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Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, IEEE

Issue 4 • Date July-Aug. 1998

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  • Infrared Imaging: An Emerging Technology in Medicine [From The Guest Editor]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):17 - 18
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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  • Progress in the measurement of human body temperature

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):19 - 24
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (3)
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    This article traces the development of temperature measurement including the author's own experience of using thermal imaging in modern rheumatology and pharmacology. The advent of computer image processing first developed by the author for this application in 1970 has revolutionized the speed and reliability of the technique. Early work in thermometry, advances in infrared techniques, and the use... View full abstract»

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  • Clinical thermal imaging today

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):25 - 33
    Cited by:  Papers (9)  |  Patents (1)
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    In order to make thermal imaging a universally acceptable clinical technique, one must try to understand what is being observed, and what the observation signifies. One must also prove the validity of hypotheses about underlying causes of a given local hyper or hypothermia. Such an understanding is absolutely necessary before one can adapt the available technology to meet given clinical needs effe... View full abstract»

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  • Investigating deep venous thrombosis with infrared imaging

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):43 - 46
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    Obtaining a confirmed diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) can sometimes be difficult with the conventional methods of venography and Doppler ultrasound. Since treatment of DVT should not be undertaken without a confirmed diagnosis because treatment is expensive, time consuming, and sometimes risky, it is very important to have a reliable investigation method. Thermal imaging provides this re... View full abstract»

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  • Evaluating Asymmetrical Thermal Distributions Through Image Processing

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):47 - 55
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  • An uncooled IR sensor with digital focal plane array [and medical application]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):60 - 65
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    This article reports on state-of-the-art improvements in microbolometer technology through an ongoing set of laboratory and field experiments. The availability of low-cost, high thermal and physical resolution digital IR imaging equipment may provide a new method for the investigation of human circulatory conditions, resulting in improved diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to a wide variety of ... View full abstract»

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  • Dr. Death

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):71 - 73
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    Assisted suicide is a difficult, complex topic. In this essay I have only examined a few of the issues. In particular, I have not examined the difference between providing fatal medicine that the patient can take at home and a lethal injection by a physician in a hospital setting. This distinction takes us to a discussion of euthanasia. View full abstract»

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  • Nikola Tesla: why was he so much resisted and forgotten?

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):74 - 75
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    The amount of published material about Tesla is enormous (thus, he is less forgotten than I thought). The number, importance, and transcendence of his inventions and doings are overwhelming, yet current recognition does not seem to abound, although during his lifetime he did indeed receive many honors. Why then this state of oblivion? What happened? Can history be so blatantly distorted? Were Marc... View full abstract»

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  • Automation in the medical field

    Publication Year: 1998
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    Robots have begun to break out of the industrial world and to be used in other areas. One field to benefit from automation technology has been biomedical research. Cooperation between medical research and industrial automation has resulted in a cost effective laboratory chemical dispensing robot being available. View full abstract»

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  • Keeping junk science out of the courtroom

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):78 - 81
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    Junk science gets into the courtroom in the guise of an expert witness who is called by a party to give an opinion about a technical matter on behalf of the party who called the expert. Attorneys take advantage of the fact that judges lack the background, or sometimes the will, to keep junk science out. We propose some new rules, which, if adopted, would help keep junk science out of the courtroom... View full abstract»

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  • The Physics of Cerebrovascular Diseases: Biophysical Mechanisms of Development, Diagnosis and Therapy [Book Reviews]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 82
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  • Music in Human Adaptation [Book Reviews]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):82 - 88
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  • Pathophysiological expression and analysis of far infrared thermal images

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):34 - 42
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    Clinical far infrared (FIR) imaging is a measurement technique applied to images of temperature distribution on the skin surface. It is a noninvasive analysis tool for physiological functions related to skin-temperature control. The imaging modality has been termed thermography, tele-thermography, or infrared thermography. FIR image processing for medical use has been developed independently in ea... View full abstract»

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  • High-resolution infrared technology for soft-tissue injury detection

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):56 - 59
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    Until recently, the application of infrared imaging to medicine has been limited by low-precision temperature measurement, low spatial resolution, a narrow field of view and the lack of image-processing ability. These shortcomings have been overcome and now modern cameras have the ability to accumulate many sequential images, thus permitting the study of dynamic phenomena. In this article we prese... View full abstract»

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  • Biomedical infrared imaging in Japan

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):66 - 70
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    We discuss the present state of biomedical infrared imaging in Japan as well as strategies for future growth. We review the systems currently being used here and the extent of their use. We also address the professional and cultural preconceptions that must be overcome in order to increase the international participation of Japanese researchers in collaborative efforts in this field View full abstract»

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