Thermography diagnostics – is one of the most perspective express-methods of examination of human organism. It does not cause any external influence or discomfort to the patient and it allows to “see” the anomalies of the thermal picture on the surface of the patient’s skin, which are characteristic for many illnesses and physical dysfunctions.
In the area of medicine, a thermovision camera allows to conduct a thermographic observation of patients with the purpose of early, prophylactic diagnostic processes of a whole range of illnesses before the patient’s complaints about his health and before the destructive changes in tissue occur. One of the major merits of the thermography diagnostics is its harmlessness. With the help of the thermo-vision camera it is possible to conduct numerous measurements of the distinct parts of the patient’s skin surface along with accumulation of information about the condition of the organism in the database. Thermography allows to register the changes happening in the beginning of the pathological process, at the moment of absence of structural changes, that is very significant in certain illnesses. Based on the acquired picture on the monitor’s screen, the thermographist, who possesses the algorithm of thermographical representations’ decoding, concludes on the current processes that take place in the human organism.
Thermography allows to clarify:
- The exact localization of functional changes
- The intensity of the pathological process
- The activity of the process (increase or decrease of functional tension)
- Prevalence (localness or diffusion)
- The character of changes (inflammation, congestion, malignity…)
Thermography is applied in illnesses diagnosis of the:
- alimentary tract
- thyroid gland
- neural structure
- mammary gland
- ear, throat and nose
- immune system
- gynecological organs
- kidney and other
Pic. 1. Obliterating atherosclerosis (a) Angiography. Obturation of the right iliac artery (b) Hypothermia of the hip in a developed form and of the right shin in both projections.
Thus, thermography accurately confirms the exact pathological location, identifies the parts of delitescent functional changes and it is absolutely harmless as it is based only on the reception of the temperature of the human body by the apparatus.