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Articles  |   June 1989
Use of thermography in the diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis
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Articles   |   June 1989
Use of thermography in the diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, June 1989, Vol. 89, 768. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1989.89.6.768
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, June 1989, Vol. 89, 768. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1989.89.6.768
Abstract

We attempted to evaluate the use of liquid crystal thermography (LCT) as a screening tool in the detection of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in the lower extremities. Forty patients were examined with LCT and venography. A venogram was used as the standard by which the LCT results were compared. Liquid crystal thermography had a sensitivity of 70% and a specificity of 50%, and it was found not to have a greater accuracy than clinical examination.