Functional infrared imaging in the diagnosis of the myofascial pain

A. Merla, F. Ciuffolo, M. D'Attilio, S. Tecco, F. Festa, G. De Michele, A. Tangherlini, G. L. Romani

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Abstract

Functional infrared imaging has been used to study 17 patients, affected by myofascial pain, and 19 healthy subjects during maximal voluntary clenching (MCV). Aim of the study was to attempt to discriminate patients from healthy subjects through the analysis of the skin temperature distribution and its change during the clenching. The pre-stress and the post-stress temperatures were evaluated bilaterally for several regions of interest We calculated differences in temperature between sides (ΔTs) at each time (pre and post), and between times (ΔTt) for each side (left and right). Subsequently, we compared ΔTs and ΔTt between the healthy and myofascial pain groups. ΔTs was significantly higher in sufferers compared to healthy people (p

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Pages1188-1191
Number of pages4
Volume26 II
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventConference Proceedings - 26th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2004 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Sep 1 2004Sep 5 2004

Other

OtherConference Proceedings - 26th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2004
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period9/1/049/5/04

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Keywords

  • Clenching, diagnosis
  • Functional infrared imaging
  • Myofascial pain
  • Temporomandibular disorders
  • Thermography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering

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Merla, A., Ciuffolo, F., D'Attilio, M., Tecco, S., Festa, F., De Michele, G., Tangherlini, A., & Romani, G. L. (2004). Functional infrared imaging in the diagnosis of the myofascial pain. In Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings (Vol. 26 II, pp. 1188-1191)