Differential Diagnosis of Pain Using Thermography

  • W. B. Hobbins


Before the two subjects can be discussed, certain statements must be made. First, telethermography of the body does not record infrared emission deeper than 0.5 cm having been brought to the surface by vasculature. This vascular bed is under the direct control of the sympathetic nervous system. Therefore, areas of both increased and decreased emissions can be correlated to the nervous system.


Autonomic Nervous System Sympathetic Nervous System Infrared Emission Cold Water Immersion Thermal Recovery 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. B. Hobbins
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  1. 1.Wisconsin Breast Cancer Detection FoundationMadisonUSA

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