermography in clinical practice: review of the literature,” Thermology Int. 13, 77 (2003).

Kolesov, S. N.

S. N.  Kolesov, M. G.  Volovik, M. A.  Priluchny?, Medical Thermopictorial Radar: A Modern Methodological Approach: Monograph (FGU NNIITO Rosmedtekhnologi?, Nizhni? Novgorod, 2008).

Larson, E. B.

M. B.  Laya, E. B.  Larson, S. H.  Taplin, E.  White, “Effect of estrogen replacement therapy on the specificity and sensibility of screening mammography,” J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 88, 643 (1996).

Lawson, R. N.

R. N.  Lawson, “Implications of the surface temperatures in diagnosis of breast cancer,” Can. Med. Assoc. J. 75, 309 (1956).

Laya, M. B.

M. B.  Laya, E. B.  Larson, S. H.  Taplin, E.  White, “Effect of estrogen replacement therapy on the specificity and sensibility of screening mammography,” J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 88, 643 (1996).

Lee, C. H.

J. G.  Elmore, C. K.  Wells, C. H.  Lee, D. H.  Howard, A. R.  Feinstein, “Variability in radiologists’ interpretation of mammograms,” New Engl. J. Med. 331, 99 (1993).

Lim, D. J.

J. V.  Park, S. H.  Kim, D. J.  Lim, “The role of thermography in clinical practice: review of the literature,” Thermology Int. 13, 77 (2003).

Little, R. F.

M.  Hassan, R. F.  Little, A.  Vogel, “Quantitative assessment of tumor vasculature and response to therapy in Kaposi’s sarcoma using functional noninvasive imaging,” Technol. Cancer Res. Treat. 3, 451 (2004).

Markel’, A. L.

A. L.  Markel’, B. G.  Va?ner, “Infrared thermography and the diagnosis of breast cancer (Review of the foreign literature),” Terapev. Arkhiv No. 10, 57 (2005).

Mel’nikova, V. P.

M. M.  Miroshnikov, V. I.  Alipov, M. A.  Gershanovich, V. P.  Mel’nikova, V. F.  Sukharev, Thermal Vision and Its Application in Medicine (Meditsina, Moscow, 1981).

Miroshnikov, M. M.

M. M.  Miroshnikov, V. I.  Alipov, M. A.  Gershanovich, V. P.  Mel’nikova, V. F.  Sukharev, Thermal Vision and Its Application in Medicine (Meditsina, Moscow, 1981).

Naimark, O. B.

I. A.  Panteleev, O. A.  Plekhov, O. B.  Na?mark, “Mechanobiological investigation of structural homeostasis in tumors from the data of infrared thermography,” Fizich. Mezomekh. 15, No. 3, 105 (2012).

Panteleev, I. A.

I. A.  Panteleev, O. A.  Plekhov, O. B.  Na?mark, “Mechanobiological investigation of structural homeostasis in tumors from the data of infrared thermography,” Fizich. Mezomekh. 15, No. 3, 105 (2012).

Park, J. V.

J. V.  Park, S. H.  Kim, D. J.  Lim, “The role of thermography in clinical practice: review of the literature,” Thermology Int. 13, 77 (2003).

Plekhov, O. A.

I. A.  Panteleev, O. A.  Plekhov, O. B.  Na?mark, “Mechanobiological investigation of structural homeostasis in tumors from the data of infrared thermography,” Fizich. Mezomekh. 15, No. 3, 105 (2012).

Prikhodchenko, O. V.

V. V.  Prikhodchenko, I. E.  Sedakov, O. V.  Prikhodchenko, “Application of digital contact thermomammography in the diagnosis of breast cancer,” Onkologiya: Nauch.-Prakt. Zh. No. 2, 115 (2007).

Prikhodchenko, V. V.

V. V.  Prikhodchenko, I. E.  Sedakov, O. V.  Prikhodchenko, “Application of digital contact thermomammography in the diagnosis of breast cancer,” Onkologiya: Nauch.-Prakt. Zh. No. 2, 115 (2007).

Priluchnyi, M. A.

S. N.  Kolesov, M. G.  Volovik, M. A.  Priluchny?, Medical Thermopictorial Radar: A Modern Methodological Approach: Monograph (FGU NNIITO Rosmedtekhnologi?, Nizhni? Novgorod, 2008).

Sedakov, I. E.

V. V.  Prikhodchenko, I. E.  Sedakov, O. V.  Prikhodchenko, “Application of digital contact thermomammography in the diagnosis of breast cancer,” Onkologiya: Nauch.-Prakt. Zh. No. 2, 115 (2007).

Sukharev, V. F.

M. M.  Miroshnikov, V. I.  Alipov, M. A.  Gershanovich, V. P.  Mel’nikova, V. F.  Sukharev, Thermal Vision and Its Application in Medicine (Meditsina, Moscow, 1981).

