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Article
May 1977

Thermography: A Noninvasive Method for Diagnosis of Deep Venous Thrombosis

Arch Surg. 1977;112(5):600-604. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1977.01370050060010
Abstract

• Thermography is a simple, rapid, and noninvasive method for the diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis (DVT). A comparative study between thermography and conventional phlebography has been performed in 121 legs. The thermographic criteria for diagnosis of DVT are described; posterior views were found to be advantageous in interpretation. The diagnostic agreement between the two methods was 90.1%. The localization diagnosis was somewhat less correct. The thermographic method is a reliable alternative in the diagnosis of acute DVT.

(Arch Surg 112:600-604, 1977)

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