The Results of the Study of Human Anomalous Thermal Fields Under Irradiation

1Glushchuk, MI
1Gordiyenko, EYu.
1Fomenko, Yu.V
1Shustakova, GV
2Miroshnichenko, LG
3Kolotilov, NN
1Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering, NAS of Ukraine
2Kharkiv Regional Clinical Oncology Center
3Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology of the NAMS of Ukraine
Sci. innov. 2017, 13(2):43-52
Section: Research and Engineering Innovative Projects of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Language: English
The results of thermal imaging study of thermal fields on the skin surface of cancer patients treated with radiotherapy have been presented. Quantitative and statistical approach to the analysis of thermal images has been described. The results of thermal survey of patients before the start of irradiation have showed that thermal imaging diagnostics of the majority of internal tumors is limited or even impossible. However, the obtained correlation coefficients R = 0.76÷0.81 between the thermal parameters and the clinical side toxic reaction indicators, as well as the resulting «good quality» parameter of prognosis method have proved the possibility of using the thermal imaging method for monitoring and prediction of side toxic reactions of radiation therapy. The necessity of increasing the statistical power of the analyzed samples has been noted.
Keywords: radiotherapy, side toxic reactions, thermal imaging, tumor