A novel approach for a non-invasive diagnostic technique for thyroid glands using thermographic system

Ahdy Helmy, Michael Holdmann, Maher E. Rizkalla, Paul Salama

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Abstract

In this work, a computer based prototype device was designed based on an economical noninvasive system that could detect and display the relative skin temperature variations present in human patients suffering from thyroid disorders. Such a system could be used to augment the normal procedures followed by the physician in diagnosing the thyroid to detect areas of hyperactivity within the gland. Because a hyperactive nodule is a center of increased blood flow and chemical activity, it might be also a center of heat production that is detectable by thermal sensing. A medical Thermogram represents the surface temperatures of skin making thermography useful for the detection of inflammation or hyperactivity in the thyroid gland that lies just beneath the skin at the front of the neck. The paper presents the results of using the new device as compared to the traditional method with radio active material. The experiments were conducted on patients at the VA Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMidwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems
Pages1094-1097
Number of pages4
Volume3
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event43rd IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems - Lansing, Mi, United States
Duration: Aug 8 2000Aug 11 2000

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Other43rd IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems
CountryUnited States
CityLansing, Mi
Period8/8/008/11/00

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Radioactive materials
Blood
Temperature
Experiments
Hot Temperature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Helmy, A., Holdmann, M., Rizkalla, M. E., & Salama, P. (2000). A novel approach for a non-invasive diagnostic technique for thyroid glands using thermographic system. In Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (Vol. 3, pp. 1094-1097)

A novel approach for a non-invasive diagnostic technique for thyroid glands using thermographic system. / Helmy, Ahdy; Holdmann, Michael; Rizkalla, Maher E.; Salama, Paul.

Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems. Vol. 3 2000. p. 1094-1097.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Helmy, A, Holdmann, M, Rizkalla, ME & Salama, P 2000, A novel approach for a non-invasive diagnostic technique for thyroid glands using thermographic system. in Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems. vol. 3, pp. 1094-1097, 43rd IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Lansing, Mi, United States, 8/8/00.
Helmy A, Holdmann M, Rizkalla ME, Salama P. A novel approach for a non-invasive diagnostic technique for thyroid glands using thermographic system. In Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems. Vol. 3. 2000. p. 1094-1097
Helmy, Ahdy ; Holdmann, Michael ; Rizkalla, Maher E. ; Salama, Paul. / A novel approach for a non-invasive diagnostic technique for thyroid glands using thermographic system. Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems. Vol. 3 2000. pp. 1094-1097
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