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Unit medical physics
science medical physicas
Name some advantages of thermography?
Allows measurement without having to operate or cause harm/complications
Non invasive, nothing enters the body
Shows a visual picture so temperatures can be compared over a large surface area
Name some disadvantages of thermography?
Difficult to measure temperature accurately
Results can be difficult to interpret
What is thermography?
Thermography is the detection with a camera of infrared radiation emitted by the body.
What can thermography detect?
- It can detect abnormal heating which can indicate infection.
- It can also detect breast cancer, it detects the different amount of hear emitted so the different colours are shown on the thermograph and then this is compared to a normal thermograph.
Is thermography considered safe?
Yes it is because nothing enters the body.
What does the image show?
An image will be shown and the colour of the image relates to the temperature.