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Thermography in patients with inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer: evidence and review of the method

MARKO BANIĆ ; 1_Division of Gastroenterology, University Hospital Dubrava, Avenija Gojka Šuška 6, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia; 2_School of Medicine, University of Rijeka, Croatia
DARKO KOLARIĆ ; Ruđer Bošković Institute, Centre for Informatics and Computing, Zagreb, Croatia
NIKOLA BOROJEVIĆ ; County Hospital Zabok, Department of Radiology, Zabok, Croatia
ŽELJKO FERENČIĆ ; Children’s Hospital Srebrnjak, Depatment of Pathology, Zagreb, Croatia
SANJA PLEŠKO ; Department of Clinical and molecular Microbiology, University Hospital Rebro, Zagreb, Rebro
LIDIJA PETRIČUŠIĆ ; Division of Gastroenterology, University Hospital Dubrava, Avenija Gojka Šuška 6, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
TONĆI BOŽIN ; Division of Gastroenterology, University Hospital Dubrava, Avenija Gojka Šuška 6, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
SVETLANA ANTONINI ; MEDNET, Zagreb, Croatia


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Background and Purpose: There is a need for a simple, noninvasive and reproducible test that could accurately reflect the inflammatory activity and neoplastic lesions, and that could be used safely and repeatedly during the biological course of inflammatory and neoplastic bowel disease. During past few decades, the joint efforts of professionals have resulted in evolution of technological advances in infrared sensor technology, thus developing the new methods that enabled the use of thermal imaging in biomedical research
and clinical medicine. The aim of this viewpoint was to present, and
comment on,the possibility of thermal imaging in assessing inflammatory disease activity and the existence of neoplastic bowel lesions.

Materials and Methods: The authors presented thermal images of several patients (n=6: five patients with inflammatory bowel disease and one female patient with colorectal cancer), and one female healthy individual, describing the tem erature patterns and commenting on the possible thermographic signs of underlying disease.

Results: Inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer show a clear change in the thermal pattern of the abdominal surface and a different pattern of histogram temperature distribution.

Conclusion: This review has indicated the potential of infrared thermography as a feasible and noninvasivemethod in additional evaluation of patients with various manifestations of inflammatory bowel disease and also of colon cancer.

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76949

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https://hrcak.srce.hr/76949

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