Value of Infrared Thermography in the Assessment of Malignant Melanomas of the Skin
Our material comprises 98 histologically confirmed cases of cutaneous malignant melanoma which we have been able to study since 1970 by means of infrared (IR) thermography. Attention to the application of this technique was previously drawn by Grosl and Maillard and Hessler.2 From ten years experience we have found infrared thermography to be of practical use in four ways:
For positive diagnosis.
To determine the spread of the disease.
For monitoring the effects of treatment.
KeywordsCutaneous Malignant Melanoma Infrared Thermography Visible Lesion Local Hyperthermia European Series
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