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TRICARE Policy Manual 6010.63-M, April 2021
Chapter 5
Section 5.1
Issue Date:  October 12, 1994
Authority:  32 CFR 199.4(g)(15)
Thermography is a procedure which relies upon measurement of infrared radiation from the body for diagnostic purposes. It is used for pathology of the female breast, peripheral vascular disease, musculoskeletal injuries and for detecting cervical lesions. Thermography can include various types of the telethermographic infrared detectors/imagers or heat sensitive cholesteric liquid crystal systems that are applied to the skin.
All claims for thermography should be denied on the basis of its status as unproven.
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