thermography

(redirected from Thermal scanners)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to Thermal scanners: Thermal Imaging

ther·mog·ra·phy

 (thər-mŏg′rə-fē)
n. pl. ther·mog·ra·phies
1. A process for producing raised lettering, as on stationery or calling cards, by application of a powder that is fused by heat to the fresh ink.
2. A technique in which an infrared camera is used to measure temperature variations on the surface of a structure or body part, used diagnostically to produce images that reveal sites of abnormal tissue growth.

ther′mo·graph′ic (-mə-grăf′ĭk) adj.
ther′mo·graph′i·cal·ly adv.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

thermography

(θɜːˈmɒɡrəfɪ)
n
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) any writing, printing, or recording process involving the use of heat
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a printing process which produces raised characters by heating special powder or ink placed on the paper
3. (Medicine) med the measurement and recording of heat produced by a part of the body: used in the diagnosis of tumours, esp of the breast (mammothermography), which have an increased blood supply and therefore generate more heat than normal tissue. See also thermogram
therˈmographer n
thermographic adj
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

ther•mog•ra•phy

(θərˈmɒg rə fi)

n.
1. a technique for imitating an embossed appearance, as on stationery, by fusing wet ink and an adhesive powder to the paper by heat.
2. a technique for measuring regional skin temperatures, used esp. as a screening method for detection of breast cancer.
[1830–40]
ther•mog′ra•pher, n.
ther•mo•graph•ic (ˌθɜr məˈgræf ɪk) adj.
ther`mo•graph′i•cal•ly, adv.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

thermography

1. Engineering, a method of measuring surf ace temperatures by using luminescent materials.
2. a printing or photocopying process using infrared rays and heat.
3. a process of photography using far-infrared radiation; thermal photography. — thermographer, n. — thermographic, adj.
See also: Heat
a technique for imitating an engraved appearance, as on business cards, by dusting areas already printed with a powder attracted only to the inks and using heat to fuse the ink and powder. — thermographer, n.thermographic, adj.
See also: Printing
-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

thermography

A diagnostic method of examining the inside of the body using a heat-sensitive camera
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thermography - diagnostic technique using a thermograph to record the heat produced by different parts of the body; used to study blood flow and to detect tumors
diagnostic procedure, diagnostic technique - a procedure followed in making a medical diagnosis
mammothermography - the use of thermography to detect breast tumors (which appear as hot spots)
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations

ther·mog·ra·phy

n. termografía, registro obtenido con un termógrafo.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
Kiani said Prime Minister Imran Khan had signed a memorandum of understanding during his visit to China to prevent cross-border disease transmission, after which thermal scanners had been made operational at airports particularly at Islamabad, Peshawar, Lahore and Karachi.
'During the visit it was observed that both thermal scanners are working properly, although a single one is sufficient for the current traffic of passengers,' he said.
They used EMF (electromagnetic field) meters, thermal scanners, kinetic bells, and even a Ouija board.
Experts are now using modern equipment such as thermal scanners, ground penetrating radar and heartbeat sensors to find signs of life underneath the rubble while at the same time carefully moving through the soft soil to get to the victims.
Other solutions include equipment for electro-optical systems calibration and testing, and thermal scanners and pyrometric cameras for temperature and combustion monitoring.
It will still be recalled that the different steps taken by FAAN in conjunction with the relevant authorities then, to curtail the spread of the killer disease which included thorough screening of inbound flights and passengers, checking of passengers' temperature with the help of thermal scanners and provision of hand sanitizer among others.
Other solutions include equipment for electro-optical systems calibration and testing as well as thermal scanners and pyrometric cameras for remote temperature and combustion monitoring.
Health CS Sicily Kariuki said: Among the measures put in place to enhance screening are electronic thermal scanners, handgun thermal scanners and the deployment of 101 extra health workers.Already, public health officers at the Busia border say they have stepped up screening of travellers entering the country, following a directive by the Health ministry.
We had the best pegs: 'Sukob,' 'Ghostbusters' and 'Blair Witch Project.' But we didn't care to bring thermal scanners and recorders, and weren't mindful enough to go out in the wee hours of the night.
Malaysia and Indonesia, Singapore's closest neighbours, have stepped up protective measures following the outbreak, introducing thermal scanners at airports and border checkpoints.
Summary: Omani News Network said in its Twitter account that the beaches are being scoured using sophisticated thermal scanners.