Detection of peritonsillar abscess using smartphone-based thermal imaging

Myung Jin Ban, Yunyoung Nam, Jae Hong Park

Abstract


Objective: Smartphone-based thermal imaging was evaluated for its utility in the detection of peritonsillar abscesses.

Methods: We describe six cases of peritonsillar abscess in which computed tomography and thermography scans of the neck were performed prior to surgery.

Results: Open-mouth thermal photographic images were obtained preoperatively from patients, and asymmetric hot spots with significantly higher temperatures in the peritonsillar area were identified as abscesses.

Conclusions: This new portable smartphone-based thermal imaging technique may be useful in the detection of peritonsillar abscesses.

doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.332.12167

How to cite this:Ban MJ, Nam Y, Park JH. Detection of peritonsillar abscess using smartphone-based thermal imaging. Pak J Med Sci. 2017;33(2):502-504.   doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.332.12167

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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