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Correlation Analysis between HIVD of L-spine MRI and Digital Infrared Thermal Image (DITI) on the Patients of LBP Who Visit Korean Medicine Hospital
J Korean Med Rehabil 2017;27:107-15
Published online July 31, 2017;  https://doi.org/10.18325/jkmr.2017.27.3.107
Copyright © 2017 The Society of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation.

Gil-Hwan Kim, K.M.D., Ok-Jun Kwon, K.M.D., Young-Kuk Joo, K.M.D., Seung-Bae Song, K.M.D., Doo-Ri Kim, K.M.D., Young-Jun Choi, K.M.D., Soo-Ji Shin, K.M.D.*

Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, Korean Medicine Obstetrics & Gynecology*, Bucheon Jaseng Korean Medicine Hospital
Correspondence to: Gil-Hwan Kim, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, Bucheon Jaseng Korean Medicine Hospital, 17 Buil-ro 191beon-gil, Wonmi-gu, Bucheon 14598, Korea
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Received June 20, 2017; Revised June 29, 2017; Accepted July 3, 2017.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
Objectives This study is planned to classify correlation between HIVD of L-spine MRI and Digital Infrared Thermal Image (DITI).
Methods We measured the temperature of both leg whose 120 men and 116 women patients with lumbar pain in Bucheon Jaseng Korean Medicine Hospital. And We use Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) for classifying the patients who has lumbar intervertebral disc or not.
Results 1) There was no statistical relation between difference of both leg's temperature and gender (p>0.05). 2) There was meaningful statistical relation between difference of both leg's temperature and age (p<0.05). 3) There was meaningful statistical relation between direction of HIVD of L-spine and direction of temperature reduction. 4) There was meaningful statistical relation between the severity of HIVD of L5/S1 and degree of temperature reduction. But there was no statistical relation between the severity of HIVD of L3/4, L4/5 and degree of temperature reduction.
Conclusions We can use Digital Infrared thermal image (DITI) on low back pain patients for diagnosis. But we should not use DITI alone. DITI has limit in diagnosis.
Keywords : Digital Infrared Thermal Image, MRI, Low back pain, Herniated intervertebral disc


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