Thrombophlebitis & DVT

varicose vein right leg not visible in the flesh

Thrombophlebitis is a common cause of pain. Painful legs are one of the most common presenting complaints in this condition. Practitioners suspecting phlebitis can refer for a simple DITI scan to confirm or rule out the presence of varicosities.

Increase in venous diameter results in increased volume, decreased serous velocity and often inflammation. The increase in comparatively warmer blood (volume) contrasts with the surrounding ‘normal’ tissues with typical vascular patterns. The inflammatory process and the increase in relative temperature stands out spectacularly using DITI.


Varicose veins are seen on thermograms even when they are not visble when looking at the skin. If pain was felt in this area with thermal findings of varicosities then it is likely this is the cause of the pain.

Ischaemic Phenomena

Conditions in which arterial blood flow is reduced can typically be seen by DITI scanning. Disruptions to appendicular vessels in particular are easily visualised with DITI in most cases.

Blood Vessel Disease

Conditions which relate to the flow of blood through the vessels of the neck and head are readily accessed with thermal imaging. Blood vessels in the face and skull pass very close to the surface of the skin and are easily visualised. Temporal arteritis can be seen with DITI. The blood vessels in the neck are large in diameter and also easily visualized with DITI. Thermograms which show there is inflammation of the carotid arteries or narrowing should be take to your GP for futher tests like ultrasound.


60 % occlusion of the right carotid artery.
Patient with an advanced infection in mitral valve (Right side image), detected with Thermal Imaging.
The vascular pattern in the right lateral leg was of a patient who had a 3 year history of pain in the mid lateral thigh and knee. Nerve conduction tests and a full range of anatomical imaging tests failed to find any cause for the pain.
The skin as an organ has specific regions that, through the autonomic nervous system, relate to every internal organ and structure. This patient with a hypothermic asymmetry over the left lower chest has a history of Coronary artery disease (CAD).

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