Technical Developments in Thermology — Introduction

  • C. H. Jones


In recent years the technical developments in imaging have been considerable. Thermology, in particular, has benefited through the improvements that have been made in detector systems and the application of image and data processing techniques. However, in spite of technical improvements, careful consideration must always be given to the fundamental physical basis of IR emission. In his review of this subject, Prof J Steketee has emphasized the important aspects of emissivity, cooling, surface curvature and spatial resolution. The importance of emissivity in clinical investigations is also discussed by Dr J M Engel, who demonstrated unequivocally that ointment can alter the skin temperature by affecting the microcirculation and the emission characteristics of the skin surface.


Liquid Crystal Cholesteric Liquid Crystal Data Processing Technique Thermochromic Liquid Crystal Thermal Resolution 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. H. Jones
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  1. 1.Institute of Cancer ResearchRoyal Marsden HospitalLondon SW3UK

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