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Thermography Results of Nanay, myself and my friend “M”

September 14, 2013

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A few terminologies to get a grasp on before looking at thermal images
Standard Deviation –

in the context of Climate (from Wikipedia)
As a simple example, consider the average daily maximum temperatures for two cities, one inland and one on the coast. It is helpful to understand that the range of daily maximum temperatures for cities near the coast is smaller than for cities inland. Thus, while these two cities may each have the same average maximum temperature, the standard deviation of the daily maximum temperature for the coastal city will be less than that of the inland city as, on any particular day, the actual maximum temperature is more likely to be farther from the average maximum temperature for the inland city than for the coastal one.

in the context of human body and thermal imaging.
Let us use this as an analogy, a healthy person is like cities near the coast, while an unhealthy person is like cities inland.
It is possible for the healthy and unhealthy person to have the same average maximum temperature, as for standard devitiaton we do not measure the deviation of temperature on daily basis, but the deviation of temperature of body parts (in thermal imaging– the body seemed to be divided into quadrants– say qudrant 1 temperature is 36 degrees but quadrant 2 is 38%… the average is 37 degrees right… the standard deviation of the highest temperature from the average is 1 degree)….

Unhealthy persons usually have standard deviation of more than 2 degrees.. healthy persons usually lower than 2 degrees.. this is assuming that the right environment is there during the time the images were taken… Myself and M have standard deviation of between 1.1 to 1.3– whereas Nanay is at 2.8 (that is because she is a cancer patient)… this does not mean that Nanay have cancer spreading to other organs though, its just the way things are when your cells have turned cancerous.

I also have to add that standard deviations of max/minimum temperature across a longer period of time – but with almost the same environmental conditions should be compared and analyzed (for example if I want to compare Nanay’s chart last year and this year.. I have to consider whether the method of measurement and the tool used for measurement is the same.. if not then I would make some analysis.. but would leave other areas open for other possibilities (as differences in ways of measures/tools can affect the charts)…AND EVEN hormonal cycles may also affect the results. In the same way that the natural 11 year solar cycle affects the world’s temperature as a whole.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Sel permalink
    September 16, 2013 10:37 pm


    Thanks for sharing your nanay’s journey…and I’m thankful I found your site. You are most helpful to my case. Are you currently in Sg? If yes, I hope I could get in touch with you. I would like to learn more from you. Thank you so much!


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