Infrared thermal imaging (thermography) of the abdomen in extremely low birthweight infants.
Introduction. Infrared thermal imaging (thermography) is a non-invasive method to measure skin temperature. The primary aim of this study was to examine the feasibility of thermography for the assessment of abdominal skin temperature in extremely low birthweight (ELBW) infants, with secondary aims to compare abdominal and thoracic skin temperature, and to explore potential relationships between abdominal skin temperature and necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC).
Methods. We prospectively examined clinical, radiographic, and thermal imaging data in 13 ELBW infants (
Rice, HE; Hollingsworth, CL; Bradsher, E; Danko, ME; Crosby, SM; Goldberg, RN; Tanaka, DT; Knobel, RB
Journal of Surgical Radiology
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