Taplin, S. H.

M. B.  Laya, E. B.  Larson, S. H.  Taplin, E.  White, “Effect of estrogen replacement therapy on the specificity and sensibility of screening mammography,” J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 88, 643 (1996).

Vainer, B. G.

A. L.  Markel’, B. G.  Va?ner, “Infrared thermography and the diagnosis of breast cancer (Review of the foreign literature),” Terapev. Arkhiv No. 10, 57 (2005).

Vogel, A.

M.  Hassan, R. F.  Little, A.  Vogel, “Quantitative assessment of tumor vasculature and response to therapy in Kaposi’s sarcoma using functional noninvasive imaging,” Technol. Cancer Res. Treat. 3, 451 (2004).

Volovik, M. G.

S. N.  Kolesov, M. G.  Volovik, M. A.  Priluchny?, Medical Thermopictorial Radar: A Modern Methodological Approach: Monograph (FGU NNIITO Rosmedtekhnologi?, Nizhni? Novgorod, 2008).

Wells, C. K.

J. G.  Elmore, C. K.  Wells, C. H.  Lee, D. H.  Howard, A. R.  Feinstein, “Variability in radiologists’ interpretation of mammograms,” New Engl. J. Med. 331, 99 (1993).

White, E.

M. B.  Laya, E. B.  Larson, S. H.  Taplin, E.  White, “Effect of estrogen replacement therapy on the specificity and sensibility of screening mammography,” J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 88, 643 (1996).

Willital, G. H.

G. H.  Willital, “Infrared thermography: experience from a decade of pediatric imaging,” Eur. J. Pediatr. 167, 757 (2007).

Can. Med. Assoc. J. (1)

R. N.  Lawson, “Implications of the surface temperatures in diagnosis of breast cancer,” Can. Med. Assoc. J. 75, 309 (1956).

Cancer Lett. (1)

M.  Anbar, “Hyperthermia of the cancerous breast: analysis of mechanism,” Cancer Lett. 84, 23 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Eur. J. Pediatr. (1)

G. H.  Willital, “Infrared thermography: experience from a decade of pediatric imaging,” Eur. J. Pediatr. 167, 757 (2007).

Fizich. Mezomekh. (1)

I. A.  Panteleev, O. A.  Plekhov, O. B.  Na?mark, “Mechanobiological investigation of structural homeostasis in tumors from the data of infrared thermography,” Fizich. Mezomekh. 15, No. 3, 105 (2012).

J. Natl. Cancer Inst. (1)

M. B.  Laya, E. B.  Larson, S. H.  Taplin, E.  White, “Effect of estrogen replacement therapy on the specificity and sensibility of screening mammography,” J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 88, 643 (1996).

New Engl. J. Med. (1)

J. G.  Elmore, C. K.  Wells, C. H.  Lee, D. H.  Howard, A. R.  Feinstein, “Variability in radiologists’ interpretation of mammograms,” New Engl. J. Med. 331, 99 (1993).

Onkologiya: Nauch.-Prakt. Zh. (1)

V. V.  Prikhodchenko, I. E.  Sedakov, O. V.  Prikhodchenko, “Application of digital contact thermomammography in the diagnosis of breast cancer,” Onkologiya: Nauch.-Prakt. Zh. No. 2, 115 (2007).

Prog. Clin. Biol. Res. (1)

M.  Gautherie, “Temperature and blood-flow patterns in breast cancer during natural evolution and following radiotherapy,” Prog. Clin. Biol. Res. 107, 21 (1982).

Technol. Cancer Res. Treat. (1)

M.  Hassan, R. F.  Little, A.  Vogel, “Quantitative assessment of tumor vasculature and response to therapy in Kaposi’s sarcoma using functional noninvasive imaging,” Technol. Cancer Res. Treat. 3, 451 (2004).

Terapev. Arkhiv (1)

A. L.  Markel’, B. G.  Va?ner, “Infrared thermography and the diagnosis of breast cancer (Review of the foreign literature),” Terapev. Arkhiv No. 10, 57 (2005).

Thermology Int. (1)

J. V.  Park, S. H.  Kim, D. J.  Lim, “The role of thermography in clinical practice: review of the literature,” Thermology Int. 13, 77 (2003).

Other (2)

S. N.  Kolesov, M. G.  Volovik, M. A.  Priluchny?, Medical Thermopictorial Radar: A Modern Methodological Approach: Monograph (FGU NNIITO Rosmedtekhnologi?, Nizhni? Novgorod, 2008).

M. M.  Miroshnikov, V. I.  Alipov, M. A.  Gershanovich, V. P.  Mel’nikova, V. F.  Sukharev, Thermal Vision and Its Application in Medicine (Meditsina, Moscow, 1981).

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