Research Article

After-exercise thermography and prediction of deep vein thrombosis.

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1982; 284 doi: (Published 19 June 1982) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1982;284:1825
  1. A Lindhagen,
  2. D Bergqvist,
  3. T Hallböök,
  4. B Lindroth


    A total of 112 patients participated in a prospective study of after-exercise thermography as a screening method for predicting risk of postoperative deep venous thrombosis. The fibrinogen-uptake test was used to detect thrombosis after elective surgery. The incidence of the complication showed no significant difference between patients who had had positive and those who had had negative thermograms. Thermography does not seem to be useful for predicting risk of postoperative thrombosis.