Paper Information

Journal:   GOVARESH JOURNAL   FALL 2015 , Volume 20 , Number SUPPLEMENT; Page(s) 36 To 37.
 
Paper: 

POTENTIAL OF INFRARED IMAGING IN ASSESSING DIGESTIVE DISORDERS

 
 
Author(s):  ETEHADTAVAKOL MAHNAZ*, EMAMI MOHAMMAD HASSAN
 
* GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASE RESEARCH CENTER, POURSINA HAKIM RESEARCH INSTITUTE, ISFAHAN, ISFAHAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: Thermography or infrared imaging is dependent on an accurate analysis of skin and tissue temperatures. It allows practitioners to identify the locations of abnormal chemical and blood vessel activity in body tissue. Thermography is a simple, noninvasive and reproducible test that can accurately reflect the inflammatory activity, and can be used safely and repeatedly, during biological course of inflammatory bowel disease. Objective of this study is presenting the possibility of infrared imaging in assessing digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis and Crohn’s disease.
Thermogram of an irritable bowel syndrome patient is shown in Figure 1.
Methods: Eight case reports are presented in this study.
Results: Clear changes in abdominal thermal pattern of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases are observable.
Conclusion: This study has presented the potential of infrared thermography as a feasible and safe technique to be used adjunctively to evaluate patients with various manifestations of inflammatory bowel diseases.

 
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