Thermology is the science that studies the temperature (or heat) of objects using several methods that can be invasive or non-invasive. It can be used to characterize and understand the properties of the objects.
Medical IR imaging is a non-invasive and non-ionizing modality of medical imaging for recording the temperature distribution at the surface of the skin. It can be evaluated qualitatively and quantitatively, providing functional physiological information that can be used to assess pathological states and assist in medico-legal situations. It has been widely used in clinical areas such as: Pain Management, Oncology, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Cardiology, Plastic Surgery, Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation, Rheumatology, Ophthalmology, Dentistry, Orthopedics, Neurology/Neurophysiology, Dermatology, Pediatrics/Geriatrics, Surgery, Internal Medicine, Podiatry, Naturopathy, Chiropractic and Veterinary.
European Congress on Thermology
The first European Congress on Thermology occurred in Amsterdam, by the year of 1974. The presentations focused essentially on breast diseases and other medical applications, thermology as an outcome measure and liquid crystal applications.
The congresses were repeated every four years at first and then started to happen each three years, with a progressively enlarged range of study fields that include industrial applications, veterinary science, botany, image processing and equipment, amongst others. The Last congress was hosted in Mannheim, Germany in 2009. The congress editions travelled across many European countries, with more than 1000 presentations in total.
The purpose of the International Conference on Thermology is to bring together researchers and practitioners from all fields of engineering, physics, medicine, interested in shearing with other professionals experiences and knowledge.
EAT Past Congresses:
1st Congress in Amsterdam, Netherlands (1974)
2nd Congress in Barcelona, Spain (1978)
3rd Congress in Bath, UK (1982)
4th Congress in Graz, Austria (1986)
5th Congress in Cesena, Italy (1990)
6th Congress in Bath, UK (1994)
7th Congress in Vienna, Austria (1997)
8th Congress in Desenzano, Italy (2000)
9th Congress in Krakow, Poland (2003)
10th Congress in Zakopane, Poland (2006)
11th Congress in Mannheim, Germany (2009)