Topalidou, Anastasia and Downe, Soo (2016) Investigation of the use of thermography for research and clinical applications in pregnant women. Infrared Physics & Technology, 75 . pp. 59-64. ISSN 13504495
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.infrared.2015.12.016
Background: The possibility of using thermal imaging, as a non-invasive method, in medicine may provide potential ability of advanced imaging.
Objective: The conduction of a preliminary study in healthy non-pregnant females in order to investigate the imaging ability of thermography and its implementation; and to determine hot and cold areas in order to create a “map” of temperature distribution of the abdomen and the torso.
Methods: Participants were 18–45 years old non-pregnant women (n = 10), who were measured at 4 different distances. Two thermal imaging cameras and their corresponding software were used to measure abdomen, low back, left and right side of the torso.
Results: There were no statistically significant differences in the mean values of the exported temperatures according the distance and the angle between the camera and the subject. The inferior part of the rectus abdominis muscle recorded the coldest zone and the umbilicus appeared as the most prominent hot spot.
Conclusions: Thermography shows to be a potential non-invasive technique offering new options in the evaluation of pregnant and laboring women.
|Subjects:||B - Subjects allied to medicine > B730 - Children's nursing|
B - Subjects allied to medicine > B700 - Nursing
|Schools:||Faculty of Health and Wellbeing > School of Community Health and Midwifery|
|Deposited By:||Simone Finley|
|Deposited On:||11 Apr 2016 10:53|
|Last Modified:||05 Apr 2017 18:02|
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