Identification, localization, and characterization of human body inflammation using thermographic imaging
The research project undertaken by the intern is to investigate the relationship between inflammation and temperature, use that knowledge to define thermal metrics and develop a standard operating procedure for 3D thermal body imaging. During the project the intern will build a phantom to evaluate and optimize the performance of a commercially available 3D thermal imager for the identification, characterization and localization of inflammation. By the completion of the project, the intern will have a pathway towards a human study and a validated technology to perform accurate 3D thermal data collection. The expected benefits for the partner organization is a validated use case for inflammation related to back and spine health that can be offered as a solution to their customers.