This screening consists of 30 images to include: head/neck, breast, abdomen, back/spine and extremities.

Thermography can aid in the assessment of various dysfunctions, diseases, and other concerns in the lower body to include:

  • DVT – Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Gout
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

 DVT-Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot forms in one or more of the deep veins in the body, usually occurring in the legs.  DVT can cause leg pain or swelling but also can occur with no symptoms.  DVT can be very serious, if undetected, blood clots in the veins can break loose, travel through the bloodstream and lodge in the lungs, blocking blood flow (pulmonary embolism).

Early detection of DVT is critical to prevent a pulmonary embolism. However, most conventional methods for diagnosing DVT are functionally limited and complicated. 

Thermography is an effective screening tool for DVT due to its convenience, rapid response, and high sensitivity.


DVT viewed in left leg

 

Gout

Gout is a common and complex form of arthritis, caused by inflammation. It is characterized by sudden, severe attacks of pain, swelling, redness and tenderness in the joints, often found in the joint at the base of the big toe.

Measurement of skin temperature is utilized to assess localized or regional inflammation.  Thermography has been found to be a valuable aid, being both precise and accurate.

  

  
Gout in hands and feet

 

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is a condition whereby symptoms are produced from compression of nerves or blood vessels, or both, because of an inadequate passageway through an area between the base of the neck and the upper chest area known as the thoracic outlet. This compression can cause pain in the shoulders, neck, arms or hands. The impaired circulation to the extremities causes discoloration, numbness and tingling in the fingers.

Common causes of TOS include repetitive injuries such as sports-related activities, physical trauma or certain structural abnormalities.


Thoracic outlet syndrome shows fingers as missing

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