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Table 2 Normal Values for the back. Mean Temperature Difference plus or minus standard deviation for our control population of healthy volunteers.

From: Quantitative assessment of pain-related thermal dysfunction through clinical digital infrared thermal imaging

ROIs Number of Cases Mean Temperature Difference ± Standard Deviation
Thoracic (medial) 12 0.09 ± 0.09
Shoulder (posterior) 12 0.12 ± 0.10
Thoracic (lateral) 12 0.09 ± 0.09
Thigh (anterior) 13 0.15 ± 0.11
Thigh (posterior) 14 0.11 ± 0.09
Knee (anterior) 13 0.12 ± 0.13
Knee (posterior) 14 0.15 ± 0.12
Leg (anterior) 13 0.15 ± 0.12
Leg (posterior) 14 0.10 ± 0.06