The ThermPix Thermovisual Camera is intended to view, measure, and record heat patterns and variations. It is intended for use as adjunctive diagnostic imaging for thermally significant indications stemming from heat emitted from the human body. The significance of these thermal patterns and variations is determined by professional investigation. This device is intended for use by qualified technical personnel. Clinical judgement and experience are required to review and interpret the information transmitted. The ThermPix Thermovisual Camera is only for use in addition to other diagnostic medical devices. It does not provide any absolute measurement of temperature and should not be used for sole screening or diagnosis for any disease or condition.
This device is currently for investigational purposes only. FDA clearance is expected in 2022.
See the Invisible with a New, Non-contact Screening Tool for Venous Insufficiency
The medical use of thermography is, amazingly, ancient. As far back as 400 BC, physicians commonly applied a thin coat of mud to a patient’s body, observed the patterns made by the different rates of mud drying, and attributed those patterns to temperatures on the surface of the body. As Hippocrates himself described it: “In whatever part of the body excess of heat or cold is felt, the disease is there to be discovered.”
More than two thousand and four hundred years later, thermography is a highly refined science with standardized applications in neurology, vascular medicine, sports medicine, breast health, and many other specialties. Powered by infrared technology, today’s thermography devices offer physicians and patients a way to visualize disease that is indeed waiting to be discovered.
Vascular Disease Management
Thermal imaging (TI) has been used in the medical field for over 50 years; however, it has shown limited clinical utility partly due to prohibitive costs, size, and often its use in inappropriate disease states. In this single center retrospective analysis, the impact of thermal imaging of legs was assessed by comparing complete duplex ultrasound (DUS) diagnostic results before and after the addition of TI to the routine clinical evaluation.
A Novel Methodology for Pre-Screening and Identifying Many Venous and Arterial Patients
Watch the presentation given by Ariel Soffer, MD and David Wright, MB FRC at the New Cardiovascular Horizons (NCVH) 2018 Annual Conference.