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This area is for people interested in thermal products and processes related to medicine. Click on the items below. 

 

Case studies

CS1.  Thermal imaging of body temperatures

The picture shows thermograms of a female body presenting with lipid deposits.  Temperature scale in pseudo-colour helps assess the depth of the deposits and vascularisation.


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Consultants

Dr Konstantin Lozhkin, St Georges Hospital (collaboration with NPL on heating of babies brains due to diagnostic ultrasound).

Dr John Pickett, Clinical Physics, Bart's and the London NHS Trust, The Royal London Hospital, London E1 2BC.

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Industry guides

PTB is responsible for Clinical Thermometers in the field of legal metrology and standardisation. Within the OIML TC 18 SC 2 "Clinical Thermometers" recommendations for the calibration of "Clinical electrical thermometers with maximum device" (recommendation R115) and "Clinical electrical thermometers for continuos measurements" (recommendation R114) have been developed.

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Organisations

University of Oxford Department of Materials Research undertakes projects on biomedical materials.

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Projects

In the field of standardisation of clinical thermometers PTB is co-convenor of the ISO TC 121 SC3 and IEC TC/SC 62D joint working group 8 "Clinical thermometers", which is preparing an international standard on clinical thermometers.

Information about European Union-funded projects may be found at CORDIS (Community Research & Development Information Service). And you can try to find specific projects here.

 

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Reference materials

Materials for phantoms.

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Temperature measurement

Infrared (non-contact) temperature measurement equipment and related resources (like training, calibration & industry application notes) can be found at the sites below:

FLIR Systems
IRCON
Land Instruments International
Mikron Infrared
Raytek
Wintronics


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Thermal property data

Firstly, try the evitherm data centre, where you might find the data you need and, if it's pay-for, more cheaply.

Commonality with food - meat, bone. Data on NELFOOD, some on CINDAS.

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Useful links

Training

NPL courses on thermometry. Event on medical thermomenty at NPL, 9th November 2005.

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