Measuring our body temperature is essential in these days. Conventional thermometers require contact with the object they are measuring. How can we measure temperature in internal body organs, then?
Our member Dr Blanca del Rosal from Swinburne University of Technology is researching methods of measuring brain temperature and has published an article in The Conversation Australia (21/2/2020).
“Temperature is tightly regulated in living beings, so sudden changes usually indicate that something is amiss. The brain is no exception to this. Brain temperature depends on neural activity, and will vary if blood flow is disrupted. “
“Brain temperature is not only relevant for diagnosing conditions, it can also be harnessed for therapeutic uses. Researchers have struggled to detect neurological disorders based on changes in brain temperature. This is because it is difficult to measure brain temperature accurately with current technology. The brain is not only extremely complex, it is also very delicate and well-protected”.
Link to the article in “The Conversation”, Brain temperature is difficult to measure. Here’s how a new infrared technique can help, , Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Swinburne University of Technology, 21 February 2020.