Application of Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI) in Graves' Disease
Recruitment status was Recruiting
Graves' disease is characterized by thyrotoxicosis, goiter, ophthalmopathy and dermopathy. Pathogenesis involves autoimmune process. The investigators think temperatures of the area involved in the inflammation may change. Thus the investigators plan to take temperature pictures of Graves' patients using digital infrared thermal imaging system and observe the change.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Application of Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging in Thyroid Disease and Associated Ophthalmopathy and Dermopathy|
|Study Start Date:||December 2009|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2011|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||October 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
We will recruited patients of Graves' disease from out patient clinics. We will perform thyroid echo and soft tissue echo first. Then we let patients sit before the thermal camera and take thermal images of eyes necks and tibia. After data collection, we analyse the relation between temperature and laboratory data such as thyroid function and autoimmune profiles.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01182584
|Contact: Shyang-Rong Shih, M.D.||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|National Taiwan University||Recruiting|
|Contact: Shyang-Rong Shih, M.D. 0972653337 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator:||Shyang-Rong Shih||National Taiwan University|