Thermal imaging is an example of infrared (IR) imaging science. Specialised cameras can detect radiation in the infrared range (roughly 9-14,000 nanometers) and produce images of that radiation, called thermograms, in the visible range.
IR imaging has been used extensively throughout the development of CAERvest® in order to capture multi-dimensional information on the thermal influences at work within the product and ensure homogeneity of patient cooling. Some of the images generated during the pre-clinical trials are presented below.
Temperature monitors placed internally were used for precise core temperature measurement as well as thermocouples attached to the epidermis to measure skin temperature.