Vascular Diseases — Introduction
Despite the number of papers published during the past decade on the use of thermography (THG) in vascular and endocrine disease, the place of this method in these disease entities, at least to this writer, has, with the exception of the diagnosis of venous disease, been somewhat nebulous and ill-defined. Are the results produced in one’s own laboratory repeatable and reproducible by other workers? And are there other problems in which THG might be useful but is, as yet, untried? Or have other methodologies such as Doppler ultrasound, isotopic methods and CAT scanning superceded THG. If THG is good, how good is it, ie what is its specificity and sensitivity?