The Thermal Human Body

The Thermal Human Body

A Practical Guide to Thermal Imaging

edited by Kurt Ammer and Francis Ring

272 pages, 153.00 x 229.00 mm, 19 Color & 38 B/W

  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814745826
  • Published: May 2019

  • eBook - PDF
  • ISBN: 9780429019982

This book is a guide for the constantly growing community of the users of medical thermal imaging. It describes where and how an infrared equipment can be used in a strictly standardised way and how one can ultimately comprehensively report the findings. Due to their insight into the complex mechanisms behind the distribution of surface temperature, future users of medical thermal imaging should be able to provide careful, and cautious, interpretations of infrared thermograms, thus avoiding the pitfalls of the past. The authors are well-known pioneers of the technique of infrared imaging in medicine who have combined strict standard-based evaluation of medical thermal images with their expertise in clinical medicine and related fields of health management.

Key Features:

  • Combines the physics of heat transfer with thermal physiology to understand skin temperature distribution
  • Provides a framework for standardised recording and analysis of medical thermal images
  • Includes an atlas of body positions of proven reproducibility for infrared image capture
  • Proposes regions of interests for reliable quantitative analysis