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Thermography in the diagnosis of work stress due to vibrating implements.
Proceedings of the international occupational hand-arm vibration conference, October 28-31, 1975, Cincinnati, Ohio. Wasserman DE, Taylor W, Curry MG, eds. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 77-170, 1977 Apr; :160-168
The history and optimal fields of application of diverse modalities of infrared diagnostic media are briefly outlined, differences in the representation in the thermogram of vascular, muscular, and connective tissue are described. Image changes possibly due to excessive vibratory work stress are compared with normal findings. Illustrative examples deal with vibrating electric scissors, and other mechanical implements. It is shown how thermography makes it possible to identify, on the basis of known morphological facts, specific anatomical structures under stress. Examples of remedial actions through engineering controls are mentioned.
Diagnostic-techniques; Temperature-measurement; Vibration-disease; Power-tools; Control-methods; Anatomy; Morphology; Cardiovascular-system; Musculoskeletal-system
Proceedings of the international occupational hand-arm vibration conference
New York University Medical School
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