Determination of Conditions and Positions for Obtaining Thermographic Atlas

  • Mária Tkáčová
  • Radovan Hudák
  • Jozef Živčák
  • Patrícia Čekanová
  • Štefan Medvecký
Part of the Topics in Intelligent Engineering and Informatics book series (TIEI, volume 2)


The study is concerned with the basic conditions to create a thermographic atlas of the human body. The main goal of research had been measurement and comparison in temperature distribution of healthy human bodies which were obtained by infrared thermography for one year. It was used Infrared Imager with detector type 320x240 Focal Plane Array. For the purposes of research, we created a database of 570 healthy thermograms, which were taken from 30 volunteers (ni=30) in nineteen positions (j).The database of atlas consisted of 15 healthy men (15 male, Mn=15) and 15 healthy women (15 female, Fn=15). The average age of volunteers was 22,8 years. The average BMI was 22,7 (normal weight).By thermography, we have obtained temperature maps on bodies. In the process of analyzing the thermograms we obtained qualitative and quantitative data on areas of interest. The database can be helpful for comparison in the diagnostics of many neurovascular and musculoskeletal diseases or injuries.


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Dorsal View Focal Plane Array Infrared Thermography Anterior View 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Ammer, K.: Thermology 2009- a computer- assisted literature survey. Thermology International; Published by the Austrian Society of Thermology and European Association of Thermology 20(1), 5–10 (2010) ISSN: 1560-604XGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Jain, R.K., Gullino, P.M.: Thermal Characteristics of Tumors: Applications in Detection and Treatment. Annals of the New York Academy of Science 335, ANYAA 9 335 1-542 (1980)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Kerr, J.: Review of the effectiveness of infrared thermal imaging (thermography) for population screening and diagnostic testing of breast cancer. NZHTA Tech. Brief Series 3(3) (July 2004)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Ring, E.F.J.: The historical development of temperature measurement in medicine. Infrared Physics &Technology 49(3), 297–301 (2007)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Ring, E.F.: The historical development of thermometry and thermal imaging in medicine. Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology 30(4), 192–198 (2006)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
  7. 7.
    Sidun, J., Wejrzanowski, T., Dąbrowski, J.R., Kurzydłowski, K.J.: Quantitative description of cancellous bone by image analysis techniques. Journal of Vibroengineering 11(3), 547–550 (2009)Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Jain, M., Shakya, M.: A two dimensional mathematical model to study temperature distribution in human peripheral region during wound healing process due to plastic surgery. Global Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics (April 1, 2009) ISSN:0973-1768,
  9. 9.
  10. 10.
  11. 11.
  12. 12.
    Gabrhel, J., Popracová, Z., Tauchmannová, H., Chvojka, Z.: Thermographic Findings In The lower Back: Can They Be Explained By A Reflex Mechanism? Thermology International 20(1) (January 2010) ISSN-1560-604XGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    Zvarová, J.: Základy statistiky pro biomedicínské obory I. Biomedicínska statistika; Univerzita Karlova v Prahe; Nakladateľstvo Karolinum (2007) ISBN: 978-80-7184-786-1Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    Jesensek Papez, B., Palfy, M., Mertik, M., Turk, Z.: Infrared thermography based on artificial intelligence as a screening method for carpal tunnel syndrome diagnosis. J. Int. Med. Res. 37(3), 779–790 (2009) PMID: 19589261Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mária Tkáčová
    • 1
  • Radovan Hudák
    • 2
  • Jozef Živčák
    • 2
  • Patrícia Čekanová
    • 2
  • Štefan Medvecký
    • 3
  1. 1.CEIT-KEKošiceSlovakia
  2. 2.Technical University of KošiceKošiceSlovakia
  3. 3.University of ŽilinaŽilinaSlovakia

Personalised recommendations