Infrared thermal imaging (thermography) of the abdomen in extremely low birthweight infants.

Journal Article (Academic article)

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 (

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Cited Authors

  • Rice, HE; Hollingsworth, CL; Bradsher, E; Danko, ME; Crosby, SM; Goldberg, RN; Tanaka, DT; Knobel, RB

Published Date

  • October 2010

Published In

  • Journal of Surgical Radiology

Volume / Issue

  • 1 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 82 - 89