Thermal Imaging for Medical and Veterinarian Applications
Infrared technology can help detect swine influenza
and other viral diseases
Infrared cameras is a useful and credible technology for screening people for elevated temperatures which may indicate a viral infection, such as swine flu, SARS or malaria etc.
Medical thermography, is a accurate, quantifiable, non-contact, non-invasive, diagnostic technique that allows the examiner to visualise and quantify changes in skin surface temperature using high performance infrared cameras.
FLIR thermal cameras are the leading choice in clinical, veterinarian and research medicine, proven to be highly accurate, reliable and easy to use.
Infrared thermography is based on analysis of skin surface temperatures as a reflection of normal or abnormal human physiology using a high performance infrared camera. The camera generates images with thermal data in real time and in a fraction of a second, a large area of the human body can be imaged and dynamic responses to stimuli are easily documented.
An animal's body creates heat so it can survive. That heat fluctuates throughout the body depending on blood flow. Blood flow, to some degree, is regulated by need; for example, injured tissues need more blood to bring in more helpful cells and take away the debris of repair. The body's recognition of injury and a subsequent increase in blood flow can happen even before the animal shows signs of pain, such as lameness.