Infrared thermal imaging has been used in medicine since the early 1960s. Working groups within the European ermographic Association (now European Association of ermology) produced the rst publications on standardization of thermal imaging in 1978 [1] and 1979 [2]. However, Collins and Ring established already in 1974 a quantitative thermal index [3], which was modied in Germany by J.-M. Engel in 1978 [4]. Both indices opened the eld of quantitative evaluation of medical thermography.