Thermography

Medical Thermography is a non-invasive diagnostic technique that enables the examiner to visualize and quantify changes in skin surface temperature. The thermal patterns displayed on the thermogram are as unique as fingerprints. In healthy people, there is a symmetrical thermal pattern that is consistent and reproducible for that individual. Injury or disease will result in thermal asymmetries. Available for breast, regional and full body.

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Clinical Explanation

Medical Thermography is a non-invasive diagnostic technique that enables the examiner to visualize and quantify changes in skin surface temperature. An infrared camera is used to convert infrared radiation emitted from the skin surface into electrical impulses that are visualized in color on a monitor. This visual image graphically maps the body temperature and is referred to as a thermogram. The spectrum of colors indicates an increase or decrease in the amount of infrared radiation being emitted from the body surface. Since there is a high degree of thermal symmetry in the normal body, subtle abnormal temperature asymmetries can be easily identified.

The thermal patterns displayed on the thermogram are as unique as fingerprints. In healthy people, there is a symmetrical thermal pattern that is consistent and reproducible for that individual. Injury or disease will result in thermal asymmetries. After detection, thermography also has an effective role in monitoring the effects of treatment.

Breast Thermography

Breast Thermography is a safe, radiation free method of assessing a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer offering women the earliest possible warning that problems may be occurring in her breasts. Follow-up thermograms are a valuable part of your breast health.

A picture can say a thousand words. Breast thermography provides us with an excellent method of tracking any changes that may be occurring in the breast tissue in response to hormone changes related to peri-menopause or menopause. Thermography can also monitor positive changes to reassure women and their healthcare practitioners they are making the right nutritional changes.

Thermography is a breast screening risk assessment tool to aid in identifying women who have an increased risk for developing breast cancer. Current research has determined that the key to breast cancer survival rests upon its earliest possible detection. If discovered in its earliest stages, 95% cure rates are possible. Our clinic is dedicated to providing one of the most important adjunctive breast cancer screening procedures available.

Breast thermography is the only known test that can also serve as an early warning system by identifying women who have high-risk pre-cancerous infrared imaging markers. The procedure can also play a role in prognosis and as a method of assisting in monitoring the effects of treatment. It is always important to stay proactive and well informed in your own health care. Consider regular breast screening with thermography……the results could change your life.

Full Body & Regional Thermography

Thermography is a test of physiology (how cells function in the body). It demonstrates patterns in skin temperature that may be normal or which may indicate the presence of pain, injury, disease or other abnormalities. If abnormal heat patterns are identified relating to a specific function of the body, then further investigation and additional testing of a different nature may be needed to assist your health care provider in the diagnosis or treatment of that dysfunction.

Research shows that chronic inflammation is at the root of many of the diseases that negatively affect our lives today, including cancers, heart disease, musculoskeletal disease, joint disease and diabetes. Thermal imaging is the best technology for showing inflammation in the body. Detecting this inflammation at the earliest possible stage allows for the opportunity to address the problem and take measures to treat these changes before they become more serious. Annual screening with regional or full body thermography can determine whether inflammatory changes are taking place or if known conditions are changing or becoming chronic.

Regional and full body thermal scans are useful in assessing and monitoring pain, inflammatory states such as infections, musculo-skeletal dysfunction, arthritis and joint pain, soft tissue and sports injuries, myofascial trigger points, nerve pain and pain related to suboptimal blood flow to an area. It can help to localize the source of referred pain in the body and be used to support the need for additional diagnostic imaging when medical justification for testing is required.

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*Health Screen includes: Cranial, Neck, Breast, Chest, Back & Abdomen
+Full Body Screen includes: Health Screen as above plus arms, hands, legs & feet

 

Thermography Fees

Service Time Price
Breast Thermography 30 mins $190
Health Screen* Thermography 45 mins $285
Full Body+ Thermography 60 mins $350