Medical Applications of Thermography

Many applications have been found in the medical profession for thermal imaging.

The Thermal Video System produces full-field real-time images to a colour video monitor.

Thermal imaging can be used

  • to check the effects of such medical treatment as low frequency appliances and thermo-therapeutic appliances.
  • to aid research into the effectiveness of new medicines and drugs.
  • as a valuable aid in the research into physical exercise.
  • as an aid in hypothermia research

Thermal imaging is currently used to check for:

  • General erythema and erythematosus.
  • Raynaudís disease.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Arteriosclerosis.

Thermal imaging has the benefits that:

  • it is non-invasive and requires no patient preparation to be a simple diagnostic tool.
  • it can be used for objective assessments without subjective input from the patient.

Special applications:

  • Thermography works non-invasive and delivers fast results. These two advantages allow it to be the measurement tool No.1 for fast detection of bird flu or SARS symptoms at airport passengers.