Detecting Lesions in the Oral Cavity With Thermal Imaging
Previous studies indicate that there are significant differences in the temperature of tumors and normal, adjacent tissues. The present study will test this hypothesis for lesions in the oral cavity. Thermal images of the oral cavities of patients, undergoing examination in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of Sheba hospital, will be compared to the diagnoses of the examining doctors. The results, apart from enhancing the delineation of oral cavity tumors, may help the decision to develop miniature thermal cameras to scan thermally, the GI tract.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||Detecting Lesions in the Oral Cavity With Thermal Imaging|
- Ability of a thermal camera to detect and delineate tumors in the oral cavity [ Time Frame: during and immediately after the examination ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||April 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
possible oral cancer
Patients reporting for oral cavity examination with the possibility or certainty of oral lesions
Other: no intervention, observation only
Oral cavity will be imaged by a thermal camera.