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Effects of Activity, Alcohol, Smoking, and the Menstrual Cycle on Liquid Crystal Breast Thermography

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dc.creator Ewing, Keith L. en_US
dc.creator Davison, Thomas W. en_US
dc.creator Fergason, James L. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-07-06T20:42:00Z
dc.date.available 2006-07-06T20:42:00Z
dc.date.issued 1973-01 en_US
dc.identifier.citation The Ohio Journal of Science. v73, n1 (January, 1973), 55-58 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0030-0950 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1811/21956
dc.description Author Institution: Department of Biological Sciences, Kent State University en_US
dc.description.abstract This study is part of a continuing program to evaluate the efficacy and reliability of liquid-crystal thermography in breast-cancer detection. The purpose was to evaluate any possible effect(s) of daily activity, smoking, alcohol consumption, amount of sleep, and the menstrual cycle on the liquid-crystal thermographic breast-pattern. Ten apparently healthy women served as subjects and were examined by liquid-crystal thermography every day for 28 (minimum) to 45 (maximum) consecutive days for thermogram changes. The results indicate that daily activity and the menstrual cycle should not affect the reliability of liquid-crystal thermogram interpretation in breast-cancer studies. Alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking prior to liquid-crystal thermographic examination could change the normal pattern to an extent that reliable interpretation might not be possible. There appears to be a thermographic-pattern change closely associated with the probable time of ovulation. en_US
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dc.title Effects of Activity, Alcohol, Smoking, and the Menstrual Cycle on Liquid Crystal Breast Thermography en_US