THE FEASIBILITY OF USING THERMOGRAPHY TO DETECT SUBSURFACE VOIDS IN PAINTED WOODEN PANELS
BRUCE F. MILLER
Intermuseum Conservation Association, Oberlin, Ohio, 44074; current address: Doerner Institut, Meiserstrasse 10, Munich, West Germany.
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Preliminary studies of the feasibility of using thermography to detect voids in wooden panels were done with an AGA Thermovision¯ 680 radiometer (see reference 8) with the kind assistance of Dietrich Baeu, President of the AGA Corporation, Secaucus, New Jersey.
Representatives of the Spectrotherm Corporation (see reference 8) were very helpful in supplying information on their instrument.
The author's deepest appreciation goes to those members of the staff of St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center, 2213 Cherry Street, Toledo, Ohio 43608, whose time and assistance made the research for this paper possible and also enjoyable. Special thanks go to Barbara Applegate, Assistant Director of Public Relations; Stanley T. Pinsky M.D., Chairman of the Department of Radiology; Tony Ruiz R.T., Chief Technician; Sue Daroczy R.T.; and Mary Sepeda R.T.
Thanks are also extended to Marigene H. Butler, Director of The Intermuseum Laboratory, Oberlin, Ohio, and Abraham Rosenzweig, Ph.D., Associate Head of the ICA Training Program, Oberlin, Ohio, for their perceptive editorial comments regarding this paper and the original thesis from which it was drawn.