WEBINAR: Modern infrared thermal imaging and its application in kidney transplantation

17 May 2019


Time: 15.00 - 16.00

Part of IPEM's Webinar series

Infrared thermal imaging technology and cameras have evolved dramatically over the last decade. As a result, the application of this technology in medical research is increasing. Several fields of medicine, including trauma, plastics, breast and vascular surgery, have trialled the use of thermal imaging.


The field of kidney transplantation is one application where additional diagnostic technology is required. Transplantation is the preferred treatment for patients with end-stage kidney disease. Given the shortage of organs, the transplant community are moving towards using more marginal donors (i.e. elderly donors, or donors with pre-existing co-morbidities) and using novel preservation technologies. Outcomes from these marginal donors are mixed. Part of the problem is that accurately assessing the quality of organs remains an inexact science. Thermal imaging offers a potential adjunct to viability assessment.  


Dr. Kevin Howell and Mr. Dilan Dabare successfully applied for an IPEM Innovation Grant in order to evaluate the use of thermal imaging in kidney transplantation. They will be discussing their experience and results so far.


In this webinar you will learn about:


·         Basics of infrared thermal imaging and the information that can be gained from its use.

·         Currently available cameras and software.

·         Application of thermal imaging in a surgical setting with kidney transplantation being used as an example.

·         Preliminary results from the use infrared thermal imaging in clinical research.

·         Other microvascular imaging techniques, such as laser speckle contrast imaging. 


Mr. Dilan Dabare MBChB, MRCS. University of Birmingham/ Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. UK.

Mr. Dabare is senior kidney transplant surgical trainee in the UK. He is currently reading for PhD at the University of Birmingham. He is also a clinical fellow at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, one of the largest kidney transplant units in the country. His research interest is the macroscopic and microscopic assessment of organs for transplantation. He has setup a trial looking at the predictive value of thermal imaging on early graft outcome in kidney transplantation. His preliminary work has won awards at the British Microcirculation Society and British Transplant Society conference and was awarded an IPEM Innovation Grant.


Dr. Kevin Howell MIPEM CSci ASIS FRPS

Institute of Immunity and Transplantation, Royal Free Hospital, London. UK.

Dr. Howell is a Clinical Scientist in Microvascular Diagnostics at the Royal Free Hospital in London. His PhD was in the application of thermal imaging technology in connective tissue diseases, and he currently sits on the IPEM Physiological Measurement Special Interest Group (PMSIG). He is also the current President of the European Association of Thermology www.eurothermology.org

Attendance is free of charge, but on-line registration in advance is essential. 
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Registration deadline: 14th May 2019

Joining Instructions
Instructions for joining the webinar will be emailed to all registered attendants on the 15th May


If you have any queries, please 
email the IPEM conference team or tel: 01904 550598. 


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