The Medical Imaging Research Unit specialises in the analysis of skin images, both in the visible domain for the measurement and assessment of chronic leg wounds and in the far infrared domain for physiological assessments.
The Unit collaborates with a network of clinicians and has developed an instrument – MAVIS-II – that allows clinicians to monitor the slow progress of a healing wound by measuring its dimensions using stereophotogrammetry.
The Unit has developed a software package – CTHERM – which captures and analyses infrared images of the human body such as those resulting from Hand-Arm Syndrome. They are members of an international network of specialists in infrared imaging in medicine and collaborate with researchers in the USA, Europe and the UK on the standardisation of the technique by contributing to protocols and benchmarks such as the Atlas of Infrared Normals.
Prof Francis Ring
Head of Medical Imaging Research Unit
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science
University of South Wales
Pontypridd, CF37 1DL
Wales / United Kingdom