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The role of contact thermography in the diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis.
Eur J Radiol. 1983 May; 3(2):99-102.EJ

Abstract

Contact thermography, a non-invasive inexpensive method of investigation for the diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis in the lower limb, was compared with conventional ascending phlebography in 69 patients. The results showed a diagnostic sensitivity of 97% and a diagnostic specificity of 50% giving an overall agreement of 73% between the methods. The low diagnostic specificity of thermography was to be expected, since any inflammatory reaction, whatever the cause, will give a rise in the skin-temperature. The high sensitivity shows that thermography is useful as a screening method. In the present material thermography could have prevented 25 per cent of the phlebographies.

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Comparative Study
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Language

eng

PubMed ID

6873085

Citation

Jensen, C, et al. "The Role of Contact Thermography in the Diagnosis of Deep Venous Thrombosis." European Journal of Radiology, vol. 3, no. 2, 1983, pp. 99-102.
Jensen C, Knudsen LL, Hegedüs V. The role of contact thermography in the diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis. Eur J Radiol. 1983;3(2):99-102.
Jensen, C., Knudsen, L. L., & Hegedüs, V. (1983). The role of contact thermography in the diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis. European Journal of Radiology, 3(2), 99-102.
Jensen C, Knudsen LL, Hegedüs V. The Role of Contact Thermography in the Diagnosis of Deep Venous Thrombosis. Eur J Radiol. 1983;3(2):99-102. PubMed PMID: 6873085.
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