Infrared Image for the Diagnosis of Thyroid Nodules

Database and images

DTNR - View Database

Camera used in the project - FLIR SC-620,
Resolution: 640 x 480: Pixel = 25 µm

Thyroid nodules are very common in the general population. Approximately 4 to 7% of women and 1% of men have palpable nodules in the thyroid. The prevalence of nodules by sonographic examination is substantially higher, reaching 68% of the population in areas with insufficient iodine. Thyroid cancer occurs in 7-15% of nodule cases depending on age, gender, history of radiation exposure, family history, and other factors.

Infrared cameras allow to capture surface temperature. When there is hypermetabolism due to increased angiogenesis and blood flow, there is easily detectable heat emission through the skin.

This database contains images, clinical and histopathological data collected from patients with thyroid nodules from the Outpatient Clinic of Endocrinology and Surgery of the Hospital Universitário Antônio Pedro - HUAP of the Fluminense Federal University (UFF), along with their other examinations when available (as ultrasonographic - US and cytopathological - FNA)

This research aims on evaluating the possible use of thermography in the investigation of thyroid nodules, since it is an easy and safe examination. All patients enrolled in the study signed a term of agreement for use of their data. term of agreement.