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)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Dorsal View Focal Plane Array Infrared Thermography Anterior View 
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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

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