Medical thermography: a diagnostic approach for type 2 diabetes based on non-contact infrared thermal imaging

@article{Sivanandam2012MedicalTA,
  title={Medical thermography: a diagnostic approach for type 2 diabetes based on non-contact infrared thermal imaging},
  author={S. Sivanandam and M. Anburajan and B. Venkatraman and M. Menaka and D. Sharath},
  journal={Endocrine},
  year={2012},
  volume={42},
  pages={343-351}
}
To test the potential of Infrared (IR) thermography in diagnosing as well as predicting type 2 diabetes and its complications compared with biochemical assay of HbA1c as standard. As per American Diabetes Association criteria, threshold for diagnosis of diabetes was set as HbA1c ≥ 6.5 % (7.7 mmol L−1). The total subjects (n = 62) were studied out of which control (n = 32) and diabetic subjects (n = 30). IR camera was used to capture the thermal images of the skin for diagnosis of the disease… CONTINUE READING