INFLUENCE OF TISSUE INJURY ON SKIN TEMPERATURE

Authors
  1. Reed, L.D.
  2. Black, R.C.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN);National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Thermography has application in the investigation of the nature and extent of tissue trauma. However, the effects of tissue injury on skin temperatures may also interfere with other diagnostic uses of thermography. Specific examples relating to the main pathological agents, (pressure, heat, cold, nuclear radiation, etc) are briefly reviewed. The effects of trauma are discussed with reference to the pathophysiology of tissues, the resulting thermal responses, and the diagnostic process. Particular emphasis is given to the example of pressure sores. In this application it has been possible to extend the subjective interpretation of thermograms (obtained after removal of pressure) to detailed studies of the time-dependence of thermographic patterns and the quantitative analyses of the areas involved.
Date of publication
01 Jan 1984
Number of Pages
10
Reprinted from
Recent Advances in Medical Thermology, 1984
DSTKIM No
87-04466
CANDIS No
53237
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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