Title: Thermal Imaging in Dermatology
Authors : Bonmarin, Mathias
Le Gal, Frédérique-Anne
Published in : Imaging in Dermatology
Pages : 437
Pages to: 454
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Elsevier
Issue Date: 2016
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Bioheat; Dermatology; Dynamic thermography; Medical thermal imaging; Medical thermography; Skin
Subject (DDC) : 616: Internal medicine and diseases
Abstract: Thermal imaging, also commonly referred as thermography, is a visualizing method exhibiting a great potential for dermatological applications. This is because many cutaneous pathologies affect the thermal properties of the different skin layers, as well as the heat transfer processes taking place between them. To ensure the greatest benefit, potential users should be familiar with the basic notions concerning thermal imaging and be aware of the limitations of the technique. This chapter reviews the key concepts of thermal imaging, starting with the skin thermal signals and the different imaging devices used to capture the thermal radiation, to the latest active and passive measurement procedures and demodulation algorithms that can be employed. To illustrate the potential of thermal imaging, pioneer work as well as recent studies devoted to skin cancer diagnostic and burns depth evaluation are presented. Other promising applications are briefly highlighted in the last paragraph.
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Computational Physics (ICP)
Publication type: Book Part
DOI : 10.1016/B978-0-12-802838-4.00031-5
ISBN: 978-0-12-802838-4
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/5014
Appears in Collections:Publikationen School of Engineering

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