Rapid evolution of technical advances in infrared sensor technology, image processing, "smart" algorithms, databases, and system integration paves the way for new methods of research and use in medical infrared imaging. These breakthroughs permit easy-to-use, high-sensitivity imaging that can address key issues of diagnostic specificity and engender a new level of diagnostic standardization, thus enabling the even wider use of infrared imaging as a viable, non-invasive, lower-cost, safe and accessible first-line detection modality. Edited by the inventor of the MedATR concept that leads to the first IR-CAD for the early detection of breast cancer, Medical Infrared Imaging presents many of the new ideas, concepts, and technologies that are key to the wider acceptance of infrared imaging as a revolutionary new standard. Beginning with the worldwide advances and their medical applications from a historical perspective, the book provides detailed and comprehensive information on the technology and hardware resulting from these innovative breakthroughs that will make currently contributory infrared information even more pertinent.
The book covers the physics and physiological basis of thermal imaging, and such cutting-edge concepts as: dynamic thermal imaging, thermal tomography, the important role of infrared in a multi-modality imaging setting, and novel processing techniques for the early detection of breast cancer. A significant portion of the book introduces new applications such as biometric facial recognition and the clinical use and quantification of the TAU technique which uses functional imaging to determine the relevance, the stage, and the progression of diseases. Effective and reproducible results are crucial and the book emphasizes the importance of standardization, calibration, and protocols. Finally, the editor includes chapters on the use of databases for storage and retrieval of images and the ethical obligations of infrared research and clinical practice. As a comprehensive state-of-the-science and indication of future directions, Medical Infrared Imaging provides the medical and biomedical engineering communities with the tools to fully utilize and further advance the applications of infrared imaging.
Advances in Medical Infrared Imaging, N.A. Diakides, M. Diakides, J.C. Lupo, J.L. Paul, and R. Balcerak The Historical Development of Thermometry and Thermal Imaging in Medicine, F.E. Ring and B.F. Jones Infrared Detectors and Detector Arrays for Medical Imaging, P.R. Norton, S.B. Horn, J.G. Pellegrino, and P. Perconti Infrared Camera Characterization, J.G. Pellegrino, J. Zeibel, R.G. Driggers, and P. Perconti Infrared Camera and Optics for Medical Applications, M.W. Grenn, J. Vizgaitis, J.G. Pellegrino, and P. Perconti Physiology of Thermal Signals, D.D. Pascoe, J.B. Mercer, and L. de Weerd Quantitative Active Dynamic Thermal IR - Imaging and Tomography in Medical Diagnostics, A. Nowakowski Dynamic Thermal Assessment, M. Anbar Infrared Imaging of the Breast - An Overview, W.C. Amalu, W.B. Hobbins, J.F. Head, and R.L. Elliot Functional Infrared Imaging of the Breast: Historical Perspectives, Current Application, Future Considerations, J.R. Keyserlingk, P.D. Ahlgren, E. Yu, N. Belliveau, and M. Yassa Detecting Breast Cancer from Thermal Infrared Images by Asymmetry Analysis, H. Qi, P.T. Kuruganti, and W.E. Snyder Advanced Thermal Image Processing, B. Wiecek, M. Strzelecki, T. Jakubowska, M. Wysocki, and C. Drews-Peszynski Physiology-Based Face Recognition in the Thermal Infrared Spectrum, P. Buddharaju and I. Pavlidis Infrared Imaging for Functional Monitoring of Disease Processes, M. Hassan, V. Chernomordik, A. Vogel, D. Hattery, I. Gannot, R.F. Little, R. Yarchoan, and A.H. Gandjbakhche Biomedical Applications of Functional Infrared Imaging, A. Merla and G.L. Romani Fever Mass Screening Tool for Infectious Diseases Outbreak: Integrated Artificial Intelligence with Bio-Statistical Approach in Thermogram Analysis, E.Y.K. Ng and E.C. Kee Thermal Imaging in Diseases of the Skeletal and Neuromuscular Systems, F.E. Ring and K. Ammer Functional Infrared Imaging in the Evaluation of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Type I: Current Pathophysiological Concepts, Methodology, Case Studies, Clinical Implications, T.D. Conwell, J. Giordano, and S.J. Gulevich Thermal Imaging in Surgery, P. Campbell and R. Thomas Infrared Imaging Applied to Dentistry, B.M. Gratt Use of Infrared Imaging in Veterinarian Medicine, R.C. Purohit, T.A. Turner, and D.D. Pascoe Standard Procedures for Infrared Imaging in Medicine, K. Ammer and F.E. Ring Storage and Retrieval of Medical Thermograms, G.Schaefer Ethical Obligations in Infrared Imaging Research and Practice, J.Giordano Index