Thermal Physiology.- Thermal Physiology - Introduction.- Human Skin Temperature and its Relevance in Physiology and Clinical Assessment.- The Special Thermal Physiology of Newborn Infants.- Skin Temperature Changes and Their Significance in the Human Newborn.- Changes in Thermal Physiology with Advancing Age.- Body Cooling and the Treatment of Heat Stroke.- The Physiology of Heat Production.- Thermoreception and Temperature Regulation in Man.- Cold Fiber Discharge Pattern under In Vitro Conditions: Ouabain and K+ Effects.- Physical Principles Governing Body Heat Exchange.- Environmental Heat Loss.- Thermographie Estimation of the Effective Heat Exchange Area between a Subject and Substrate.- Heat Loss from Patients During Anesthesia.- Environmental Influence on the Vascular Response of the Hands to Cold Challenge: Ambient Temperature and Time.- Temperature Changes Caused by Drugs.- Monitoring the Facial Flush: A Methodological Study.- Temperature Changes in Skin Disease.- Influence of Tissue Injury on Skin Temperature.- Development and Application of an Improved Thermal Dolorimeter.- Technical Developments and Instrumentation.- Technical Developments in Thermology - Introduction.- The Development of Thermal Imaging Systems.- Physical Aspects of Infrared Thermography.- Physical and Physiological Influence of Medical Ointments on Infrared Thermography.- Quality Control in Infrared Thermography.- Computer Processing of Thermographie Images.- Information Theory and Thermographie Quantification.- Microcomputer Standardization of the AGA 680M System.- Microprocessor-Assisted Breast Thermography.- Digital Thermography System.- Development of a Thermographie Skin Blood Flowmetry System.- A New Device for Thermography.- Pyroelectric Infrared Sensors.- Microwave Thermal Imaging: Technical Advances and Clinical Findings.- Progress in Microwave Thermography.- Temperature Distributions by Microwave Radiometric Measurements.- The Measurement of Permittivity and Temperature of Tissues.- Thermographie Techniques with Liquid Crystals in Medicine.- Non Sterol Liquid Crystal Thermographie Screen.- New Thermochromic Liquid Crystals.- BTD: Progress in Plate Thermography.- A Cheap and Simple Temperature Transducer: Its Application in Monitoring Breast Disease.- A Device for Thermal Clearance of the Skin.- An Assessment of the Thermal Clearance Method for Measuring Perfusion.- Vascular and Endocrine Diseases.- Vascular Diseases - Introduction.- The Concept of a Vascular Service.- An Assessment of Thermography in Arterial Disease.- The Role of Thermography in the Assessment of the Ischemic Limb.- The Correlation between After-Exercise Thermography (AET) and Deep Venous Insufficiency.- Thermography and Raynaud's Syndrome.- Comparison between Acute and Chronic Administration of a Combined Alpha- and Beta-Adrenoceptor Blocker (Labetolol) and a Beta-Adrenoceptor Blocker (Propranolol) in Hypertensive Subjects.- A Pilot Study in the Evaluation of B-Blockers in Hypertensive Patients with Thermography.- Thermography of Face and Neck of Patients after Cerebral Apoplexy.- Cardiac Muscle Thermography.- Telethermography in the Diagnosis of the Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy.- Information from Scrotal Thermography.- Thermographie Examination of the Scrotum: Physical Factors.- Thermographie Characteristics of the Scrotum in the Infertile Male.- The Role of Liquid Crystal Thermography in the Diagnosis of Testicular and Thyroid Disorders.- Locomotor Diseases.- Locomotor Diseases - Introduction.- Thermography in Rheumatology.- Thermography and Muscular Injuries in Sports Medicine.- Thermology in the Assessment of Physical Therapy.- Heat Distribution over Joints:- the Normal and Abnormal Pattern.- Thermal Patterns of Osteoarthritic Knees and Hands.- Thermal Imaging in Assessment of Drugs in Rheumatology.- Thermography in Ankylosing Spondylitis.- Thermography and Radio-Isotopes in the Assessment of Sacroiliac Inflammation.- Lumbar, Thoracic and Cervical Thermography.
I am delighted to have been invited to Bath for the opening of this Third International Congress of Thermology. The connection between the Congress and the City of Bath is significant. The properties of sunlight have been recognized throughout the centuries. Indeed, many ancient religions were based on the worship of the sun gods. The study of radiant heat was pioneered by Sir William Herschel, whose experiments led him to the study of heat and ultimately of infrared radiation. His son, John, furthered these experiments and formed an image by evaporating alcohol with carbon. In modern technology, infrared radiation plays a vital role in a wide range of applications. Thermal imaging is widely used in the manufacturing industries, especially plastics, glass and paper. The motor industry, for example, employs thermography in the design of windscreens and tire development. Chemical plants and refineries also use it in the important control of expensive energy losses. The communications industry makes extensive use of thermal imaging since overheating and cracks in insulation may cause the unscheduled shut-down of expensive equipment. There is now a special thermal imaging system for the examination of very large scale integrated circuits to help in the development of diagnostic tools for examining circuits which now have features of 1 micron in size, making the conventional method of mechanical probing impossible. This revolution in probing will enable us to maintain the high levels of quality control which are essential in the communications industry.
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