A basic step toward understanding skin surface temperature distributions caused by internal heat sources

Physics in Medicine and Biology
Zheng WuPei Herng Hor

Abstract

This study uses numerical solutions of a bio-heat transfer equation to investigate the relationship between skin surface temperature distributions and internal heat sources under various physiological and environmental conditions. It is found that although a surface temperature distribution depends on all heat source parameters, the properly normalized distribution is primarily affected only by the depth of the heat source. This study provides a physical basis for determining the depth and type of an internal heat source from a thermogram acquired in various environmental conditions and an understanding of the basic relationship between skin surface temperature distributions and internal heat sources.

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