Opgal’s medical business development unit has taken on the task of applying Opgal’s 40-year
expertise in thermal imaging for the medical market.
Why thermal medical?
Surface changes in our physiology, such as inflammation, infection, ischemia, neuropathy and even tumors create thermal abnormalities in our skin and blood vessels which create a thermal signature which can be detected by specific thermal cameras – even which invisible to the naked eye.
Together with Sheba Medical Center, Opgal has been conducting clinical trials with a wide variety of sensors in an attempt to map out the human condition on a thermal level. This innovative approach will allow us in the future to provide life-saving solutions which will
revolutionize the medical world.
Thermal Imaging can detect active blood vessels which can assist surgeons in decision making during heart transplants and grafts raising the rate of success during surgery.
Surgical Site Infections
By mapping out the thermal healing process in the wound, a thermal imager can detect abnormalities and predict the formation of infections – days before the medical staff can see them – preventing repeated procedures and extra hospitalization days.
END Tidal C02 monitoring
C02 is the singular most definitive indicator of life. By using specially filtered thermal images, healthcare staff can detect and even quantify when a patient isn’t generating enough C02 – giving healthcare staff precious minutes of early warning.
Diabetic Foot Syndrome
Thermal imagers can detect early onset of diabetic foot syndrome by monitoring the blood flow and detecting ischemic patterns in periphery limbs. Early detection of ulcer threat can save many limbs and lives.