FLIR Application Stories - Life Sciences

FLIR regularly publishes application stories where you can read how our customers are using FLIR infrared cameras and thermal imaging solutions.

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App Note - Life Sciences - Agarwal

Randomized Single-Blinded Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial for Assessing Effects of Acupuncture at Hegu (LI4) by Infrared Thermography

Kamayni Agarwal

Even though evidence of the effects of acupuncture is tentative, it has been used in the treatment of multiple maladies for more than 2000 years. The efficacy of infrared thermography in distinguishing response to “true” acupuncture as compared to non-acupoint cutaneous and muscular needling as well as without manipulation has been assessed in this study.

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App Note - Life Sciences - Brioschi

Automated Computer Diagnosis of IR Medical Imaging

Marcos Leal Brioschi, Jorge Eduardo Fouto Matias, Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira, Jose Viriato Vargas

In order to improve infrared (IR) imaging diagnosis, the use of computer software for quantitative analysis of IR images has been studied by some investigators for years. The authors have developed an on-line IR image processing system with specialized algorithms to identify different diseases.

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App Note - Life Sciences - Lubieniecka

The evaluation of increase and distribution of temperature during the dental drilling using a thermal imaging camera

Joanna Lubieniecka, M. Sc. Eng., Jerzy Lukasiewicz, M. Sc. Eng., Joanna Bozyk, MDS, and Janusz Kleinrok, DMD

This paper discusses the use of infrared technology to study the optimal method for post space preparation of teeth including how long to drill, the type and size of dental drill used, and the type of cooling used. It presents measurements of temperature of teeth taken during the dental drilling.

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App Note - Life Sciences - Mercer

Pre-, intra-, and postoperative use of dynamic infrared thermography (DIRT) provides valuable information on skin perfusion in perforator flaps used in reconstructive surgery

James B. Mercer, Louis de Weerd, Åshild Odden Miland, and Sven Weum

A study of dynamic infrared thermography (DIRT) in all three phases of perforator flap surgery. The DIRT technique involves observing changes in temperature as well as the temperature distribution in an area of interest following a thermal challenge.

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App Note - Life Sciences - Castro

Thermal Imaging and Fitness

José Castro

In collaboration with fitness instructors, we studied the effect of particular exercises on the body. Thermal imaging was used to document the effectiveness of each exercise.

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App Note - Life Sciences - Hildago

Detecting A H1N1 in Tocumen International Airport in Panama

Ing. Juan C. Hidalgo B., MBA

In this article, we will examine the implementation process along with applicable ISO standards, and evaluate the results of passenger screening in the Tocumen International Airport in Panama. Passengers were screened with IR cameras in order to detect elevated body temperature, which can serve as an indicator of potential H1N1 influenza.

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