Detecting, Analyzing and Reporting Physiological Processes of the Lower Extremities
Thermetry is an intelligent adjunct tool for professionals to analyze infrared data related to physiological concerns of the lower extremities (e.g. poor circulation, vascular concerns, neuropathy, infections, ulcers and inflammation) and maximizing their decisions about treatment and services options through objective, quantifiable feedback. This innovative technology intelligently detects anatomical regions of the lower extremities and measures thousands of infrared data points within specific zones of targeted physiological processes. Data is analyzed and comprehensive reports are automatically generated in a user-friendly format using interpretive visual analytic tools (including anatomical illustrations, charts and graphs) which is presented in an organized, user-friendly format.
Infrared imaging is a non-invasive, non-contact technique of analyzing skin surface temperature fluctuations related to normal and abnormal physiological changes and metabolic processes. Research shows that skin temperature fluctuations occur in instances of inflammation , irritation  and infection  with detectable thermal gradient changes up to 3° C to 4° C . Infrared imaging has been accepted as an adjunct tool that can aid professionals in the detection of regional concerns of lower-extremities well in advance of visible signs of observable concerns. Some of these issues include the detection of peripheral artery disease and poor circulation , foot ulcers and infections , diabetic and peripheral neuropathy  and joint inflammation . Based on biology principles of bilateral symmetry and the use of infrared imaging to quantify asymmetry , physiological zones are compared to symmetrical counterpart to identify thermal abnormalities.
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