By Topic

Cardiothermographic assessment of arterial and venous revascularization

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

7 Author(s)
T. Szabo ; Semmelweis Univ. of Med., Budapest, Hungary ; L. Fazekas ; L. Geller ; F. Horkay
more authors

High blood-flow rate and considerable metabolic activity render the myocardium a possible candidate for infrared (IR) imaging. Cardiothermography is the term used for recording the heart surface temperature. It is a useful tool in monitoring coronary perfusion through epicardial heat emission changes. Elevated heat-emission indicates increased coronary blood flow, while decreased emission represents hypoperfusion. The aim of our study is the early intraoperative cardiothermographic evaluation of arterial and venous bypass graft patency and the quantitative assessment of the temperature changes of the revascularized area. Infrared imaging was complemented by electromagnetic flow measurements on the venous grafts.

Published in:

IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine  (Volume:19 ,  Issue: 3 )