Vandana K Dhingra1*, Mayank Goswami2 and Ashok Kumar3
1Department of Nuclear Medicine, AIIMS Rishikesh, India 2Department of Biophysics, IIT Roorkee, India 3Department of Nuclear Medicine, JIPMER Puducherry, IndiaFulltext PDF
Thermal imaging has been around for many decades; however it has not been used much for imaging of the thyroid gland. Thermal imaging is specifically useful in imaging of superficial structures due to its limited penetrability in deep tissue. Radioisotopes are routinely used in imaging of the thyroid gland for its function. However, it involves isotopes and requires expensive equipment; also it may not be accessible at all locations. In many clinical situations thermal imaging may be utilized for imaging of the thyroid. This needs to be further explored. In this article we discuss the early results of imaging of the thyroid gland with thermal camera for normal and abnormal thyroid glands and comparing them with scintigraphy.
Thyroid; Thermal imaging; Infrared (IR) imaging; Radioisotope imaging
Dhingra VK, Goswami M, Kumar A. Initial Results of Study of Functional Imaging of Thyroid Gland Comparing Scintigraphy Findings with Thermal Images in Clinical Environment. Ann Radiat Ther Oncol. 2022; 3(1): 1020..