Exploitation of Infrared Imaging in Medicine
Final rept. 15 May 1998-30 Nov 2000
ADVANCED CONCEPTS ANALYSIS INC FALLS CHURCH VA
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This effort was a follow-on contract to a previous work and its objective was to generate impetus for the acceptance of infrared imaging as a valid, viable, highly successful, low-cost diagnostic and screening modality in both military and non-military medicine. The specific tasks covering this work were as follows a continue to be a focal point for the medical IR technology and its exposure keep abreast of all new developments in order to disseminate these to key people in health care, government, industry, academia, and the military for the purpose of creating research programs for the validation of this modality b develop teaming arrangements between medical centers and manufacturers to collaborate in initial clinical trials, and monitor quantification of clinical data at these academic centers c ensure that there is some standardization of methodology, which will entail provisions for training of relevant health care personnel d define image processing techniques required for standardization and interpretation of medical images. Review and select appropriate algorithms that can be integrated into IR systems for enhanced performance e organize and bring to completion the two special issues dedicated to medical infrared imaging of the IEEEEMBS Magazine. This report contains the results of this effort and the recommendations for continuation of research in this area.
- Medicine and Medical Research