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19 June 2015 Thermographic diagnostics to discriminate skin lesions: a clinical study
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Proceedings Volume 9531, Biophotonics South America; 953135 (2015)
Event: SPIE Biophotonics South America, 2015, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Cancer is responsible for about 13% of all causes of death in the world. Over 7 million people die annually of this disease. In most cases, the survival rates are greater when diagnosed in early stages. It is known that tumor lesions present a different temperature compared with the normal tissues. Some studies have been performed in an attempt to establish new diagnosis methods, targeting this temperature difference. In this study, we aim to investigate the use of a handheld thermographic camera to discriminate skin lesions. The patients presenting Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Actinic Keratosis, Pigmented Seborrheic Keratosis, Melanoma or Intradermal Nevus lesions have been investigated at the Skin Departament of Amaral Carvalho Hospital. Patients are selected by a dermatologist, and the lesion images are recorded using an infrared camera. The images are evaluated taken into account the temperature level, and differences into lesion areas, borders, and between altered and normal skin. The present results show that thermography may be an important tool for aiding in the clinical diagnostics of superficial skin lesions.
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Mirian Denise Stringasci, Lilian Tan Moriyama, Ana Gabriela Salvio, Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato, and Cristina Kurachi "Thermographic diagnostics to discriminate skin lesions: a clinical study", Proc. SPIE 9531, Biophotonics South America, 953135 (19 June 2015);

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