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VEIN Magazine

See the Invisible with a New, Non-contact Screening Tool for Venous Insufficiency

The medical use of thermography is, amazingly, ancient. As far back as 400 BC, physicians commonly applied a thin coat of mud to a patient’s body, observed the patterns made by the different rates of mud drying, and attributed those patterns to temperatures on the surface of the body. As Hippocrates himself described it: “In whatever part of the body excess of heat or cold is felt, the disease is there to be discovered.”

More than two thousand and four hundred years later, thermography is a highly refined science with standardized applications in neurology, vascular medicine, sports medicine, breast health, and many other specialties. Powered by infrared technology, today’s thermography devices offer physicians and patients a way to visualize disease that is indeed waiting to be discovered.

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