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Sensors 2010, 10(5), 4700-4715; doi:10.3390/s100504700
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An Overview of Recent Application of Medical Infrared Thermography in Sports Medicine in Austria

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Received: 10 March 2010; in revised form: 2 April 2010 / Accepted: 20 April 2010 / Published: 7 May 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue State-of-the-Art Sensors Technology in Austria)
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Abstract: Medical infrared thermography (MIT) is used for analyzing physiological functions related to skin temperature. Technological advances have made MIT a reliable medical measurement tool. This paper provides an overview of MIT´s technical requirements and usefulness in sports medicine, with a special focus on overuse and traumatic knee injuries. Case studies are used to illustrate the clinical applicability and limitations of MIT. It is concluded that MIT is a non-invasive, non-radiating, low cost detection tool which should be applied for pre-scanning athletes in sports medicine.
Keywords: thermal imaging; injury management; knee; infrared sensor technology thermal imaging; injury management; knee; infrared sensor technology
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Hildebrandt, C.; Raschner, C.; Ammer, K. An Overview of Recent Application of Medical Infrared Thermography in Sports Medicine in Austria. Sensors 2010, 10, 4700-4715.

AMA Style

Hildebrandt C, Raschner C, Ammer K. An Overview of Recent Application of Medical Infrared Thermography in Sports Medicine in Austria. Sensors. 2010; 10(5):4700-4715.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Hildebrandt, Carolin; Raschner, Christian; Ammer, Kurt. 2010. "An Overview of Recent Application of Medical Infrared Thermography in Sports Medicine in Austria." Sensors 10, no. 5: 4700-4715.



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