The simulation of skin temperature distributions by means of a relaxation method (applied to IR thermography)

G.F. Vermey

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    Abstract

    To solve the differential equation for the heat in a two-layer, rectangular piece of skin tissue, a relaxation method, based on a finite difference technique, is used. The temperature distributions on the skin surface are calculated. The results are used to derive a criterion for the resolution for an infrared thermograph in a specific situation. A major limitation on the resolution in medical thermography is given. As an example of the power of the model, the sensitivity of the temperature profiles for variations of the layer thickness is determined.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)384-394
    JournalPhysics in medicine and biology
    Volume20
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1975

    Keywords

    • IR-60483

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