Detection of peritonsillar abscess using smartphone-based thermal imaging
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.
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
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