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A medical thermal imaging device for the prevention of diabetic foot ulceration

Lookup NU author(s): Professor John AllenORCiD, Audrey Macdonald


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© 2017 Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine. In this paper a description is given of the development, characterisation and first results of a thermal imaging device aimed at significantly reducing the incidence of diabetic foot ulceration (DFU). These devices will be used in three clinical centres and in two preliminary clinical trials. The first will be on healthy volunteers to set a robust baseline for the overall research aims and the second on >100 patients at high risk of DFU. In the second phase of the project the objective is to demonstrate significant reduction in the incidence of DFU through a comparison of the results of standard care of high risk feet with standard care plus thermal imaging.

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Author(s): Machin G, Whittam A, Ainarkar S, Allen J, Bevans J, Edmonds M, Kluwe B, Macdonald A, Petrova N, Plassmann P, Ring F, Rogers L, Simpson R

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Physiological Measurement

Year: 2017

Volume: 38

Issue: 3

Pages: 420-430

Print publication date: 03/02/2017

Online publication date: 05/01/2017

Acceptance date: 04/01/2017

ISSN (print): 0967-3334

ISSN (electronic): 1361-6579

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing


DOI: 10.1088/1361-6579/aa56b1


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