American Academy of Thermology (AAT) Publishes Revised Guidelines for Oral-Systemic Thermography

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Dental News
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The revised Guidelines were prepared by members of the AAT as a guide to aid the performance of Dental/Systemic Health infrared imaging in evaluating patients with Dental-Oral and Systemic Health-related complaints.

GREENVILLE, S.C., March 27, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The American Academy of Thermology (AAT), which is the premiere

organization in North America for the scientific development, healthcare training and clinical application of medical infrared imaging, has published revised Guidelines for Oral-Systemic Thermography.

The revised Guidelines, which were first published in 2015, were prepared by members of the AAT as a guide to aid the performance of Dental/Systemic Health infrared imaging in evaluating patients with Dental-Oral and Systemic Health-related complaints. It implies a consensus of those substantially concerned with its scope and provisions.

The 10 areas covered by the revised Guidelines are: 1. Patient Communication and Preparation 2. Patient Assessment 3. Examination Guidelines 4. Review of the Infrared Thermography Examination 5. Presentation of Exam Finding 6. Preparation and Storage of Exam Findings 7. Exam Time Recommendations 8. Reporting 9. Continuing Professional Education 10. Emerging Technologies

Thermography is a non-invasive technology available to image and map microcirculatory shunting associated with circulatory changes in the skin. It can play an important adjunctive role in the assessment of Dental-Oral and certain Systemic Health related illnesses, diseases, and in their clinical diagnosis. When performed and interpreted within the scope of these Guidelines, Dental/Systemic Health Thermography can also play a useful role in monitoring treatment effects of dental-oral and specified systemic health conditions.

Commented Jeffrey J. Lefko, Executive Director of the AAT: "Other structural imaging technologies such as X-Ray, Ultrasound, CT, and MRI, do not provide the information offered by Dental/Systemic Health Thermal Imaging. The clinical application of Thermography can help physicians both understand patho-physiology and improve patient outcomes."

A copy of the American Academy of Thermology's revised Guidelines for Oral-Systemic Thermography is available online at https://aathermology.org/organization-2/guidelines/guidelines-for-oral-systemic-thermography.

For additional information, interview requests or media inquiries, visit http://aathermology.org/contact, email info(at)aathermology(dot)org or call (864) 236-1073.

About the American Academy of Thermology

Founded in 1971, The American Academy of Thermology (AAT) is the premiere organization in North America for the scientific development, health care training and clinical application of medical infrared imaging. The AAT provides a forum for those who have interest in medically-related conditions that involve the autonomic nervous, peripheral vascular and immuno-inflammatory systems. The organization also holds annual conferences for the presentation of scientific and professional papers, and serves as the voice of its members in medical practice, health care finance, legislative and regulatory related matters.

Note: The procedures of the AAT require that action be taken to reaffirm, revise or withdraw Guidelines no later than three years from the date of publication. Suggestions for improvement of Guidelines are welcome and should be sent to the Executive Director of the AAT. No part of any AAT Guidelines may be reproduced in any form, in an electronic retrieval system or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publisher. AAT Guidelines may be revised or withdrawn at any time.

 

SOURCE American Academy of Thermology



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