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Authors: Prof. Robin Williams and Gigi Williams

Biomedical applications: Miscellaneous

Application Notes Reference
Transillumination of infant skull Described a conventional transillumination technique but used colour infrared film. Concluded in an addendum to the paper that this technique was able to diagnose a child with hydrancephaly weeks before the physicians would commit themselves. Author recommended technique as diagnostic. Ford 1974
Night movement of patients Described the use of infrared time-lapse photography to analyse the night movement of affected patients. Blackburn et al. 1975
Neural tube defects Showed that infrared photography was useful for revealing neural tube defects. Marshall 1979


  • Blackburn, I., Glen, A., Hill, A., Ashworth, C. & Lucey, E., 1975. "Infrared time lapse photography: a technique for analysing night movement in affective patients," J. Psych.Res. 12:69-72.
  • Ford, R., 1974. "Infrared photography of transilluminated infant skulls," J. Biol. Photogr. Ass. 42 (3):94-102.
  • Marshall, R., 1979. "Infrared recording of neural tube defects," J. Audiovis. Media Med. 2:92-94.

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