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What is the value of thermal imaging?

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Dr. Garry Choy
Radiology 17 years experience
Questionable: There is currently no proven thermal imaging technique but hopefully sometime in the near future!
Dr. Andrew Lipton
Holistic Medicine 31 years experience
Thermal imaging: Temperature readings on the body surface correlate with underlying function. Thermal imaging is a cutting edge technology that can detect changes due to disease or cancer without any harmful radiation.
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 22 years experience
Medical value? Comin: The medical value of thermography (or thermal imaging) is not yet proven / evident. Thermography has military, screening, & industrial uses; for instance, to check to see which passengers have elevated body temp (1 of the symptoms of H1N1 influenza). It is being investigated to help with plastic surgeries & wound care, but its adoption has not been widespread or universally accepted at this point.

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