Thermographic diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis.Radiology. 1979 May; 131(2):341-4.R
Two hundred patients with suspected deep venous thrombosis had thermography performed prior to ascending phlebography. Diagnostic agreement was obtained in 79%. Published diagnostic thermographic criteria were used; it was not possible to diagnose consistently limited or early thrombosis, especially in the calf muscle veins. Venous insufficiency produced the majority of false positives.